Ramblin' Rose

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"Ramblin' Rose"
Single by Nat King Cole
Released 1962
Length 2:45
Label Capitol Records
Writer(s) Noel Sherman and Joe Sherman
Producer(s) Lee Gillette

"Ramblin' Rose" is a 1962 popular song written by brothers Noel Sherman and Joe Sherman and popularized by Nat King Cole.[1] Cole's recording of the song was released by Capitol Records as catalog number 4804. It reached number two on both the Billboard and Cash Box charts and sold over a million copies as a single. In 1962 the song spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard Easy Listening chart and the Australian charts, while on the R&B chart, the song reached number seven. It was released as a single from Cole's album of the same name, which also was a million seller. The song was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category Record of the Year.

The song has been covered by many artists. There are two 1970s country music versions of the song: a version by Johnny Lee reached number 37 on the Billboard country chart in 1977; the following year, singer Hank Snow's version charted at number 93.

Petula Clark released a French version in 1962, titled "Les Beaux Jours". Her recording reached #10 in the French charts in 1963.[2]

There is another song called "Ramblin' Rose," recorded by Jerry Lee Lewis and MC5 in the 1960s; although it has the same title it is a different song, written by Wilkin and Burch, and not to be confused with the Nat King Cole hit.

Neither of these songs should be confused with "Rambling Rose," a light pop song from the 1940s, with music by Joseph Burke and lyrics by Joseph Allan McCarthy Jr. It has been recorded by a number of singers, most notably Perry Como.

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  • Hyatt, Wesley (1999). The Billboard Book of #1 Adult Contemporary Hits (Billboard Publications)

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Preceded by
"You Don't Know Me" by Ray Charles
"Billboard" Easy Listening number-one single
by Nat King Cole

September 15, 1962 (five weeks)
Succeeded by
"I Remember You" by Frank Ifield