Lady In Black

Album: Salisbury (1971)
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  • She came to me one morning
    One lonely Sunday morning
    Her long hair flowing in the mid-winter wind
    I know not how she found me
    For in darkness I was walking
    And destruction lay around me
    From a fight I could not win
    Ah, ah, ah

    She asked me name my foe then
    I said the need within some men
    To fight and kill their brothers without thought of men or God
    And I begged her give me horses
    To trample down my enemies
    So eager was my passion to devour this waste of life
    Ah, ah, ah

    But she would not think of battle that
    Reduces men to animals
    So easy to begin and yet impossible to end
    For she the mother of all men
    Had counciled me so wisely that
    I feared to walk alone again
    And asked if she would stay
    Ah, ah, ah

    Oh, lady, lend your hand, I cried
    Oh, let me rest here at your side
    Have faith and trust in me, she said and filled my heart with life
    There is no strength in numbers
    I've no such misconceptions
    But when you need me be assured I won't be far away
    Ah, ah, ah

    Thus having spoke she turned away
    And though I found no words to say
    I stood and watched until I saw her black cloak disappear
    My labor is no easier
    But now I know I'm not alone
    I find new heart each time I think upon that windy day
    And if one day she comes to you
    Drink deeply from her words so wise
    Take courage from her as your prize and say hello for me
    Ah, ah, ah, ah, ah, ah Writer/s: KEN HENSLEY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 8

  • Matej Matyas.nazaretsly from SlovakiaMasterpiece poet legendarily forever written to my soul.
  • Ricktor from Boca Raton I've waited for her for her for 50 years now, and will wait past death if i'm allowed.
  • Vladimir from Moscow, Russia FederationIn 1977 Lady In Black topped the German charts for 13 weeks, keeping Paul McCartney's Mull of Kintyre off the number one spot, a feat which earned Uriah Heep the Golden Lion award, the German equivalent of a Brit Award [] - Vladimir, Moscow, Russia
  • Mariana from Timisoara, RomaniaWhat a great song! I have been a fan of Uriah Heep since I was in High School back in Timisoara. I actually saw them after the years of glory a couple of times; one time in Chicago and the last time they played in a bar in Aurora, Illinois. What a great treat that was for I was just a few steps away. Great band, great music!
  • Kadir Köz from Istanbul, TurkeyVery catchy..Deep in concept
  • Rob from Ashland, OhI love this song! I really like some of their other stuff like East Living and the Wizard but this song rocks! The AHH in the chorus is so catchy. Too bad this isn't mre popular as it should be...
  • David from Wilson, NyKen Hensley does the lyrics on this, not David Byron
  • Ash from Cary, Ncthis song is f***in awsome
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