We were very happy, well at least I thought we were Can't somebody tell me what's got into her? A house, a home, a family, and a man that loves her so Who'd believe she'd leave us to join the burlesque show? Oh, say, has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose? Here's her picture when she was my sweet Mary Jo Now she's got rings on her fingers and bells on her toes** Say, has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose? Oh, I got wind my Jo's been dancing here in New Orleans In this smoke-filled honky-tonk they call the land of dreams Oh, here she comes a strutting in her birthday clothes Say, has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose? Oh baby, baby, won't you come home? Say, we all miss you And every night we kiss your picture Oh Rose, one night, the lights go dim and the crowd goes home That's the day you wake up and you find you're all alone So let's say good-bye to Gypsy, hello Mary Jo Say has anybody seen my sweet Gypsy Rose? So take those rings off your fingers and bells off your toes Say has anybody seen my Now you know just what I mean by Has anybody seen my Gypsy Rose?
*Rose Louise Hovick, genannt "Gypsy Rose [Lee]" (1911-1970) war in den 1930er Jahren die berühmteste Stripteasetänzerin der USA.
**Diese Zeile deutet allerdings weniger auf R.L.H. hin, ist vielmehr ein Zitat aus "I've got rings on my fingers, bells on my toes" von Blanche Ring aus 1909.