“Lady in Black” is a song by the rock band Uriah Heep. It is the fourth track of their 1971 album Salisbury.
The song is credited to Ken Hensley. It tells the story of a man wandering through war-torn darkness and encountering a goddess-like entity who consoles him. It is often praised, by fans and critics alike, as Hensley’s most poetic work to date. There were many b-sides for this song as a single. The most famous was “Simon the Bullet Freak” but “Bird of Prey” has also been the b-side for the song. In 1981 the band released a single in Germany and in Netherlands and the b-side was “Easy Livin'”