"Black Magic Woman" as written by and Peter Green....
I got a black magic woman
Got a black magic woman
Yes, I got a black magic woman
Got me so blind I can't see
But she's a black magic woman
And she's tryin' to make a devil out of me

Don't turn your back on me baby
Don't turn your back on me baby
Yes, don't turn your back on me baby
You're messin' around with your tricks
Don't turn your back on me baby
'Cause you might just break up my magic stick

You got your spell on me baby
You got your spell on me baby
Yes, you got your spell on me baby
Turning my heart into stone
I need you so bad, magic woman, I can't leave you alone

Yes, I need you so bad
Well, I need you darling
Yeah, I need you darling
Yes, I want you to love me
I want you to love me
Whoa, I want you to love me, ah
Whoa, yeah
Oh, whoa, baby
Yes, I need your love


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"Black Magic Woman" as written by Peter Alan Green

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    General CommentThey wrote it in their early days(pre Nicks/Buckingham) and it might even be a contribution from Peter Green or one of the other original members(they've had something like 15 members). Of course, Santana's cover is the version that became famous. BTW, I was told by my grandfather that the "black magic woman" in the song is actually his guitar: a Gibson Les Paul which is, obviously, black.
    ZinbobDanon March 12, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song is assuredly by Fleetwood Mac. Peter Green wrote it for English Rose, he's given songwriting credit on Abraxas, and it hit 37 on the UK Billboard charts. And you'll observe that nowhere on the Santana version does anyone sing "I want you to love me." Santana breaks into Gypsy Queen instead. In any case, this song's a cool little bit of blues/rock mixed up with some Latin music. Pity Green and Spencer had to totally flip out on acid. I've always figured the lyrics were the standard blues nonsense that just sounds nice and bemoans unrequited love..
    IV1066on June 04, 2003   Link
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    General Comment^Yes. Yes yes yes. This is correct. Yes yes yes yes yes.
    sumwhatfunnyon March 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdeep purple also sings this song!! i think they sang the original black mahic woman
    friscleon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentto: thedoorsandlzrock: I love peter greens fleetwood mac. They are brill. If you like their music listen to Boston Blues, recorded live, great guitar on Rattlesnake shake!
    xx
    To me Black Magic Woman is one of the sexiest tracks I ever heard.
    destiny_ruleson June 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI DON'T CARE IF IT WAS ALMOST 6 YEARS AGO!!!!
    fxmanz IS A FUCKING RETARD!!!!

    peter green wrote the fucking song...if I hear anyone say santana wrote it again, I going to fucking explode!!!!
    hendrx89on December 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is great, but a bit dark
    basically its a bad woman you just cant resist and you dont care what she does as long as she dosnt leave you cause shes got you so hypnotized that somewhere under there she is worth saving
    happyloveon January 18, 2013   Link
  • -1
    General CommentDo they sing this song?? I don't think so. (Sorry)
    fxmanzon May 06, 2002   Link
  • -1
    General CommentFinally some people who actually like peter greens fleetwood mac. i really only recently found fleetwood mac. I HATE STEVIE NICKS!! SHE IS A WITCH WOMAN WHO WRECKED EVERYTHING!!
    thedoorsandlzrockon July 10, 2006   Link
  • -2
    General CommentThis is Santana!
    Pagan_SilkyRoseon May 04, 2003   Link

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