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Dark Eyed Lady
Lyrics
Dark Eyed Lady
Written and Composed by Bob Bentley
© August 2020

Key D
BPM 79

Verse 1
I can't be certain when it happened now but it's stayed with me for all this time
First caught you singing just by chance, your voice so pure and fine.

Verse 2
I played guitar then, a little rock n roll, not quite sure where it was taking me.
It came clear one evening when you took my soul while I watched you on our small tv.

Chorus 1
Dark eyed lady you held me spellbound, as you have through all these years
You sing pictures from your heart that I can see.

And from the first breath of Desperado through the Tracks of all Your Tears
This dark eyed lady found the country boy in me.

Verse 3
On stage beside you such a fine band made up of west coast troubadours
Pedal steel, guitars and harmonies, like I'd never heard before

Bridge
You were like a diamond then, and the spotlight made you shine
I wished that every song was sung for me, as if the very melodies could all be mine

Chorus 2
Dark eyed lady you held me spellbound, as you have through for all these years
You sing pictures from her heart that I can see.

And from the first breath of Desperado through the Tracks of all Your Tears
The dark eyed lady found the country boy in me.

The dark eyed lady found the country boy in me.

The dark eyed lady found the country boy in me.

Bob Bentley©August 2020
Short Song Description:
A tribute to Linda Ronstadt.
Long Song Description:
A tribute to one of my very favourite singers, Linda Ronstadt
Story Behind the Song:
I've been a lover of Linda Ronstadt's songs and incredible talent ever since I first saw her live on a German TV programme way back in about 1973. This song is a tribute to her.
I provided the vocal for the initial recording of the song in the Autumn of 2020 but struggled to do it justice due to the onset of vocal cord problems. In December 2021 I managed to obtain a great vocalist, Joe Borowsky, this is his version. I believe he has really done justice to the song and to the lady who genuinely got me hooked on country rock, Linda Ronstadt.
Lyric Credits: Bob Bentley
Music Credits: Bob Bentley
Producer Credits: Bob Bentley
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Music: Bob Bentley Vocal: Joe Borowsky
Label Credits:
Song Length: 4:01
Primary Genre: Country-Americana
Secondary Genre: Country-General
Tempo / Feel: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: General
Subject Matter 2: Joy
Mood 1: Peaceful
Mood 2: Content
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later