Scrobble from Spotify? Connect to Spotify Dismiss. Search Search. It was her first chart-topper as a solo artist in the United States.
The song originated as a story-song called "Gypsies and White Trash" before songwriter Bob Stone revised it at the request of producer Snuff Garrett. It Gypsys 1 on the B… read more. It was her first chart-topper a… read more. Related Tags pop female vocalists 80s dance cher Add tags View all tags. Artist images more. A major figure for over five decades in the Tramps And Thieves (CD) of popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having first brought the sense of female autonomy and self-actualization into the entertainment industry.
She is known for her distinctive contralto and for having worked extensively across media, as well as for continuously reinventing both her music and image, the latter of which has been known to induce controversy. Tramps & Thieves - Cher - The Best Of Cher - Gypsies was born Cherilyn Sarkisian in El C… read more.
A major figure for over five decades in the world of popular culture, she is often … read more. A major figure for over five decades in the world of popular culture, she is often referred to as the Goddess of Pop for having f… read more. Similar Artists Play all. Trending Tracks 1. Features Exploring the local sounds and scenes at Noise Pop Fest. The song describes the life of a girl, the narrator of the song, who was "born in the wagon of a traveling show ".
Her mother "used to dance for the money they'd throw", while her father would do "whatever he could; preach a little gospel, sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good ". Although the people Tramps And Thieves (CD) the town insulted them with such terms suggested in the title of the song, the men paid them well "every night" for their services.
When a young man is picked up in Mobilethe narrator is 16, while he is Her family took care of him for a while and allowed him to travel with them to Memphisalthough her father "would have shot him if he knew what he'd done", implying that he had sex with the narrator. Three months later, the narrator describes herself as a "gal in trouble ", and her young man has disappeared.
Echoing the beginning of the song, the narrator's own daughter was "born in the wagon of a traveling show", while the narrator now dances "for the money they throw" and "Grandpa" — the narrator's own father — supported them in just the same way as before.
The title of this song has also been shown with the alternative spelling "Gypsies", this being a correct spelling of this word. The song was described by Rob Tennanbaum in Billboard magazine as one of the greatest songs of the 20th century.
Throughout the video Cher is singing in front of a house wagon and in front of a fire. A second video was made, but it was very similar to the original. In the second video, clips of dancing female gypsies were shown. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pop folk rock. Kapp MCA. This section needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. October Learn how and when to remove this template message.
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