Little Lady Lyrics

Roy Harper


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roy Harper
album: Track 3 in album Lifemask
release date: 1973
popularity : 3 users have visited this page.
genres: Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic
length: 4:17

Cover Art

Roy Harper Lifemask cover art
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I once held a lantern of love in my hands.
She was all I could see.
Kicking the brown leaves of childhood around us.
We danced the deep sea,
That welled from the spring of the boy that I was;
Held in her flame.
Feeling her learning.
Watching her burning.
To see the first man I became,
Little lady,
Who made me.
Was it you,
Or is it that old unforgiveness
That I can't forget?
I was her warchild, and she was my wildcat.
We lived in a dream.
Broke up for summer, unfolding the secret,
And woke up downstream,
Facing the current that said that we couldn't
Go on.
Tearing the seed out
With sharp tongues,
And no doubt,
Before it was born,
Little lady, etcetera.
Sometimes I cry in the flood of my guts.
Laughing in sadness.
Bursting with rage in the wounds of revenge.
Bleeding forgiveness.
It isn't you, love, or anything new
I just tasted.
It's myself standing...
Standing, watching me
Getting hung up,
Spaced, and wasted,
Little lady, etcetera.


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Highway Blues
  • 2 All Ireland
  • 3 Little Lady
  • 4 Bank of the Dead
  • 5 South Africa
  • 6 The Lord's Prayer: a. Poem - b) Modal Song Parts I to IV - c) Front Song - d) Middle Song - e) End Song (Front Song Reprise)