(U3A) A song: “Oh Pretty Woman”

Relating to “The Traveling Wilburys”, here is a song by  Roy Orbison, one of  the stars of that famous supergroup:

“Oh, Pretty Woman

Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street
Pretty woman the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth
No one could look as good as you, mercy…

Pretty woman, walkin’ down the street
Pretty woman the kind I like to meet
Pretty woman I don’t believe you, you’re not the truth
No one could look as good as you, mercy

Pretty woman won’t you pardon me
Pretty woman I couldn’t help but see
Pretty woman that you look lovely as can be
Are you lonely just like me
Pretty woman stop awhile
Pretty woman talk awhile
Pretty woman give your smile to me
Pretty woman yeah, yeah, yeah
Pretty woman look my way
Pretty woman say you’ll stay with me
‘Cause I need you, I’ll treat you right
Come with me baby, be mine tonight

Pretty woman don’t walk on by
Pretty woman don’t make me cry
Pretty woman don’t walk away, hey, OK
If that’s the way it must be, OK
I guess I’ll go on home, it’s late
There’ll be tomorrow night, but wait
What do I see?
Is she walkin’ back to me?
Yeah, she’s walkin’ back to me
Oh, oh, pretty woman.

 

Tamara de Lempicka
Tamara de Lempicka

 
Roy Orbison was an American singer-songwriter who found success in the early rock and roll era from 1956 to 1964. He was known for his distinctive, impassioned, quasi-operatic voice and sang melodramatic narratives of unrequited love and yearning.. Most of them seemed tailored for his unique voice: dramatic ballads ending with emotional crescendos that showcased his powerful vocals. Many critics described his music as operatic, and nicknamed him “the Caruso of Rock”

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7 thoughts on “(U3A) A song: “Oh Pretty Woman”

  1. Supposedly he learnt about music from film sound tracks. He was almost unable to read and write in his early career as well.

    I have a great admiration for guys of his era. With little education and support they created something original and lasting.

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