Percy Sledge - WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN

First performance: 31/12/1982


Coverinfo

1982-12-31 - HARKNESS HOUSE FOR BALLET ARTS, NEW YORK CITY, NY

The wedding reception for Steve Van Zandt and his bride Maureen Santoro. The wedding itself features Percy Sledge singing "When A Man Loves A Woman" as the couple walk down the aisle. The ceremony is performed by the Reverend Richard Penniman (Little Richard). Music is supplied by Little Milton and the wedding band from The Godfather, who are joined by best man Bruce and various other guests (including Gary U.S. Bonds, Southside Johnny and the E Street Band) on the above songs at the reception.

Songinfo

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

When a man loves a woman
Can't keep his mind on nothing else
He'll trade the world
For the good thing he's found
If she's 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
Spend his very last dime
Trying to hold on to what he needs
He'd give up all his comfort
Sleep out in the rain
If she said that's the way it ought to be
Well, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Trying 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 plays him for a fool
He's the last one to know
Loving eyes can't ever see
When a man loves a woman
He can do no wrong
He can never own some other girl
Yes when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
'Cause baby, baby, baby, you're my world
When a man loves a woman