Neil Diamond - Red, Red Wine Lyrics




Red, red wine
Go to my head
Make me forget that I
Still need her so

Red, red wine
It's up to you
All I can do, I've done
But memories won't go
No, memories won't go

I'd have sworn that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, and 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, blue heart

I'd have sworn that with time
Thoughts of you would leave my head
I was wrong, and 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, blue heart





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  1. Linda Bergman

    Love this man n his awesome music n voice👏👏👏👏🥰🥰

  2. finster1968

    WTF?? I did not know this was a Neil Diamond song. And I’m old enough to know better. For decades I’ve loved Cherry Cherry, Acapulco, Cracklin Rose, Sweet Caroline, etc etc. Sorry Neil. But I’m just gonna blame the disc jockeys. 😉

  3. Mary Irvine

    This was OUR SONG for many years. The lyrics are more poignant since my partner died. Neil Diamond a brilliant singer/songwriter.

  4. Steve Sunset

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUOxIO2Fx1Q

  5. Luisa Pinheiro

    Absolutely awesome! Thank you so much!

  6. juan camilo cordoba p.

    Sound better in x1.25

  7. RonJohn63

    With a steel guitar and a slight twang, it would have been a big Country hit.

  8. Eduardo Serrano

    esta bien aburrido

  9. Gabriel Hernández

    Me lo dijo el CHOMBO

  10. killer john

    i dont have any idea about this original version :0

  11. judith delgado

    Laundromat brought me here lol

  12. Joan Ellen

    Yep... just watching 'The Laundromat'. I had to look it up for myself also. I like this version. It is very 'Neil Diamond-ish'. Can't wait to use this on the next trivia night.

  13. chans woolery

    Who’s here because of the Netflix movie “The Laundromat?”

    Joactah77

    Yep! I don't know that this is knowledge I needed. Like that Dolly Parton originated the I Will Always Love You song.

    Juniorverse

    chans woolery guilty as charged.

    superyounjoon

    Ha ha me too :)

    Jose Enrique Tarazona Ocharan

    I always thought UB40 wrote this song 😱 but yes I stopped the movie just to google this song 😀

    Gonzo

    @Jose Enrique Tarazona Ocharan Just like me :-)

  14. Lorenzo Smith

    I learned about this original version from Netflix’s Laundromat. Little fun fact a guy shares with his party while the popular version plays in the background.

  15. Eli L

    Who’s here because of the movie the laundromat? :)

    Lisa Hedberg

    Eli L me

  16. Casey Ringer

    I had the watch the movie laundry mat to learn that this man wrote a great song that I loved for years

  17. Ricky Torres

    The movie The Laundromat from Netflix brought me here. I didn't know this was originally a Neil Diamond song

  18. Lic. J.M. Zúñiga Amador

    2019.... Mano arriba si llegaste aquí por los vídeos de: Te lo dijo el Chombo :)

  19. Farith Diaz

    Wow! I just learnt this song was written by Neil Diamond by watching The Laundromat

    Laurentiu Ghimpu

    Me too! That is why I searched on YouTube!

    Fas Jackson

    I knew it but forgot. My mom had the album (LP) Back in the 70's but watching The Laundromat now so had to hear the original again from my youth.

    Alex de Leon

    Same here

    Diabolik Mitchell

    So Neil Diamond is even richer than I thought.

  20. Joan Caic

    Steven Soderbergh brought me here.

  21. John Milchick

    Baffled that over 300 people can rate this thumbs down. It's a wonderful sentimental ballad.

  22. G&MM

    Best version.

  23. Bri Led

    Excellente interprétation. J'adore le côté balade. Et cette voix si particulière.

  24. Elizabeth Humbley

    Just beautiful 🤗

  25. wilmer ochoa arcon

    Hoy 2019 me entero que la que canta ub40 ea un cover jajaja

  26. Mia Sants

    Me encanta😍

  27. fuzzygreenturtle _

    REEEEED REEED WINE *BUM BUM BUM*

  28. Aldo Dos Torrente Gonzalez

    without this version the one of UB40 would not exist

    C G

    don't forget about jimmy james and the vagabonds version as well
    :-)

  29. Sunny Wakefield

    SHANNON

  30. Sunny Wakefield

    THANK YOU SWEET HEART !!!

  31. Christopher Smallbone

    There only two Neil Diamond song that the cover version is the better than Neils original and that is this one by UB40 and I'm a believer by the Monkees everything else Neil ROCKS

  32. Franek Dolas

    Bread, bread, wine. Beautiful song about jesus christ

    Charley Rude

    Marszałek Piłwódki I’m screaming that was so funny

  33. Theodore Sanchez

    Horrible version why did he record this ???

  34. Cujo C

    2019 and I only just found out this is the original

    Shannon Daley

    It's 2019 and I only just found out this is the original from watching the Netflix movie The Laundromat.

    HIRED7DAYS

    Me too!! Damn which rock have you been living under?..i was living in a cave...😆

    T U R K - 1 8 2

    I just did too

  35. Brian Taylor

    Never heard this version before and I don't know how I missed it. Wow Neil!!!!!

