Your Woman (4:19)

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White Town is Jyoti Mishra, who sings and records dance music using synthesizers and samples. According to the Your Woman Songfacts, Mishra recorded this on an 8-track in his spare room in Derby and played it to his girlfriend, who encouraged him to do something with it. He could only afford to press 5 copies, and he sent one of them to the DJ Simon Mayo at Radio One, who started playing it. It became the most requested track of the week and as a consequence he landed a deal with EMI. It sold 165,000 copies the week it was released shooting to #1 despite his refusal to appear in a video or on British TV to promote it.

Your Woman was inspired by the song My Woman, which was written by ‘Al’ Bowlly, a popular singer in the United Kingdom during the 1930s. He made more than 1,000 recordings between 1927 and 1941.


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Just tell me what you've got to say to me
I've been waiting for so long to hear the truth
It comes as no surprise at all you see
So cut the crap and tell me that we're through

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  • Hoetzendorf

    All new is well forgotten old - My Woman

    27 Jun 6:58am Reply
  • Abs-in-The

    чет прям качает)

    10 May 3:49pm Reply
  • Footshac

    this is fuking big

    26 Jan 11:18pm Reply
  • Lusika_z


    10 Jan 10:49am Reply
  • JewelsL85


    6 Jan 8:49pm Reply
  • helloamythyst

    holy crap the memories

    3 Dec 2013 Reply
  • Huffstuff420

    I could never be your stormtrooper

    26 Nov 2013 Reply
  • Nochek

    sample from Lew Stone and the Monseigneur Band - My Woman.

    10 Sep 2013 Reply
  • T-T-T-TokyoBoy

    @GrantMcbriar - the song is being sung from the perspective of a woman who has been cheated on. But it's sung by a bloke...

    4 Sep 2013 Reply
  • davidbowiegirl


    31 Jul 2013 Reply
  • RiaLake

    Would make more sense if a woman sang this song.

    19 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Ureksa

    Crazy what he managed back then.

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • SpaceBoxRadio

    Huh.. it's been so long since I last heard this song on the radio. I could have sworn it was a woman singing this, and it wasn't so much electronica, it was something else. But that sample is unmistakable. Nostalgia is such an odd beast.

    14 Apr 2013 Reply
  • kathizita

    greeeat greeeat greaat :)

    11 Apr 2013 Reply
  • FoolmeThrice


    27 Mar 2013 Reply
  • MC_canticle

    the tune, the lyrics, pretty much everything is perfect in this song. it's universal, catchy, chilling, makes me feel good :) and helps to get rid of crap memories about some idiots i used to hang around with in the past. ''Well I guess what they say is true I could never spend my life with a man like you'' ;)) Thx for this song, Jyoti Mishra ;))

    10 Mar 2013 Reply
  • hanif-class

    Great track - indie by an Indian :o)

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Tallyra

    This was a really amazing track when it came out - no-one could believe it was made by one person in his home studio. Brilliant production for the technology of the time.

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • fuckyouty1

    awful remix

    27 Oct 2012 Reply
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