A Rose and a Baby Ruth

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"A Rose and a Baby Ruth"
A Rose and a Baby Ruth cover
Song by Marilyn Manson
Album The Last Tour on Earth
Released November 16, 1999
Recorded 1997–1998 at the White Room, Westlake Recording Studios in West Hollywood, California and Conway Studios
Genre Glam rock
Length 2:18
Label Nothing, Interscope
Writer John D. Loudermilk
Composer John D. Loudermilk
Producer Marilyn Manson

"A Rose and a Baby Ruth" is a b-side of the 1998 album Mechanical Animals, originally written and performed by John D. Loudermilk in 1956, but bearing more similarity to George Hamilton's version. The song was officially released in 1999 on the UK version of The Last Tour on Earth's bonus disc.





    Doo, doo, doo, doo...
    We had a quarrel
    A teenage quarrel
    Now I'm as blue as I know how to be
    I can't call you on the phone
    I can't even see you at your home
    So I'm sending you this present
    Just to prove that I'm telling the truth
    Dear, I believe you won't laugh when you receive
    This rose and a Baby Ruth
    Doo, doo, doo, doo...
    I could have sent you an orchid of some kind
    But that's all I had in my jeans at the time
    But when we grow up,
    Some day I'll show up
    Just to prove I was tellin' the truth
    I'll kiss you too then I'll hand to you
    This rose and a Baby Ruth
    Doo, doo, doo, doo...


The cover
The original