Home Music Articles Forums Blog Chat More...      

Gypsy Lady


by

Moviz

 Genre: Latin Pop

Get Flash to see this player.

Description
We-ell, if you listen to this one you won't be able to keep still if you can hold a beat. It's virtually all percussion as backing until we get to the middle break. I loved doing this and i wanted to get that real Spanish double clapping thing going, so-o-o-o since I had no-one to do the alternating clapping, I had to resort to (don't read if you're squeamish LOL)... rolling up my trouser leg and clapping my bare thigh with my right hand and on the upstroke clapping my left hand with the back of my right hand (and it's both tiring and painful after a while), but it turned out fine I think. Hope you like this Spanish type song..... great for parties. Oh and you'll see that in the lyrics I wrote "They said you’d play me like an instrument; you’d leave me looking old and grey,"..... well it's not true; I was old and grey anyway LOL.
Leave a Comment
You must be registered and logged-in to comment.
Lyrics
Gypsy lady

I’ve never been more mad with anyone than I am with myself right now,
I tried to reason with myself by asking where and when and how,
I was too weak I went and fell for you,
Though people said that I would pay,
They said you’d play me like an instrument; you’d leave me looking old and grey,

Chorus
Oh Gypsy Lady, you drive me crazy, Oh Gypsy lady, see what you made me,
Oh Gypsy Lady, you drive me crazy, Oh Gypsy lady, see what you made me.

I saw the Moon and stars and everything that’s Heavenly, within your eyes,
I never knew the Devil and the fires of Hell were what your smile belies,
I took the bait you reeled me in,
The way you played me was a sin,
I was like putty in your hands and what you moulded was a fool in paradise.

Chorus
Oh Gypsy Lady, you drive me crazy, Oh Gypsy lady, see what you made me,
Oh Gypsy Lady, you drive me crazy, Oh Gypsy lady, see what you made me.

Instrumental break
Chorus.
It seems my skin will burst in flame each time somebody calls your name,
And every hair will stand on end in answer to unspoken messages of love you send,
The way you look, you leave me hypnotized,
Theres’s just that ‘something’ from your eyes,
I can’t live with you or without you and it drives me wild.
Chorus x 2

It seems my skin will burst in flame each time somebody calls your name,
And every hair will stand on end in answer to unspoken messages of love you send,
The way you look, you leave me hypnotized,
Theres’s just that ‘something’ from your eyes,
I can’t live with you or without you and it drives me wild.
Chorus x 2
Maurice Vizard. April 2011.
Song Stats
Hits: 3317
Comments: 82
Fans: 35
Plays: 147
Downloads: 50

Uploaded: Apr 13, 2011 - 06:10:12 PM
Last Updated: Apr 13, 2011 - 06:10:12 PM Last Played: Feb 07, 2017 - 11:13:03 AM
Song License
Creative Commons License:
Attribution-NoDerivs-NonCommercial

