Oh, Pretty Woman – #4 song of 1964!
ALSO #7 on the “The Top 50 Classic Texas Songs”
Oh – that walking bass!! You hear the intro and EVERYONE KNOWS the song you are going to play!!!
Because of the strong bass line – I chose to write this as an ensemble. BUT here is the solo version of it too – Oh, Pretty Woman – Solo
This ensemble arrangement is part of a set of songs I am taking with me to San Diego and Yuma in Feb. 2016 – and their Accordion Club Ensembles will be “debuting” the pieces. SOO if you are on the West Coast – come and join us!!
- Pretty Woman Ensemble Final
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Violin 1
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Violin 2
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Cello
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Viola
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Bass Bass Clef
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Bass Treble Clef
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Percussion
- Oh, Pretty Woman – Cello w-LH
I have added this Cello with Left Hand – for those ensembles that do not have a bass player. This can also be added – even with a bass player! (It really difference from the regular cello part!
Listen to the Norwich Accordion Band Performing this Arrangement
I would sincerely call this arrangement a level 2.5!!! There are a lot of runs but they are the SAME runs – so – very easy to learn!!
About the Song:
“Oh, Pretty Woman” (originally issued as “Pretty Woman“) is a song by Roy Orbison, written by himself and Bill Dees. It was released as a single in August 1964 on Monument Records and spent three weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 – the second single by Orbison to top the US charts. It was also Orbison’s third single to top the UK Singles Chart chart (for a total of three weeks). The record ultimately sold seven million copies and marked the high point in Orbison’s career. Within months of its release, in October 1964, the single was certified gold by the RIAA. At the year’s end, Billboard ranked it the number four song of 1964.
Orbison posthumously won the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for his live recording of “Pretty Woman” on his HBO television special Roy Orbison and Friends, A Black and White Night. In 1999, the song was honored with a Grammy Hall of Fame Award and was named one of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine ranked it #222 on their list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.” On May 14, 2008, The Library of Congress selected the song for preservation in the National Recording Registry and in 2012, Texas Music magazine ranked the song No. 7 on its list of “The Top 50 Classic Texas Songs”