Lady in Black

18 Jan

I was prompted to think of which music I would take with me if I was limited to only 8 discs.

One bit of music that came to mind was “Lady in Black” by Uriah Heep. The name of the album: Salisbury. Without even thinking about it I started singing the words in my head – bad news! For the rest of the day I have been singing it over and over. I tried some other songs and they even morphed into Lady in Black.

Uriah Heep Salisbury

So I decided to upload the words for those old enough to remember it, so that it won’t only be me having it running around inside my head πŸ™‚

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.

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.

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.

“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.

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.




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10 responses to “Lady in Black

  1. 68ghia

    18/01/2013 at 12:40

    Thank heavens, I don’t know the tune πŸ˜‰
    Otherwise it might have been stuck in my head – never actually did Uriah Heep and those guys, although I have a few of their tunes on my very arbitrary playlist at home.
    I will go search for this song tonight and see if it’s worth remembering πŸ˜‰

    • paul

      18/01/2013 at 12:55

      If I can find out how and in what format to upload the music I’ll do so.
      Have a great weekend

      • 68ghia

        18/01/2013 at 14:15

        You just go to youtube, click on the share and then the embed button, highlight the text, copy, paste in your blog.
        Then I usually unlink the whole thing, and there you go…

  2. adinparadise

    18/01/2013 at 13:05

    Gosh, that takes me back a way. πŸ™‚

  3. thehappyhugger

    18/01/2013 at 14:27

    Right, now you’ve planted the song in my head too πŸ™‚

    • paul

      24/01/2013 at 05:14

      Will have to put another song on so that you have a new tune to hum/sing/chant/ whistle πŸ™‚

  4. colonialist

    19/01/2013 at 09:27

    Lyrics one can dwell upon.

    • paul

      24/01/2013 at 05:17

      Way back then there were songs that made some sense when the were aired. And many of those very songs are still listened to by a younger generation than what we are. They consider we were a very “deep” generation going by the lyrics that we used to sing to.

      • colonialist

        24/01/2013 at 05:23

        By comparison, I must say that most of those I hear on radio these days are so shallow they don’t even get to the ankles.

  5. Ruth2Day

    19/01/2013 at 15:43

    don’t you find that really does your head in, especially when it’s a silly little tune like Always look on the bright side of life…doobie, doobie, do πŸ™‚


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