Harold Adamson
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High Ridin’ Woman
(theme song for the movie Forty Guns; music composed by Harry Sukman)

She’s a high ridin’ woman with a whip,
She’s a woman that all men desire,
But there’s no man can tame her
That’s why they name her
The high ridin’ woman with a whip.

She commands and men obey
They’re just putty in her hands, so they say,
When she rides and the wind is in her hair,
She has eyes full of life, full of fire.

But if someone could break her
And take her whip away,
Someone big, someone strong, someone tall,
You may find that the woman with a whip
Is only a woman after all.

But if someone could break her
And take her whip away,
Someone big, someone strong, someone tall,
You may find that the woman with a whip
Is only a woman after all.

Only a woman after all,
Only a woman after all.

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Harold Adamson studied acting at the University of Kansas and Harvard before signing a songwriting contract with MGM in 1933. During his stint with MGM he wrote many popular and successful songs, including the theme song for the hit sitcom I Love Lucy. He was nominated for five Academy Award Nominations for lyrics to several original movie scores, and he was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1972.