"A Woman Like You" as written by and Herbert Jansch....
I don't believe I've seen
A woman like you anywhere
And I must admit that I can't see
To making you into a dream

But if I had a magical wonder word
I'd send a dove to catch your love
And I send a blackbird to steal your heart

But a broken heart won't go
My endless search, little girl
I gonna fix a magical spell
To weave on you, little girl

I'll fall along that you catch the wind
Upon the orange to sweetest sin
Before this very moment evil in

I'd rather wait at the dark
Of thousand times, little girl
And take the woman until
The heart of my soul

And if I catch you sleeping along the west
And gave you alone my secret way
But I bind your heart unto me very slow

I don't believe I've seen
A woman like you anywhere
And I must admit that I can't see
To making you into a dream

And if I had a magical wonder word
I send a dove to catch your love
And I send a blackbird to steal your heart




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"A Woman Like You" as written by Herbert Jansch

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    General CommentHe's not exactly the clearest of singers, but still:

    "I don't believe I've seen,
    A woman like you, anywhere,
    And I must admit that I can't see,
    My making you into a dream.
    But if I had a magic wand to wave,
    I'd send a dove to catch your love,
    And I'd send a blackbird to steal you heart

    A broken heart won't cure,
    My endless search, little girl,
    I'm gonna fix a magic spell,
    To weave on you, little girl.
    'L' for the Long grass to catch you in,
    'O' for the Orange to sweeten sin,
    'V' for this Very moment,
    'E' for thEe.

    I'd rather wait and die,
    A thousand times, little girl,
    Than take a woman into the heart of my soul,
    But if I caught you sleeping all unawares,
    I'd carry you off to my secret lair,
    There I'd bind your heart to my very soul.

    I don't believe I have seen,
    A woman like you, anywhere,
    And I must admit I can't see,
    My making you into a dream.
    And if I had a magic wand to wave,
    I'd send a dove to catch your love,
    And I'd send a blackbird to steal your heart."

    I'd not heard that interpretation of the second verse until recently, but it makes more sense than I'd thought. It is a *spell*, after all.

    I'd heard it as;

    "Call for the long grass (to catch you in),
    Call for the orange (to sweeten sin),
    Before this very moment, evilly."

    It's difficult to make out whether the narrator is a right demented psycho, or just teetering on the brink of romantic obsession.
    John Johnstonon May 13, 2009   Link

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