"Hey, Lady Godiva" as written by and Shel Silverstein....
(Shel Silverstein)

Hey Lady Godiva, ridin' throughout town
Naked on your big white horse
With your long hair hangin' down
Lady Godiva, you say you're frightened
And so shy
I hate to bust your bubble but you
Sure picked a funny place to hide

Hey Lady Godiva, lookin' for a place
Where no one wants your body
And nobody knows your face
Lady Godiva, you say you wanna be loved
For what's inside
I donÂ't know much about horses but you
Sure picked a funny place to ride

Every man's just a clutchin' hand
Reachin' out to grab you
Every man's a quiverin' lance
Tryin' hard to stab you - don' let 'em nab you

Hey Lady Godiva, lookin' kind of scared
You showed 'em all your talents
And nobody seems to care
Lady Godiva, could it be no-one wants to ride
Come to think it over
You may have picked the perfect place to hide

(c)1972 Evil Eye Music Inc.






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"Hey, Lady Godiva" as written by Shel Silverstein

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    General Commentthis song was actually written by Shel Silverstein--just as almost every Dr Hook song was.
    It's his version of the old story about Lady Godiva, a woman who rode naked through the city in support of the arts and protesting the oppressive taxes her husband (the lord of the city) imposed on the people. She had only her long locks to maintain any modesty.(You can look up the story on Wikipedia.) Legend also has it that no one was to look out their window as she rode through town, but one eager man named Tom did--hence the term 'Peeping Tom.'
    Anyway, I don't see any great similarities between Silverstein's version and the actual legend, save of course it's a naked woman on a horse.
    oh-dominoon March 08, 2006   Link

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