Song Lyric Sunday: 30th August

Jim’s theme for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday is
Cruel/Evil/Horrible/Monster/Wicked
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I was never a fan of Cliff Richard until his I’m nearly Famous album was released and I liked the change. I followed it up with Rock and Roll Juvenile, which in my opinion wasn’t as good.
Hopefully this fits in with the theme as The Devil Woman has evil on her mind.

Released in late April 1976, “Devil Woman” made its way up to number 9 on the singles chart in Richard’s native UK in June 1976. However, it became Richard’s first single to reach the Top 20 in the US, making number 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, Richard’s highest peaking single and biggest seller in the US. “Devil Woman” is the third biggest-selling Cliff Richard single with over two million copies sold worldwide.It was certified Gold by the RIAA in the US and the CRIA in Canada.

The musicians featured on the recording are Terry Britten on guitar, Alan Tarney on bass, Clem Cattini on drums, Graham Todd on keyboards, and Tony Rivers, John Perry and A. Harding on backing vocals, with string arrangements by Richard Hewson. The song is heavily guitar-driven, with soft-distortion lines doubling the melody in the chorus and long, high, sustained single notes providing atmosphere over the verses. A Rhodes electric piano, bass guitar, drums and percussion are the only other instruments.
(Source WIKI)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgomTOOgl8M

I’ve had nothing but bad luck
Since the day I saw the cat at my door
So I came into you, sweet lady
Answering your mystical call

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
And I knew it was a spell she cast

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you from behind

Give me the ring on your finger
Let me see the lines on your hand
I can see me, a tall dark stranger
Giving you what you hadn’t planned

I drank the potion she offered me
I found myself on the floor
Then I looked in those big green eyes
And I wondered what I came there for

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you from behind

Stay away
Look out

If you’re out on a moonlit night
Be careful of them neighbourhood strays
Of a lady with long black hair
Tryin’ to win you with her feminine ways

Crystal ball on the table
Showing the future, the past
Same cat with them evil eyes
You’d better get out of there fast

She’s just a devil woman
With evil on her mind
Beware the devil woman
She’s gonna get you
(repeats)

 

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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19 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 30th August

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Not a big Cliff fan really but you got to hand it to him he can deliver and he has a nice voice , great choice Di 💜💜💜💜

  2. quiall says:

    OOOOH, I love that song! Takes me back . . . way back.

  3. I remember one of my sisters buying the single and playing it to death at home.

  4. This is a really cool song Di. I had totally forgotten about this one, thanks for sharing it.

  5. Good one Di. I always liked the song. ☺️ Not a Cliff fan, but he did have talent and appeal.

  6. Lisa Coleman says:

    Great song choice! I used to sing this to myself in high school when the mean girls were trolling the hallways. 🙂

  7. J-Dub says:

    Brings back memories. Love the 70s.

  8. John Holton says:

    Neither Cliff nor the Shadows ever made it big here in the US, and it’s really a shame. Good pick for today…

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