What does Cracklin Rosie mean?

Neil Diamond: Cracklin Rosie Meaning

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Song Released: 1970

Cracklin Rosie Lyrics

Cracklin rosie, get on board
Were gonna ride till there aint no more to go
Taking it slow
Lord, dont you know
Have made me a time with a poor mans lady

Hitchin on a twilight train
Aint nothing here that I care to take along
Maybe a...

  1. anonymous
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    Jun 21st 2023 !⃝

    Cracklin’ Rosie - is a wine. He is singing about what’s going to happen with his wine bottle.

  2. anonymous
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    Jan 15th 2021 !⃝

    It’s about masturbation. Rosie or Rosie Palmer makes a crackling sound when Neil is smackin’ his joy stick around for an hour as he tries to write this song...

  3. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2020 !⃝

    Neil Diamond is first and foremost a songwriter. He also loves his guitars that sit in the corner waiting for him to pick them up and "play me". One night he plugged in one of his old electric guitars, a poor mans lady "a not so expensive guitar" and as he played, the plug was shorting and "crackling" This old guitar had a rosewood neck, thus Crackling Rosie get on board like a guitar humming.

    Nuff Said

  4. anonymous
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    Sep 24th 2018 !⃝

    It's a song in which Neil Boasts about pleasuring several Native American "Squaws" as their men folk are out drinking adult beverages or "Fire Water" as it is known in that world.

  5. anonymous
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    May 29th 2017 !⃝

    Sound like a sex doll bc the unwrapping of the paper would be crackling. I love his voice be often need more about the song history.

  6. anonymous
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    Mar 26th 2017 !⃝

    I was pleased to read the meaning was about drinking red wine alone; this is my favorite song and I always thought it was about a hooker.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 14th 2017 !⃝

    He picked up a hooker and they are going to enjoy the night.

  8. anonymous
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    Sep 10th 2009 !⃝

    Wikipedia has the meaning of the song as discussed by Neil Diamond himself. Look it up to read it completely. The gist is that he had spent time with an Indian tribe where there were many more men than women so some nights the single men of the tribe would enjoy their drink (a sparking [crackling] red wine type of alcoholic beverage).

    It clearly could be about a woman and I'm sure he knew that easy double meaning when he wrote it.

  9. anonymous
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    Aug 14th 2006 !⃝

    A song about drinking alone. Cracklin rose is an inexpensive red wine....'having a time with a poor mans lady....'
    another song of neils was about red wine...'red red wine'.

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