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Steely Dan

Black Cow (5:06)

According to the Black Cow Songfacts, there are various theories as to what this song means: Take your pick of a troubled relationship, an ode to self-doubt, a commentary on nightlife, a reference to Hindu culture (cows are sacred), or it could be about Thelonious Monk, the American jazz composer who is often regarded as the father of bebop.

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In the corner
Of my eye
I saw you in Rudy's
You were very high

Steely Dan - Black Cow Lyrics


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  • high ... very high ... so what?
  • i don't think you could get it more smoother than this :'D
  • Love every note.
  • I was listening to this as a little kid - my mom loved Steely Dan.
  • Fagen an Becker reel nice groove man///
  • Great musical piece.
  • Great album!
  • funky
  • Donald Fagen is no one to tangle with. Like any good artist his pen is mightier than the sword. The satire never ceases to amaze!

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