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Pentangle Lyrics: A Woman Like You

  
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                 Pentangle
            A Woman Like You 
        Transcribed November 2002
         By Doug Johnson* from the 
           CD 'Early Classics'

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I don't believe I have seen
A woman like you anywhere
And I must admit that I can't1 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 your heart

And a broken heart won't cure my endless search, little girl
I'm going to 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 thee2

    . . .

I'd rather wait and die 
A thousand times, little girl
Than take a woman into 
The heart of my soul

And if I catch you sleeping all unawares3
I'll carry you off to my secret lair
There I'll 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


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1) Rowan Edwards suggests "I can see", Richard Turner and Peggy Denny suggest "I can't see".
2) Rowan Edwards suggests:
To weave on you little girl
I will fall the long grass to catch you in
I will fall the orange to sweeten sin
Before this very moment evilly
Richard Turner suggests "I'll find the... etc.".
Peggy Denny suggests:
L for the long grass to catch you in
O for the orange to sweeten sin
V for this very moment
E for thee.
3)
Richard Turner and Peggy Denny suggest "sleeping all unawares".
Rowan Edwards suggests "sleeping or unaware".
* Help with these lyrics came from emails from Richard Turner, Rowan Edwards and Peggy Denny.
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