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Woman

Written by Paul McCartney

Album This song officially appears on the Woman 7" Single.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1966
Timeline This song has been recorded in 1966

Other songs given to Peter and Gordon

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Under the Lennon–McCartney moniker, McCartney had written three previous Peter and Gordon singles (viz. “A World Without Love”, “Nobody I Know”, and “I Don’t Want to See You Again”). On this occasion, McCartney used the pseudonym Bernard Webb (though some Capitol pressings carry the name A. Smith instead) to see if the song would be a success without the Lennon–McCartney credit. McCartney commented at a press conference in August 1966, “People come up to them and say, ‘Ah, we see you’re just getting in on the Lennon–McCartney bandwagon’. That’s why they did that one with our names not on it… because everyone sort of thinks that’s the reason they get hits.” However, the publishing credit was Lennon and McCartney’s company Northern Songs, and according to Gordon Waller it took only two weeks’ time for the song’s real author to be revealed, as the first review of the record said, “This Bernard Webb has an amazing talent. Could even be Paul McCartney!” It was then introduced as written by McCartney when Peter and Gordon performed it on the US TV show Hullabaloo. […]

McCartney gave a casual performance of the song on piano during the Beatles Get Back sessions in January 1969. It can be heard on bootleg recordings.

The 1981 single “Woman” by John Lennon, is an unrelated song, and the only example of each member of the Lennon–McCartney songwriting partnership receiving songwriting credit for two different songs with the same title.

Last updated on May 26, 2016

Lyrics

Woman, do you love me?
Woman, if you need me then
Believe me I need you
To be my woman

Woman, do you love me?
Woman, if you need me then
Believe me I need you
To be my woman

And should you ask me how I'm doing
What shall I say?
Things are OK
But I know that they're not
And I still may have lost you

Woman, do you love me?
Woman, if you need me then
Believe me I need you
To be my woman

I guess you'll take your time and tell me
When we're alone
Love will come home
I would give up my world
If you'll say that my girl
Is my woman

I've got plenty of time
Just to get through it
Once again you'll be mine
I still think we can do it
And you know how much I love you

Woman, don't forsake me
Woman, if you take me then
Believe me I'll take you
To be my woman

Officially appears on


Woman

7" Single • Released in 1966

2:25 • Studio version


The Songs Lennon and McCartney Gave Away

Official album • Released in 1979

2:26 • Studio version

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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