|Kisses Sweeter Than Wine|
"Kisses Sweeter than Wine" is a popular love song written by The Weavers in 1950, and a hit for Jimmie Rodgers in 1957 and Frankie Vaughan in 1958.
In 1950, the quartet The Weavers, which Seeger belonged to, had made a hit version of Lead Belly's "Goodnight Irene", and they were looking for new material.
Seeger and Lee Hays wrote new lyrics (Hays wrote all new verses, Seeger re-wrote Lead Belly's chorus), turning "If it Wasn't for Dicky" into a love song.
"Kisses Sweeter Than Wine" was published in 1951 and recorded by The Weavers on June 12, 1951 in New York City for Decca Records catalog number 27670, reaching #19 on the US Hit Parade.
The song was a #3 US hit for Jimmie Rodgers in 1957 and also a hit for Frankie Vaughan in the United Kingdom in 1958. Peter, Paul and Mary included the song on Album in 1966.