Who Sang Manhood? Harry Chapin

Harry Chapin Dance Band on the Titanic cover art

Some other versions of "Manhood"
Credits
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Harry F. Chapin
release date: 1977
genres: Rock
styles: Folk Rock/Soft Rock
length: 3:48
producer: Stephen Chapin
membranophone: Howie Fields
vocal: John Wallace, Doug Walker, Stephen Chapin and Harry Chapin
guitar: Harry Chapin
keyboard: Stephen Chapin
percussion: Arthur Jenkins
cello: Kim Scholes
bass guitar: John Wallace
acoustic guitar & electric guitar & slide guitar: Doug Walker
I was laughing horizontally
In my loose and lusty youth
I was feeling well self-satisfied
Deliciously uncouth
When she slipped out from my covers
With a smile
Saying, "You've got a lot to learn, dear boy
It's going to take a while."

She said--
Manhood--Means that you should
Get someone else, beside yourself
Feeling good
You know a real man would
Do much more than you could
You know he'd wonder if he
understood me!
I said, "I see, let's start again."
She said, "You know you never can."

She put her clothes back on
She straightened up my bed
She hit me with a line
The still does numbers on my head
She says, "Your mind chooses better
Than your hands do
Your heart chooses better
Than your glands do!"

She said--
Manhood--Means that you should
Get someone else, beside yourself
Feeling good
You know a real man would
Do much more than you could
You know he'd wonder if he
understood me!
I said, "I see, let's start again."
She said, "You know you never can."

So I stood there in my shorts
Feeling naked just the same
With her last few words
I knew I was brand new at the game
She gave her gentle smile
She slipped out through the door
Saying, "You're my first and only love
Just like all my lvoes before."

She said--
Manhood--Means that you should
Get someone else, beside yourself
Feeling good
You know a real man would
Do much more than you could
You know he'd wonder if he
understood me!
I said, "I see, let's start again."
She said, "You know you never can."



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Dance Band on the Titanic
  • 2 Why Should People Stay the Same
  • 3 My Old Lady
  • 4 We Grew Up a Little Bit
  • 5 Bluesman
  • 6 Country Dreams
  • 7 I Do It for You, Jane
  • 8 I Wonder What Happened to Him
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Paint a Picture of Yourself (Michael)
  • 2 Mismatch
  • 3 Mercenaries
  • 4 Manhood
  • 5 One Light in a Dark Valley (An Imitation Spiritual)
  • 6 There Only Was One Choice

  • Album Information
    label: Elektra
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin