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Deep Purple - Strange Kind Of Woman - Live 1973




"Strange Kind of Woman" was originally released as a follow-up single after "Black Night" in early 1971. The song also became a hit, peaking at #8 on UK charts.

When Deep Purple performed the song live, Gillan and guitarist Ritchie Blackmore would play a guitar-vocal duel in the middle. This would always end with an extremely long, high-pitched scream from Gillan before the band returned to playing the original song. An example can be heard on the live album Made In Japan recorded in 1972.





Lyrics


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 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




Songwriters: Ian Gillan / Ian Paice / Jon Lord / Ritchie Blackmore / Roger Glover

Strange Kind of Woman lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC