The Spencer Davis Group: I’m a Man

The Spencer Davis Group Jul 1, 1967 US: UA UAL 3589
# Title Duration
1 Play I’m A Man (J. Miller, S. Winwood)
Well, my pad is very messy and there's whiskers on my chin
And I'm all hung up on music, and I always play to win
I ain't got no time for lovin' 'cause my time is all used up
Just sittin' 'round creatin' all that groovy kind of stuff

Well, I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so
Well, I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so

Well, if I had my choice of matter I would rather be with cats
All engrossed in mental chatter showin' where our minds are at,
And relating to each other just how strong our will can be
In resisting all involvments with each groovy chick we see

Well, I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so
Well, I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so

I've got to keep my image while suspended on a throne
That looks out upon a kingdom filled with people all unknown
Who imagine I'm not human and my heart is made of stone
And I've never had no problems and my toliet's trimmed with gold

Well, I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so
Well, I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so
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02:39
2 Play Every Little Bit Hurts (E. Cobb)
Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
Every night I cry
Every night I die
Every night I wonder why
You treat me cold
Yet you won't let me go

Every little hurt does
Every little hurt does
To you I am a toy
And you're the girl
Who has the say
Why I should play
Yeah you hurt me
Desert me
I just can't take
The loneliness you give me
I just can't go
Another night this way

Come back to me
Darlin' you'll see
I can give you all the things
You wanted me for
If you will stay with me

Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
Every night I cry
Every night I die
Every night I wonder why
You treat me cold
Yet you won't let me go

Come back to me
Darlin' you'll see
I can give you all the things
That you watned me for
If you will stay with me

Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
Every little bit hurts
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Stone Agate Music (BMI)
03:00
3 Play Searchin’(J. Leiber, M. Stoller)
Yeah, I've been searchin'
A-a searchin'
Oh, yeah, searchin' every which a-way
Yeah, yeah
Oh, yeah, searchin'
I'm searchin'
Searchin' every which a-way
Yeah, yeah
But I'm like the Northwest Mounties
You know I'll bring her in someday

Well, now, if I have to swim a river
You know I will
And a if I have to climb a mountain
You know I will
And a if she's a hiding up
On a blueberry hill
Am I gonna find her, child
You know I will
'Cause I've been searchin'
Oh, yeah, searchin'
My goodness, searchin' every which a-way
Yeah, yeah
But I'm like the Northwest Mounties
You know I'll bring her in some day
(Gonna find her)
(Gonna find her)

Well, Sherlock Holmes
Sam Spade got nothin', child, on me
Sergeant Friday, Charlie Chan
And Boston Blackie
No matter where she's a hiding
She's gonna hear me a comin'
Gonna walk right down that street
Like Bulldog Drummond
'Cause I've been searchin'
Oooh, Lord, searchin', mm child
Searchin' every which a-way
Yeah, yeah
But I'm like the Northwest Mounties
You know I'll bring her in some day
02:33
4 Play I Can’t Stand It (S. McAllister) 02:07
5 Play Dimples (John Lee Hooker, J. Bracken)
I love the way you walk
Said I'm crazy 'bout your walk
I love the way you talk
When you're talkin' that talk
I love the way you walk
You're my baby
Got my eyes on you
I see you everyday
In your neighborhood
I see you everyday
And you sure look good
I see you everyday
You're my baby
Got my eyes on you
I see you everyday
In your neighborhood
I see you everyday
Woman, you sure look good
I see you everyday
Walkin' up and down the street
You got on your high-heeled sneakers baby
You sure look neat
I said I see you everyday, little baby
I got my eyes on you
You got the dimples in your jaw
You're my baby
I got my eyes on you
I can't stand it

When you stand close to me
You makes me kind of weak
And when you hold me tight
My poor heart skips a beat
And when I hear you say
That you will go away
And leave me someday
I can't stand it
02:17
6 Play Look Away (J. Ragavoy)
All alone
Standing here by myself
And my girl is walking right down the street with someone else
There's not a place that I can run in a town this size
So I just better look away
I said I better look away
I said I better look away before she sees the tears in my eyes
He's so close
The girl I knew so well
With the eyes and the lips and the skin
That I know so well
I know they both want to look at me,
If I smile, that's a poor disguise
I just better look away
I said I better look away
I said I better look away before she sees the tears in my eyes
There they go, and I wonder if either one of them is wise
That when I look away
I said I when I look away
I said when I look away
Did she see the tears in my eyes?
02:35
7 Play Georgia On My Mind (H. Carmichael-S. Gorell)
Georgia, oh Georgia, no peace I find
It's just an old sweet song, keeps Georgia on my mind
Georgia yeah, oh Georgia, a song of love
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines
Other arms reach out to me, yeah
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
Oh I said Georgia, Georgia yeah, a song of love
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines
Other arms reach out to me, child (?)
Other eyes smile tenderly
Still in peaceful dreams I see
The road leads back to you
Oh I said Georgia, oh oh Georgia yeah yeah, a song of love
Comes as sweet and clear as moonlight through the pines, oh my my
I said it's just an old sweet song, keeps Georgia on my mind, yeah yeah
04:38
8 Play My Babe (R. Hatfield, W. Medley) 02:35
9 Play I Can’t Get Enough Of It (J. Miller, S. Winwood) 03:41
10 Play On The Green Light (S. Winwood) 03:04
11 Play Stevie’s Blues (S. Davis, M. Winwood, S.Winwood, P. York)
Well, so sad and lonely since my baby went away from me
Well, so sad and lonely since my baby went away from me
Well, black night has fallen, hum, oh how I hate to be alone
Well, I woke up this morning, I found out my baby's gone away from me
Well, I woke up this morning baby, found out my baby's gone away from me
Well, black night has fallen, oh how I hate to be alone
I got the blues about my baby
Girl, you know I'm about to go out of my worried mind
I got the blues about my baby
Girl, you know I'm about to go out of my worried mind
Well black night has fallen, girl I just ain't used to your kind.
Alternate Version
One, two, J, free (?)
I don't believe it (?)
Oh yeah! Come on!
I said I'm gonna leave this morning, baby
I'm gonna pack my clothes and go away from here
I said I think I'm gonna leave this morning, baby
Gonna pack my clothes and go away from here
Yes said you wake up, then you find your good man gone
Yeah in the morning baby,
That's when I have the blues
Oh, in the morning, baby,
Don't you know that's when I have the blues,
My baby's gonna left, gonna left me here to cry
There's one thing I have,
That's my love for you
Oh there's one thing I have,
I've a whole lot of love for you, baby, come on, ooh
I said my baby's gonna left, my baby's gonna left me here to cry
Come on, let's hear it now, yeah!
Oh yeah, oh yeah
(Stevie's babbling on piano solo)(yeah yeah) oh yeah
Tell me baby,
Honey, honey what's wrong with you
Oh tell me baby,
Honey, honey what's wrong with you, ooh
? ? ? since your good man gonna left you
Oh I said I got the blues, blues about my baby
Don't you know I'm 'bout to go out of my worried mind
Well I said I got the blues about my baby
Oh don't you know I'm 'bout to go out of my worried mind
Pretty baby's gonna left me, my baby she's gone, gone away, oh yeah
Well, today I'm gonna get lucky, and down the road you know I'm goin'.
03:48
12 Play Midnight Train (Roy, Hicks) 02:41
13 Play Watch Your Step (B. Parker)
You'd better take it easy, baby, before you go away
You've got me, baby, but you'll get yours someday
You'd better, baby, (watch your step)
Talking about you (watch your step)
Every night and day (watch your step)
Keep your eyes open wide, else you'll be hurting down inside, oh oh yeah
You'd better leave me all your money before you go away
Don't think I'm funny, honey, but all I've got to say
You'd better baby (watch your step)
Talking about you (watch your step)
Every night and day (watch your step) oh oh
Keep your eyes open wide, else you'll be hurting down inside,oh oh yeah,
come on now
I'm gonna let go of your money every night
When I get myself together. baby, I'll be all right
Now yeah yeah (watch your step)
Talking about you (watch your step)
Every night and day (watch your step) oh oh
Keep your eyes open wide 'cause you're the only girl I know
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02:51
14 Play You Must Believe Me (C. Mayfield)
Yeah yeah yeah yeah, you must believe me
No matter what the people might say, you must believe me
Darlin', it just didn't happen that way, oh no
It just didn't happen that way
You've come home [with something on your mind]
Oh darling tell me [why are you crying]
You say you'll be serious [and not have fun]
While trying to tell me [something I have done]
The things you have heard [couldn't be denied]
But before your opinion [listen to my side]
You must believe me
No matter what the people might say, you must believe me
Darlin', it just didn't happen that way, oh no
It just didn't happen that way
Oh it's all right, oh it's all right, oh it's all right, oh it's all right
Girl you're wrong to [believe what they say]
Before you said nothing, [it'll never be that way]
They're talking now [all over town]
But darling you know [I'll never put you down]
Her and me were [to the party again]
There's nothing else to say [about whom I love best]
You must believe me
No matter what the people might say, you must believe me
Darlin', it just didn't happen that way, oh no
It just didn't happen that way
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah
You must believe me
It just didn't happen that way, oh no
It just didn't happen that way
02:51
15 Play Strong Love (M. Brown, D. Malone, E. Silvers)
Strong love is what you've got
And I can't get no sleep
Strong love is what you've got
And I can't find no key
I can hardly sleep at night
It makes me toss and turn
It's a fire in my heart
And I just let it burn
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Strong love is what you've got
And I can hardly eat
Strong love is what you've got
And there is no retreat
I try to swallow, baby
It just won't go down
Got my head a spinnin', darlin'
It's goin' round and round
Goin' round.
Yeah, yeah, yeah

I know your love is real
Show me how you feel
Oh yeah, Oh yeah

Strong love is what you've got
And I can't get no sleep
Strong love is what you've got
And I can't find no key
I can hardly sleep at night
It makes me toss and turn
It's a fire in my heart
And I'm gonna let it burn
Let it burn
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Duchess Music Corporation, an MCA Company (BMI)
02:11
16 Play Hey Darling (S. Davis, M. Winwood, S. Winwood, P. York)
Hey darling, you know the lights are getting low
Hey hey hey hey darling, well you know the lights are getting low
And you know I hate to say it baby, but I believe it's time to go, yeah
Let me love you baby, now while we have the time
Hum, let me take our love baby, well now while we have the time
Well if you don't do it baby, you know that old clock's gonna chime, hum hum yeah
Well my momma told me 'bout girls like you
Oh well my momma told me, hum 'bout girls of your kind, yeah
But honey, believe me I know, hum good love's so hard to find
Hey hey hey hey darling, you know the lights are getting low, oh oh
Hey hey darling yeah, well you know the lights are getting low, oh oh yeah
And you know I'd like to stay here, but I believe it's time to go
04:44
17 Play Waltz for Lumumba (S. Winwood) 04:18
18 Play Please Do Something (D. Covay, R. Miller)
Girl, you got me where you want me now
Now what you gonna do?
I'd work eight days a week, girl
If you want me too, now
Baby, please do something, you must do something
Child, you got to do something, do something for me
Oh, you made me love you, girl
But you put me on the shelf
You keep me so upset
You got me talking to myself
Baby, please do something, you must do something
Child, you got to do something, do something for me
Something like holding me tight
Something like treating me right
Something like squeezing me with all of your might
You got me where you want me now
Now whatcha gonna do?
I'll work eight days a week, girl
If you want me tonight
Baby, please do something, you must do something
Child, you got to do something, do something for me
02:22
19 Play Let Me Down Easy (W. Holloway, J. McDougal)
Let me down easy though your love for me is gone
Let me down so easy, baby, since you feel to stay isn't wrong
But it's all over but the last goodbye, let me down easy, hmm
When you pass me by, say hello once in a while
When you pass me by, does it hurt so much to smile
But it's all over but the last goodbye, let me down easy, baby
I remember at the start
It was so nice to think that we never had to part
But it's all over but the last goodbye, let me down easy, baby
Hum hum hum hum,let me down so easy baby, let me down so easy baby
let me down down down down, let me down so easy baby,oh oh oh
I don't want anyone of your love, baby, let me down down, let me down so easy
Baby, oh oh, let me down so easy
02:59
20 Play Stevie’s Groove (S. Winwood) 02:42

 

Tracks 13-20 are bonus cuts included on the special Sundazed “SC-11104 mono” reissue from 2001

 

PLAYERS:

 Steve Winwood: Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards

Spencer Davis: Guitar

Muff Winwood: Bass, Vocals

Peter York: Drums

 

NOTES:

 Arrangements By Stevie Winwood

Produced by Chris Blackwell and Jimmy Miller

 

SINGLES:

 SDG: "I'm a Man" / "I Can't Get Enough of It" released as UK single, 01/67

Jim Capaldi plays African drum on "I’m a Man"

Reaches #9 in UK

SDG: "I’m a Man" / "I Can’t Get Enough of It" released as US single, 03/67. Reaches #10 in US