Pretty Woman
Oldies Music Lyrics

Is Daisy Duke the real pretty woman?

Roy Orbison and the Pretty Woman oldies music lyrics at All About Vinyl

In 1964 Roy Orbison and Bill Dees wrote the Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics.

The song would end up #1 on the charts and would later be used as the movie theme song in the 1990 Pretty Woman movie.

The lyrics tells the story of a man who sees a pretty woman walking by.  As she walks by he instantly knows that this is the woman he yearns for but wonders if, as beautiful as she is, she might be lonely like he is.

As she passes by he stares in awe at her beauty and at the last minute, she turns back and joins him. 

Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics - Who inspired Orbison to write this song?

The title was inspired by Orbison's wife Claudette. She interrupted a conversation between Roy and his friend, song writer Bill Dees, to let Roy Know she was going out.

When Orbison asked if she needed any money, Dees simply replied "A pretty woman never needs any money." Forty minutes later Roy and Bill Dees completed the "Pretty Woman Lyrics."

Daisy Duke cut-off denim shorts turned boys to men.

You might be wondering how did Daisy Duke get involved with this song? Let me explain.

Roy Orbison was in an episode of Dukes of Hazzard in 1981 and performed the song "Pretty Woman." He was singing the song sittin' at the bar.

And of course sittin' on the bar, in her Daisy Duke Shorts was the original pretty woman Catherine Bach.

The show was on from 1979-1985 and was the dream of many a teenage boy.

I wasn't a teenager at the time but her skimpy short shorts produced a whole new appreciation for a clothing option called Daisy Dukes.

Any girl that purty gotta be named Daisy!

Catherine Bach and her cool Daisy Duke cut-off denim shorts.

Where'd the Daisy Duke short shorts idea come from?

The producers originally suggested that Daisy wear a tight white turtleneck, go-go boots and a poodle skirt. Bach asked if she could bring her own outfit.

She returned dressed in a homemade T-shirt, a pair of cut-off denim shorts and high heels.

And with that outfit .... Daisy turned boys to men!

So now you can decide. Is Daisy the real pretty woman? Watch the original Daisy Duke in action with Roy Orbison singing his 1964 number one song, "Oh, Pretty Woman."

Do you think with Daisy sittin' that close might have been when Roy started using those dark glasses?

Pretty Woman Oldies Music Lyrics
Written by Roy Orbison and Bill Dees
Recorded by Roy Orbison August, 1964

Pretty woman, walking 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....


Pretty woman, won't you pardon me
Pretty woman, I couldn't help see

Pretty woman

That you look lovely as can be
Are you lonely just like me


Pretty woman, stop a while
Pretty woman, talk a while

Pretty woman, gave 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...okay

If that's the way it must be, okay
I guess I'll go on home, it's late

There'll be tomorrow night, but wait.....
What do I see?

Is she walking back to me
Yeah, she's walking back to me.......

Oh, oh, Pretty woman

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