I've Got a Woman
Ray Charles Lyrics


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Well
I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah
Say, I got a woman, way over town
Good to me, oh yeah
She give me money when I'm in need
Yeah, she's a kind of friend indeed
I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah

She saves her lovin', early in the morning
Just for me, oh yeah
She saves her lovin', early in the morning
Just for me, oh yeah
She saves her lovin', just for me
Ah, she love me so tenderly
I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah

She's there to love me
Both day and night
Never grumbles or fusses
Always treats me right
Never runnin' in the streets
And leavin' me alone
She knows a woman's place
Is right there now in her home

I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah
Say, I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah
Oh, she's my baby
Oh, don't you understand?
Yeah, and I'm her lover man
I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah

Oh, don't you know she's alright
Oh, don't you know she's alright




She's alright, she's alright
Whoa yeah, oh yeah

Overall Meaning

The song "I've Got a Woman" by Ray Charles is a timeless classic that has been covered by many artists over the years. The lyrics are a tribute to the singer's lover, who is good to him in many ways. In the first verse, he sings about how she gives him money when he's in need, making her a true friend. This shows that their relationship goes beyond just romantic love. In the second verse, he sings about how she saves her love just for him, showing that she is loyal and dedicated to him. He also sings about how she is always there for him, both day and night.


The chorus of the song reinforces this message of her goodness, with the singer repeatedly saying how good she is to him. The lyrics also celebrate traditional gender roles, with the singer saying that she knows her place is in the home. This can be seen as a reflection of the societal norms of the time when the song was written.


Overall, "I've Got a Woman" is a song that celebrates the love and dedication of the singer's partner. It portrays a picture of a loving relationship that is based on mutual respect and support.


Line by Line Meaning

Well
This is an indication that the singer is about to start his story.


I got a woman, way over town
The singer has a woman who lives far away from him.


That's good to me, oh yeah
The woman treats the singer well.


Say, I got a woman, way over town
The singer is emphasizing that he has a woman.


Good to me, oh yeah
The woman treats the singer well.


She give me money when I'm in need
The woman helps the singer financially when he needs it.


Yeah, she's a kind of friend indeed
The woman is a true friend to the singer.


She saves her lovin', early in the morning
The woman reserves her love and attention for the singer early in the morning.


Just for me, oh yeah
The woman directs her love and attention to the singer only.


She saves her lovin', just for me
The woman directs her love and attention to the singer only.


Ah, she love me so tenderly
The woman loves the singer in a gentle and caring way.


She's there to love me
The woman is always available to love the singer.


Both day and night
The woman is always there for the singer, day and night.


Never grumbles or fusses
The woman never complains or argues with the singer.


Always treats me right
The woman always treats the singer well.


Never runnin' in the streets
The woman is faithful to the singer and never runs around.


And leavin' me alone
The woman never leaves the singer alone, but always stays with him.


She knows a woman's place
The woman understands her role as a woman.


Is right there now in her home
The woman believes that her place is in her home, taking care of her man.


Oh, she's my baby
The woman is like a baby to the singer, someone he loves and takes care of.


Oh, don't you understand?
The singer is asking the listener if they understand the depth of his relationship with the woman.


Yeah, and I'm her lover man
The singer is proud to be the woman's lover.


Oh, don't you know she's alright
The singer wants to emphasize that the woman is great and treats him well.


She's alright, she's alright
The woman is great and good to the singer.


Whoa yeah, oh yeah
The singer expresses happiness and enthusiasm about his relationship with the woman.




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network, Downtown Music Publishing, Songtrust Ave, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Renald J. Richard, Ray Charles

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@Jasmine-en3mz

I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah
Say I got a woman, way over town
Good to me, oh yeah
She gives me money when I'm in need
Yeah, she's a kind of friend indeed
I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah

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

[Saxophone Solo]

She's there to love me
Both day and night
Never grumbles or fusses
Always treats me right
Never runnin' in the streets
And leavin' me alone
She knows a woman's place
Is right there, now, in her home

I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah
Say I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah
Oh she's my baby, oh don't you understand
Yeah, and I'm her lover man
I got a woman, way over town
That's good to me, oh yeah

Oh don't you know she's all right
Oh don't you know she's all right
She's all right, she's all right
Whoa yeah, oh yeah



All comments from YouTube:

@NevadaBoss

"There is really only one true genius in the music world, and that is Ray Charles"---Frank Sinatra.

@goldenman2676

Both my favourits

@emanx222

I swear Frank Sinatra was a real class act. Always gave praise to amazing musicians and singers, rightfully earned but shows how amazing he himself was too.

Absolutely ADORE Ray!!!!!

@leighmarycassidy4319

What about the one who wrote the songs then made a world to make them for me

@pearly_yaboi2744

@#Ayeni! Dont forget about the connections though

@berndsteger2246

Wanna know everything abou this, man!

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@jimisland7664

If I ever get married this song will most likely be played at my wedding.

@mimiwixx9763

+Jim Island Me too lol

@sxoobi

+Jim Island  you better make sure it's the last song of the night.  so you can enjoy the reception.

@kairambo8806

+Mimi Wixx me to

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