"She's a Lady" as written by and Paul Anka....
Well, she's all you'd ever want
She's the kind I like to flaunt and take to dinner
But she always knows her place
She's got style, she's got grace, she's a winner
She's a lady
Oh, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
Talkin' about that little lady
And the lady is mine

Well, she's never in the way
Always something nice to say, and what a blessin'
I can leave her on her own
Knowin' she's okay alone and there's no messin'
She's a lady
Oh, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
Talkin' about that little lady
And the lady is mine

Well, she never asks very much
And I don't refuse her
Always treat her with respect
I never would abuse her
What she's got is hard to find
And I don't want to lose her
Help me build a mountain
From a little pile of clay, hey hey hey

Well, she knows what I'm about
She can take what I dish out, and that's not easy
But she knows me through and through
And she knows just what to do and how to please me
She's a lady
Oh, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
Talkin' about that little lady
And the lady is mine
Yeah, yeah, yeah, she's a lady
Oh, whoa, whoa, she's a lady
Listen to me people she's a lady
Yeah yeah yeah yeah she's a lady
Whoa whoa whoa she's a lady
Talkin' about the little lady
whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
She's a lady
Yeah yeah yeah she's a lady
Whoa whoa lord, she's a lady
I can't live without that
She's a lady
Ooh ooh she's a lady


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"She's a Lady" as written by Paul Anka

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    General CommentGreat song from the Welshman. :)
    redshiftdazzleron July 31, 2012   Link
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    General Commenti would like that someone dedicate thins song to me.. hehe :D nice to dance it!
    ReBeKiTaon September 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's actually about a transvestite.

    In the original version, at the 3:50 mark, Tom screams, "Oh no, HE'S A LADY"

    PS: Tom Jones is English, so this sort of thing is encouraged in his area.
    MrAwesomeSquaredon March 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentcanadian paul anka actually wrote this song which jones released in 1971 and, as a product of its time, it would now definitely be considered sexist. in my opinion such lyrics as "she always knows her place" and "she's never in the way" are saying that she doesn't intervene in the more important "men's business" but remains submissive and ignorant. "i can leave her on her own" is pretty patronising, and at other points the lady is objectified and effectively owned by the singer "that little lady... is mine". basically the song's intentions are positive and complimentary, and i've got nothing against tom jones (i'm welsh :D) but you can't help but feel like the underlying attitudes are badly behind the times
    daswgnon June 11, 2012   Link
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    General CommentNever cared for this singer or his sweaty crotch on stage, and never understood how or why women would toss their bras up to him. Ick. This morning I started singing this song as I walked down the hall at my auto insurance office, and it felt rather cool. A man had just run up to me and asked me on a date, blindsiding me. Never expected it. Had no clue whatsoever that he had any interest. So shocked that what I blurted out made almost no sense and I'm surprised he didn't run the opposite direction. After he had told me how nice I looked, I walked away with this silly song in my head even though "Lady" does not describe me. Tom Jones is in love and is saying the woman is his. (The poor thing:)
    IllToast2Thaton February 22, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIt might as well be about our penis, think about it...
    cl3menson December 01, 2014   Link
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    General CommentAccording to Jones, he was so impressed with Anka's work penning "MY Way" for Sinata he asked him to do a song for him, Anka insisted that Jones needed a more rock oriented number, not a somber retrospective ballad like "My Way" and this song was born.

    As an ode to Anka, Jones covered "My Way" as the B-Side for the original single release (probably helped Anka make more $$).
    FlairFan01on January 08, 2015   Link

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