OK, I admit that the first time I heard this song I thought they were singing "long cool woman in a pants dress." Which just doesn't make a whole lot of sense, when you get right down to it.
This was a major feature on the soundtrack of our first family vacation to Disneyland, in late June of 1972. It was in heavy rotation up here, and in heavy rotation down there. And the AM radio in the ol' Kingswood Estate sounded pretty darn good, all things considered.
The Hollies, making out like they were Creedence, which they'd never done before and would never do again, with "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress."