When A Man Loves A Woman

Lyrics: Lewis, Wright
Music: Lewis, Wright

This was soundchecked by the Grateful Dead on 26 March 1995 but never played at a show. Not to be confused with the Robert Hunter song with the same title. Only a fragment was soundchecked (by Vince Welnick?):

[cuts in]
Everything is nothing else

[?]
Sleep out in the rain
If that's the way it's supposed to be

When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
[?], baby, please don't leave me [?]

When a man ... [breaks down coughing]

[Garcia: "When a man cacks up a fur-ball"]
The full lyrics are:
When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'd trade the world for the good thing he's found

If she is bad, he can't see it
She can do no wrong
Turn his back on his best friend if he put her down

When a man loves a woman
He'll spend his very last dime
Tryin' to hold on to what he needs

He'd give up all his comforts
And sleep out in the rain
If she said that's the way it ought to be

Well, this man loves you, woman
I gave you everything I have
Tryin' to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don't treat me bad

When a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery

If she is playin' him for a fool
He's the last one to know
Lovin' eyes can never see

When a man loves a woman
He can do her no wrong
He can never hug some other girl

Yes, when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
'Cause baby, baby, I'm a man

When a man loves a woman....




Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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