Creative Commons

Song Actions
share on facebook share on twitter download song
Hardware:
Mac Intel 10.06, fast track, sennheiser mic.
Software:
GB, Ozone 3
Comments
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Forgot to
mention above that this is my 100th song, so I'm glad it turned out to be something party-ish that we can all dance to, M
Check out my latest song called Angels
michaeljayklein said 2266 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
CONGRATULATIONS!
And what a fine way to celebrate! Maurice, I love the Latin rhythms and percussion and you excelled in laying down some irresistible beats and styling here--wow! As always, a well delivered vocal is the perfect complement to all that's going down behind you there (man you really know how to get down with the best partner--that ending? Fantastic!) My only complaint is I could have used something like this during the winter to warm me up, but I'll forgive you this time! Thanks again Maurice--I don't have an iPod but this is going into my little Mp3 portable player for a long stretch. Take care now! Michael
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Thanks Michael
for those very kind and much appreciated words.... Yes, it was freezing all winter here as well, but signs of nicer weather now. Regarding 'getting down'... oh, yes I can, but it's getting up again that's the problem these days LOL, Regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
michaeljayklein said 2266 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Hahahahahaha!
"Regarding 'getting down'... oh, yes I can, but it's getting up again that's the problem these days" And you have a pixie-ish sense of humor on top of everything else! Thanks for the smile!
Check out my latest song called There Ain't Nobody Here but Us Chickens!
Sigmund said 2266 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Sounds more "Arabian Nights" - ish to me but no matter - I hadn't had enough fun by the end so I had to hit replay! Loved it - great job Maurice -
Sig
Check out my latest song called Running with the Wind by Peter B, feat rok41
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Glad you
liked this Sig and you're right in hearing Arabic influences, because Spanish music and art in all its forms remains heavily influenced by Arabic themes from the time when Spain was invaded and occupied by the Moors (Muslim Arabs) in the middle ages. The influence is not only in the music, but also in the Architecture. Thanks again Sig for listening., Regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Ibstrat said 2266 days ago (April 13th, 2011)
You
are so good at this kind of music, your phrasing is so effortless. I'm going to have this stuck in my head for a long time!
Check out my latest song called What the
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thanks Mark
I too am stuck with that simple chorus and beat in my head LOL.... I wanted precision in the song and beat and it was so great to sing to, so am really pleased you enjoyed it, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
DavidConnell said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Nice work
Fun stuff! – and catchy
Check out my latest song called Twang twang
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thanks Dave
Nice of you to give it the once over, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
rabittwhole said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
ahemmm....
would love to see you perform this live! lol ...Woa! first rattle out of box with that growl you had me movin. Maurice this is too much fun. This is really one of the best from you ever. Downloaded.
Check out my latest song called FloydianSlip2
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Ha Ha...
You just want to see me slapping my thighs don't you LOL.... Thanks for the very kind words and I'll bet you moved your shoulders to the beat.... I might be able to loose some weight to this song, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
magnatone said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
100th song, and what a beauty it is! great work Maurice!
Check out my latest song called Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) and Variations
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thanks Karen
I'm very pleased with how it turned out I must say especially for my centenary too..... glad you liked this, Cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
papag said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Tricked by a gypsy
Your beats are irresistible and work nicely with your vocal styling. Loved your guitar work in there too.

thanks for the download :)
Check out my latest song called Chinese Flutes (first draft)
Moviz said 2266 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Glad you like
the exotic rhythms because apart from the bass for most of the song that's all there is accompanying the vocal, punctuated by the piano chord. The guitars are loops though, but.... it's what you do with 'em that matters LOL. Thanks for dropping in to listen, cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Jarvoid said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Happy 100th...
and I hope the thighs have stopped stinging !

Good job sorta flamenco sounding percussiveness with a latino twist in the mix.Now pass me the paella !!

Jarvoid.
Check out my latest song called Port Arthur Blues
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thanks Chris
but it wasn't so much my thighs stinging as the back of my right hand; you have to hit it hard to get that high pitched slap sound LOL (not a pretty picture).... glad you called in, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Jerry_Quinn said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
That was fun. Liked your voice,too. Xavier Cugat is rolling over in his grave. Great!
Check out my latest song called I Had a Dream Last Night w/ alackbass & ktb
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Ahhh!
I'm glad there's still someone else alive who can remember Xavier Cugat.... I used to love those film musicals in which he appeared.... Carmen Miranda and Ethel Smith too; great times. Thank you for calling in to listen and comment, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Bowman said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
We're like putty in YOUR hands Maurice.
This is fantastic stuff and you're right about that infectious beat. I listened to it at work and haven't been able to leave my office for fear that they're going to throw a net over me to get me to stop shaken.

