"Strange Kind of Woman" as written by Jon Lord, Ian Anderson Paice, Ritchie Blackmore, Roger David Glover and Ian Gillan....
There once was a woman
A strange kind of woman
The kind that gets written down in history
Her name was Nancy
Her face was nothing fancy
She left a trail of happiness and misery

I loved her
Everybody loved her
She loved everyone and gave them good return
I tried to take her
I even tried to break her
She said I ain't for takin' won't you ever learn

I want you I need you I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you I need you I gotta be near you
Ooh I got a strange kind of woman

She looked like a raver
But I could never please her
On Wednesday mornings boy you can't go far
I couldn't get her
But things got better, she said
Saturday nights from now on baby you're my star

She finally said she loved me
I wed her in a hurry
No more callers and I glowed with pride
I'm dreaming
I feel like screaming
I won my woman just before she died

I want you I need you I gotta be near you
I spent my money as I took my turn
I want you I need you I gotta be near you
Ooh I had a strange kind of woman

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"Strange Kind of Woman" as written by Ian Paice Ian Gillan

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  • +1
    General Commentthis is a must hear, especially the Made In Japan version absolutly amazing
    Scottehon May 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentStrange kind of song about falling in love with a hooker, married her & she died soon after.
    han2on February 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentReally nice song; shame not many people have commented on Deep Purple stuff!
    The song is pretty straight-forward, about someone who falls in love with a hooker, then 'won' her shortly before she died.
    GuitarKittyon December 08, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a good song. Really worth listening again and again. The lyrics are straight forward, but they are so great.
    anupamsron August 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYep, I loved the song when I first heard it, its very catchy like most of their songs, Deep purple rock!
    Randomhugson March 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song was going to be called "Prostitute"
    WokCreationson April 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAgree with Scotteh Deep Purple is the best band ever.. my #1 band. Anyways.. The Made In Japan version is kcik ass, and idk, this song is great lol
    leetwrckon September 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentreally great guitar solos on the made in japan cd
    Melbourneon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHas anyone ever thought that this song could have a deeper meaning than just a track about a prostitute that someone fell in love with? What if by saying 'I spent my money as I took my turn' the writer actually meant that he spent his money on buying things for the girl, while taking his turn to be with her in a relationship until she later on left him to start a new conquest with some other unfortunate soul. I think this song has a double meaning; the clearer meaning of a person talking about falling for a prostitute, and the deeper hidden meaning of a person falling for a girl who couldn't care less about him who just milks him for all he's worth.
    LeeLee1498on March 28, 2013   Link

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