Learn English with Songs: “Lady in Black”

Hey there friend!

Today we are going to be listening to Uriah Heep’s Lady in Black. Do you know the lyrics? Don’t worry!

Just follow the steps:

1. Read the lyrics
2. Understand the vocabulary
3. Sing along!


She came to me one morning, one lonely Sunday morning
Her long hair flowing in the mid-winter wind
I know not how she found me, for in darkness I was walking
And destruction lay around me, from a fight I could not win
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh…. AHHH ahh ahh AHH ahh

She asked me name my foe then, I said the need within some men
To fight and kill their brothers, without thought of love or God
And I begged her give me horses to trample down my enemy
So eager was my passion to devour this waste of life
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh…. AHHH Aahh ahh AHH ahh

But she wouldn’t think of battle that, reduces men to animals
So easy to begin and yet impossible to end
For she the mother of all men, had counseled me so wisely that
I feared to walk alone again and asked if she would stay
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh…. AHHH ahh ahh AHH ahh

Oh lady lend your hand I cried, oh let me rest here at your side
Have faith and trust in me she said, and filled my heart with life
There is no strength in numbers, have no such misconception
But when you need me be assured I won’t be far away
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh….AHHH ahh ahh AHH ahh

Thus having spoke she turned away, and ‘though I found no words to say
I stood and watched until I saw her black cloak disappear
My labour is no easier but now I know I’m not alone
I find new heart each time I think upon that windy day
And if one day she comes to you, drink deeply from her words so wise
Take courage from her as your prize and say hello for me
Ahh Ahh AHHH, Ahh Ahh Ahh Ahh … AHHH ahh ahh


Flowing – to move in a continuous and smooth way.

Foe – an enemy.

Begged – to ask (someone) in a very serious and emotional way for something needed or wanted very much.

Trample down – to cause damage or pain by walking or stepping heavily on something or someone.

Eager – very excited and interested.

Devour – to destroy (something) completely.

Waste – of, relating to, or being material that is left over or unwanted after something has been made, done, used, etc.

Counseled – to give advice to (someone).

Misconception – a wrong or mistaken idea.

Wise – having or showing wisdom or knowledge usually from learning or experiencing many things.


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