Cheers,
Charlie
Check out my latest song called 1917
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
That's
what I like to hear Charlie LOL.... giving people the shakes is a new one for me, but maybe that will change after this song. Thanks for the nice words, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Narad said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Excellent performance ! Much enjoyed ! :)
Check out my latest song called Serenade CCLXII
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Hi Harald
Very pleased that you enjoyed this... thank you for calling in, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
lilmom said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
I love this!!!!!
Maurice! This is awesome. I love this, no matter how you did it! But I must admit I had trouble visualizing the leg slaps - even though they were VERY EFFECTIVE! Way to go! You are a MASTER! And Congratulations on 100!
Check out my latest song called Tribute to Jeannie and Ed
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Sylvia
Please don't dwell on the image of me slapping my thigh for too long, as it may become a cause for concern with your medical practitioner LOL.... thank you for dropping in to listen and comment.... muchos gracias, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
egobandit said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
I dont know
if I should dance or snap my fingers, always fun love your vocals on this one. this could be one of your best brilliant!
Check out my latest song called You Can Try
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Just
shake your maracas and dance Tim LOL.... glad you find the fun here and like the vocals......I thank you too for your kind words, cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
SmokeyVW said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
driving
great driving rhythm - great vocals too!

thanks

and congratulations on achieving song number 100
Check out my latest song called Glyph
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thanks Smokey
Really pleased with your comment and thank you for the congrat's, much appreciated, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Mosaica said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Latin-Arabia?!
This is hot! I'm impressed at your innovative way of getting the double-claps (sort of Body Percussion I think!). Nice outro! Well done.
Check out my latest song called Repercussion
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Well Rosalind
What can you do when you've got no-one to help you clap LOL? So pleased you enjoyed this and thank you for listening, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
alackbass said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Very cool! The chorus really stands out! Nice vocal!
Check out my latest song called Mean Miss Teacher
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Thank you
Andrew thank you for giving a listen and commenting, much appreciated, cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
SISTERS said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
hellawonderful!
"I was too weak I went and fell for you" - LOVE THE WAY YOU SING THAT. that's some fine, quirky harmony happenin - love that, too!
the instrumental break was REALLY GOOD - liked how you came in with the mellow bgvs there. I swear, maurice - if you don't makin songs like this, you're gonna be in a diaper in no time. now i, personally, threw a hip out of place twitching to this. my man will be contacting your man. 8) you're making some crazy fine music, brother. keep at it! anne


Check out my latest song called UNIVERSAL SONG w Astronomusic & 24 Soloists
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Now Anne
Do you mean that I'll soon be in Diapers because of my age(that's just about right).... or because I'm getting younger LOL? Very pleased indeed with your response to my song and I know what you mean about putting your hip out too..... I just love that beat when the bongo's come in after the instrumental..... thanks again for the great compliments, Regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Garni said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Enjoyed this a lot :)
Check out my latest song called Where Did The Sun Go with Lokka
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Hi Garni
Haven't seen you around in a while, so it's nice that you called here to listen. Thank you for dropping by, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
jibes said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Great song and performance!!!!
Check out my latest song called JESSICA
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Thanks Neal
nice of you to call in and comment, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
davisamerica2 said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
This rhythm could be addictive.
I loved this, Maurice. Definitely makes you want to move. And yes, a good celebratory song. Every beat enjoyed. Congratulations. Terry
Check out my latest song called Road to Yourself/with Abandon Style
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Love that
Rhythm Terry and yes it is addictive....... thanks for calling in with the kind words.... glad you enjoyed, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
dave_b said 2265 days ago (April 14th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Tons of energy, lots of attitude in the vocal.
Some really good lines in the lyric - "I’ve never been more mad with anyone than I am with myself right now". Nice one Maurice!
Check out my latest song called Llarions Blues
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
You know Dave
as I was singing this to that beat, I really did feel energised..... hope it did the same for you and very pleased you liked the fun lyrics, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
neilh79 said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Gypsy lady
Toe tappingly good!! Great energy, percussion is awesome well done
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Thank you Neil
very pleased you called in to listen and comment so favourably, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Daugrin said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Mo and the mystery
You da man Mo! That beat track and backing vocal, dig that deep...

Daug
Check out my latest song called Medea Don't Matr H8 Party
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
I think you
were going to say deep 'Bass' LOL... yes I love that bass rift as it really drives the song along with the percussion.... thanks for calling, cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
lavalamp said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
#100
Fittingly well done for your 100th MJ tune!

Congrats. Cool bass, too.

