|Rose Marie (song)|
"Rose Marie" is a popular song from the musical or operetta of the same name.
In the original Broadway production in 1924 it was performed by Dennis King and Arthur Deagon as the characters Jim Kenyon and Sergeant Malone.
The music was written by Rudolf Friml and Herbert Stothart, the lyrics by Otto Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II, and became a hit in 1955 for country music singer Slim Whitman.
Produced by Lew Chudd, Whitman's recording of the song spent 11 weeks at #1 in the UK - setting a record which was not beaten until 1991, when Bryan Adams spent 16 weeks at the top of the chart with "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You".
Ottis Dewey Whitman, Jr. (born January 20, 1924), known professionally as Slim Whitman, and early in his career as "The Smiling Starduster",is an American country music singer and songwriter, known for his yodelling abilities.