Gene McDaniels

Eugene Booker McDaniels (February 12, 1935 – July 29, 2011), who recorded as Gene McDaniels, was an African-American singer and songwriter.

McDaniels had his greatest recording success in the early 1960s, and had continued success as a songwriter with songs including “Compared to What” and Roberta Flack’s “Feel Like Makin’ Love”.

A Hundred Pounds of Clay
Songwriters: Bob Elgin / Kay Rogers / Luther Dixon

He took a hundred pounds of clay
And they He said “Hey, listen”
“I’m gonna fix this-a world today”
“Because I know what’s missin’ “
Then He rolled his big sleeves up
And a brand-new world began
He created a woman and-a lots of lovin’ for a man
Whoa-oh-oh, yes he did

With just a hundred pounds of clay
He made my life worth livin’
And I will thank Him every day
For every kiss you’re givin’
And I’ll thank Him every night
For the arms that are holdin’ me tight
And He did it all with just a hundred pounds of clay
Yes he did, whoa-oh, yes He did

Now can’tcha just see Him a-walkin’ ’round and ’round
Pickin’ the clay uppa off the ground?
Doin’ just what He should do
To make a livin’ dream like you

He rolled His big sleeves up
And a brand-new world began
He created a woman and-a lots of lovin’ for a man
Whoa-oh-oh, yes he did
With just a hundred pounds of clay
People, let me tell ya what He did
With just a hundred pounds of clay

People, let me tall ya what He did
With just a hundred pounds of clay