Scarlet Ribbons

Words and Music by :  Jack Segal and Evelyn Danzig

Recording #1 by Harry Belafonte
Recording date: Aug 1, 1952 (17:00-21:30)
Master number: E2VB 6872-B
Playing time: 2:43
Producer: Hy Grill & Dave Kapp
E.Sauter: leader; J. Timmons: contractor; Mundell Lowe: guitar; Millard Thomas: guitar; Herman Alpert: bass; Donald Alpers: drums; Tony Scott: flute; Unidentified male chorus.

78 : 20-5051, 420-0321,
45 : 47-5051, 447-0321,
CD: BCD16262, 07863-68097-2, 07863-67403-2, 82876-59069-2, GSS-5381, 82876-69242-2, 8.120799,

Recording #2 by Harry Belafonte
Recording date: Aug 18, 1955 (09:00-12:30)
Master number: F2PB-5811-4
Playing time: 3:14
Producer: Henri Rene
Tony Scott: leader; David Klein: contractor; Millard Thomas: guitar; James Hall: guitar; Eugene Wright: bass, Irv Kluger: drums; Carlos Vidal: bongo; Modesto Doran Martinez: conga; Frank Guerrero: timbali; John F. Williams Jr.:piano; Buddy Collette: saxophone; James Giuffre: saxophone; Harry Klee: saxophone; E. C. Shank: saxophone; Herbert Stewart: saxophone; John Haliburton: trombone; Edward "Eddie Kusby" Kuczborski: trombone; Simon Zentner: trombone; Marion Childers: trumpet; Conti Condoli: trumpet; Maynard Ferguson: trumpet
78: POP-360,
45: 45POP360, SPD-24, RCX-1049,
LP : LPM1150, VPS-6024, CPL1-2489, NL42802, SP-33-275, CL42956, CSJ-586, LSP10419, SP-33-92, RCS3235,
CD: BCD16262, 74321-33948-2, CD15094, ND89195, 07863-52469-2, 07863-56877-2, 1130-15250-2, WMCD5643, 88697-93951-2, RGMCD006

Other albums/recordings (some with above recording dates)

45 : 20112, EPA-412, EPA-5031, 75-411
LP :  AR30048, TA1015, ADEH28, 2127LP, 32001, CR046, SX-215, STAR-103, NA-51411-701, SDL003, 6187331, SX-1,
CD: PDC2-1060, B93001, BB61089CD12512, RMB75089, CD95010, CD97032, GOLD-072, SACD1203, GSS5153CDS51020, 78948, PD89796, 15250, MARC1054, CD90224, 74321-62230-2, 86210, 97545, 50801, GSS5336,

Also recorded by:
Svend Asmussen & Ulrik Neumann RCA FAS683  
Bob Jones Singers OX-3012, DEA-1018, M131  
Burl Ives DL5028, DOVE7142
The Brothers Four FE1435CD, CS8833, COL6484, SWCD1001, SD112391, SWE0414
The Cats (a Dutch group)    
Kingston Trio    
Jim Ed Brown    
The Johnny Mann Singers LST-7253
The Merrymen WIRL1020  
Nana Mouskouri Fontana 6641 197    
Paul Robeson      
Pete Seeger      
Josh White  ABC-407  
Roger Whittaker MS-9306    
Glenn Yarbrough FE1707CD, FE1705CD  
Ruby Murray Columbia 45-DB3955    
Cliff Richard      
Gandalf SC6152  


I peeked in to say good-night
When I heard my child in prayer
"And for me, some scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for my hair"

All our stores were closed and shuttered
All the streets were dark and bare
In our town, no scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

Through the night my heart was aching
Just before the dawn was breaking
In our town, no scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

I peeked in and on her bed
In gay profusion lying there
Lovely ribbons, scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair

If I live to be a hundred
I will never know from where
Came those lovely scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for her hair