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When a man loves a womanCan't keep his mind on nothin' elseHe'd change the world for the good thing he's foundIf she is bad, he can't see itShe can do no wrongTurn his back on his best friend if he put her downWhen a man loves a womanHe'll spend his very last dimeTryin' to hold on to what he needsHe'd give up all his comfortsAnd sleep out in the rainIf she said that's the wayIt ought to beWell, this man loves you, womanI gave you everything I hadTryin' to hold on to your heartless loveBaby, please don't treat me badWhen a man loves a womanDown deep in his soulShe can bring him such miseryIf she is playin' him for a foolHe's the last one to knowLovin' eyes can never see
When a man loves a womanHe can do her no wrongHe can never wantSome other girlYes when a man loves a womanI know exactly how he feelsCause baby, baby, you're my worldWhen a man loves a woman...
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Sledge tells this story about the impetus for the song:
He was an orderly at the Colbert County Hospital during the days and a singer in an local band at night. One night he found he was so upset about a woman and a broken relationship that he couldn’t perform. His emotions got the better of him and he turned to bass player Calvin Lewis and organ player Andrew Wright and asked them to play a slow blues backing and he would sing what he was feeling. Sledge says the trio later reworked the idea he’d ad-libbed that night into the recorded version of the song.
This Sledge song is the first in a long line of great songs recorded at the Muscle Shoals Sound studio in Sheffield, AL.
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Sledge did not write the song, but the lyrics fit his situation perfectly after his girlfriend left him –
I didn’t have any money to go after her, so there was nothing I could do to try and get her back
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