Rosetta
Georgie Fame Lyrics


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Well, my little girl is a sweet little girl
But she does things that make your eyebrows curl
You let her loose for a Friday night
You know it's gonna end in a fight

Rosetta drinks her whisky neat
She gets in a fight and she might get beat
So I go round on the Saturday night
And ask her if she feels alright

Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?
Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?

Well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

When Friday comes she's fine again
So we go to a club where we got friends
Knocked on the door but we couldn't get in
'Cause the boss don't want no fuss

So we went up town and we drank around
And Rosie ended on the ground
I took her home and I put her to bed
And you can guess what I said

Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?
Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?

Well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?
Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?

Well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Well, my little girl is a sweet little girl
But she does things, makes your eyebrows curl
You let her loose on a Friday night
You know it's gonna end in a fight

Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?
Rosetta are you better?
Are you well, well, well?

Well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Well, well, well
Well, well, well
Well, well, well (You know it's alright)

Well, well, well (Do you hear what I say?)
Well, well, well (Take it easy, baby)
Well, well, well

Well, well, well




Well, well, well
Well, well, well

Overall Meaning

"Rosetta" is a song by Georgie Fame, about a young woman named Rosetta who has a bit of a wild streak. The lyrics tell the story of Rosetta's antics on a typical weekend โ€“ she drinks her whisky straight and gets into fights, much to the concern of the singer. He goes to check on her the day after, asking if she's feeling better, but the cycle repeats itself again the following Friday.


The song paints a picture of youthful rebellion and recklessness, but also hints at a deeper concern for Rosetta's well-being. The singer clearly cares for her and wants her to be okay, but seems resigned to the fact that she will continue to live fast and loose.


Overall, "Rosetta" is a catchy, upbeat tune that captures the spirit of a carefree weekend, but also touches on the more serious themes of addiction and self-destructive behavior.


Line by Line Meaning

Well, my little girl is a sweet little girl
Georgie introduces his friend, whom he refers to as 'my little girl', as sweet and innocent


But she does things that make your eyebrows curl
Despite her innocent demeanor, Georgie's friend engages in questionable activities


You let her loose for a Friday night
On Friday nights, Georgie's friend is given freedom to do as she pleases


You know it's gonna end in a fight
However, this always results in an altercation


Rosetta drinks her whisky neat
Georgie's friend Rosetta prefers to drink her whisky without any mixers


She gets in a fight and she might get beat
This habit tends to lead to fights, where she may end up getting hurt


So I go round on the Saturday night
Georgie checks up on Rosetta the day after her wild night out


And ask her if she feels alright
He wants to make sure that Rosetta is doing okay


When Friday comes she's fine again
Despite getting into trouble every Friday, Rosetta appears back to normal the following week


So we go to a club where we got friends
Georgie and Rosetta head to a club where they know people


Knocked on the door but we couldn't get in
Unfortunately, they're unable to enter the club


'Cause the boss don't want no fuss
The reason for their denial is due to the boss not wanting any drama or disturbances


So we went up town and we drank around
Georgie and Rosetta decide to go to another part of town and continue drinking


And Rosie ended on the ground
Unfortunately, Rosetta ends up falling down


I took her home and I put her to bed
Georgie takes his friend home and helps put her to bed


And you can guess what I said
He doesn't give specific details, but alludes to having a conversation with Rosetta


Well, well, well
This phrase serves as a transition




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Comments from YouTube:

@garyrigby21

how come this is never ever played on oldies stations? they play everything except this! you never hear it anywhere

@peterlejewaan9189

heerlijk nummer gaat nooit vervelen!!

@paulbennett2902

Wasnt aware of this colaberation from Price and Fame until I heard it in a question on BBC Radio2 popmaster quiz. Now Im hooked on the song. Great music

@andymoore9977

They compliment each other so well. Better than Price and Burden? What a call to make.

@chrishorn855

The greatest song ever written!!!

@matthewclark9652

Never heard this song until NOW!! GREAT song!!

@henkprijs3902

Stereo in heaven.

@andrewcherry3350

Arteta are you better

@tinaoxnam593

Haven't heard this for years.

@andrewcherry3350

Substitute Rosetta for Arteta. Instant Arsenal song ๐ŸŽต ๐Ÿ‘Œ

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