Fleetwood Mac Peter Green - Black Magic Woman - Live Boston Tea Party 1970
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Fleetwood Mac Peter Green - Black Magic Woman - Live Boston Tea Party 1970




In various interviews, Peter Green has acknowledged that "Black Magic Woman" was influenced by "All Your Love", an Otis Rush song that had been recorded two years earlier by Green's former band, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers (albeit with Eric Clapton, Green's predecessor, on lead guitar).


Although not as popular as Santana's arrangement two years later, "Black Magic Woman" nevertheless became a fairly popular blues rock hit peaking at No. 37 in the UK Singles Chart. It was featured in Fleetwood Mac live set-lists even after Green had left the band when it was often sung by Danny Kirwan, and during concerts in the early 1970s it would form the basis for long mid-concert jams. The song has the same chord structure, guitar breaks, and even a similar melody to Green's “I Loved Another Woman” from the band's 1968 debut album, and may have evolved out of the earlier song.



Lyrics


I got a black magic woman

Got a black magic woman

Yes, I got a black magic woman

Got me so blind I can't see

But she's a black magic woman

And she's tryin' to make a devil out of me


Don't turn your back on me baby

Don't turn your back on me baby

Yes, don't turn your back on me baby

You're messin' around with your tricks

Don't turn your back on me baby

'Cause you might just break up my magic stick


You got your spell on me baby

You got your spell on me baby

Yes, you got your spell on me baby

Turning my heart into stone

I need you so bad, magic woman, I can't leave you alone


Yes, I need you so bad

Well, I need you darling

Yeah, I need you darling

Yes, I want you to love me

I want you to love me

Whoa, I want you to love me, ah

Whoa, yeah

Oh, whoa, baby

Yes, I need your love



Songwriters: Peter Alan Green




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