She Wears Red Feathers

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"She Wears Red Feathers"
Single by Guy Mitchell
Released 1953
Recorded 1952
Length 3:06
Writer(s) Bob Merrill
Guy Mitchell singles chronology
"'Cause I Love You, That's a Why"
"She Wears Red Feathers"
"Tell Us Where the Good Times Are"

"She Wears Red Feathers" (also erroneously known as "She Wears Red Feathers and a Huly-Huly Skirt" after the opening lyrics) is a popular song, which was written by Bob Merrill in 1952.

The best-known recording of the song was made by Guy Mitchell in 1952 and was a No. 1 single in the UK Singles Chart in March 1953 for four weeks.[1][2] It was only the sixth single to reach the top spot in the UK.[1]

Alberto Semprini, on pianoforte with rhythm accompaniment, recorded it in London as the first song of the medley "Dancing to the piano (No. 20) - Hit medley of quick-steps" along with "Wild Roses" and "Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes". The medley was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10457.

The band Mud also released a cover of this song.[3] Another cover performed in a cabaret club, featured in the opening scene of the 1989 film, Scandal.


  1. ^ a b Rice, Jo (1982). The Guinness Book of 500 Number One Hits (1st ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Superlatives Ltd. p. 8. ISBN 0-85112-250-7. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. pp. 15–6. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "The Story of Mud - Mud | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-04-02. 
Preceded by
"Don't Let the Stars Get in Your Eyes" by Perry Como
UK Singles Chart number one single
Guy Mitchell

March 13, 1953 (4 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Broken Wings" by The Stargazers