Ok ....so I'm a bloke, and this is undoubtedly a woman's song. Written by Eleanor McEvoy ( a woman) for women, purportedly. Most people associate the song with Mary Black and assume she wrote it, but they're wrong. Mary Black was in the audience when Eleanor first sang it and invited her to include it on a compilation album of Irish female singers. The album went on to sell a million copies and was entitled 'A Womans Heart'. But I love it and I don't see it as an exclusively 'womans song'. The heart is genderless.