The Guess Who - American Woman




"American Woman" is a song released by the Canadian rock band The Guess Who in January 1970, from their sixth studio album of the same name. It was later released in March 1970 as a single backed with "No Sugar Tonight", and it reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard magazine placed the single at number three on the Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1970 list. On May 22, 1970, the single was certified as gold by the RIAA.


Produced by Jack Richardson, the single was recorded on August 13, 1969, at RCA's Mid-America Recording Center in Chicago.





Lyrics


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American woman, stay away from me

American woman, mama, let me be

Don't come a-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 a-knockin' around my door

Don't wanna see your shadow no more

Coloured lights can hypnotize

Sparkle someone else's eyes

Now woman, I said get away

American woman, listen what I say, hey


American woman, said get away

American woman, listen what I say

Don't come a-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

Coloured 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 ya, woman

Goodbye, American woman...