Dad’s Dedication

This site is ScarletNina.com . . . ‘cos why ‘scarlet’?
. . . the meaning behind the song

I peeked in to say goodnight
And then I heard my child in prayer
And for me some scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for my hair

All the stores were closed and shuttered
All the streets were dark and bare
In our town, no scarlet ribbons
Not one ribbon for her hair

Through the night my heart was aching
Just before the dawn was breaking …

I peeked in and on her bed
In gay profusion lying there
Lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

If I live to be one hundred
I shall never know from where
Came those lovely scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

Music by: Evelyn Danzig
Lyrics by: Jack Segal

Recorded Versions By:

Burl Ives
Cliff Richard
Frank Ifield
Glen Campbell
Jim Reeves
Joan Baez
Perry Como
Roger Whittaker
Roy Orbison
The Cats
Val Doonican
Willie Nelson
and 40 more…