“Oh, Pretty Woman” is a classic rock and roll song recorded by Roy Orbison in 1964. The song was written by Orbison and Bill Dees and became one of Orbison’s most well-known and successful tracks.
About The Song
The lyrics of “Oh, Pretty Woman” tell the story of a man who sees a beautiful woman walking by and expresses admiration for her. The song’s catchy and memorable chorus includes the iconic line “Pretty woman, walking down the street.”
Musically, “Oh, Pretty Woman” is characterized by its distinctive guitar riff, provided by Orbison’s electric guitar, and Orbison’s powerful and emotive vocals. The song’s bridge features a change in tempo and a playful interaction between Orbison and a female background vocalist.
Released as a single, “Oh, Pretty Woman” topped the charts in multiple countries, becoming one of Roy Orbison’s signature hits. The song’s enduring popularity has been reinforced by its inclusion in various films, commercials, and other forms of popular culture, making it a classic in the rock and roll genre.
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Pretty woman, walkin’ down the streetPretty 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, mercyPretty woman won’t you pardon mePretty woman I couldn’t help but see Pretty woman that you look lovely as can be Are you lonely just like mePretty woman stop awhilePretty 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 tonightPretty woman don’t walk on byPretty 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.