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September 05, 2012

49th Parallel - Twilight Woman (1969)

Originally known as Shades of Blond, this Canadian group constructed one national Canadian hit, heard below, in their short lifespan. Coming out of Calgary, Alberta, they renamed themselves to reference the latitude line separating the United States and Canada. They debuted with their first song, “Laborer,” a regional hit in 1966. Their second single, “Blue Bonnie Blue,” was written by the then-unknown Delaney Bramlett about his wife, the also then-unknown Bonnie Bramlett, both of future Delaney & Bonnie fame. Members of the group began shuffling in and out after the success of their song heard below, and the name of the band was changed a couple of more times. First, in 1970, the band renamed themselves Painter, and then a few years later, to Hammersmith.

Released in 1969, this song was released on a single featuring an equally amazing B-Side, “Close the Barn Door”. It was the first success the band was able to muster in the United States, where it had moderate success in various US locations. The success of the song led to the group being offered to record an album, but constant personnel switches kept the group from keeping any stability.

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49th Parallel - Twilight Woman (1969)

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Lyrics:

Twilight woman, she comes
And stays through the night
And she's gone with the sun
Like a shadow

Twilight woman, she loves
She loves through the night
And I must see her face
'cause I love her
Twilight woman, twilight woman

Maybe tonight you will show me your face
What can be wrong that you won't let me see
Twilight woman?
Every night she comes to my place
I'd rather see her than just embrace
Twilight woman, twilight woman

Twilight woman, she comes
And stays through the night
And she's gone with the sun
Like a shadow

Twilight woman (twilight woman)
Twilight woman (twilight woman)

Twilight woman, she comes
And stays through the night
And she's gone with the sun
Like a shadow

Twilight woman, she loves
She loves through the night
And I must see her face
'cause I love her
Twilight woman, twilight woman
Twilight woman, twilight woman
Twilight woman, twilight woman
Twilight woman, twilight woman…

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