A Gal in Calico

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"A Gal in Calico" is a song by American composer Arthur Schwartz introduced in the 1946 film The Time, the Place and the Girl. The words were written by Leo Robin. In the film, it was performed by Dennis Morgan, Jack Carson, Martha Vickers (dubbed by Sally Sweetland) and chorus. It was nominated for Academy Award for Best Original Song of 1948 but lost out to "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah". Four versions have entered the US Billboard charts: Johnny Mercer (reached No. 5 in 1946); Tex Beneke (No. 6 in 1947); Benny Goodman (No. 6 in 1947) and Bing Crosby (recorded May 7, 1946, No. 8 in 1947). The song has also been recorded by Steve Lawrence (in his 1963 Swinging West album), Tony Martin, Vic Damone, Ahmad Jamal and Miles Davis. In the 1970s it appeared on the album Pastiche by The Manhattan Transfer. The song is whistled briefly by Lon McCallister early in the film The Story of Seabiscuit (1949). 


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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.

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Miles Davis

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 26, 1926 – September 28, 1991) was an American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis was, with his musical groups, at the forefront of several major developments in jazz music, including bebop, cool jazz, hard bop, modal jazz, and jazz fusion. more »

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