Hot Chocolate – You Could’ve Been a Lady

This is my contribution to Song Lyric Sunday for Jim Adams’s blog. This week’s prompt…Could/Might/Should/Would

Released in 1971 as a single. The song reached #22 on the UK singles chart.

From Songfacts

Frontman Errol Brown (from the Mail On Sunday January 25, 2009): “Tony Wilson, the co-founder of the group, came up with the idea for this song. He was the one who first encouraged me to try my hand at songwriting.”

While the Hot Chocolate version of “You Could Have Been a Lady,” never charted in the US, April Wine, a young Canadian rock band, took the song to #32 in May of 1972 on Billboard’s Top 100 singles charts.

You Could’ve Been a Lady

You could’ve been all right

You could’ve been here tonight
You could’ve been sweet as wine
You could’ve been a lady

You could’ve been all right
You could’ve been here tonight
You could’ve been sweet as wine
You could’ve been a lady

They all love you, you’re a good girl
When you awake you’ll find another man
Lying beside you
They all need you, they all want you
Well, I’ll be surprised if you realised
Where you’re going to

You could’ve been all right
You could’ve been here tonight
You could’ve been sweet as wine
You could’ve been a lady ….

If I tell you where you’re going to
You’d laugh in my face, I’m out of place
Mind your business
They all want you to make love to
Well, I’ll be surprised if you realised
Where you’re going to

You could’ve been all right
You could’ve been here tonight
You could’ve been sweet as wine
You could’ve been a lady ….

Na-na-na-na-na-na-na ….

All right
You could’ve been here tonight
You could’ve been sweet as wine
You could’ve been a lady

 

 

8 thoughts on “Hot Chocolate – You Could’ve Been a Lady

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s