A Gal in Calico – Song and Lyrics by Ahmad Jamal

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Written by: ARTHUR SCHWARTZ, LEO ROBIN

Duration: 2:37

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘A Gal in Calico’ by Ahmad Jamal. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Ahmad Jamal or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Met a gal in calico, down in Santa Fe;
Used to be her Sunday beau ?til I rode away.
Do I want her, do I want her love?
Yes siree!

Will I win her, Will I win her love?
Wait and see!
Workin’ with a rodeo, go from town to town.
See most every kind a gal, every kind a gown.

But who made my heart sing
Yippee Yi! Yippee Yo!
My little gal in calico.
Take my gal in calico, down in Santa Fe;

Guess I’d better let her know that I feel this way.
Is she waitin’ is she waitin’
She better be.
Am I hopin’ to be ropin’ her?

Yes siree!
Gonna quit the rodeo, gonna settle down,
Buy a bolt of calico for a weddin?gown.
Then will I fence her in

Yippee Yi! Yippee Yo!
My little gal in calico.