LL
Check out my latest song called The Shallow People
Moviz said 2265 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Thanks for
the 'congrat's' David..... and for calling in with your comment and fave, much appreciated, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
grahame1956 said 2264 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
I love this sound - it just drives along. Paul McCartney used the old "slap my thigh" routine for percussion from time to time and I have an old video of him doing it - I think on his Flowers in the Dirt album promo. However, don't take this unkindly, but I am able to cope with sound but need no further videos!! Good job, love it.
Check out my latest song called Glastonbury Rain
Moviz said 2264 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
I didn't know
about that Grahame... though I'm not a fan of his and I'd hate to see his chicken legs LOL, but in any case did he do it bare legged like me? Ahhh, you see. Joking apart, it wasn't that easy to get that double clap thing; really painful, so I won't be doing it again soon. Really pleased you liked this though and I thank you for giving a listen and commenting, much appreciated, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Feter said 2264 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Gypsy Lady
Wonderful ...I love the dancing feel on this song ...a lot of fun !!
Check out my latest song called Roll with it
Moviz said 2264 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Thanks so much Feter
Glad you liked this song.... nice talking to you, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
sammydix said 2264 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
gypsy
you should release a video, maurice: Moviz's Musical Thigh Workout. Prob sell tons. good drivin tune man, and even better jam.
Check out my latest song called Time and a Word
Moviz said 2264 days ago (April 15th, 2011)
Ha ha..
Ya know, I was thinking about doing a spoof video and posting it in the forum LOL.... pleased you called and liked this Sammy.... thank you regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
shavingronaldscar said 2264 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
Blammo!
This vox is killer! Expressive, great delivery, full of energy and thoroughly entertaining. I love that bass too!
Check out my latest song called Ascent of the Houselickers
Moviz said 2264 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
Thanks
for that extremely welcome comment.... glad you felt the energy in there and while I know that particular bass shouldn't fit there..... it does and it gives it more of a driving force.... thanks again, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Char said 2264 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
Someone get Maurice some castanets.
I'll bet you increased the blood flow to the leg!
That's quite energetic and effective. How you must suffer for your art! Excellent. Thanks.

Check out my latest song called When Loving Is One-sided, Music by Bob Rodgers
Moviz said 2264 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
It's
a good job I always had good legs Char, though I did think of hiring some naughty kids who need their legs smacked instead LOL. I do have some castanets somewhere, but couldn't find them.... never mind. Thanks Char, very pleased you came along and enjoyed it, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
PeterB7858 said 2263 days ago (April 16th, 2011)
Thigh-slappingly good!
Hi Maurice. Congratulations on your 100th song. And what a way to celebrate. Great song. Thigh-slappingly good! Take care, Peter.
Check out my latest song called Dancing In The Rain (GSB)
Moviz said 2263 days ago (April 17th, 2011)
Hi Peter
Thank you for congrats and for calling in to listen.... hope you slapped along with me LOL. Glad you enjoyed this, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
spitlogic said 2262 days ago (April 17th, 2011)
Awesome
You're right. something has to move when you listen to this. Great work.
Check out my latest song called Represent
Moviz said 2262 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
Good
compliment from you Mitchell since you know so well how to deliver rhythmically yourself.... glad you enjoyed, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
fambroski said 2261 days ago (April 18th, 2011)
Caliente!
That was exciting. I had to grab my guitar and play along. The poet, the troubadour. Bravo Maurice!
Check out my latest song called Hello Pain
Moviz said 2261 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
So pleased
you came here Miche.... love that you played along and I thank you for the compliments, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
scofugate said 2260 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Almost missed this
Maurice. You brought the funk here here man!!! What a wonderful combination!!! You knocked it out,cha cha cha.
Your production is really on top M!!!

Check out my latest song called DreamKiller
scofugate said 2260 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
YES!!!
Congrats on number 100!!!!
Keep then coming M!!!!!!
Check out my latest song called DreamKiller
Moviz said 2260 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Thanks Scott
Spanish funky Flamenco a new genre LOL... Well as regards the production on this, I tried to follow some tips in Computer Music Mag. and it seems to have worked regarding the 'Woomph' factor.... Thanks for the lift, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
VicDiesel said 2260 days ago (April 19th, 2011)
Clapping
Using your leg is creative. Personally I would have used an echo plugin....

