Cooder, Ry - He Made A Woman Out Of Me Lyrics




I was born on a levy
A little bit south of Montgomery
Mama worked in the big house
And, daddy, he worked for the county

I never had no learning
Until I turned sixteen
When Joe Henry come up the river
Lord, made a woman out of me
(Yes, he did)
Lord, he made a woman out of me

I used to tease Joe Henry
I guess it served me right
Wasn't long till he left me
Crying out in the night

Joe Henry had his say
He wouldn't set me free
I'm here to tell everybody
That the man made a woman out of me
Lord, he made a woman out of me

When I think back
To that day so long ago
I get a little feeling
On my mind

Although it hurt me
There's one thing I know
When he left, he left him
A woman behind

When I meet another young man
Wanting to love and run
My mind goes back to Joe Henry James
And the heck of a job he done

Ain't no other man let me down
You see I been set free
Ever since way back yonder
When Joe made a woman out of me
(Yes, he did)

Lord, he made a woman out of me
(He made a woman)
Lord, he made a woman out of me
Joe made a woman out of me

Lord, he made a woman out of me
(Yes, he did)
Joe made a woman out of me
(He made a woman)
Oh, he made a woman out of me





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  1. city zen

    Lyrics
    I was born on a levee
    A little bit south of Montgom'ry
    Mama worked in the big house
    And Daddy he worked for the county
    I never had no learnin'
    Until I turned sixteen
    When Joe Henry come up the river, y'all
    Lord, made a woman outta me (Yes, he did)
    Lord, he made a woman outta me (Yeah)
    I used to tease Joe Henry
    I guess it served me right
    Wasn't long 'til he left me
    Cryin' out in the night
    Joe Henry had his say
    He went and set me free
    I need tell everybody
    That the man made a woman outta me
    Lord, he made a woman outta me (Yeah)
    When I think back to that day
    So long ago
    I get a little feelin' on my mind
    Although it hurt me
    There's one thing I know
    When he left, he left him a woman behind (Behind)
    When I meet another young man
    Wantin' to love and run (Yeah)
    My mind goes back to Joe Henry James
    And the heck of a job he done (Uh-huh)
    Ain't no other man let me down
    You see I've been set free
    Ever since way back yonder
    When Joe made a woman outta me (Yes, he did)
    Lord, he made a woman outta me (He made a woman)
    Made a woman outta me (Yeah)
    Joe made a woman outta me (Uh-huh-huh)
    Lord, he made a woman outta me (Yes, he did)
    Joe made a woman outta me (He made a woman)
    Lord, he made a woman outta me
    Songwriters: FRED BURCH / DONALD HILL
    He Made a Woman Out of Me lyrics © S.I.A.E. Direzione Generale, Fred Burch Music, SHELBY SINGLETON MUSIC INC, SHELBY SINGLETON MUSIC INC.

  2. Happy Hermit

    I knew Amy Madigan was an actress - I've seen her movies since the 90s but I had no idea she was a Blues singer.  There is so much gut wrenching blues - I love Bobby Gentry but her rendition just doesn't match this - the sexual beat of the slide guitar - THE BEST

  3. plat K

    Ry is the shizzle. This love story was moving.

  4. Appalachian American

    was listening to Bobbi Gentry's & was told to listen to this one but I can't figure if she was willing or if she was forced

  5. Graham Cain

    This whole soundtrack is cool, It was so cool I bought the cassette years ago and still have it

    MyMoppet52

    +Graham Cain I love Ry Cooder's soundtracks. I made a playlist on my Channel called "Playlists" and put this and others in it for easy reference. Thx for your comments. You gave me a smile a bit ago, Moppet

  6. danielrdrown1

    Bobbie Gentry joyfully tore this to  shreds.This is soooo slow.

    MyMoppet52

    @danielrdrown1 
    Hello. I just saw your comment. I need to check out Bobby Gentry's version. I don't know it. Thanks for listening & taking the time to comment. It is appreciated. My best to you, Moppet ps I do think this version fits the music of the movie. I'm going through my Crossroads music & organizing a playlist of it. This fits the mood & style. I still want to hear Bobby's version. Thx.

  7. Keri Brouhard

    Um i think that this song is great but men need top stop telling us women to listen to it..

    MyMoppet52

    @Keri Brouhard uh..hmmm....No one has had the nerve to tell me that. :)
    Thanks so much for listening & commenting. It is appreciated. You made this a year ago. I was off my site a few years due to health issues. I'm just now seeing many comments & answering as I go along. Your comment made me smile. My best, Moppet

    Keri Brouhard

    your welcome

    skogvaktarn

    Keri Brouhard Wouldn't do that...

  8. sisterdebmac

    Who knew Amy Madigan could wail like that? Love the movie and the soundtrack, but I only had it on cassette. Thanks for uploading.

  9. TheFiveeagles

    my ex wife scratched mine when she left me.LOL

  10. Fallord Vladimus

    Thanks for uploading. I lost the album so I couldn't listen to this song again. Thanks to you, now I can. :)