Ro Ro Rosey
Van Morrison Lyrics


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Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey
Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey
You're the apple of my eye
Ice cream in my cherry pie, pie

She's just sixteen and she's not yet grown
She never goes out on her own
She lives way up on the Avenue of Trees
Where I chanced to walk in the cool night breeze
And I, I see her face, her smile, her hair
I cry, "oh, uh uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh"

Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey
Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey
You're the apple of my eye
Ice cream in my cherry pie, pie
Huh uh, huh uh, huh uh

She came on walking down the avenue and I said
"Baby, can I come in, baby, can I come in
And love you one more time?"
She said, "I love you, babe"
I said, "d-d-d-do you, whoa woman, do you
Do you love me?"

Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey
Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey




You're the apple of my eye
Ice cream in my cherry pie

Overall Meaning

In Van Morrison's song "Ro Ro Rosey," the singer speaks of his infatuation with a young girl. The repetition of "ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey" is a playful and exaggerated way to express the intensity of his admiration. The lyrics suggest that the girl is only sixteen, and yet she captivates the singer with her beauty and innocence. She lives on the "Avenue of Trees," which creates the image of a secluded and idyllic setting. The singer sees her smile, her hair, and her face and becomes overwhelmed by his emotions. He exclaims, "I cry, 'oh, uh uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh'," which conveys a sense of passion and urgency.


As the song progresses, the singer approaches her and professes his love. He asks if he can come in and love her "one more time," which suggests that they have had a previous romantic encounter. The girl responds positively, saying that she loves him too. The song ends with the chorus repeated once more.


Overall, the lyrics of "Ro Ro Rosey" depict the intense feelings of infatuation and attraction that can come with a romantic relationship. The young age of the girl suggests that this may be a first love for both the singer and the girl. Nevertheless, the song celebrates the intense emotions and feelings that come with falling in love.


Line by Line Meaning

Ro ro ro ro ro ro ro rosey
Repeating her name over and over again to show adoration and affection.


You're the apple of my eye
She is the most important person in his life, the one he loves the most.


Ice cream in my cherry pie, pie
Their relationship is sweet like a cherry pie and delicious like ice cream.


She's just sixteen and she's not yet grown
She is still young and inexperienced, not yet a woman.


She never goes out on her own
She may be sheltered and protected, not allowed to venture out independently.


She lives way up on the Avenue of Trees
She resides in a lofty, privileged area that is difficult to access.


Where I chanced to walk in the cool night breeze
He stumbled upon her by accident, but he was captivated by her beauty and charisma.


And I, I see her face, her smile, her hair
He is bewitched by the girl's appearance and charm, and he can't stop thinking about her.


I cry, "oh, uh uh uh uh, uh uh uh uh"
He is overcome with emotion and can only express himself through inarticulate sounds and gestures.


She came on walking down the avenue and I said
He saw her again and approached her to express his interest.


"Baby, can I come in, baby, can I come in
He wants to be part of her world and get closer to her.


And love you one more time?"
He hopes to have another chance with her and deepen their relationship.


She said, "I love you, babe"
She reciprocates his feelings of love and affection.


I said, "d-d-d-do you, whoa woman, do you
He is almost incredulous that she loves him, and he asks for clarification.


Do you love me?"
He needs to hear her say the words and confirm her true and honest feelings.




Lyrics © O/B/O APRA AMCOS
Written by: VAN MORRISON

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