Pretty Woman
Oldies Music Lyrics

A 1964 #1 Song & 1988 Black & White Special.


The Essential Roy Orbison sings Pretty Woman live at vinyl record memories.

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?

Pretty Woman, is an old favorite, especially for many of our lady friends. If your female ego is hurting this song will always lift you up. It's a great tune for the gym; women play it over and over without tiring of it. As one lady remarked...Pretty woman is like an old sweater, cozy and comfortable. Not many songs can do both; comfort and energize.

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."


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

The show was on from 1979-1985 and Daisy 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!


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

Catherine Bach and her Daisy Duke cut-off denim shorts at Vinyl Record Memories.com

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."

What's your thoughts on Daisy sittin' on the bar that close to Roy wearing those short denim cut-offs and low cut blouse.  Could this have been when Roy decided to use those  dark glasses?  


Roy Orbison and Friends:
A Black and White Night Special.


Enjoy this Roy Orbison and Friends 1988 Black and White Night special at vinyl record memories.

Starring triple Hall of Fame inductee (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame and Songwriters Hall of Fame) rock/pop singer/songwriter Roy Orbison and the TCB backing band is a 1988 Cinemax television special originally broadcast on January 3, 1988, and was filmed entirely in black and white.

The TCB band consisted of Glen D. Hardin on piano, James Burton on lead guitar, Jerry Scheff on stand up base, and Ronnie Tutt on drums. The TCB Band accompanied Elvis Presley from 1969 until his death in 1977. Female backing vocals on this black and white special included Bonnie Raitt, k.d. Lang, and Jennifer Warnes.

Even If you don't already know the music and words from memory, when the familiar intro beat to PRETTY WOMAN starts, your heart will begin to pound. Roy Orbison had an absolutely incredible voice, and all of these people from days gone by knew how to sing either alone or in this wonderful group. Enjoy this Black and White Night Special from 1988.



Pretty Woman
Oldies Music Lyrics


Written by
Roy Orbison and Bill Dees...

Recorded 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

Mercy.....

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

Grrrwow...

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!

Only The Lonely - A Roy Orbison classic Live!

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