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I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You) - Allison Crowe

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Uploaded on Mar 7, 2007

This funkily lo-fi recording is from a concert just before Christmas. Allison Crowe performs "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" - a song written in the 1960s by Ronnie Shannon, and which was a break-through hit for Aretha Franklin in '67.

Bob Muller, curator of cover songs at JoniMitchell.com says: "it takes a lot of self-confidence to tackle Aretha's version of "I Never Loved a Man..." but Allison does and nails it just as good as the Queen of Soul herself. Her piano playing is equally exquisite. Treat yourself to one of the mightiest talents on the singer-songwriter scene today."

"Allison, whose covers include not only outstanding versions of Joni Mitchell's 'River' and 'A Case of You,' Leonard Cohen's 'Hallelujah,' 'The Beatles' 'In My Life' and 'Let It Be,' Lennon's 'Imagine,' and Cyndi Lauper's 'Time After Time,' but also the most provocative and seductive (forgive me, Aretha) take I've heard on Ronnie Shannon's 'I Never Loved A Man (The Way I Love You)." ~ Allan Showalter, 1 Heck of a Guy blog

"Her version of "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)" would give Aretha Franklin goose-bumps." ~ Robert Moyes, Boulevard

Also on YouTube is a single, first-take, recording of this song that Allison recorded in a log home in Canada - for her "This Little Bird" CD album.

http://music.allisoncrowe.com/track/i...

Cheers to Del and Scott for capturing this happening. Warmest thanks to web creator extraordinaire Cylune for enabling this video to be enjoyed as it is :)

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)

Words & Music by Ronnie Shannon
As performed by Allison Crowe

You're no good heart breaker
You're a liar and you're a cheat
And I don't know why
I let you do these things to me
My friends keep telling me
That you ain't no good
Lord, but, they don't know
That I'd leave you if I could

I guess I'm uptight
But I'm stuck like glue
I ain't never, I ain't never
I ain't never, no, no, loved a man
The way that I, I love you

A long time ago I thought
You had run out of fools
But I was so wrong
And now you got one that you'll never lose

The way you treat me is a shame
How could you hurt me so bad
Baby, you know that I'm the best thing
That you ever had

Kiss me once again

Don't you never, never, never say that we we're through
Cause I ain't never, I ain't never
I ain't never, no, no, loved a man
The way that I, I love you

I can't sleep at night
I can't eat a bite
Guess I'll never be free
Since you got your hooks in me

Yeah, Yeah, ayeah
Yeah, yeah, yeaha
I ain't never loved a man
I ain't never had a man treat me so bad
So, I'll tell you just what I'm gonna do

I'm gonna hold him
Gonna hold him, hold him

I ain't never loved a man

the way that I

I love you

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