I'll Take Care of You / It's a Man's, Man's, Man's World - Van Morrison

(applause)
Thank you.

Van spoken:
I first heard this song by Bobby Bland in '64.
Then I heard by Junior Wells thereon.
So work it out for yourself.

Van:
I know you've been hurt
By somebody else
I can tell by the way
That you carry yourself
But if you'll let me-a
Here's what I wanna do
I wanna take care of you-a

I, I loved and lost
Just the same as you
That's how I know
That's how I know
That's how I know
What you must be goin' through
But if you let me
Here what I wanna do
I wanna take care of you, yeah

Junior Wells:
You-ooo-ooo
Never have to worry
You never have to cry-i-i-i
'Cause I'll be there beside you, yeah
Ooh, darlin' dry-i-i-i-i
And dry your weepin' eyes, Lord!

Van:
So won't you say
That you'll be true
There's no doubt in my mind
What I have to do
And if you'll let me
Let me, let me, let me
Let me, let me, let me
Lean on me
Lean on me

(Instrumental & vibes)

Van: 'One time for Miss Teena Lyle, Teena Lyle'

Junior Wells:
You-ooo-oooo
May never have to worry
I said, you-ooo-hoo
Never have to cry-i-i
Ooh, never goin' back to bein'
Now-now, alone, no
I'll dry your weepin' eyes
Ooh Lord!

Won't you say
That you'll be true
I have no doubt in my mind
What I have to do
You've gotta trust me
Trust me, trust me, trust me
It's so hard to do
I wanna take care a-you

Baby, I'm driftin'
I'm driftin' (yeah)
Driftin', I'm driftin'
I'm driftin', I'm driftin'
I'm driftin', I'm driftin'
I'm driftin', I'm driftin'
I'm driftin', I'm driftin'
I'm driftin', I'm driftin'
Like a ship out on the foam-a, yeah

(Instrumental & horns)

I'm driftin', I'm driftin'
Ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo-ooo
Like a ship out on the foam

Driftin', I'm driftin'
I'm driftin'
Tell me what time it is
What time is it?

Van and Teena Lyle:
(It's a hustlin' time)
(Baby, it's a hustlin' time)
It's hustle' time

(Yeah, hustle time)
It's a hustle time

(Baby, it's a hustlin' time)
It's hustle time!

Early in the mornin'
(It's hustlin' time)
Hustle time!
(Hustlin' time) Ooh

Junior Wells:
This world would be nothin', baby
(It's hustlin' time)
This world would be nothin', darlin'
Ah, without a woman
(Woman)
Or a girl
(Or a girl)
Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl now, baby
(Or a girl)

Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl
(Or a girl)
Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl now, baby
(Or a girl)

Oooh!
Oooh-ho-oh!
(OW!)
Oooh-ho-oh!

This world would be nothing
(Nothing babe)
This world would be nothing, baby
(Nothing baby)
Oh, I said, without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl
(Or a girl)
Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl, now baby

Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl
(Or a girl)
Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl, now baby
(Or a girl, now baby)

(applause)

Mmm-mmm

(Instrumental & sax)

Van: 'Let's hear it for Candy Dulfer, Candy Dulfer'

Van and Teena Lyle:
Man made the car
Take us over the road
Man made the train
To carry the heavy load

Man made the electric lights
(Mmm-mm)
Take us outta the dark
(Take us outta the dark, now baby)
Man made the boat for the water
(For the water)
Just like Noah made the Ark

This a man's world!
Would be nothing!
Nothing!
Without a woman or a girl

(Or a girl)
Woman or a girl

(Without a woman)
(Or a girl)

Lost!
In loneliness
He's lost
In bitterness
Bitterness

Help me sing the song
Help me song the song
Help me song the song
Help me song the song
Help me song the song
Help me song the song
Help me song the song
Help me song the song

Junior Wells:
Yeah, let me tell ya
I said-a
Man made the car!
To take us out on the road
Man made the train
To carry, carry, carry, the heavy load

Man made the 'lectric light
To take us out of the dark
Man made the boat for the water
Yeah, like Noah built the Ark

Oooh-oh!
This is a man's world
But it would mean nothing, yeah
Without a woman or a girl
(Or a girl)
Without a girl

(Without a woman)
Without a woman
(Or a girl)
Oooooh!

Van:
Man think about a little-bitty baby girl
(Little baby girl)
Little baby boy
(Baby boy)
Man make them happy, yeah
'Cause man bring them toys

After man make ev'rything-a
Ev'rything he can
(Ev'rything he can)
Man make more bull sh_t to sell
To other man

This a man's world!
Would be nothing
Without a woman or a girl

(Or a girl)
Without a woman
(Without a woman)
(Or a girl)

He's lost!
LOST!
Lost in lonliness
(Lost in lonliness)
LOST!
In bitterness
(Lost in bitterness)

Hey

(Instrumental & keyboard solo)

Van: 'That's John Savannah'

Yeah

Don't let me breakdown!
(Let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown!
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown!
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown!
(Don't let me breakdown)

It's too late to stop now
(It's too late to stop now, baby)
It's too late to stop now
(It's too late to stop now, darlin')
It's too late to stop now
(It's too late to stop now, baby, baby, baby)

Don't let me breakdown
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown, baby
(Don't let me breakdown)

Don't let me breakdown
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown
(Don't let me breakdown)

Don't let me breakdown
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown
(Oooh, let's don't breakdown)

Don't let me breakdown
(Oooh)
Don't let me breakdown
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown
(Don't let me breakdown)
Don't let me breakdown

Announcer:
'How 'bout it for Van Morrison!'

(Breakdown)
(Breakdown)

When there's no prima donna
When there's no prima donna
When there's no prima donna
(Don't let me breakdown)
When there's no prima donna

(This world would mean nothing, baby)
When there's no prima donna
(The world would mean nothing)
When there's no prima donna
(Oooh!)

Announcer:
'How 'bout it for Van Morrison'

(Oh!)
When there's no prima donna
When there's no prima donna

I know there's some of you there
Did get healed tonight?

When there's no prima donna
When there's no prima donna

'Let 'The Man' know you got it tested tonight'

When there's no prima donna
When there's no prima donna

Did you feel the spirit in the house tonight?

When there's no prima donna
When there's no prima donna

(Hey!)

(Yeah!)

Without a woman
(Or a girl)

Announcer:
'How bout it for Mr. Brian Kennedy'

Without a woman
(Without a woman)
Or a girl
(Without a woman)

'Also Mr. 'James Blues Brown' Hooker'

Or a girl
(Without a woman)

'Mr. Georgie Fame'

'Miss Candy Dulfer'

'How 'bout this band!'

Huh?

(inaudible)

(Loud applause to end)

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