The Hollies

You know how you hear the first notes of a classic song and know the words instantly? I was looking at rock songs that had cool beginnings and am sharing this one😀

“Long Cool Woman (In A Black Dress)”

Saturday night I was downtown
Working for the FBI
Sittin’ in a nest of bad men
Whiskey bottles piling high

Bootlegging boozer on the west side
Full of people who are doing wrong
Just about to call up the DA man
When I heard this woman sing a song

A pair of 45’s made me open my eyes
My temperature started to rise
She was a long cool woman in a black dress
Just-a 5’9, beautiful, tall
With just one look I was a bad mess
‘Cause that long cool woman had it all

[Instrumental Interlude]

I saw her heading to the table
Like a tall walking big black cat
When Charlie said I hope that you’re able boy
‘Cause I’m telling you she knows where it’s at
Then suddenly we heard the sirens
And everybody started to run
A-jumping out of doors and tables
When I heard somebody shootin’ a gun
Well the DA was pumping my left hand

And a-she was a-holding my right
Well I told her don’t get scared
‘Cause you’re gonna be spared
I’ve gotta be forgivin’ if I wanna spend my living
With a long cool woman in a black dress
Just a 5’9 beautiful tall
Yeah, with just one look I was a bad mess
‘Cause that long cool woman had it all
Had it all
Had it alle




2 thoughts on “The Hollies

  1. Liked your header quote ( on the blog)…
    …and don’t forget to remember (lol) you’ve driven home for your entire life, don’t be surprised when, after finishing a perfectly new home, you find yourself at the curb in front of the old house…engine idling.
    Liked the post. Thanks *a lot* for the ear worm

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