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The Honeydrippers — I Got A Woman
Album: The Honeydrippers, Vol. 1
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Released: 1982
Length: 2:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I Got a Woman
I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - oh yeah
Well I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - oh yeah
She's mine when I'm in need
She's kind - a friend indeed
Yeah I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - oh yeah

She saves her loving - early in the morning
Just for me - oh yeah
She saves her loving - early in the morning
Just for me
Oh, she saves her loving just for me
Oh, she loves me so tenderly
Yeah I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - she's good, she's good, she's good

She's there to love me both day and night
Never grumble about the fussing - always treat me right
Never runnin' in the streets - no leaving me alone
She knows a woman's place is right back there in the home

I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - oh yeah
Now I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - oh, oh
She's my baby - don't you understand?
I'm her loving man
Yeah I got a woman - way over town
She's good to me - oh yeah
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Thanks for this, Bill. A good reminder that some covers do not work well with a different musical treatment, and that some extraordinary artists can record a clunker. R&B is where this tune resonates, and even Robert Plant could not save this effort..
Love it.  Robert Plant paying tribute to the roots of rock, and he does a good enough job.  Not Ray Charles quality, but as good as you can expect from a white British singer.  
The band at the Epstein Bar Mitzvah was better than this
 Still think Ray Charles' version kicks this to the curb.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
My ears think this sucks, but what do I know.
 
Good question.
   get up and dance.. {#Dancingbanana}
Awesome! So sad that internet compression kills the nuances of the recording...


My ears think this sucks, but what do I know.
holey maholley! is that Plantman in the tank top?! trying kinda hard to look Bowie-esque

fun bad tune
 aaronm wrote:
Whenever a group covers another group's song, there's usually a lot of debate about which version is better.

There can be no debate here.  Ray Charles's version is light years beyond this one.

 
What he said. 
 drews wrote:
Great for a fast shag, as they say in the states.
 
We say that in the states?  That must be on the other coast — I don't hear it on the Pacific one.  (And I know they're not talking about shagging in the heartland.)  {#Lol}
Great for a fast shag, as they say in the states.

Plant on vocals and rampant horns, great stuff even if Jimmy Page sounds absent (but is supposed to be there in the mix)
Whenever a group covers another group's song, there's usually a lot of debate about which version is better.

There can be no debate here.  Ray Charles's version is light years beyond this one.
 black321 wrote:
like the tune, but feel the vocal and horns/rhythm aren't exactly in sync.
 
They sound in sync, but they're a little too synthetic to me (as in keyboards and not real horns).  Good song anyhow.

please slap him....somebody.....please!


like the tune, but feel the vocal and horns/rhythm aren't exactly in sync.
 Nuance wrote:
Sounds like Benny Hill...
 

hahaha....
Sounds like Benny Hill...
Great 'ole tune....but John Mayer does a superior job with it!!!!

...how cool to hear this!..
Loved this. Bought it when it came out.
Fantastic group! 
I've got the vinyl album too. I was surprised to see no Honeydrippers in the RP library so I uploaded a couple of tunes and this one made it to the play list. It's disappointing that they never came out with volume two {#Sad}

I've long admired Plant's genre breadth—got this one on vinyl.
It takes time to get into the right mood for this music, but once it's done, this is quite enjoyable.