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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...


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    Sep 10th, 2009 9:42pm report

    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.


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    Aug 14th, 2006 8:43pm report

    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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