Gypsy Woman

Album: The Impressions (1961)
Charted: 20
  • From nowhere through a caravan
    Around the campfire light
    A lovely woman in motion
    With hair as dark as night
    Her eyes were like that of a cat in the dark
    That hypnotized me with love

    She was a gypsy woman,
    She was a gypsy woman

    She danced around and round to a guitar melody
    From the fire her face was all aglow
    How she enchanted me
    Oh, how I'd like to hold her near
    And kiss and forever whisper in her ear

    I love you, gypsy woman
    I love you, gypsy woman

    All through the caravan
    She was dancing with all the men
    Waiting for the rising sun
    Everyone was having fun
    I hate to see the lady go
    Knowing she'll never know
    That I love her, I love her

    She was a gypsy woman
    A gypsy woman, a gypsy woman, a gypsy woman Writer/s: Curtis L Mayfield
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Mary Helen from HomeThe song, Little Darlin' sounds like they use castanets in the original by the Gladiolas and maybe in the cover by the diamonds, which reached #2 in 57 or 58. Have a listen:
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 21st 1961, the Impressions performed "Gypsy Woman" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #37 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and thirteen days later on December 4th, 1961 it peaked at #20 {for 2 weeks} and spent 15 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #2 {for 1 week} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart; and the week it was at #2 the #1 record for that week was "Please Mr. Postman" by the Marvelettes...
    Between 1958 and 1987 the soulful group had forty-six records make the R&B Singles chart; sixteen made the Top 10 with four reaching #1, "It’s All Right" in 1963, "We're A Winner in 1967, "Choice of Colors" in 1969, and "Finally Got Myself Together" in 1974.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 7th 1970, Brian Hyland performed "Gypsy Woman" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at #18 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and twenty-two days later on November 29th, 1970 it peaked at #3 {for 2 weeks} and spent 20 weeks on the Top 100...
    It also made the Top 10 in Australian; it reached #9 on the Kent Music Report chart...
    Between 1960 and 1971 he had twenty-two Top 100 records; three made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" for 1 week in 1960...
    Brian Hyland will celebrate his 71st birthday in five days on November 12th {2014}.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhThis is a fabulous oldies song that I've loved ever since I heard Brian Hyland's version in 1970 when I was 12 years old. In my mind, I'd pretend I was this alluring gypsy woman and there was some awesome, good looking guy completely fascinated by me. I remained a free spirit for many years and that's why I related to the gypsy in the song. I love when it comes on the car stereo.
  • Jon from Scotland, United KingdomBoth versions are brilliant - and there are others who have done "Gypsy Woman" too - but IMO, Brian's version was the best. A great "summer" anthem of old.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyBruce Springsteen performed this song once, with various artists, on March 1st, 1994 at Radio City Music Hall, Los Angeles, CA, during the 36th Grammy Awards ceremony. A studio version by Bruce was also recorded and included in Feb 1994 on the 'All Men Are Brothers: A Tribute To Curtis Mayfield tribute album,
  • Farrah from Elon, NcI like both versions, but I think Brian Hyland's version is the best.
  • Bruce from La Verne, CaThe Brian Hyland version of Gypsy Woman was produced by the late Del Shannon
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