The original "Red Roses For a Blue Lady" includes an opening verse unknown to me. Actor, singer John Laurenz gave us the original in 1948 but it did not chart.

The best selling version of "Red Roses For a Blue Lady" (Sid Tepper - Roy Bennett) was the top ten hit by Vaughn Monroe and the Moon Men released later in 1948.

In 1965 an instrumental version by Bert Kaempfert hit the top twenty.

At almost the same time Mr. Las Vegas, Wayne Newton's vocal cover reached number twenty-four.

A version by the Sammy Davis Jr. discovery Vic Dana hit the top ten. When Gary Troxel went into the Navy, Vic was a touring member of the Fleetwoods.