Eighteen Yellow RosesWords & Music by Bobby Darin & Jack Nitzsche
Recorded by Bobby Darin, 1963
E B7 E Eighteen yellow roses came today, E B7 E E6 E7 Eighteen yellow roses in a pretty bouquet; A E C#m When the boy came to the door, I didn't know what to say, B7 E B7 But eighteen yellow roses came today. E B7 E I opened up the card to see what it said; E B7 E I couldn't believe my eyes when I had read A E C#m "Though you belong to another I love you anyway." B7 E B7/F# Yes, eighteen yellow roses came today G E I never doubted your love for a minute; G E I always thought that you would be true. G E But now this box, and the flowers in it... G E B7 I guess there's nothin' left for me to do E B7 E But ask to meet the boy that's done this thing, E B7 E And find out if he's got plans to buy you a ring, A E C#m 'Cause eighteen yellow roses will wilt and die one day, B7 E B7 E But a father's love will never fade away will never fade away.