Red Red Wine

October 31, 2021

Red Red Wine is the song of the day, performed by the British reggae band UB40.

Fun Facts

  • Founded in 1978 in Birmingham, England, UB40 is short for Unemployment Benefit Form 40. This is a reference to forms filled out by UK citizens claiming unemployment benefits. Their reggae-pop music was very popular with the British working class.
  • “Red Red Wine” was originally written and performed by Neil Diamond in 1967. UB40s cover of the song in 1983 was inspired by Tony Tribe, who did a reggae cover of the song in 1969. UB40 was the first to take the song to number 1 in the UK.
  • In 2008 Ali Campbell, guitarist and brother of lead singer Robin Campbell, quit the band due to management issues and disagreements over the business. Mickey Virtue and Astro followed him shortly afterward.
  • There are two UB40s. The original band is under Robin Campbell’s leadership. They released the album For The Many in 2019. Ali Campbell leads the other UB40 together with Mickey Virtue and Astro. Their last album is 2018’s A Real Labor of Love.
  • All the band members are childhood friends. They attended the same schools and colleges in the Birmingham area.

Lyrics:

(LyricFind)

Red, red wine goes to my head

Makes me forget that I still need her so

Red, red wine, it’s up to you

All I can do I’ve done

Memories won’t go, memories won’t go

I’d have sworn that with time

Thoughts of you leave my head

I was wrong, now I find

Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me

Don’t let me be alone

It’s tearing apart my blue heart

I’d have sworn that with time

Thoughts of you leave my head

I was wrong, now I find

Just one thing makes me forget

Red, red wine, stay close to me

Don’t let me be alone

It’s tearing apart my blue heart

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

You keep me rockin’ all of the time

Red red wine, you make me feel so grand

I feel a million dollar when you’re just in my hand

Red red wine, you make me feel so sad

Any time I see you go, it make me feel bad

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

Monkey pack him Rizla pon the sweet Dep line

Red red wine, weh give me whole heap of zing

Whole heap of zing, make me do my own thing

Red red wine, you really know how fi love

Your kind of lovin’ like a blessing from above

Red red wine, I loved you right from the start

Right from the start, and with all of my heart

Red red wine inna eighties style

Red red wine inna modern beat style

Yeah

Give me a likkle time, let me clear up mi mind

Give me a likkle time, let me clear up mi mind

Give me red wine, the kind make me feel fine

You make me feel fine all of the time

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

Monkey pack him Rizla pon the sweet Dep line

The line broke, the money get choked

Bun bad ganja pon him likkle rowing boat

Red red wine, I’m gonna hold on to you

Hold on to you ’cause I know yuh love truth

Red red wine, I’m gonna love you til’ I die

Love you ’til I die, and that’s no lie

Red red wine, can’t get you out mi mind

Wherever you may be, I’ll surely find

I’ll surely find, make no fuss, just leave us

Give me a little time, let me clear out my mind

Give me a little time, let me clear out my mind

Give me red wine, the kind make me feel fine

You make me feel fine all of the time

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

Monkey back and ease up on the sweet deadline

The line broke, the money get choked

Bun bad ganja pon him likkle rowing boat

Red red wine, you really know how fi love

Your kind of lovin’ like a blessing from above

Red red wine, I loved you right from the start

Right from the start, and with all of my heart

Red red wine, weh give me whole heap of zing

Whole heap of zing, make me do my own thing

Red red wine inna eighties style

Red red wine inna modern beat style

Yeah

Red red wine, you make me feel so fine

You keep me rockin’ all of the time

Red red wine, you make me feel so grand

I feel a million dollar when you’re just in my hand

Red red wine, you make me feel so sad

Any time I see you go, it make me feel bad

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