  36. NANJEMOY AL-KURSI

    I will be honest. I just found out one month (july-2019) ago that Neal diamond recorded this and also probably wrote it . I first heard UB40 first many years ago. Iam sorry Neal but I first heard it from UB 40 and I have ALLWAY been stuck on it even today iam Still listening to it! RED RED WINE

  37. Aileen Lightbody

    Why did this version do less well in the charts than UB40s? Answer I suppose is that people prefer 'happier' sounds and don't like to be reminded of the broken hearts that love can often leave behind.

  38. Byron Smyre

    Worst famous singer ever

  39. Versiongurl

    I don’t know why I like this sad, aching version better. Lol!

  40. markez67

    En español con los moonlights excelente cover

  41. Maxroger Molina

    Saludos para quienes investigan sobre la música

  42. Jack

    Louie Van gaal

  43. Cheryl Kokoszka

    Beautiful

  44. Explicit Content

    still kinda prefer ub40 cover i dunno i feel like the lyrics are better in a reggea theme i think it suits it

    sukie584

    reggae is great but they removed all emotion reflecting the lyrics.

  45. Abalone Kid

    God gives us a voice to sing.  Neil Diamond is so talented. Such a performer /writer! Legend in this world. Jesus Christ sang!  Matthew chap 26:verse 30.  YES He did right before he gave himself over to his enemies so that they could crucify Him  and we could LIVE!.  And that song He sang gave thanks to God for all God gave. It was Psalm 118...it is an everlasting "GOODIE"
    -
    BELIEVE
    -
    Isaiah chap 14: verse 7:
    Therefore, the Lord Himself will give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Emmanuel.
    (which means: Hebrew: עִמָּנוּאֵל, "God with us" in human flesh as a man but without sin. His shed blood would eventually pay all sins price of all sinners! And He would be crucified and die and rise from the dead the third day. Jesus had to die. His death and blood were both required to pay for all sins once and for all time. See * 1 Cor.15:3-4 &* Ephesians 1:7  below)
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    John 3: 
    16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
    17 For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
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    "All have sinned, and have come short of the glory of God;" Romans chap 3: verse 23
    -
    "The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans chap 6: verse 23
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    "I am the way, the truth and the life: no one comes to the Father, but by me." (John 14.6)
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    "Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, and he was buried, and on the third day he rose again according to the Scriptures" 1 Cor. 15: 3-4
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    "In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;" Ephesians. 1: 7
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    "For this is my blood of the new testament, which is shed for many for the forgiveness of sins." Matthew chap 26: verse 28
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    Ephesians 2: 8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God, not by works, so that no one can boast."
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    Romans 10:
    9 If you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and believe in your heart that God has raised him from the dead, then you will be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    13 For whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
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    "Salvation, forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Those who have rejected the free gift of salvation (see John 3: 16-17 above) according to the Gospel of Jesus Christ will suffer judgment on their sins and eternal separation from God and the Family of God on earth and in Heaven forevermore.
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    "Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." Romans 5: 1

  46. Jonathan K

    Wow, ive finally understood the lyrics. Haha. The ub40 version is better though. Just oerfected... Love ya Niel

  47. Ray Mccue

    Neil Diamond doesn't get the credit he deserves, a legend of legends. Gave UB 40 a BIG hit! How about the Monkees BIG HIT I'm a Believer

    sukie584

    especially his BANG records output... amazing.

  48. José Anilha

    Não olhes para o vinho quando se mostra vermelho, como se ele desse sua cor ao copo. Ele pode até deslizar-se suavemente agora, mas, no seu fim será amargo. Ele golpeia como serpente venenosa.

  49. Tyler Young

    UB40 version is better, it just sounds so awesome

  50. Nancy Bryan

    I just had Neil Diamond run thru my head here... Red Red Wine.... hmmmmmm

  51. K. A

    I can't believe I just am now learning of this

  52. Marco Montagnini

    my acoustic version: https://youtu.be/80liMa49iJM

  53. ashton235

    Well Well Well, you learn something every day......

  54. Brian Simpson

    Obviously a classic but I'm gonna go with Bob Marley's version all day 🤷🏻‍♂️

    Boom Dos

    Guess you know shit...since...Bob Marley never covered this song.

  55. Floppy Hat Adventures

    I’m friends with any wine connoisseur! Have you ever swam in it though?? Well they let you do it in, no surprise, Japan… haha https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3f14U5-XZk&t=

  56. Fred Derry

    yeah this was meant to be ray gay

  57. ResidentMilf

    Ah, the GOOD version of this song.

  58. Malcolm Wilson

    The Hot August Night version is by far the best in my book. (Original Hot August Night Concert).

  59. Trompetteblues

    speed up at 1.75 and you have ub40 version

  60. Felicity Alcock

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Red_Wine "Red Red Wine" is a song originally written, performed, and recorded by American singer Neil Diamond in 1967.

  61. quentin laubman

    How I can be shaking, yet be so still.

