Who Sang Woman Child? Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin Sniper and Other Love Songs cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry F. Chapin
release date: 1972-10
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 5:25
producer: Fred Kewley
engineer: Bruce Morgan
Dripping streetlights
Darkened buildings
Wandering
Head hung down low.
Where will she go?

Woman child, your eyes are wild.
The rain runs down your hair.
Woman child, mercy mild.
What will you tell your teddy bear?

I turned you on my solid body
My electric Gibson guitar.
My clever fingers searched
And found exactly where you are.
You went too far.

I was an early morning phone call.
What news have I received.
A halting voice is telling me,
What we have both conceived,
Asking how the dilemma,
How can it be relieved?

"I will give you money, Honey.
I will set up a time.
But you got to go there on your own babe,
'cause I don't know that it's mine."

Oh woman child
Mama's little angel's been defiled.
Took a taxi to the clinic
Where they do the modern thing.
The white coat doctor
Laid her out said

"You won't feel a thing.
You get the sweet salvation
That little old knife can bring.
You don't have to worry 'bout no offspring.
That's that.
Go Home and take a nap.
It's just a two hundred dollar mishap.
It don't mean a thing.
It's all over now
You can tell your singer to sing."



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Sunday Morning Sunshine
  • 2 Sniper
  • 3 And the Baby Never Cries
  • 4 Burning Herself
  • 5 Barefoot Boy
  • 6 Better Place to Be
  • 7 Circle
  • 8 Woman Child
  • 9 Winter Song

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin