My Favorite Oldies (5) : When a Man Loves a Woman


「男が女を愛する時」(When a Man Loves a Woman)は、パーシー・スレッジ(Percy Sledge)が1966年にデビュー・シングルとして発表した楽曲で、名女優メグライアンが主演した1994年公開の同名の映画の主題歌としても使われました。

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When a man loves a woman
Can’t keep his mind on nothing else
He’ll trade the world
For the good thing he’s found
If she’s 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
Spend his very last dime
Trying to hold on to what he needs
He’d give up all his comfort
Sleep out in the rain
If she said that’s the way it ought to be

Well, this man loves a woman
I gave you everything I had
Trying to hold on to your precious love
Baby, please don’t treat me bad

When a man loves a woman
Down deep in his soul
She can bring him such misery
If she plays him for a fool
He’s the last one to know
Loving eyes can’t ever see

When a man loves a woman
He can do no wrong
He can never own some other girl
Yes when a man loves a woman
I know exactly how he feels
‘Cause baby, baby, baby, you’re my world


ところで、本日は日曜日、小説「ある日曜日(Um Dia de Domingo)」の第21話をアップしました。こちらにもある女をひたすら愛する男が登場します。よろしければ覗いてみてください。