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Thread #25017   Message #289877
Posted By: Snuffy
02-Sep-00 - 10:21 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Silver Dollar / Man without a Woman
Subject: Lyr req: Silver Dollar/Man without a Wom
I came across these two in our search for tunes for songs in the DT. I remember Dusty Springfield singing these in the early 60s on a Springfields album before she went solo. But I think she sang them as one song. So:
  1. Are these two songs or one?
  2. Are there any more verses to either?
  3. Shouldn't the end of Silver Dollar be "from man to man"?

You can take a silver dollar and drop it on the ground
And it'll roll, because it's round
A woman never knows what a good man she's got
Until she turns him down

So listen, my honey, listen to me
I want you to understand
As a silver dollar goes from hand to hand
So does a woman go from hand to hand

Now a man without a woman is like a ship without a sail
Is like a boat without a rudder, or a shirt without a tail
Now a man without a woman is like a wreck upon the sand
But if there is one thing worse in this universe
Then it's a woman, I said a woman
I mean a woman without a man

Wassail! V