Jackattack wrote:It's not exclusively a country song as it was top of the pop charts. The original vocal sounds very southern, but the song has been covered by many soul artists and continues to be played by funk/soul/jazzers as an instrumental like Dr. Lonnie Smith, Reuben Wilson, and Booker T. and the MG's.
Sure, it is changed a lot. Most songs are. However, it was originally sung by Bobbie Gentry, one of the first country women. You can change it all you want, it is still country.