moonlight and roses

moonlight and roses

A pleasant, sentimental, and romantic situation or atmosphere. Often used in negative constructions to emphasize difficulties in a romantic relationship. I thought that dating an actress would be all moonlight and roses, but she travels so much that I hardly ever see her. Living with a boyfriend or girlfriend is not all moonlight and roses, you know.
See also: and, moonlight, rose

moonlight and roses

used to characterize an atmosphere of romantic sentimentality.
The expression comes from the title of a song ( 1925 ) by Neil Moret and Ben Black .
See also: and, moonlight, rose
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Among the songs included are Cattle Call, Swiss Maid, China Doll, Rose Marie, Wyoming Lullaby, Mexicali Rose, Moonlight and Roses, Secret Love, and Killarney and You.
It features classics such as Bill Bailey, Moonlight And Roses, Wheels, Sail Along Silvery Moon and Stranger On The Shore, and there are the gentle melodies such as Dear Hearts And Gentle People, Beautiful Dreamer, When I Grow Too Old To Dream and Rose Of San Antone.
FROM DANIEL WITH LOVE features timeless love classics including such favourites as Love Me Tender, Wonderful Tonight, I Love You Because, Moonlight and Roses, I Can't Help It If I'm Still In Love With You, Spanish Eyes, You Raise Me Up, For the Good Times, Burning Bridges, and Roses Are Red.