Woman Is The Nigger Of The World
John Lennon & Yoko Ono
(Recorded live at Madison Square Garden, New York, 30 August 1972)

"Welcome to the rehearsal!"
"The next song is one of those many songs of ours that get banned"
"It´s something Yoko said to me in 1968"
"It took me till 1970 to dig it."

Woman is the nigger of the world
Yes she is...think about it
Woman is the nigger of the world
Think about it...do something about it.

We make her paint her face and dance
If she won't be a slave, we say that she don't love us
If she's real, we say she's trying to be a man
While puttin´ her down, we pretend so hard that she's above us.

Woman is the nigger of the world...yes she is
If you don't believe me, take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave of the slaves
Ah yeah...if you believe me you better scream about it!

We make her bear and raise our children
And then we leave her flat for being a fat old mother hen
We tell her home is the only place she should be
Then we complain that she's too unworldly to be our friend.

Oh now woman is the nigger of the world
Yeah If you believe me, take a look at the one you're with
Woman is the slave to the slaves
Uh yeah you´d better screaming!

We insult her ev´ry day on TV
And wonder why she has no guts or confidence
When she´s young we kill her will to be free
While puttin´ her down for being dumb
We put her down for being dumb, yeah!

Oh now woman is the nigger of the world
You don't believe me, take a look at the one you're with
Woman she´s the slave to the slaves
If you believe me, you better scream all about it!

We make her paint her face and dance
We make her paint her face and dance
Dance, dance, dance
Dance, dance, dance, dance
We make her paint her face and dance.

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