Who Sang My Sister Rose? 10,000 Maniacs

10,000 Maniacs In My Tribe cover art
Credits
release date: 1987-7-7
length: 3:13
producer: Peter Asher
vocal: Natalie Merchant
mixer: Frank Wolf and George Massenburg
recording engineer: George Massenburg
electric bass guitar: Steven Gustafson
keyboard: Dennis Drew
additional engineer: Sharon Rice
percussion: Jerome Augustyniak
drums (drum set): Jerome Augustyniak
assistant engineer: Duane Seykora and Shep Lonsdale
assistant producer: Edd Kolakowski
pedal steel guitar & guitar & mandolin: Robert Buck
lyricist: Natalie Merchant
composer: Jerome Augustyniak
Big plans are being made for my sisters wedding day. We'll have a ball at the Sons of Roma Hall. Family, friends come one and all.
First the best man makes a toast to Rocky and my sister Rose, "A life of years free of tears. Bottoms up and lots of luck!" Polka, tango everyone, cha-cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone. Frankie Rizzo and his Combo play on.
Single girls all hear the call from a crowd at the back wall and when the bouquet flies each one tries to be the best catch and next years bride. Uncle Sam and Uncle Joe take their places in the row. They're standing by side to side for dollar dances with the bride. Polka, tango everyone, cha-cha, mambo, Rose and Rock alone. "He's a banker, she'll be well off now." Sister Rose take your mother's place. Trade your home and your maiden name. For a list of vows and a veil of lace made a wife of you today.
Now they cut the five tier cake, "That Colucci, he can bake." A frosted tower of sugar and flour for the couple of the hour. Polka, tango everyone, cha-cha, mambo Rose and Rock alone. She was born to wear that gown. Sister Rose take your mother's place. Trade your home and your maiden name. For a list of vows and a veil of lace made a wife of you today, but you're my sister Rose the same.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 What’s the Matter Here?
  • 2 Hey Jack Kerouac
  • 3 Like the Weather
  • 4 Cherry Tree
  • 5 The Painted Desert
  • 6 Don’t Talk
  • 7 Peace Train
  • 8 Gun Shy
  • 9 My Sister Rose
  • 10 A Campfire Song
  • 11 City of Angels
  • 12 Verdi Cries