Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves Music Video

Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves Music Video

You may or may not know this but "Gypsies, Tramps and Thieves" was Chers first music video. You can kind of tell with the oversized earrings, wild hair, and that phallic microphone that it is old, but few would guess that it is her first music video ever. Let's watch this classic video and read the lyrics shall we? Oh, and did I mention this is one of my favorite Cher songs?

Lyrics:

My mama used to dance for the money they'd throw
Papa would do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good

CHORUS:
Gypsies, tramps and thieves
We'd hear it from the people of the town
They'd call us gypsies, tramps and thieves
But every night all the men would come around
And lay their money down

Picked up a boy just south of Mobile
Gave him a ride, filled him with a hot meal
I was sixteen, he was twenty-one
Rode with us to Memphis
And papa woulda shot him if he knew what he'd done

Chorus

I never had schoolin' but he taught me well
With his smooth southern style
Three months later, I'm a gal in trouble
And I haven't seen him for a while
I haven't seen him for a while

She was born in the wagon of a travelin' show
Her mama had to dance for the money they'd throw
Grandpa'd do whatever he could
Preach a little gospel
Sell a couple bottles of Doctor Good

Chorus - End

Ahhhh, I feel better now. I think the song and the hair both soothe me. Thank you Cher.