Neil Diamond Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

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Neil Diamond Girl You’ll be a Woman Soon

Neil Diamond Girl You'll Be a Woman Soon

Pop Music

Sometimes they (who shall be nameless) don’t like your boyfriend, but, in time, you can make up your own mind. Neil Diamond wrote “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon” and recorded it in 1967. He released it as a single, backed with “You’ll Forget” in the U.S. and U.K. and with “New Orleans’ in continental Europe. This sixties pop song went to #10 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in 1967. It was also the first track of his 1967 album Just for You.

“Girl, You’ll Be a Woman Soon” has been covered by numerous artists, including Cliff Richard, Gary Puckett and the Union Gap, The Biddu Orchestra, and 16 Volt. The song received new life performed by Urge Overkill for the 1994 film Pulp Fiction.

Diamond was born Neil Leslie Diamond in 1941 in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. He is a singer, songwriter, and musician. Diamond is one of the world’s best-selling artists of all time (that is, just behind Elton John and Barbra Streisand). He has sold millions of albums and is well loved worldwide. He has a long list of hits, including “Cracklin’ Rosie,” “Solitary Man,” “Sweet Caroline, “Desiree,” “You Don’t Bring Me Flowers” and the list goes on and one. At the age of 74, Diamond continues to tour and perform.

Here are the lyrics to “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon” by Neil Diamond:

Love you so much
Can’t count all the ways
I’d die for you girl
And all they can say is
“He’s not your kind”

They never get tired
Of puttin’ me down
And I never know
When I come around
What I’m gonna find
Don’t let them make up your mind

Don’t you know
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Please, come take my hand
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Soon you’ll need a man

I’ve been misunderstood
For all of my life
But what they’re sayin’,
Girl, just cuts like a knife
“The boy’s no good”

Well, I finally found
What I’ve been looking for
But if they get the chance,
They’ll end it for sure
Sure they would
Baby, I’ve done all I could

It’s up to you
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Please, come take my hand
Girl, you’ll be a woman soon
Soon you’ll need a man
Soon you’ll need a man…..[repeat on mono 45 and LP versions]

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by Neil Diamond, please click here for “Solitary Man.”

Check Out The Groove Pad for More 1960s Music

The Pass the Paisley Groove Pad is a resting stop, a place to chill out and listen to the featured song on the stereo. If the mood strikes you, click on the juke box to access and listen to the 50+ free online songs there. The TV has several channels, with selections updated twice a week. Every now and then, Pass the Paisley hosts an all-request of 1960s and 1970s songs for a Be-In at the juke box in the Groove Pad. Keep on truckin’. Hope you enjoyed Neil Diamond’s “Girl, You’ll be a Woman Soon.”

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