Woman

Album: Lady Godiva (1966)
Charted: 28 14

Songfacts®:

  • Paul McCartney wrote this song using the pseudonym Bernard Webb. He used this name to see if the public would like the song on its own merits, not knowing that the famous Beatle was behind it. The song was a modest hit, although not nearly as big as "A World Without Love," which he also wrote for Peter & Gordon, the duo of Peter Asher and Gordon Waller. Word did get out that McCartney wrote the song; he knew his cover was blown when he saw a banner at one of their shows that said "Long Live Bernard Webb." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Daniel - Richardson, TX
  • "Woman" was a term of endearment in the '60s used to show commitment. These days, it seems rather possessive, but "be my woman" was said with good intentions back then. In this song, the guy has lost his "woman" and is making a play to get her back.
  • McCartney's Beatles bandmate John Lennon wrote his own song called "Woman" that appeared in 1980 on his last album, Double Fantasy. His song is an ode of gratitude to his wife, Yoko.

Comments: 7

  • Susan from UsaLyrics correction: "Help me just to get through it."
  • Traci from Worcester MaThis song was a favorite of mine my parents watched TV in the basement, and we slept upstairs and a radio playing in the living room this song would play and I would run to the radio and put my ear right on the radio and sing along. I am 58 and this song is still one of the best!!!!! I just heard it here and it still gives me chills. Thanks!! woman by peter & gordon
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 11th 1966, Peter and Gordon performed "Woman" on the NBC-TV program 'Hullabaloo'*...
    At the time the song was at #18 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; fourteen days earlier on March 27th, 1966 it had peaked at #14 for one week {See next post below}...
    * This was Hullabaloo's final show; it debut on January 12th, 1965 and ran for two seasons with a total of 48 original episodes.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn January 29th 1966, Peter and Gordon performed "Woman" on the ABC-TV program 'American Bandstand'...
    Eight days later on February 6th, 1966 it entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; and on March 27th, 1966 it peaked at #14 {for 1 week} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on the same 'Bandstand' show they sang "Don't Pity Me" {it stayed on the Top 100 for a 4 week stay, peaking at #83}...
    Gordon Waller passed away on July 17th, 2009 at the young age of 64 {heart attack} and Peter Asher will celebrate his 70th birthday this coming June 22nd {2014}.
  • Louski from Nyc, VaSamuel: Perhaps you should check your facts. Paul McCartney wrote "Woman" for Peter&Gordon in 1966!!! That's more than a decade BEFORE Lennon wrote his "Woman" song for Double Fantasy. Your entire "theory," which is really just a rant, is wrong. And Lennon moved to New York because that's where everything was happening and because the UK was giving him and Yoko a tremendously hard time, attacking her looks and calling her names.
  • Samuel from Kilsyth, United KingdomPaul McCartney is a very SLY MAN,He was so JEALOUS that John Lennon`s song `WOMAN`, was taking all the limelight away FROM HIM,so he (supposedly wrote this song), which is Completely Different from Lennon`s,and as far as `BERNARD WEBB`, McCartney`s `PSEUDONYM NAME`is Concerned, `NO BEATLE`S FAN`I have Spoken to, has Ever Heard of Him,(Bernard Webb),I Have VOLUMES Of BEATLE MATERIAL, and I Have NEVER heard the name `BERNARD WEBB`, So I suggest you get the Book `THE REAL BEATLES`,or the `A to Z` one, and Read Them, and you will Read The `TRUTH` About PAUL McCARTNEY, and How `JOHN LENNON`was so DISGUSTED WITH HIM, He went to AMERICA. FACT.Thanks Samuel Kilsyth,UK
  • Zabadak from London, England"Woman" was also the title of one of John Lennon's last hits! Spooky!
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