  62. Spam Collector

    Even tho i'm a real ub40 fan,i must say that i love this original version :-)
    The UB40 version is catchy, but it doesn't make me feel anything, unlike the original.

  63. Ram kumar

    Even tho i'm a real ub40 fan,i must say that i love this original version :-)
    I grew up with the UB40 version, Now I think this one is better.

  64. SenorTucan0594

    Both versions are excellent.
    Neils sings it best <3
    I never knew this was written by Neil Diamond.

  65. mohdqadri

    Neils sings it best <3
    No doubt this is the best version of this song.

  66. Naataanii Todea

    Red Red wine, fantastic song .... thank you Neil Diamond .......
    No doubt this is the best version of this song.

  67. Matthew Avalos

    The UB40 version is catchy, but it doesn't make me feel anything, unlike the original.
    I never knew this was written by Neil Diamond.
    This song was BEGGING to be turned into reggae!!

  68. antonio mendes pinto neto

    The UB40 version is catchy, but it doesn't make me feel anything, unlike the original.
    Even tho i'm a real ub40 fan,i must say that i love this original version :-)

    Janine C

    Yes, I too prefer the original because Diamond is true to the song.

  69. umair razzaq

    Both versions are excellent.
    still the best version!
    I grew up with the UB40 version, Now I think this one is better.

  70. shannon kelsch

    Red Red wine, fantastic song .... thank you Neil Diamond .......
    Both versions are excellent.

  71. Marty Martinez

    Red red wine
    (Glass falls)

    Spilled your red red wine? LOL

    That ad gets in my head every time I hear this song with the UB40 cover

  72. Marios Rialas

    damn! never heard this. It is now my fav version
    This song was BEGGING to be turned into reggae!!

  73. Robert Thomas

    Great memories from June 1968 when I was 15. ( 51 years ago.....where did the years go ) Cherish the memories...cause life is too short.

  74. Kim Stone

    Diamond's is so much better!!

  75. RW Erskine

    Is this the lost tapes? ..... https://youtu.be/aMZhQpIlNdc

  76. Marcelo Romero

    "Red Red Wine" brought me here.
    Covers: Neil Diamond in 1968.
    UB40 in 1984 & 1988 (#1).

  77. Bill Graper

    I love UB40's version. Their reggae style never gets old. That being said, I really love this version as well. It's so 60's, and the "feel" is so satisfying. I just wish Neil's version was a little longer.

  78. Andrea Walbridge

    Perfectly done, that's DIAMOND.

  79. Paul Griswold

    I could hear some dumbass millennial saying hey he's doing that song UB40 wrote? Or Peter Frampton is sin'ging that song UB40 wrote?

  80. Myrtle Gourzong

    Beautiful song, beautiful voice. I'm obsess with this song.

  81. Susan Fischer

    Sounds like reggae guitar was added

  82. Camilo Fernández Pacios

    ... /... ¡¡¡ Canciones como esta... *POCAS !!!*

  83. Myrtle Gourzong

    RED RED WINE FOREVER

  84. Myrtle Gourzong

    This version definitely better than ub40 and BOB MARLEY.

  85. Myrtle Gourzong

    Back here after 1 year. Love my NIEL DIAMOND

  86. Ayako Hanami

    Red, red wine
    Go to my head
    Make me forget that I
    Still need her so

    Red, red wine
    It's up to you
    All I can do, I've done
    But memories won't go
    No, memories won't go

    I'd have sworn
    That with time
    Thoughts of you
    Would leave my head
    I was wrong
    And 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, blue heart

    I'd have sworn
    That with time
    Thoughts of you
    Would leave my head
    I was wrong
    And 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, blue heart

  87. M. Hall

    Did Neil Diamond have a drinking problem?

  88. Fabio Moreira De Faria

    Neil daimond, me lembra um grande amigo que partiu

  89. ffbowler300

    Wow never knew Neil did this song originally. I personally prefer UB40's version but this is still great!!

  90. ZiggyB Strife

    I'll probably always biasly love the UB40 and Bob cover over orginal because I grew up hearing those. Not this one, tho my parents love him, they didn't play him around me. But this orginal is amazing.

  91. Ray Vigil

    I like the red red wine from the 80s ub40 one sucks

  92. Anita Huie

    One of my favorites. Makes me cry. So beautiful and heartfelt. Thank you, Neil. The memories never leave, they lessen in intensity, but they never leave.

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  94. wzb bcd

    brilliant!

    muana13

    ...YES ...

  95. Margaret Ann Casey

    Not my favorite song by Neil, but WAY better those lame white-boy faux-reggae poseurs U-B(arf) 40(times) and their "Red Red Whine"....

  96. fenom john

    I thought Bob Marley had made this! Go figure.. still a hit in both versions💎💎

  97. William Oxendine

    Wine nor drugs takes away the hurt, Only love can break a heart. only love can mend it again I look  at life this way I got along before I meet you I can do it after your gone God made more than one

  98. PUBLIC ENEMY NUMBER 1

    Reminds me of a drunk Christmas....good times

  99. ME A

    Didn;t realise Neil sang this. Thought it was a UB40 original. This is so much better.