Crystal WatersGypsy Woman (She's Homeless)

Label:Mercury – 868 209-1
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM
Style:House, Garage House


A1Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (Red Bone Club Mix)7:08
A2Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (Radio Mix)3:48
B1Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (Basement Boys "Strip To The Bone" Mix)7:26
B2Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (Hump Instrumental Mix)4:53

Companies, etc.



Basement Boys Music (ASCAP)
℗ 1991 PolyGram Records, Inc.

Printed in U.S.A.

Runouts: all etched, SRC logo stamped

"Basement Boys Productions" only appears on stickered editions.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 422-868209-1
  • Barcode (Scanned): 042286820910
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Pressing Plant ID (Label sides A & B): 49
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): [SRC logo] 868-209-1-AS-SP I-I DMS HERBIE JR :^) Yᴏ DJ's This BEATS FOR YOU!!
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): [SRC logo] 868-209-1-BS-SP DMS HERBIE JR :^) IT's PUMPED FOR ThE 90'S "LA DA DEE.... I-I

Other Versions (5 of 72)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee La Da Da) (CD, Single)Mercury868 397-2Europe1991
Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (12", 45 RPM)Mercury868 397-1Europe1991
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Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee) (12", 45 RPM)A&M PM, A&M PM, A&M Records, A&M RecordsAMY 772, 390 772-1UK & Europe1991
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Gypsy Woman (La Da Dee La Da Da) (7", 45 RPM, Single)Mercury868 396-7France1991
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Gypsy Woman (She's Homeless) (CD, Maxi-Single)Mercury868 209-2US1991



  • Groovemaster-DJ's avatar
    that wonderful needless barcode.....was this to save money on black ink at the just looks in one word.....vile
    • THEOoh's avatar
      • UndecidedMarkus's avatar
        Probably one of the most influential house songs of all time. The organ part is so iconic and sampled a lot. She’s Homeless is the epitome of what House is. I also enjoyed the instrumental version a lot more.
        • quimetquim's avatar
          "Deep House"????? Seriously???? It's pure "Garage house", or "Soulful House", but it's far, far, far awy from "deep house"!!
          • Risingson's avatar
            Can I ask the audience why the production is credited to Maurice Fulton in so many magazines and places on the internet when he is nowhere to be seen in the credits of this one? He is on the later 100% Pure Love, I know.
            • synapticflow's avatar
              • RCLair's avatar
                Edited 4 years ago
                going to try to review this record without using the word crossover, like my predecessors. it's impossible to convey just how huge this record was. This was on the radio, video shows, clubs, raves... Those keys are timeless. 5 stars. This will rock any party... and dont forget about that instrumental! wow
                • TheStupendous's avatar
                  This song was such a crossover smash, it reached the U.S. Billboard Pop chart at #8, and the R&B chart at #25. Everybody was singing along to this without knowing it was House music! Got myself two copies.
                  • GoodNF's avatar
                    I recall an interview with a Dutch dance music magazine about this tune. Crystal: "I was hanging out in my apartment, minding my own business, and after some time, a homeless lady was sitting outside in the vicinity of where I lived, singing all kinds of things. One of these tunes kept lingering in my head, it went like "la da dee, la da da" all the time. I simply could not get it out, so I decided to incorporate the "la da dee, la da da" as an ad-lib and write a song around it, describing all I observed."

                    It's a common legend that initially, Crystal Waters did not want to record the song herself (her voclas not being good enough), but preferred to give it to Ultra Naté. However, after hearing a home-recorded demo, the Basement Boys insisted that Crystal would sing it herself.

                    The rest is history. The Basement Boys turned the demo into a club smash, which crossed over to lots of radio stations and charted No. 1 in various countries.
                    • pinkychukkles's avatar
                      This was a real crossover hit in the UK in the summer of '91 I remember it because I was still at school and everyone sang along in the social hut, just before we broke up for the summer holidays! Even hardened dance music hayterz were singing along...there must've been something in the air back then ;-)


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