SONG OF THE DAY: Tom Jones – She’s a Lady

SONG OF THE DAY

Tom Jones, She’s a Lady

 

Tom Jones, was born in South Wales and enjoyed singing at a young age. Often found singing at weddings, family gatherings and his school choir. Jones’ bluesy singing style developed out of the sound of American soul music. His early influences included Little Richard, Solomon Burke, as well as Elvis Presley.

SONG OF THE DAY  Tom Jones, She’s a Lady

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Jones played gigs in his hometown up until 1963 when he moved to London where he secured a record deal. He released the hit song “It’s Not Unusual” initially as a demo but his record loved it so much they released it as the song reached number one in the United Kingdom and the top ten in the United States.

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Released in 1971, “She’s a Lady” is Tom Jones’ highest-charting song in the United States. The song has been featured in many film and television productions including: Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Miss Congeniality and Madea Goes to Jail. Several artists have also recorded covers of the song.

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Watch Tom Jones’ 1971 performance of his signature song “She’s a Lady”:

Lyrics:

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.

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