SLS ~ Fingers & Toes

Song Lyric Sunday

Jim Adams hosts our wonderful Song Lyric Sunday and today he gave us a variety of words to use for a prompt. I chose “Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose” by Tony Orlando & Dawn, which has two of the prompt words ~ fingers and toes ~ in it.

SGR was written by Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown for Dawn’s New Ragtime Follies, their 1973 album. The song became the group’s 4th top ten single on Billboard’s Hot 100, peaking at #3.

Sweet Gypsy Rose

We were very happy
Well at least I thought we were
Can’t somebody tell me
What’s got into her
A house, a home, a family
And a man who loves her so
Who’d believe she’d leave us
To join a burlesque show?
Say has anybody seen my
Sweet Gypsy Rose?
Here’s her picture when she was my
Sweet Mary Jo
Now she’s got rings on her fingers
And bells on her toes
Say has anybody seen my
Sweet gypsy Rose?
Oh, I know when Mary Jo’s been dancin’
Here in New Orleans
In this smoke-filled honky-tonk
They call the land of dreams
Whoah, here she comes a-struttin’
In her birthday clothes
Say has anybody seen my
Sweet gypsy Rose?
Whoah, baby, baby,
Won’tcha come home
Say, we all miss ya
And every night we kiss your picture
Whoiah Rose, one night the lights go dim,
And the crowd goes home
That’s the day you wake up
And you find you’re all alone
So let’s say goodbye to Gypsy
Hello Mary Jo
Say has anybody seen my
Sweet Gypsy Rose
So take those rings off your fingers
And bells off your toes
Say has anybody seen my
Now you know just what I mean by
Has anybody seen my Sweet Gypsy Rose

~*~

Image credit to Jim Adams.

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8 responses to “SLS ~ Fingers & Toes

  1. I can’t even remember the last time I heard this one! Great group and good music. Excellent share, Paula! ☺👍

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  2. What a fun blast from the past!

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  3. Sweet gypsy Rose became a stripper (In her birthday clothes) and took the name Mary Jo, so funny.

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  4. 🎶rings on her fingers and bells on her toes🎶 I remember this! Another great flashback, Paula! 😻

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