«Lady in Black» is a song by the 1970s rock band Uriah Heep. It is the fourth track of their 1971 album Salisbury.

The song is credited to Ken Hensley. It tells the story of a man wandering through war-torn darkness and encountering a goddess-like entity who consoles him. It is often praised, by fans and critics alike, as Hensley’s most poetic work to date.There were too many b-sides for this song as a single the most famous was «Simon the Bullet Freak» but «Bird of Prey» has also been the b-side for the song.In 1981 the band has released a single in Germany and in Netherlands and the b-side was «Easy Livin’«.The song has been written in the key of A Minor.

A brief comment on the cover of the original vinyl release commented that for Ken Hensley inspiration was a real case: a surprise visit to his daughter’s rural vicar at a moment when he was in very depressed state. The result off this meeting, and-some kind of insight-and was the song «Lady in Black»: philosophical parable tells us that evil can not be overcome by evil itself.

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