Who Sang Rose Darling? Steely Dan

Steely Dan Katy Lied cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Donald Jay Fagen, Walter Carl Becker
Release Date: 1975-3
Genre: Jazz Rock
Style: Pop Rock/Classic Rock/Jazz-Rock
length: 3:06
producer: Gary Katz
engineer: Roger Nichols
Lyrics
Rose darling come to me
Snake Mary's gone to bed
All our steaming sounds of love
Cannot disturb her in her night

Or raise her sleeping head
All I ask of you
Is make my wildest dreams come true
No one sees and no one knows

Rose darling come to me
Snake Mary dreams along
I would guess she's in Detroit
With lots of money in the bank

Although I could be wrong
You must know it's right
The spore is on the wind tonight
You won't feel it till it grows

[Chorus]
Rose darling my friend
With only you and what I've found
We'll wear the weary hours down

Rose darling come to me
The clock is close at hand
All my empty words of love
Can never screen the flash I feel

Or make you understand
Honey can't you see
I know it's real it's got to be
Why not chase it where it goes

[Chorus]

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Black Friday
  • 2 Bad Sneakers
  • 3 Rose Darling
  • 4 Daddy Don’t Live in That New York City No More
  • 5 Doctor Wu
  • 6 Everyone’s Gone to the Movies
  • 7 Your Gold Teeth II
  • 8 Chain Lightning
  • 9 Any World (That I’m Welcome To)
  • 10 Throw Back the Little Ones

  • Release information
    label: ABC Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin