A MAN WITHOUT A WOMAN (SILVER DOLLAR) (Written by Alfred Williams, ca. 1907) Billy Murray A man without a woman is like a ship without a sail, Is like a boat without a rudder, a kite without a tail. A man without a woman is like a wreck upon the sand, And if there's one thing worse, in this universe, It's a woman, I said, a woman, it's a woman without a man! Now you can roll a silver dollar 'cross the bar-room floor, And it'll roll, 'cause it's round. A woman never knows what a good man she's got, Until she puts him down! So listen, my honey, listen to me, I want you to understand, Just like a silver dollar goes from hand to hand, A woman goes from man to man. (Without a doubt). A woman goes from man to man. ----- SILVER DOLLAR Jack Palmer & Clarke van Ness - 1939 A man without a woman is like a ship without a sail, A boat without a rudder or a fish without a tail, A man without a woman is like a wreck upon the sand, There's only one thing worse in the universe That's a woman without a man. A woman without a man. You can throw a silver dollar down upon the ground, And it will roll, because it's round. A woman never knows what a good man she's got, Until she turns him down, So listen, my honey, listen to me I want you to understand That as a SILVER DOLLAR goes from hand to hand A woman goes from man to man, A woman goes from man to man.