This is a man's world, this is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

You see, man made the cars to take us over the road
Man made the train to carry the heavy load
Man made electric light to take us out of the dark
Man made the boat for the water, like Noah made the ark

This is a man's, man's, man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing without a woman or a girl

Man thinks about our little bitty baby girls and our baby boys
Man made them happy, 'cause man made them toys
And after man make everything, everything he can
You know that man makes money, to buy from other man

This is a man's world
But it wouldn't be nothing, nothing, not one little thing, without a woman or a girl
He's lost in the wilderness
He's lost in bitterness, he's lost lost

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It's a Man's Man's Man's World Lyrics as written by Betty Jean Newsome James Brown

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +1
    General CommentToo bad he wasn't much of man.
    MrEnigmaon March 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commentwhen i saw james brown in concert earlier this year and he played this song it was amazing, never have i heard/seen a crowd go nuts like i did.
    Niamon October 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah this rocks the casbah
    dee the gypsyon October 08, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing, James Brown is fantastic
    OliviaKon January 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe hardest working man in show business
    brad_tingleon December 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know some women who hate this song....truth hurts, especially when you feed yourself an alternatie reality and all that comes crashing down with just a few verses. They’d just laugh at it if it wasn’t true.
    Nunyabizznezzon January 14, 2019   Link

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