California Rose


  • Written for the 1951 Paramount Pictures film, Son of Paleface, starring Bob Hope, Jane Russell, Roy Rogers and Trigger. A sequel to The Paleface.
  • Roy Rogers sings "California Rose" to Jane Russel in the film.

Recording History
Roy Rogers and The Whippoorwills and Orchestra
Vaughn Monroe and his Orchestra, California Rose / Marionette, RCA Victor Records, 47-4688, 1952
I love the lovliest girl in the world,
she’s as lovely as the rose
that she wears.
Here’s to the dearest,
my one in the world,
she’s the answer to all of my prayers.
California Rose, I see the light of love
upon your face.
California Rose, I live to share
the warmth of your embrace.
Hands that caress me,
so soft to the touch;
Lips that possess me
and promise so much!
Near and far away they know
about the rose that’s in your hair.
Lonely lovers say
they’d give the world if only you would care.
But darling, your’re mine
and my love I’ll always share,
forever more,
my California Rose.
California Rose.
CALIFORNIA ROSE from the Paramount Picture The Son Paleface, Famous Music Corp., 1951. Words and Music by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans (Special Picture Release).