I Recall a Gypsy Woman

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"I Recall a Gypsy Woman" is a song written by Bob McDill and Allen Reynolds, and originally recorded by Don Williams in 1973. In 1976, his version charted at number 13 on the UK Singles Chart, [1] the best position for Williams on this chart

The song was previously the B-side of Williams' 1973 single "Atta Way to Go", which peaked at number 13 on the Hot Country Songs charts in 1973.[2]

Cover versions[edit]

In 1973, country singer Tommy Cash, the younger brother of Johnny Cash recorded his cover version of the song as a non-album release. It reached number 16 on the US Billboard Country Charts.

In 1975, Waylon Jennings covered it in his album Dreaming My Dreams.

In 1977, Doc Watson interpreted the song with his version being the opening track of the album Lonesome Road jointly released by Doc Watson and guitarist Merle Watson.

In 1981, B.J. Thomas covered it in his covers album Some Love Songs Never Die. The album was produced by Larry Butler.

More recently, it has been covered by South African singer Ricus Nel accompanied by a music video directed by Christian Wolf.[3] The song is the opening track of Nel's 2014 cover album Ricus Nel Sing Don Williams & Ander Country legendes.


  1. ^ "UK Singles Chart history for Don Williams". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  2. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. pp. 463–464. ISBN 0-89820-177-2. 
  3. ^ Select Music YouTube Channel: Ricus Nel - "I Recall a Gypsy Woman

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