Don Williams - I Wouldn't Be A Man Lyrics




There's a slow moon rising,
It's shining on your skin
The way your body moves me, I know there's
No holding back, no holding back.

[Chorus:]
I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this
I wouldn't be a man if a woman like you
Was anything I could resist
I'd have to be from another planet
Where love doesn't exist
I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this.

I can feel passion flowing
As you fall into my arms
The secret way you touch me tells me there's
No holding back, no holding back.

[Chorus:]
I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this
I wouldn't be a man if a woman like you
Was anything I could resist
I'd have to be from another planet
Where love doesn't exist
I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel.

Like a, roll with me baby all night long
Sold her soul with me baby all night long.

I'd have to be from another planet
Where love doesn't exist
I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this...





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  1. Irenee Shubert

    This missed his greatest hits album. Pooh!

  2. Trenton Nichols

    I didn’t know this was the original I never heard it I thought it was joshs song lol wtf

  3. Mary Betz

    Love ❤️ his music. One of the greatest.

  4. Di Bn

    Thank you dear....its all soaked in love....

  5. Craig Odem

    Such a ripoff of Josh Turner's song... but I do like this guy too.

    grnorthern76

    Don Williams released it in 1987.
    Billy Dean released it in 1996.
    Josh Turner released it in 2010.


    Technically, Josh Turner is the one doing a "double" ripoff :-)

    Craig Odem

    ​@grnorthern76 My comment was a total sarcastic remark... Don WIlliams is an absolute country legend, and I actually cannot stand all the modern stuff. I had to look up the newer guy who sang it because I didn't even know his name. I've actually not heard of Josh Turner. "Good ol Boys like me..." one of my all time favorite song. Thanks for posting this great song though.

  6. Josh Wilson

    Don williams was the most humblest and the most gracious singer of all time i totally admired him and i only wish that i possessed the humility and integrity that he always seemed to have

  7. Christopher Robinson

    Here the remake by josh Turner way better.

  8. Rander Motan

    Don, no one can replace your gentle and warm voice........ No one..... It soothes the soul... RIP

  9. Thulani Maphumulo

    Great song from Mike Reid's songbook

  10. bo Clayton

    Another yr gone by and still making love to this song

  11. Dave Wollenberg

    Don was a cigarette smoker. Probably contributed to his death.

  12. edwin honga

    Don you made me who I am today

  13. edwin honga

    This is too much, this is not music, this is more like a conversation

    Bailey Napier

    edwin honga this is the reason we have all other music it all starts with conversation

  14. Karen Heimbach

    What a voice he had. He could sing anything

  15. Zuko Sigiba

    Don williams I wouldn't be a man, reminds me of Boy Bunny

  16. Lg Mayes

    Don...you are the man..RIP...singing with the angels

  17. sylvia mabotja

    I am holding tears in my eyes , I feel like I can just pack my bags and go somewhere . Ohh God tis is amazing

  18. Gugu Ngudle

    best version ever hands down..

  19. Pondy Hsu

    There's a slow moon rising,
    It's shining on your skin
    The way your body moves me,
    I know there's no holding back, no holding back.

    I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this
    I wouldn't be a man if a woman like you
    Was anything I could resist
    I'd have to be from another planet
    Where love doesn't exist
    I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this.
    *******************
    I can feel passion flowing as you fall into my arms
    The secret way you touch me tells me
    There's no holding back, no holding back.

    I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this
    I wouldn't be a man if a woman like you
    Was anything I could resist
    I'd have to be from another planet
    Where love doesn't exist

    I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel
    Like a roll with me baby all night long
    So the soul with me baby all night long.
    *******************
    I'd have to be from another planet
    Where love doesn't exist
    I wouldn't be a man if I didn't feel like this.....

  20. Matthew Giddings

    Instant goosebumps!

  21. Koketso Molatudi

    eish this music

  22. Johnny Snapper

    Rest In Peace buddy.

  23. Lg Mayes

    Don , what a beautiful gift of voice you were given..how wonderful of you to share it with us..you are a master & will truly be missed...Rest in Peace Don back in that Old Coyote Town.

  24. Jimmy Clayton

    made love to my wife listening to this song 1000s of time

  25. Jimmy Clayton

    the greatest love song ever

  26. soesterbergblue

    RIP Gentle Giant. I've loved your music for 40 years.

  27. CitySkin09

    Rest in Paradise, Mr. Williams...

  28. Gloria Dennis

    I like them all but Billy Deans is the best!

  29. justess martin

    Nothing beats the master....Don Williams...the original......The BEST!

  30. Jean Bernard RETOWA

    la version de Billy Dean pas mal,Josh Turner bien et celle de Don est sublime,sublime.L original reste le meuilleur et merci a toi Don pour cette merveille

  31. Harry Moeng

    I won't be a man if i did not feel like this,I did enjoy this song when i was doing std 2,listening it on an LP by that time....wow

  32. Leona Sanecki

    I didn't know anybody sang it besides Josh Turner, but this is wonderful!

  33. Nik N

    Josh's version is nothing compared to this. This is the original. Simply the best.

    Blaž Bohinc

    Nik I've just come from his adaptation. I can't believe I'm saying this, but original is years better.. and Josh is my idol

  34. Joyce Triplett

    this one is the best hands down

  35. DJCandyManMike

    I heard this song for the first time yesterday. Love at first note!

  36. Paula Moellering

    If it weren't for Don, we wouldn't have any other versions! He's the man!!

  37. Pete Marshall

    I really like this song.

  38. Amanda Williams

    Billy Dean's version is hot. Josh Turner's version beautiful. But nothing beats the original!

    Juani Cordero

    I love Josh Turner's version better

  39. Kelton King

    Don would hit #9 with this on 1-23-88.

    DJCandyManMike

    I swore when I first heard this song that it came out in the 70s. It has that 70s vibe big time, which to me is a lot of what makes it so great.

    Kelton King

    @DJCandyManMike Don Williams never made a song I didn't like!!

    DJCandyManMike

    +Kelton King I looked him up after I heard this song, and I realized he sang a lot more songs than I realized that I was familiar with growing up, and just like you, I liked them all. "It Must Be Love" and "Listen to the Radio" were two songs that I heard growing up and always liked, but I never knew who sang them. I'm strongly considering singing some of Don's music the next time I go out for karaoke. Knowing that musicians like him put out masterpieces like this gives me reason to be thankful to be a bass.

    Amanda Williams

    Holy smokes! This didn't go to #1? :O

    Stacey Upper

    They are #1 with me.

  40. Gina Farmer

    I like this version but I also like Billy Deans video. Sexy!!

  41. Daniel Hadjicostas

    Why do people say "I'm only 25/15/19/22 and I listen to good music like this etc etc" Who gives a shit how old you are? I'm fucking 6 years old and I'm swearing on YouTube FFS!!!

    Amanda Williams

    Watch your mouth kid!

    Nekros97

    Daniel Hadjicostas Yeah, they think they are special because they listen to old music. Many people do, who cares how old they are.

  42. Sunshine Rules

    I tried singing this song and i just couldn't do it but it has beautiful lyrics loved it even if i couldn't sing it 

  43. Kelton King

    @Jordan Saffron Don Williams version was actually bigger than Josh Turner's Don had a top 10 with this Josh hit #18 know your music before you get on here running off at the mouth. If you like Josh Turner's version that's fine but Don had the biggest hit out of anyone who ever did it so thank you!!

    Reed Swanson

    @***** Don's piano player (former Cincinnati Bengals offensive lineman) Mike Reid wrote it.

    Pete Marshall

    +Kelton King I agree

    razrv3lc

    It being a hit doesn't mean it's actually better. This version sounds like an okay karaoke version compared to the Josh Turner version.

    mikemule2008

    Yep. Mike Reid wrote it. He also wrote "I Can't Make You Love Me" for Bonnie Raitt. He has a very distinctive sound.

    bo Clayton

    Been making love to my wife about 30 plus yrs to this and she still turns me on

  44. Sibusiso Kunene

    this guy just satisfy my soul. he makes me to understand more what love is all about. feeling blessed

  45. Jennifer Mashburn

    I love Don Williams. We love driving the kids crazy playing all his stuff and still making googlie eyes at each other!!!

  46. Joe McBrayer

    Billy Deans version is good

  47. Hannah Lowe

    I like the Josh Turner version!!! His voice is sooooo perfect!!!! :)

  48. Tebogo Tshabile

    i just love Don

  49. Brad Larson

    Great song by an all time great.

  50. Debbie Walls

    Just down right sexy. the Fever music video makes me blush.

  51. Jean Gannon

    I have to say I think Billy Dean's version is the best hands down. This is excellent, but I melt each time I hear Billy Dean's. Josh Turner's is nice, but it doesn't have the raw sexiness of Billy Dean's.

  52. petra pomice

    Voz que seduce,envuelve el corazon y encanta el espiritu con sus notas musicales que se elevan como estrellas hacia el cielo. Te adoro Don Williams!!!

    El Wicho

    Somos muy pocos los fans de Don que hablen español, de donde eres amiga? Saludos desde cd juarez, chih. México.

  53. kalmanizer

    I'm a pretty big fan of Don Williams (as well as a HUGE Josh Turner fan) but even though Josh Turner's version is a later version I have to say that Josh Turner pretty much nailed this Country Music Song.

  54. maddie0164

    Thanks for posting. I had forgotten that Don Williams did the original. Love them both.

  55. Ryan

    I didn't realize how different the original was from Turners version. The phrasing in this is practically the opposite of the way Turner sings it. Really interesting. Williams version is good, but he does have a few places that seem a little off key which is interesting since it's a studio version. but i also don't know how long ago this was recorded

  56. Jordan Saffron

    Interesting....I am actually hearing impaired. But I have hearing aids that make me hear better probably than you. Just because I like Josh Turner better doesn't mean that I have a bad taste in music. You don't need to attack me because you want to push your opinion on people. I like what I like and YOU are not going to change that....no matter how stupid you think I am...I don't usually like covers either...but clearly Turner's was better if his was a hit and Williams' wasn't. So back off.

    Connie Lott

    Don Williams had a top ten hit with this song.

  57. Gentlegianttoo

    Oh and I will be at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo on May 4th!!!

  58. Gentlegianttoo

    There might not be a video but I can 'see' his voice all over my heart!

  59. George Mutonga

    @grnorthern76 thanks so much for this.I looked for it more than 20 years.Please listen to Don Williams " i'll be faithfull to you".

  60. ihbill

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful piece of music from the Gentle Giant... Now if only it were available to purchase on iTunes, I could get my very own copy. I was shocked that it wasn't on there....

  61. Jordan Saffron

    Josh Turner did waaaaay better....His deep sexy voice gave it more character(;

  62. greatflame

    Hi Thanks for posting this I must admit it is one I do not know I will have to try & do a recording of it it will take me about a month to get the backing track done then I will put the vocals in and post it I would like a comment on what you think

  63. Kathleen Stevens

    Don Williams is amazing! Love his soft, low, soothing voice.

  64. southernboy712

    i may only be 20 but his voice is so smooth and brings you into his world. how you not love don williams?

  65. bottomfeeder73

    @grnorthern76 The video means NOTHING if Don Williams voice is soothing my ears! Great song!! Was my late fathers' favourite and I know why. :-)

  66. Krista Torpy

    I had this by billy dean even better by good old boy don!

  67. 1Johnv6

    I wouldnt be a man if i didnt cry everytime i hear this song.

  68. Rick Fountain, Jr.

    wow awesome

  69. Matt B

    It isn't on Amazon mp3 either for us android users :-(. I didn't know the gentle giant recorded this song first until Josh Turner nailed it as well as he did. However, both versions are unique and I enjoy them both very much. Thank you for posting this song!

  70. 5SParam

    @DEATHDRAGON55 My father had me listening to him. I believe nothing beats Don Williams as I Josh's version cannot be compared to Don Williams...

  71. pattykake19

    Good job. All I ever heard was Josh. Like josh's best, but Don does good.

  72. Tracy J

    Awesome!!! Love both renditions!!

  73. DEATHDRAGON55

    @grnorthern76 im 16 and my mom has me listening to him, i love her taste in music thanks to this kinda music

  74. Beth Loutzenheiser

    @grnorthern76 This song doesn't need a video. Just his voice is enough for me. I just LOVE Don Williams, and I'm SO happy you posted this. I can't find my album, and I've been searching for it since I heard Josh Turner's (very well done) remake. Thank you sooooo much!

  75. grnorthern76

    Thanks for all the awesome comments!! It's nice to see so many others that also share a taste for great music :-) Hope everyone is having a great summer!

  76. chubwright79

    Hey davewollenberg you got any background info on this song.Enjoy the facts and tidbits of these songs.

  77. evieluvsu

    awesome!!! love it!!

  78. hawkshe

    I've looked for his version on itunes, but I can't find it...
    Any suggestions?

  79. Jamal Terrell

    This sounds lime something you conceive a child to

  80. countrygirl4evr17

    did he write this?

  81. Allen Welch

    Yes I agree! Love this song! I did Josh Turners version. Check out my channel!

  82. Mark Ellsworth

    @grnorthern76 I expected the same response back in 1999 when Don Williams appeared at my county fair. But there were more younger people there than I expected. And I'm from Minnesota where we have a large East African population. It was most surprising to see the large number of East African immigrants there. Apparently Don Williams is really big in Africa.

  83. Dylan

    i love this version and josh turners version... billy dean's not so much

  84. BeachyWoman1

    No video needed! The voice is all u need to hear!!

  85. loubug84

    really love this song :) one of my most favs......

  86. Aaron Coffman

    Thank you for the post. Josh Turner does a great job but nobody beats Don Williams and I mean nobody. Thanks

  87. grnorthern76

    Sorry about not having much for a video. This is the first item I ever posted on here. I took my mom a couple of months ago to see Don Williams in concert, what a voice! Being 34, most of my friends were like "going to see who?" They have no idea what they are missing out on.

  88. Welesly77

    Glad to see some new artists still have respect for guys like Don Williams. He really has some great songs. Josh's version is really good too, but Don really has some great music.