Coverafbeelding Gladys Knight & The Pips - If I Were Your Woman
  • Statistieken
  •   4 wkn Tipparade
  •   1971

Artiestinformatie

Geboortedatum   28-05-1944
Land   Verenigde Staten

Gladys maakte in 1961 voor het eerst naam met Every Beat of My Heart met haar neven, die de groep The Pips vormden. Alhoewel ze nog een paar hits had, werd ze pas echt beroemd nadat ze voor het label Tamla Motown ging werken. Tot de bescheiden hits van de groep behoorden I Heard It Through the Grapevine, If I Were Your Woman. Nog groter succes bracht de overstap naar Buddah Records in 1973. In het midden van de jaren zeventig piekte de populariteit van de groep met Midnight Train to Georgia en I've Got to Use My Imagination en The Only And only



In 1989 zong ze solo de soundtrack van de gelijknamige James Bondfilm Licence to Kill.



Ze toert nog steeds, en neemt af en toe ook nog op, hoewel The Pips niet meer bestaan. Haar bijnaam is: Empress of Soul.


Songtekst

If I were you woman
And you were my man
You'd have no other woman
You'd be weak as a lamb
If you had the strength
To walk out that door
My love would over rule my sense
And I'd call you back for more

If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
And you were my man

Yeah
She tears you down Darling
Says you're nothing at all
But I'll pick you up Darling
When she lets you fall
You're like a diamond
And she treats you like glass
Yet you make it hard to love you
But Babe don't ask

If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
Here's what I'd do
I'd never no, no, no stop loving you

Yeah
Life is so crazy
And love is unkind
Because she came first
Will she hang on your mind
You're a part of me
And you don't even know it
I'm what you need
But I'm too afraid to show it

If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
Here's what I'd do
I'd never, no, no, no stop loving you

If I were your woman
Here's what I'd do
I'd never, never, never stop loving you
If I were your woman
You're sweet lovin' woman

If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman
If I were your woman
If you were my woman...

...you'd need no other woman

Songinformatie

ArtiestGladys Knight & The Pips,
Gladys Knight
 A-kant
Titel If I Were Your Woman
Lengte 2:59
Componist(en) Clay McMurray, Laverne Ware, Pam Sawyer
Producer(s) Clay McMurray
 B-kant
Titel The Tracks Of My Tears
Lengte 2:57
Componist(en) Marvin Tarplin, William "Smokey" Robinson, Warner Moore
Producer(s) Norman Whitfield
 
Platenlabel Tamla Motown
Catalogusnr 5C 006-92 107
Hoogste positie UK -
Hoogste positie US 9
Album If I Were Your Woman

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