♫ She’s A Lady ♫

How about a little Tom Jones tonight, folks?

According to a brief clip in the Canadian Songwriters’ Hall of Fame …

Paul Anka wrote She’s A Lady in 1971, while on a plane returning home from London, England.
Tom Jones’ manager, Gordon Mills, had asked Paul Anka to write a song that would be a guaranteed hit in the U.S., so as Anka sat on the plane, he began thinking, ‘Tom…women…’ and the rest is history.

Brimming with male bravado, She’s A Lady became a tremendous hit for Tom Jones, who recorded it in 1971 on his album Sing She’s A Lady. The song reached #2 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and became Jones’ biggest selling single of all time, giving Anka his first #1 hit in the USA and his only #1 hit in CashBox Magazine.

The success of She’s A Lady was another notch in Anka’s belt and yet another example of his versatility as a songwriter. The cheeky lyrics and swinging beat were perfect for Jones, a crooning Casanova known for his sexual energy on stage.

Although Paul Anka himself recorded this song first in 1970 for his album Paul Anka ’70s and again in 2013 for his Duets CD with a new rendition featuring Paul Anka & Tom Jones, the most successful recording was performed by Tom Jones, and released at the beginning of 1971.  It remains Jones’ highest-charting single in the U.S. to date.  It reached #1 in Canada, #2 in the U.S., and #13 in the UK.

She’s A Lady
Tom Jones

Well she’s all you’d ever want,
She’s the kind they’d like to flaunt and take to dinner.
Well she always knows her place.
She’s got style, she’s got grace, She’s a winner.

She’s a Lady. Whoa whoa whoa,
She’s a Lady.
Talkin’ about that little lady,
And the lady is mine.

Well she’s never in the way
Always something nice to say, Oh what a blessing.
I can leave her on her own
Knowing she’s okay alone, and there’s no messing.

She’s a lady.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
She’s a lady.
Talkin’ about that little lady,
And the lady is mine.

Well she never asks for very much and I don’t refuse her.
Always treat her with respect, I never would abuse her.
What she’s got is hard to find, and I don’t want to lose her
Help me build a mountain from my little pile of clay.
Hey, hey, hey.
Well she knows what I’m about,
She can take what I dish out, and that’s not easy,
Well she knows me through and through,
She knows just what to do, and how to please me.

She’s a lady.
Whoa, whoa, whoa.
She’s a lady.
Talkin’ about that little lady

And the lady is mine.
Yeah yeah yeah She’s a Lady
Listen to me baby, She’s a Lady
Whoa whoa whoa, She’s a Lady
And the Lady is mine
Yeah yeah yeah She’s a Lady
Talkin about this little lady
Whoa whoa whoa whoa
Whoa and the lady is mine
Yeah yeah She’s a Lady
And the Lady is mine.

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Paul Anka
She’s A Lady lyrics © Chrysalis Music, Chrysalis Standards Inc

37 thoughts on “♫ She’s A Lady ♫

    • Sigh. I just like the song, rg. No, I wouldn’t support that in context, but heck … I don’t listen so closely to the lyrics … I just like the goddamn music, okay???? Everybody wants to tell me what I should like and why … I just like the song! Simple. Don’t make it more complicated, don’t make it a hateful song because of one single line!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • I wouldn’t have guessed that you’d like the “Green, Green Grass of Home” since it’s mostly country. However, I shall keep that one in the back of my mind for next time I’m struggling to play something we both like! Glad you enjoyed Tom tonight!
      Cwtch

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