Coverafbeelding The Guess Who - American Woman
  • Statistieken
  •   8 weken
  •   5 piekpositie
  •   222 punten
  •   1970

Artiestinformatie

Land   Canada

The Guess Who is een Canadese rockband. Het festival Le Guess Who? is naar hen vernoemd. De geschiedenis van The Guess Who gaat terug tot 1958, toen Chad Allan (zang) in Winnipeg zijn band Al and the Silvertones oprichtte. Deze band veranderde haar naam later in Chad Allan and the Reflections en daarna in The Expressions. Nadat in december 1965 Burton Cummings (zang, piano) zich bij de groep voegde en in mei 1966 Allan en Ashley de band verlieten, werd The Guess Who als vaste bandnaam gekozen. In de jaren 70 scoorden ze met onder meer "American Woman", "Dancing Fool" en "Clap For The Wolfman". Bachman vertrok na ruzies met Burton Cummings en zou tegen die tijd zelf succesvol worden met Bachman-Turner Overdrive.

Songtekst

American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman, she gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind

Say A, say M, say E
Say R, say I, C
Say A, N

American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind
American woman gonna mess your mind

American woman, stay away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come hangin' around my door
I don't wanna see your face no more

I got more important things to do
Than spend my time growin' old with you
Now woman, I said stay away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be
Don't come knockin' around my door
Don't wanna see your shadow no more

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, I said get away
American woman, listen what I say

American woman, said get away
American woman, listen what I say
Don't come hangin' around my door
Don't wanna see your face no more
I don't need your war machines
I don't need your ghetto scenes

Colored lights can hypnotize
Sparkle someone else's eyes
Now woman, get away from me
American woman, mama let me be

Go, gotta get away, gotta get away
Now go, go, go, I'm gonna leave you, woman
Gonna leave you, woman
Bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye, bye-bye

You're no good for me
I'm no good for you
Gonna look you right in the eye
Tell you what I'm gonna do

You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go
You know I'm gonna leave
You know I'm gonna go, woman

I'm gonna leave you, woman
Goodbye, American woman

Songinformatie

In 1999 maakte Lenny Kravitz een cover van de song. Het nummer stond enkele weken in de Tipparade.
ArtiestThe Guess Who
 A-kant
Titel American Woman
Lengte 03:51
Componist(en) Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings & Dale Peters & Gerry Peterson & Jim Kale
Producer(s) Jack Richardson
 B-kant
Titel No Sugar Tonight
Lengte 02'04
Componist(en) Randy Bachman & Burton Cummings
Producer(s) Jack Richardson
 
Platenlabel RCA
Catalogusnr 74-0325
Hoogste positie UK 19
Hoogste positie US 1
Album American Woman


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