Great song. Much enjoyed.
Check out my latest song called Betazoid
Moviz said 2260 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
I like
to go 'Au-naturelle' at times Vic, for a more spontaneous feel LOL.... glad you liked this though.... thank you for listening, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
FlorryMcCarthy said 2259 days ago (April 20th, 2011)
Very well mastered!!!!!
Shit it nearly blew my speakers off the walls :-) but once I turned my volume down I found a world of class I really enjoyed this and that says a lot as this style of music is not my normal taste. If I was to have one SMALL critisim the rythem section gets a little boring but who am I to judge
Check out my latest song called All I had to give
Moviz said 2259 days ago (April 21st, 2011)
Sorry

about the potential speaker damage LOL... but thanks so much for the very complimentary comments... much appreciated. The 'Mastering' is all down to Ozone 3 which is wonderful on presets alone and I can see what you mean about the percussion. I heard a song in a TV ad by Michael Buble, which had very little instrumentation apart from percussion and a couple of punctuating trumpets, so thought I would have a bash at that type of arrangement too, since as a singer (as opposed to a musician)it does give a good opening for the voice. Thanks again , regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
davisamerica said 2257 days ago (April 23rd, 2011)
good grief ....
I thought I commented before ..... didn't we have a conversation about the thigh thing ..... arrrggghhh ..... getting old is not for the faint of heart. This is great Maurice.
Check out my latest song called empathy
Moviz said 2257 days ago (April 23rd, 2011)
Ha Ha
Tell me about it Jack LOL.... I think you wrote under another of your pseudonyms Jack LOL, but thank you for calling back to add to the count... much appreciated, cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Moviz said 2257 days ago (April 23rd, 2011)
Or...
as in the Radio Chuck thing, I'll just say that ALL your personalities are welcome to listen, comment and Fave LOL.... the more the merrier, Cheers M
Check out my latest song called Angels
craighalkett said 2255 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Gypsey Lady
what a great beat and rhythm makes me feel like dancing love it

Check out my latest song called Working Man
Moviz said 2255 days ago (April 24th, 2011)
Thanks Craig
Very pleased you called in to listen and comment, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
FEEL said 2254 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Nice instrumentation
And after reading the description it does sound a bit painful but you kept in time. The slap bass really adds to the rhythm and I'm digging the guitar. Vocals are spot on... Enjoyed
Check out my latest song called Stuck n D - 214ce ES2 test
Moviz said 2254 days ago (April 25th, 2011)
Hi John
Thanks for coming back here to listen and yes it was painful, especially to the back of my hand as well as tiring, due to the position of my arms LOL. Yes I like the way the slap bass gives the driving edge to the rhythm.... really pleased you liked it, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
hackneybloke said 2247 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
gypsy
wow maurice....this is such a cool departure...it's retro funk groove latin all mixed together. who's doing the guitar? i LOVE that guitar....and that keyboard too....and wow cool sephardi vocal sound.....and i LOVE that Grrrrr at the end. that made me laugh.....excellent.


maurice this track is a total gem.

Check out my latest song called If Symptoms Persist
Moviz said 2247 days ago (May 2nd, 2011)
I was
hoping you'd catch this one to give you chance to wear your spotted scarf LOL. The guitar is looped as is the piano.... and I wanted to do that strange 'Grahhhh' that i've heard Spaniards do in passionate songs..... really glad you liked this as I think it's one of my best so far. I'd love to do a comic vid to it, regards M
Check out my latest song called Angels
Artist Info
artist photo
Name: Maurice Vizard
Location: UK
send a note
They say time is a healer, which it is, but not when your a singer. Nevertheless, I love being part of this community and hope to continue making contributions for as long as i can. ... [see more]

Check out some of my other songs:

Chat
Who's Online
Invisible Members: 0
Visitors: 108