Paper Rosie is a song written by Dallas Harms. Originally, the said Canadian country music artist recorded Paper Rosie. Harms’ version peaked at number 21 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in 1975.
Two years later, Gene Watson made a cover of the same song.
The American country music artist’s version was released in January 1977. This was the first single and title track from his album Paper Rosie. In the spring of 1977, his track reached the 3rd spot on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. Meanwhile, it also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.