Scarlet Ribbons

Perry Como

I peeked in to say goodnight
And then I heard my child in prayer:
"And for me some scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons for my hair . . ."

All the stores were closed and shuttered
All the streets were dark and bare . .
In our town, no scarlet ribbons
Not one ribbon for her hair . .

Through the night my heart was aching
Just before the dawn was breaking

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 two hundred
I will never know from where
Came those lovely scarlet ribbons
Scarlet ribbons, for her hair!