Long Cool Woman
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Long Cool Woman Lyrics

Saturday night I was downtown
Working for the FBI
Sitting in a nest of bad men
Whiskey bottles piling high

Bootlegging boozer on the west side
Full of people who are doing wrong
Just about to call up the DA man
When I heard this woman singing a song

A pair of moneybags made me open my eyes
My temperature started to rise

She was a long cool woman in a black dress
Just a 5'9" beautiful 'n' tall
Just one look I was a bad mess
'Cause that long cool woman had it all

I saw her heading to the table
Well, a tall walking big black cat
Charlie said, "I hope that you're able, boy
'Cause I'm telling you she knows where it's at"

Suddenly we hear the sirens
Everybody started to run
Jumping under doors and tables
Well, I heard somebody shooting a gun

Well, the DA was pumping my left hand
She was holding my right
Well, I told her, "Don't get scared
'Cause you're gonna be spared
I'm gonna be forgiven if I wanna spend my living"

With a long cool woman in a black dress
Just a 5'9" beautiful 'n' tall
Just one look I was a bad mess
'Cause that long cool woman had it all
She had it all, she had it all, she had it all
She had it all

You got it all, you got it all, you got it all
You got it all, got it all, got it all, got it all
Pretty long cool woman had it all

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Songwriter(s): Roger Greenaway, Harold Clarke, Roger Cook
Record Label(s): 1973 The Hollies Limited, Originally Released 1964, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1969, (P) 1972, 2002 Sony Music Entertainment Inc
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Meaning to "Long Cool Woman" song lyrics (2 meanings)
Nat March 20, 2011-16:06
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A pair of 45's is correct. Also it's 'When I heard this woman sing a song', Not 'singing a song'. Too many syllables. Thanks.
john May 13, 2010-10:05
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I think the word 'moneybags' is actually '45s' as in guns - though the double-entendre is still intact!
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