"WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN" er en av soulmusikkens største klassikere, først lansert av Percy Sledge i 1966. "WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN" har så og si vært på NJS-repertoaret i alle år NJS har spilt. Eigil Berg uttrykte det slik i Konserthuset ved ett par anledninger: "En låt vi aldri kan bli lei". Så blir den da også framført med stor innlevelse - først i versjonen på "Rock Machine"-albumet og senere gjennom samtlige NJS-besetninger. På plateversjonen spiller Eigil Berg orgel og Ivar Hovden saxofon. En evergreen av en ballade!

When A Man Loves A Woman

(Calvin Lewis/Andrew Wright)

When a man loves a woman

Can't keep his mind on nothin' else

He'd trade the world for the good thing he's found

If she is 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

Spends his very last dime

Tryin' to hold on to what he needs

He'd give up all his comforts

And sleep out in the rain

If she said that's the way it ought to be

 

When a man loves a woman

I gave you everything I had

Tryin' to hold on to your precious love

Baby, please don't treat me bad

 

When a man loves a woman

Deep down in his soul

She can bring him such misery

If she is playin' him for a fool

He's the last one to know

Lovin' eyes can never see

 

When a man loves a woman

He can do her no wrong

He can never hold some other girl

Yes, when a man loves a woman

I know exactly how he feels

‘Cause baby, baby my love is real

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