Roxanne

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Roxanne
Composer Sting
Released April 7, 1978
Length 3:12

Roxanne was the first hit created by The Police. The song revolves around a man telling a prostitute named Roxanne that he loves her and doesn't want to see her as a prostitute anymore.

The music and lyrics were composed by Sting. He came up with the song when he was staying at a hotel in France and saw prostitutes outside his hotel window. While at the hotel, he saw an advertisement for a play called Cyrano de Bergerac, in which the main character's name was Roxanne. This is the source of the song's title.

Sting later covered the song in 2011 in his album Symphonicities.


Games

Because the song still has copyrights, samples of the song are not available.

Released

Title

2008-06-22 Rock Band (WII)


Sheet Music

Hal Leonard currently owns the rights to the official sheet music, so scans will not be uploaded on this site.

You can purchase the official sheet music here which has been arranged for piano/vocal/guitar.

Hal Leonard has also released a full transcription of the song including bass and guitar tabs which can be purchased here.


Lyrics

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Roxanne,
you don't have to put on the red light.
Those days are over,
you don't have to sell your body to the night.
Roxanne,
you don't have to wear that dress tonight.
Walk the streets for money,
you don't care if it's wrong or if it's right.
Roxanne,
you don't have to put on the red light.
Roxanne,
you don't have to put on the red light.

Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Rox...

I loved you since I knew you,
I wouldn't talk down to you.
I have to tell you just how I feel,
I won't share you with another boy.
I know my mind is made up,
so put away your makeup.
Told you once I won't tell you again,
it's a bad way.
Roxanne,
you don't have to put on the red light.
Roxanne,
you don't have to put on the red light.

Roxanne you don't have to put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne you don't have to put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne you don't have to put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.
Roxanne put on the red light.


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