WOMAN'S GOT SOUL

Original The Impressions version


She may not be the best looking woman (I ever did see)
Nor have the charms of the ladies (of high society)

But the woman's got soul
Worth all money and gold
And all the love that I have belongs
To the woman with soul

Now I'm just a regular fellow, (I don't need much)
I don't need a Cadillac car (or diamonds and such)

But the woman that I hold
She's got to have soul
And then I'm richer than the richest gold
If the woman's got soul

Well, I don't need a woman
That's got a whole lotta class
Because class in a woman
Don't mean she's gonna last
I need the kind of woman
That when I hold she fits so tight, yeah
Oh, and when she throws it on me
I give in without a fight

Then I know the woman's got soul
Worth all money and gold
And then I'm richer than the richest gold
If the woman's got soul
If the woman's got soul
If the woman's got soul
If the woman's got soul
If the woman's got soul
[Fades out]


Info

WOMAN'S GOT SOUL is a song written by Curtis Mayfield and originally released by The Impressions on their 1965 album People Get Ready. The above lyrics are for the original The Impressions version of WOMAN'S GOT SOUL as released in 1965.

The Impressions -- People Get Ready
The Impressions – People Get Ready

LP - ABC-Paramount (ABC 505) - USA, 1965

Mono version
The Impressions -- People Get Ready
The Impressions – People Get Ready

LP - ABC-Paramount (ABCS 505) - USA, 1965

Stereo version

Live History

Bruce Springsteen has never performed WOMAN'S GOT SOUL live in full, but the song was performed with an all-star cast on 01 Mar 1994 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, NY, during the 36th Grammy Awards ceremony, as part of a medley in honor of Curtis Mayfield. See CURTIS MAYFIELD MEDLEY for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of WOMAN'S GOT SOUL on this website:

WOMAN'S GOT SOUL [Original The Impressions version]

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