Who Sang I Got a Woman? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. I Gotta Right to Swing cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1960
Genre: Jazz
Style: Swing
length: 4:30
membranophone: Sonny Payne
piano: George Rhodes
trumpet: Joe Newman, John Anderson, Ernie Royal, Snookie Young and Thad Jones
bass: Ed Jones
guitar: Freddie Green
trombone: Benny Powell, Henderson Chambers, Henry Coker and Al Grey
reeds: Frank Wess, Charlie Fowlkes, Billy Mitchell, Frank Foster and Marshall Royal
Some other versions of "I Got a Woman"


When an irresistible force
Such as you
Meets an old immovable object like me
You can bet as sure as you live
Something gotta give
Something gotta give
Something gotta give

When an irrepressible smile
Such as yours
Warms an old implacable heart
Such as mine
Don't say no
Because I insist
Somewhere, Somehow, Someone's gonna be kissed

So on guard
Who knows what the faiths have in store
From there fast mysterious sky
I'll try hard ignoring those lips I adore
But how long can anyone try

Fight, Fight, Fight, Fight
Fight it with all of our might
Chances are some heavenly star spangled night
You'll find out
As sure as we live
Something's really got to give

Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 2 I Gotta Right to Sing the Blues
  • 3 Get on the Right Track Baby
  • 4 Do Nothin' 'til You Hear From Me
  • 5 I Got a Woman
  • 6 There Is No Greater Love
  • 7 Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good to You
  • 8 This Little Girl of Mine
  • 9 Till Then
  • 10 Face to Face
  • 11 Mess Around

  • Release information
    label: Decca Records
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin