B i o g r a p h y
 (by Richie Unterberger)

One of the most influential soul singers of the 1960s, Otis Redding exemplified to many listeners the power of Southern "deep soul" — hoarse, gritty vocals, brassy arrangements, and an emotional way with both party tunes and aching ballads. He was also the most consistent exponent of the Stax sound, cutting his records at the Memphis label/studios that did much to update R&B into modern soul. His death at the age of 26 was tragic not just because he seemed on the verge of breaking through to a wide pop audience (which he would indeed do with his posthumous number one single, "[Sittin' On] The Dock of the Bay"). It was also unfortunate because, as "Dock of the Bay" demonstrated, he was also at a point of artistic breakthrough in terms of the expression and sophistication of his songwriting and singing. Although Redding at his peak was viewed as a consummate, versatile showman, he began his recording career in the early '60s as a Little Richard-styled shouter. The Georgian was working in the band of guitarist Johnny Jenkins at the time, and in 1962 he took advantage of an opportunity to record the ballad "These Arms of Mine" at a Jenkins session. When it became an R&B hit, Redding's solo career was truly on its way, though the hits didn't really start to fly until 1965 and 1966, when "Mr. Pitiful," "I've Been Loving You Too Long," "I Can't Turn You Loose," a cover of the Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction," and "Respect" (later turned into a huge pop smash by Aretha Franklin) were all big sellers. Redding wrote much of his own material, sometimes with the assistance of Booker T. & the MG's guitarist Steve Cropper. Yet at the time, Redding's success was primarily confined to the soul market; his singles charted only mildly on the pop listings. He was nonetheless tremendously respected by many white groups, particularly the Rolling Stones, who covered Redding's "That's How Strong My Love Is" and "Pain in My Heart." (Redding also returned the favor with "Satisfaction.") One of Redding's biggest hits was a duet with fellow Stax star Carla Thomas, "Tramp," in 1967. That was the same year he began to show signs of making major inroads into the white audience, particularly with a well-received performance at the Monterey Pop Festival (also issued on record). Redding's biggest triumph, however, came just days before his death, when he recorded the wistful "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay," which represented a significant leap as far as examination of more intensely personal emotions. Also highlighted by crisp Cropper guitar leads and dignified horns, it rose to the top of the pop charts in early 1968. Redding, however, had perished in a plane crash in Wisconsin on December 10, 1967, in an accident that also took the lives of four members from his backup band, the Bar-Kays. A few other singles became posthumous hits, and a good amount of other unreleased material was issued in the wake of his death. These releases weren't purely exploitative in nature, in fact containing some pretty interesting music, and little that could be considered embarrassing. What Redding might have achieved, or what directions he might have explored, are among the countless tantalizing "what if" questions in rock & roll history. As it is, he did record a considerable wealth of music at Stax, which is now available on thoughtfully archived reissues.




Pain in my heart
- 1964 -

Pain in my heart
The dog
Stand by me
Hey hey baby
You send me
I need you lovin'
These arms of mine
Louie louie
Something is worrying me
Security
That's what my heart needs
Lucille


Sings Soul Ballads
- 1965 -

That's how strong my loves is
Chained and bound
A woman, a lover, a friend
Your one and only man
Nothing can change this love
It's too late
For your precious love
I want to thank you
Come to me
Home in your heart
Keep your arms around me
Mr. Pitiful


Otis Blue
- 1966 -

Ole man trouble
Respect
A change is gonna come
Down in the valley
I've been loving you too long
Shake
My girl
Wonderful world
Rock me baby
Satisfaction
You don't miss you water
 


The Soul Album
- 1966 -

Just one more day
It's growing
Cigarettes and coffee
Chain gang
Nobody knows you
Good to me
Scratch my back
Treat her right
Everybody makes a mistake
Any ole way
634-5789
 


Dictionary of soul
- 1966 -

Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (sad song)
I'm sick y'all
Tennessee waltz
Sweet lorene
Try a little tenderness
Day tripper
My lover's prayer
She put the hurt on me
Ton of joy
You're still my baby
Hawg for you
Love have mercy

 
King & Queen
- 1967 -

Knock On Wood
Baby, Let Me Be Good To You
Tramp
Tell It Like It Is
When Something Is Wrong With My Baby
Lovey Dovey
New Year's Resolution
It Takes Two
Are You Lonely For Me Baby
Bring It On Home To Me
Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis
 

The Dock Of The Bay
- 1968 -

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay
I'm Coming Home To See About You
I Love You More Than Words Can Say
Tramp
Let Me Come On Home
The Huckle-Buck
Open The Door
Nobody Knows You
Don't Mess With Cupid
Ole Man Trouble
The Glory Of Love
 
The Immortal O.R
- 1968 -

I've Got Dreams To Remember
Think About It
You Made A Man Out Of Me
A Waste Of Time
Nobody's Fault But Mine
Champagne And Wine
Hard To Handle
A Fool For You
Thousand Miles Away
Amen
Dum-Dum-Dum (Happy Song)

Love Man
- 1969 -

I'm A Changed Man
Groovin' Time
Higher And Higher
Your Feeling Is Mine
That's A Good Idea
Got To Get Myself Together
I'll Let Nothing Separate Us
Direct Me
Free Me
Love Man
A Lover's Question
Look At That Girl

Non Albums Tracks
- Misc -

I Can't Turn You Loose
I'm Depending On You
Loving By The Pound
Mary's Little Lamb
Merry Christmas Baby
My girl
Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Shout bamalama
Stay In School
Tell the truth
The Match Game
White Christmas
You Left The Water Running


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Pain in my heart

Pain in my heart

( Neville )

Pain in my heart
Treating me cold
Where can my baby be
Lord, no one knows
Pain in my heart
Just won't let me sleep
Where can my baby be
Lord, where can she be

And now the days
Has began to get tough
Said I want you to comme back
Come back, come back, baby
I've had enough, oh

A little pain in my heart
just won't let me be
Wake up restless nights
Lord, and I can't even sleep

Stop this little pain in my heart

And now the days
Has began to get rough
Said I want you to love me
Love me, love me, baby
Till I get enough

Oh pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Stop this little pain in my heart
Someone stop this pain
Someone stop this pain

The dog

( Thomas )

Do the dog, do the dog
Do the dog now, baby
Come on, do the dog, yeah
Do the gog
Everybody's doin' the dog
come on, hey baby

Do the hound dog, yeah
Do the hound dog, baby, come on
Let's do the hound dog, baby
Do the hound dog, yeah
Do the dog
Everybody's doin' the dog

Do the bird dog, yeah
Do the bird dog, yeah
Do the bird dog, baby, come on
And do the bird dog, yeah
Do the dog
Everybody's doin' the dog
Come on

Do the bird dog
Do the hound dog
Do the poodle, any kind of dog
Let's do the dog
Do the dog
Everybody, let's do the dog

Come on, baby
Let's walk this dog now
Oh just-a, just-a, just-a walkin'
Just-a, just-a, just-a walkin'
Just-a, just-a, just-a walkin'
Let's do the dog
Then we'll walk the dog
Come on, baby
Let's walk it one more time

Stand by me

( King & Glick )

When the night has come
And the land is dark
And the moon is the only
Only light we see
No, I won't be afraid
No no no no no no
No, I won't be afraid
Just as long, just as long
Just as long as you stand by me

Now darling, darling
Whenever I'm in trouble
Darling, won't you stand
I need just a little helping hand
Now now now
And darling, darling
Won't you stand by me

It the sky we look upon now now
Should tumble and fall
All of the mountains may crumble
May crumble to the sea
I won't cry, I won't cry
No no no no no, I won't shed no tears
Just as long, just as long
Just as long as you stand by me

Now darling, darling
I said I need somebody right now
I need just a little helping hand
I need someone to come pick me up
And stand by me
Come on, come on, baby, yeah
Come on, come on and stand by me

And darling, darling stand by me
Come on, pretty baby, and stand now
Stand, stand by me
Come on and help me, baby
I need a little lovin'
Come on and stand, stand by me
Whenever I'm in trouble
Won't you stand by me
Come on and stand by me, my baby
Come on
I need a little bit of love

Hey Hey Baby

( Otis Redding )

Hey, hey pretty baby
Baby, you sure is fine
Hey, hey pretty baby
Baby, you sure is fine
Every time I look at you
You drive me out of my mind

She got big blue eyes
Want her here by my side
She got big blues eyes
Want her here by my side
Hey, hey pretty baby
Let me be your little guide

She got ruby lips
Boy, she sure got pretty hips
She got ruby lips
Boy, she sure got pretty hips
And when she walks down the street
All the cats go flippity flip

She got big blue eyes
Want her here by my side
She got big blues eyes
Want her here by my side
Hey, hey pretty baby
Let me be your little guide

Hey, hey pretty baby
Baby, you sure is fine
Hey, hey pretty baby
Baby, you sure is fine
Every time I look at you
You drive me out of my mind

Hey, hey pretty baby
Baby, you sure is fine
Hey, hey pretty baby

You send me

( Sam Cooke )

Darling you, send me
I know you, you send me
Darling you, you send me
Honest you do, honest you do
Honest you do, honest you do

Darling you, you thrill me
I know you, you thrill me
I know you thrill me
Honest you do, honest you do
Honest you do

At first I thought it was infatuation
But ooh well it lasted
So very, so very, so very long
Now I find myself wanting you
And marry you and take you home

You, darling you send me
I know you, you send me
Darling you, honey, you send me
Honest you do, honest you do
My my

At first I thought it was infatuation
But ooh well it lasted
So very, so very, so very long
(but) Now I find myself wanting you
And marry you, and take you home

I know, I know, I know
You, you, you, you send me
And darling, darling you, you
Darling, you send me
I know you, you, you, you send me
Honest you do, honest you do

I Need you lovin'

( Robinson, Gardner, Mc douglas & Lewis )

I need your love every day
I need it every hour
Come on and set
My little soul on fire
I say I need love, love, love, love

Need your lovin', babe
I need it every day
Come on and give it to me every hour
I want you to set
My little soul on fire
Say I need love, love, love, love

I need your lovin', baby
Hear what I say
Need it every day
Need it every hour
Set my little soul on fire

Now everybody needs somebody sometime

Need it every day
I wanna say it to you
Just a little bit louder
Tell you just hear what I say
I say I need love, love, love, love
Love, love, love, love, love
Love, love,
Hey, hey, hey, hey...

These arms of mine

( Otis Redding )

These arms of mine
They are lonely
Lonely and feeling blue
These arms of mine
They are yearning
Yearning from wanting you
And if you would let them hold you
Oh how grateful I will be

These arms of mine
They are burning
Burning from wanting you
These arms of mine
They are wanting
Wanting to hold you
And if you would let them hold you
Oh how greateful I will be

Come on, come on, baby
Just be my little woman
Just be my lover, oh
I need me somebody
Somebody to treat me right
I need your arms, loving arms
To hold me tight
And I need, I need your
I need your tender lips...

Louie Louie

( Richard Berry )

Louie, Louie, oh baby
Baby, Louie, Louie
Gotta sing my song
Louie, Louie, oh baby
Now Louie, Louie
Come on, help me sing this song

I walked down the street
On saturday night
I go to the joint
Where they're havin' a fight
I jump all around
I jump up and down
I can't find my baby
She can't be found, let's go

Louie, Louie, oh baby
Baby, Louie, Louie
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Louie, Louie, yeah baby
Louie, Louie

Come on, let's...

I love every girl
I see on the street
.....
I'd like to meet
I walk around all day
And com the street
I know when the bitter
I went with the sweet, let's go

Louie, Louie, oh baby
Baby, Louie, Louie
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Louie, Louie, yeah baby
Louie, Louie

Let's go one more time
Here we go
Louie, Louie...

Something is worrying me

( Redding & Walden )

Something keeps worrying me, yeah
And that something
Keeps driving me in misery
I can tell the way things changed
That you been lovin' some other man
That's why something
Keeps on worrying me
Yes it is
That's why something keeps worrying me

I can tell by the look in your eye
I can tell by the way you smile
I know things haven't been this way
I tried to love you each and every day
And that something keeps on worrying me
That's why something
Keeps driving me in misery

I can tell by the look in your eye
That you been lovin' some other guy
That's why something
Keeps on worrying me
Oh yes it is
That's why something
Keeps on worrying me

Darling, that something, baby
Is deep down in my heart
It's worrying me, baby
I know you love somebody
I know you have somebody, yeah
It's worrying me, baby
I need you right here by my side...

Security

( Otis Redding )

I want security, yeah
Without it I'm at a great loss, oh now
Security, yeah
And I want it at any cost, oh now
Don't want no money right now
I don't want no fame
But security
I have all of these things
All of these things, well now

Security, yeah
That's all I want from you, oh now
Security, yeah
And a little love that will be true, oh
Those sweet tender lips
You knows they tells me that
You're the one for me
Darling, how can I forget
How can I forget, yeah babe

I want security, yeah
I'm telling you once again, oh now
Security
And I want it in the end, oh
Your sweet tender lips
You know they tells me that
You're the one for me
Darling, how can I forget
How can I Forget, yeah now

Come on
With just a little bit of soul
Right now, baby
Darlin', everything's gonna be all right
One more time, just one more time, baby
Don't it, don't it sound
Pretty good right now, children...

That's what my heart needs

( Otis Redding )

You left me for another
You told me he was your lover
So I'm begging and I'm pleading
And I'm down on bended knees
Oh baby, that's what my heart needs

Baby, oh baby
I'm calling you loud and clear, baby
Oh baby, I love you, yes I do
And I want to be near you
Oh baby, that's what my heart needs

Darling, my my darling
I need you here right by my side, baby
Darling, if you hadn't left that day
Then my world wouldn't be this way
Oh baby, that's what my heart needs

Come on baby, I said I need you
Right here by my side
I said I need you, baby
I need you here to protect me
And be my guide
Oh yeah, baby, I know, I know
You don't know what I mean, baby
And oh baby, yeah, oh baby hey hey baby
Come on, come on, and love me, baby
Come on, come on
And be right by my side

Lucille

( Penniman & Collins )

Lucille
You won't do your sister's will
Lucille
You won't do your sister's will
You ran off and left
But I love you still

Lucille
Please come back where you belong
Lucille
Please come back where you belong
I'll be good to you, baby
And please don't leave me alone

I woke up this morning
Lucille was not in sight
I asked my friends about her
But all their lips was tied
Lucille
Please come back where you belong
I'll be good to you, baby
And please don't leave me alone

I woke up this morning
Lucille was not in sight
I asked my friends about her
But all their lips was tied
Lucille
Please come back where you belong
I'll be good to you, baby
And please don't leave me alone

Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart
Lucille, baby, satisfy my heart
I will play house with you baby
But can't stop a wonderful song


Sings Soul Ballads

That's how strong my loves is

( Jamison )

If I were the sun way up there
I'd glow with love most everywhere
I'll be the moon when the sun goes down
Just to let you know that I'm still around

That's how strong my love is, whooooa,
That's how strong my love is,
That's how strong my love is, baby, baby,
That's how strong my love is.

I'll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears
And you can go swimming when you are here
And I'll be the rainbow after the tears are gone
Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm

That's how strong my love is, darlin',
That's how strong my love is, baby,
That's how strong my love is, whoooa,
That's how strong my love is.

I will be the ocean so deep and wide
And catch all the tears whenever you cry,
I'll be the breeze after the storm is gone
To dry your eyes and love you warm

That's how strong my love is, baby,
That's how strong my love is, can you hear me now?
That's how strong my love is, darlin',
That's how strong my love is, again now

That's how strong my love is, so deep and wide,
That's how strong my love is
So much to love, yes so much to love, whoooa,
Yes so much love, yes so much to love,
Anything the sun can do, I will do it for you,
Any kind of love you want, I'll do for you....

*** Thanx a lot to Amy & Dan who corrected this one ***

Chained and bound

( Otis Redding )

Darling now, you made me change my mind
Can go no further,
Because you got me chained and bound, oh
Taller than the tallest sky
Sweeter than a grape on a vine, now
Can go no further,
Because you got me chained and bound,
Right now, now

So glad, i'm so glad, i'm so glad
Oh, i don't have to worry no more
Oh my my my
Baby, somebody, somebody

What kind of life is this kind i'm trying living
Oh lord, what kind of love is she trying to give me
I feel like i'm standing up and telling the word
I'm chained to your love

Darling, oh
Don't break this little heart of mine
There's no greater love than this love of yours and mine, oh
You walk with your head in the sky
Darling don't ever pass me by
I ain't going no further,
because you got me chained and bound,
Oh now

So glad, i'm so glad, i'm so glad
Lord, i don't have to worry no more
She got me chained to her love, now
I don't, i don't want to be taken away, baby
I'm chained, i'm chained and a little bound,
Now, now, now
I'm chained, i'm chained to your love
I don't, i don't know darling
I wanna to be taken away, now
Ou, just a little bit of soul
Just a little bit of soul, now...

A woman, a lover, a friend

( Wyche )

Hum..., i want me somebody to hold my hand
Somebody to love me and understand
I want me a woman, i want a lover, i want a friend, ouh

I want me somebody to share my love
Lovin' is something i gotta have
I want me a woman, i want a lover, i want a friend

I don't want a fancy gal, powder and paint
And i don't want me a woman who thinks she's a saint
I'm lookin' for someone who's not make believe
And doesn't mind giving so that she may receive

I want me somebody somewhere around
That's looking for someone
Tee pound for pound

Oooh, i want me a woman,
I want a lover, i want a friend
Yeah
I want this little girl right now
I want to run away now
Want her really how now
Aahh, baby
Come on baby
Need you right here by my side now
I need you to protect me
I need you to stand right by me
And i want you
And i want you to just
Come on baby
And i want you
I want you i want you
I want you i want you
I want you i want you
I want you i want you

Your one and only man

( Otis Redding )

If i can only, make you see
That you were only, meant for me, now
Our love will be free
And i'll be your destiny
Destiny, destiny, right, now, now, now, babe

If i can make you only understand
Treat me right and love me
Then i will be your man
Your one and only man

These are the words
That i have to say
Live by them each and every day, now
And as the time pass
I know our love will last,
Our love will last, our love will last
Now, now, now babe

Take me blue
Understand them
Live by them and love me
Then i will be your man
Your one and only man

These are the words
That i have to say
Just live by them each and every day, now
And as the time pass
I know our love will last,
Our love will last, our love will last
Now

Take me blue
Understand them
Live by them and love me
Honey i will be your man
I said your one and only man

Yes your truly lovely man
Yes your lovely lovely man
You don't need nobody to do nothing for you baby
I said i could just love and be just one guy that you need
I could say i could be one guy that you love
I could just be anyone you want me to be, now, now
I said i could be just anyone you want me to be
Darling, baby, my, my, my, my baby
Na, na, wow...

Nothing can change this love

( Sam Cooke )

If i go a million miles away
I'ii write a letter
Each and every day now
Oh honey, nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing is ever gonna change this love
I have gor you, no no, no no

You can make me weep
You can make me moan
Tell me you just got back, darling
I'ii just say, "well, welcome home now"
For honey, nothing
Nothing in this world
Could ever stop this love
Could ever stop this love
I have for you, oh no, oh no

Oh you're the apple of my eye
My sweet little cherry pie
Darling, you can be
My cake and ice cream
Sugar and spice, everything nice
You can be the girl of my dreams

If you would only meet me at home
When you get back, when you get back
I'ii just say, "well, welcome home now"
Oh my darling, nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing could ever change
This love i have for you, oh now, oh now

It's too late

( Willis )

Wished i had told her
Ooh she was my only one
But it's too late, it's too late
She's gone

It's too late, she's gone now
I know she's gone now
It's too late, my baby's gone now
I need her loving
Oh more than anyone ooh
But it's too late, i know it's too late
She's gone

It's a weak man that cry now
So i guess i better
Guess i better dry my weeping eyes now
I need her loving
More than anyone oh
But it's too late
It seems like it's too late
She's gone

She's gone, my baby's gone,
She's gone, oh my baby, she's gone
She's gone, my baby's she's gone
But where can, where can my my baby be

Lord, i wonder sometimes
Does she really know
Does she really know
Does she really know when she left me
Oh it hurt little heart so now
I need your loving
Please don't make me wait
Lord, but it's too late, it's too late
She's gone
I need your loving
Oh more than anyone
Don't let it be too late
No, don't let it be too late
But she's gone

Wished i had told her
Ooh she was my only one
Ooh but it's too late
I know it's to late
She's gone
Wished i had told her
Oh she was the only one...

For your precious love

( Brook & Butler )

Your precious love, now
Me moan to me
They didn't love, they didn't love would ever be, me
For when i wanted you, oh now
I was so lonely and so blue
That's what love, that's what love really made me do

And darling, oh, they keep saying that our love will go, now
But honey i wanna tell them
And i just wanna show them
How in the world do they know, now

It's very long, oh now, oh now
For as long as you make love with me, now
I know our love will grow wider
And so deeper than any any ever seen, now

Of all, of all the things that i want, now
In this whole wide world is just
For you to say, for you to say
That you'll be my my girl, now, now

And i'm calling, i wanting you
I just keep wanting you, now, oh now
I'm wanting you, now
Nobody but you, now
Nobody but you, now

Oh, i just wanna tell you just one more time
For your precious love, now, oh my
It means everything in the world to me
Everything in the world to me
And i'm just so wild, now
Just to have you
Right on with me,
Oh now, now, now

I want to thank you

( Otis Redding )

I want to thank you for being so nice now
I want to thank you for giving me my pride
Sweet kisses too
And everything you do
I know i'ii never find another one like you
If i prove my love it won't be true
Oh my my darling
How can i forget you

I remember the first day that we met
I taught you how to smoke your first cigarette
You were so sweet
In everything you did
And oh darling
You made me seem so big
Just to have you right there in my arms
Just to hold
To squeeze all of your sweet loving charm

I wanna thank you
Darling i wanna love you

I wanna thank you again and say bye bye
I wanna thank you again
Oh how i will cry
Sweet kisses to you and everything you do
Darling i wish i had another one like you
Just to hold you
Have them in my arms
It will bring back memories
And all of your sweet loving charm

I wanna thank you
Darling i want to love you
Baby i wanna hold you
Please let me kiss you

Come to me

( Otis Redding & Phil Walden )

Come to me for i'm lonely
Come to me for i'm lonely, darling
Come to me and be my girl
For i love, love you so

Come to me forget the past
Think of life we have ahead,
My my my my baby
Come to me and be my girl
For i love, love, love you so, oh now

Day are getting so lonely, yeah now
Life are getting so blue
Time has come for you and i
To get together and we'll make two,
My my my my babe

Come to me for i'm begging
Come to me for i'm begging, darling
Come to me and be my girl
For i love, love, love you so, yeah

Come on now baby
Baby i'm down
Said i'm down my knees, oh
I need me someone, now
Said i need some love
Just to stand right by me, oh
You know that these arms of mine
They have been lonely
Lonely so long
But i know, but i know,
I know what my heart needs
I know just what my heart needs

Home in your heart

( Scott & Blackwell )

Don't you know i got to find me a home
Right now in your heart

I'll travel over miles and down the highways, babe
Through the valleys every byway
Just to find me a home right now in your heart

I'll bring you to the music, refueling
Everything you wanna
Everything you need babe
Just to have me a home right now in your heart

Baby i'll travel for you over miles and
Trough the valley babe
Down all the highways
Through the valleys honey
Just to find me a home right now in your heart

I gotta, gotta, gotta have it baby
Gotta find me a home
I've got to have a big beautiful home
[ad lib]
Somewhere in your heart

Keep your arms around me

( Mc Clinton )

Your arms around me
How can i complain
With your arms around me
Uhm, i know i'm a lucky man

With your arms around me
Honey, i'm taller than a tree
So all i can say is
Keep those arms around me

When i woke up this morning
Oh, i had an aching head
The pain was so great
Uhm, i almost fell out of bed

Then you put your arms around me
Then you kiss me three times
And in a matter of seconds
I never felt so fine, oh no, oh yes i did

With your arms around me
I can feel no no no no pain
With your arms around me
Uhm, i know i'm the worlds strongest man

With your arms around me, yeah
If i was blind i know that i could see, oh now
All i can say is
Keep those loving arms around me
Oh now, oh now, oh now

Mr. Pitiful

( Steve Cropper & Otis Redding )

You call me mr. Pitiful
Baby thats my name now, oh
They call me mr. Pitiful
Thats how i got my fame
But people just don`t understand, now
What makes a man feel so blue, now
coh, they call me mr pitiful
Cause i lost someone just like you, now

They call me mr. Pitiful
This everybody know, now
They call me mr. Pitiful
Most everyplace i go
But nobody seem to understand, now
How can a man sing such a sad song, now
Ooh, when he lost everything
When he lost everything that he had

How can i explain to you
How somebody con get so very blue, now
How can i tell you about my past
When the whole thing won`t end

Mr pitiful
Thats my name, now
They call me mr. Pitiful
Thats how i got my fame
But nobody seems to understand, now
Oh, what make a man feel so blue, now
They call me mr. Pitiful
Cause i'm in love with you, now

Can i explain it to you
Everything is going wrong
I`ve lost everything i had
And i have to sing these sad songs
To get back to her
And i want you
And i want you
And i want you
And i want you
And i want to tell you, my love,
everything's going through my mind
Things i've been singing
And i don't want to sing this song to you
Tonight, i'm going to sing this song to everybody

Otis Blue

Ole man trouble

( Otis Redding )

Old man trouble, just leave me alone
Go find you someone else to pick on
I live my life in doubt, you see now
Ooh old man trouble
Please stay away from me
Oh my,

Ooh yeah,
Yeah

Oh i look like i'm down in my luck
Please send faith to help pick me up
I've lived this way so many years
Ole man trouble

Please wash away all my fears
Help me

Sometimes
Sometime i get - i get a little worried
Ole man trouble
Please, please

Stay away from me
Ole man trouble, ole man trouble
Stay away, stay away
You're nothing but trouble
Stay away, stay away
Please, stay away

Respect

( Otis Redding )

What you want
Honey you've got it
And what you need
Baby you've got it

All i'm asking
Is for a little respect when i come home

Do me wrong
Honey if you wanna
You can do me wrong
Honey while i am gone

But all i'm asking for
Is for a little respect when i come home

Hey little girl, you're so sweeter than honey
And i am about to just give you all my money

All i'm asking for
Is a little respect when i come home

Hey little girl, you're sweeter than honey
And i am about to give you all my money

But all i want you to do
Just give it, give it
Respect when i come home

Respect is what i want
Respect is what i need
Respect is what i want
Respect is what i need

Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Gotta, got to have it
Gotta, got to have it

A change is gonna come

( Sam Cooke )

I was born by the river, oh my
In this little old tent, oh
Just like this river
I've been runnin' ever since
It's been a long, long time comin'
But i know, but i know
A change has gotta come now
Oh yes it is now, oh my, oh my, oh my

It's been too hard livin', oh my
And i'm afraid to die
I don't know what's up there
Beyound the clouds
It's been a long, long time comin'
I know, i know
A change has gotta come
Oh yes it is now, oh my, oh my, oh my

There's a time
I will go to my brother, oh my
I've asked my brother
"will you help me, please?"
Oh now, oh my
He turned me down
And then i asked my dear mother
Oh now, oh now
I said "mother"
I said, "mother, i'm down on my knees"

It's been a time that i thought
Lord, this couldn't last very long
Oh now, oh
But somehow i thought i was still able
To try to carry on
It's been a long, long time comin'
But i know a change is gonna come
Oh yes it is

Just like i said
I went to my little bitty brother
Oh my, my little brother now
I asked my brother
"brother, help me please" oh now
He turned me down
And then i go to my little mother
My dear mother, oh now
I said, "mother"
I said, "mother, i'm down on my knees"

But there was a time that i thought
Lord, this couldn't last so very long
Oh my, oh
Somehow i thought i was still able
To try to carry on
It's been a long, long time comin'
But i know, but i know
A change gotta come

Ooh it's been so long
It's been so long, a little too long
But a change has gotta come
I'm so tired, so tired of suffering
And standing by myself
And standing up alone
But a change has gotta come
You know and i know
You know that i know
That i know that you know, honey
That a change is gonne come, oh my...

Down in the valley

( Burke, Berns, Chivian, Martin )

Down in the valley
In the valley so low
Hang your head over your shoulders
And you can hear
The four winds blow now
Now can't you hear the wind blow, my love
Can't you hear the wind blow
Way down in the valley
In the valley so low now

Now have you ever been lonely, lonely
Now have you ever been sad
Did you ever really need someone, oh my
You really need 'em bad
Got to, got to, got to (ad lib)

It was down in the valley
In the valley so low
It was when i held you so tight
How can i ever let you go go go go
Now it was down
Down, down, down, down
Down, down in the valley so low, oh my
When i held, baby, you so tight
How could i ever let you go now

Good god
Too much, too much,
Too much groovin' now
Too much, got to
Down in the valley
Was down in the valley
So low, so low
We can't go no further
Way down, way down, too much, got to
Groovin', groovin', groovin', got to
We can't, we can't, we can't

