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Spencer Davis Group — I'm A Man
Album: The Best of the Spencer Davis Group
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Released: 1967
Length: 2:37
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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 to sit around creatin'
All that groovy kind of stuff

But I'm a man
Yes, I am
And I can't help
But love you so

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
Moving where our minds are at
And relating to each other
Just how strong our wills can be
I'm resisting all involvement
With each groovy chick we see

I'm a man
Yes, I am
And I can't help
But love you so

I'm a man
Yes, I am
And I can't help
But love you so

I got to keep my image
While suspended from a throne
That looks out upon a kingdom
Full of people all unknown
Who imagine I'm not human
And my heart is made of stone
And I never had no problems
And my toilet's trimmed with chrome

I'm a man
Yes, I am
And I can't help
But love you so

I'm a man
Yes, I am
And I can't help
But love you so
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Defines c-l-a-s-s-i-c. And I love the lyrics. And I have a new appreciation for the Chicago cover. 
 The_Walrus wrote:
First band I ever saw live, back in 1964. In those day you got several bands on the bill, and the support that night were The Small Faces. Saw the Stones the week after in Sheffield for 5 shillings ( 25p - about 42 US cents) still got the ticket.

 
A measly 5 shillings you say? Ol' Mick n' Keef n' the boys sure learned about inflation pretty fast, hmm?
super cool sound!  psd is glorious, left lousy Decembrists and got rocking Spencer  woo-hoo!
{#Bananajam}..... what a band 9
First band I ever saw live, back in 1964. In those day you got several bands on the bill, and the support that night were The Small Faces. Saw the Stones the week after in Sheffield for 5 shillings ( 25p - about 42 US cents) still got the ticket.
{#Sunny}
 {#Yes}yes ,they certainly were hot  kaybee wrote:
I love the pressure-cooker sound the Spenser Davis Group had.

 


I love the pressure-cooker sound the Spenser Davis Group had.
Good, very good....but Chicagos version is the best!!
 Chingachgook wrote:

He was 16. Sorry! 14!

 
Born 12 May 1948  song released in 1967, would have been 19 ten.
I thought that this song was made by Chicago, but now I know better.
 bachbeet wrote:
Great song from Winwood's first group.  Pretty sure he was still a teen when he sang for them.

 
He was 16. Sorry! 14!
Great song from Winwood's first group.  Pretty sure he was still a teen when he sang for them.

This classic is soooo good for the ears...


Yeah baby!
Volum up. More Winwood, more Traffic please.
Sounds very fresh today. Great stuff.
good find(Stevie W) Mr Spencer Davis.
Great song - however, I also love the Chicago Transit Authority version a bit better.

What still blows my mind is that Winwood was a teenager when this was released!! 
I feel lucky and blessed that I had such fine CRANKING, SOULFUL music in the background of my early days...  Seems to me that every time this (or the even more astounding Chicago version) came on a radio or playback device, everyone stopped whatever they were doing, gave praise, and commenced to dancing and hammering on whatever was nearby...not many songs like THAT! 
I totally praise RP for keeping the vibe alive!
Made me rock as a kid and makes me rock as a MAN
 bronorb wrote:

Love this song and this version but Chicago actually did a great version of this as well on their first album, Chicago Transit Authority.

 
Gotta agree.  Both great, but CTA was ROCKIN!


Tasty
 bronorb wrote:

Love this song and this version but Chicago actually did a great version of this as well on their first album, Chicago Transit Authority.

 
Well, yeah, except that Winwood wrote and arranged the original, which Chicago adapted very well. Agree, tho', that Chicago burned it up.

Love this song and this version but Chicago actually did a great version of this as well on their first album, Chicago Transit Authority.


Love the oldies you been rollin out lately Bill...keep it up!;-)

Steve Winwood - I'm a Man, Live (1995)

Steve Winwood - I'm a Man on Jools Holland Hootenanny 1995.



Spencer Davis Group - "I'm a Man" Live (1967)

The original Spencer Davis Group with Steve Winwood live on stage 1967!