More Than A Woman

Album: Saturday Night Fever soundtrack (1977)
Charted: 7 32
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  • Girl, I've known you very well
    I've seen you growin' ev'ry day
    I never really looked before
    But now you take my breath away
    Suddenly you're in my life
    Part of everything I do
    You got me working day and night
    Just tryin' to keep a hold on you

    Here in your arms I found my paradise
    My only chance for happiness
    And if I lose you now, I think I would die
    Oh, say you'll always be my baby
    We can make it shine
    We can take forever just a minute at a time

    More that a woman
    More that a woman to me baby
    More than a woman
    More than a woman to me
    More than a woman

    There are stories old and true
    Of people so in love like you and me
    And I can see myself, let history repeat itself
    Reflecting how I feel for you
    Thinkin' 'bout those people then
    I know that in a thousand years
    I'd fall in love with you again

    This is the only way that we should fly
    This is the only way to go
    And if I lose your love, I know I would die
    Oh, say you'll always be my baby
    We can make it shine
    We can take forever just a minute at a time

    More that a woman (more than a woman)
    More that a woman to me baby
    More than a woman (more than a woman)
    More than a woman to me
    More than a woman

    More that a woman (more than a woman)
    More that a woman to me baby
    More than a woman (more than a woman)
    More than a woman to me (every day of my life)
    More than a woman (oh baby)
    More than a woman to me (you are, you are, you are)
    More that a woman
    More than a woman to me (she treats me good like a lover should)
    More than a woman (yeah)
    More than a woman to me (yeah)
    More than a woman Writer/s: Barry Alan Gibb, Maurice Ernest Gibb, Robin Hugh Gibb
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Markantney from BiloxeMay 2021

    Jay, ditto.
    He and the Bros Gibb are underrated as writer/producers, very. But Barry especially, since he seems to be the primary.
  • Linda from CtThe Tavares version is my favorite. The guys singing sound way cuter and cooler than the Bee Gees (sorry Bee Gees).
  • Jim from Roseville, CaI am friends with Chubby Tavares and know this for a FACT...."More Than A Woman" was written for Tavares by Barry Gibb of The Bee Gees. The Brothers Gibb had their own single too, but only released it in minor markets like Italy. They left larger markets like the UK and USA for the Tavares version. Go to about 8:30 in the below Youtube...hear it in Chubby's own words:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q683RWwBnio&t=811s

    The song was arranged by the great Freddie Perren for Tavares and led to them being known as a Disco Group.

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  • Markantney from BiloxeFeb 2018, Love both versions, though very different in delivery. The Bee Gees get a slight nod for I prefer their Arrangements. If you played the Bee Gees Version as an Instrumental, I'd probably play it as much as the vocal version.
  • Don from Sevierville, TnFunny, while it was Tavares' version of this song that came out as a single, it's been the Bee Gees' version I hear on the radio more often, even today.
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI think that Tavares did a great job covering the Bee Gees' More Than a Woman.
  • David from Youngstown, OhA nice job by Tavares on this song. But the Bee Gees rendition is one of the greatest songs ever made. It's the only Bee Gees song on the Fever soundtrack that didn't make the Top 40 (they never released it as a single). The Bee Gees version is more lush with violins, and a subtle yet fantastic use of keyboards. The Tavares version is much more of a disco song with the more uptempo beat and vocal layering. As for "bald headed woman," my mother had a friend who also thought that's what is being sung, particularly on the Bee Gees' version.
  • Marty from San Francisco, CaSome joker I knew was convinced that the Bee Gees version was singing, "Bald headed woman; bald headed woman to meeee!" Smoked dope, too.
  • Jay from Syracuse, NyI'm no longer ashamed of saying that Barry Gibb is a genuinely gifted writer and producer. His uncanny ear for layering a record, esp. finding ways of using strings up-tempo, or "against" the bass line--amazing. I mean, there are limits to where his stuff is going to take you--but I can't deny that beautifully made and electric records like Jive Talkin' and this one will be around for a while--in ways I wouldn't have imagined back when "disco" was a knee-jerk pejorative for rock snobs like me. I dare say, I almost feel the reverse today.
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