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Subject: God`s gift to woman
From: Ylva Viggosson
Date: 02 Jan 97 - 07:06 AM

Please I need HELP! Im looking for the words and tunes (flute and guitar) for a song I once heard. Its called God`s gift to woman. I remeber some lines : "God`s gift to woman thats what they think they are God`s gift to woman like a moviestar Everybody wants them..." Id be thrilled if someone could help me. My e-mail adress is "viggosson@orebro.mail.telia.com" Thank you!


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Subject: Lyr Add: GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN (Rory Block)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 12:18 PM

Copied from http://www.muitamusica.com.br%2F62933-rory-block%2F1197116-god-s-gift-to-women.txt


GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN
Rory Block

1. I don't want no handsome man 'cause he won't treat me right.
Lord, always flirtin' an' cheatin', stayin' out half the night.
Lord, everybody wants him but that don't mean he's good.
I'd rather have a plain-lookin' man who'll love me like he should.

CHORUS: God's gift to women, that's what they think they are:
God's gift to women, just like a movie star.
Everybody wants him, but that don't mean he's good.
I'd rather have a plain-lookin' man who'll love me like he should.

2. I say a plain man likes his lovin', but a handsome man makes you beg.
He wants to see you crawlin', kneelin' by his leg.
He always keeps you waitin' because he don't have much to give.*
No, he thinks you should be grateful for having him today.*

3. You know a plain man will be faithful. He hates to be untrue.
He don't need no fancy car. He just wants to make love to you.
He won't win no beauty contest, but that's just not what counts.
You need lots of tender lovin' by the pound and not the ounce.


[On Rory Block's "Rhinestones & Steel Strings" (1983) and later albums; also on Kate Meehan's "Soulshaker" (2002). Other people have written songs with the same title.

[*I suspect an error in the transcription because these lines don't rhyme, but I can't correct them because I haven't heard the whole song, only a couple of samples.]


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God's Gift to Women (Rory Block)
From: rich-joy
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 07:46 PM

Try

"He thinks you should be grateful for having him to dig"

and

"You know a plain man will be faithful - he's into being true"


Ah .... used to love singing this song many moons ago, with me mates in Darwin's a cappella harmony team "No Strings Attached"!!!

Cheers,
R-J
Down Under


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: God's Gift to Women (Rory Block)
From: Tinker
Date: 14 Oct 09 - 08:05 PM

Youtube of Rory Block -- God's Gift to Woman


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Subject: ADD: God's Gift to Women (Rory Block)
From: Joe Offer
Date: 14 Jul 17 - 03:24 AM

I found a recording, so let's see if I can verify or correct the lyrics above. I changed a few things, but it looks like the lyrics above are a pretty good transcription.

GOD'S GIFT TO WOMEN
(Rory Block)

1. I don't want no handsome man 'cause he won't treat me right.
Lord, always flirtin' an' cheatin', stayin' out half the night.
Lord, everybody wants him but that don't mean it's good.
I'd rather have a plain-lookin' man who'll love me like he should.

CHORUS:
God's gift to women, that's what they think they are:
God's gift to women, just like a movie star.
Everybody wants him, but that don't mean it's good.
I'd rather have a plain-lookin' man who'll love me like he should.

2. I said a plain man likes his lovin', but a handsome man he makes you beg.
He wants to see you crawlin', kneelin' by his leg.
He always keeps you waitin' because he don't have much to give.
No, he thinks you should be grateful for having him today.

3. You know a plain man will be faithful. He's into bein' true.
He don't need no fancy car. He just wants to make love to you.
He won't win no beauty contest, but that's just not what counts.
You need lots of tender lovin' by the pound and not the ounce.


[From Rory Block's "Rhinestones & Steel Strings" (1983)]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiK_ZJ6sr3A

On page 246 ("Women" Chapter) of the Rise Up Singing Songbook.


I first came across the music of Rory Block and Marcia Ball at about the same time in the early 1990s. I really enjoy them both. If you're not familiar with them, take a listen.


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