We can't, we can't, we can't
We can't go no further now
Got ot, got to
Good god almighty, we got to
Got to groovin', groovin', groovin'
Too much rhythm, got to rock it
Rock it, got to
A good time's what we're havin'
We got to, got to keep on
Keep on groovin'

I''ve been loving you too long

( Otis Redding & Jerry Butler )

I've been loving you too long to stop now

There were time and you want to be free
My love is growing stronger, as you become a habit to me
Oh I've been loving you a little too long
I dont wanna stop now, oh
With you my life,
Has been so wonderful
I can't stop now

There were times and your love is growing cold
My love is growing stronger as our affair [affair] grows old
I've been loving you a little too long, long,
I don't want to stop now
oh, oh, oh
I've been loving you a little bit too long
I don't wanna stop now
No, no, no

Don't make me stop now
No baby
I'm down on my knees Please, don't make me stop now
I love you, I love you,
I love you with all of my heart
And I can't stop now
Don't make me stop now
Please, please don't make me stop now
Good god almighty I love you
I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, I love you
I love you in so many different ways...
I love you in so many different ways....

*** Thanx to Nicci who corrected some mistakes ***

Shake

( Sam Cooke )

You listen while i talk to you now
I tell you what we're gonna do now
There's a new thing a goin' around yeah
And i'll tell you what it's puttin' down
Move your body all around and just shake
Oh that's the way you do it now
Oh go on, go on, baby now
Shake, shake it, shake it, baby yeah

You shake it like a bowl of soup yeah
You let it go loop the loop yeah
You put your hands on your hip now
Come on and let your backbone slip
Move your body like a whip and just shake
Got to, got to, got to have it now
Keep on pushin', baby, shake
Got to, ooh, yeah, oh

Ring a ling a ling
Honey, shakin' is the greatest thing
But if you're ready to roll
You got to do the thing with soul

Shake it, shake with all your might
And if you do it, do it right now
You put your hands on your hip, yeah
And honey, you let your backbone slip
Move your body like a whip
You just shake

Got to, got to do it
Got to, got to have it now
Shake, shake, shake, shake
Oh shake, ooh yeah

If you want to really roll now
Got to do the thing with soul
Shake it, shake with all your might, yeah
Now if you do it, do it right now
Just let your body loop the light
And just, got to shake it
Shake it, baby, now
Got to, got to have it
Shake it, shake early in the mornin' now
Shake, shake, shake it in the evenin'
Shake it all, all night long
Shake, shake it all night long
Shake, shake it all night long
Shake, shake it all night long

My girl

( William Robinson & Ronald White )

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
And it's cold outside
I've got the month of may
Oh i guess you'd say
What can make ooh me feel this way
It's my girl, talkin' 'bout my girl

I've got so much lovin'
Oh the bees envy me
I got a sweeter song that i can sing
Than the birds in the trees
Oh i guess you will say
Ooh what can make me feel this way
It's my girl, talkin' 'bout my girl

Hey hey hey, hey hey hey, ooh yeah

I don't need no money
All i need is my fame
I got all the riches, baby
One big man can claim
Oh i guess you will say
Ooh what can make you feel this way
My girl, talkin' 'bout my girl

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl
I've even got the month of may
With my my my my my my girl
Talkin' 'bout, talkin' 'bout
Talkin' 'bout

Wonderful world

( Sam Cooke, Lou Adler, Herb Alpert )

I don't know much about the history now
Don't know much about biology
Don't much about the science book
Don't know much about the french i took
All i do know is i love you now
And i wonder if you love me, too
Ooh what a wonderful world this could be

I don't know much about geography now
Don't know much about
Trigonometry now
Don't know much about the algebra
Don't know what a slide rule is for
But i do know one and one is two now
And i wonder if you love me, too
Ooh what a wonderful world this could be

I don't claim to be "a" student
But that's what i'm trying to be
But by being an "a" student, baby
Looks like i could win your love for me

Don't know much about the history now
Don't know much about biology
I don't much about the science book now
Don't know much about the good french i took
All i do know is i love you now
And i wonder if you love me, too
Ooh what a wonderful world this could be

I don't claim to be "a" student
But that's what i'm trying to be
But if i have to be an "a" student, baby
I'm gonna win your love for me

I don't know much about geography now
Don't know much about trigonometry
Don't know much about the algebra now
Don't know what a good slide rule is for
But i do know one and one is two now
And i wonder if you love me, too
Ooh what a wonderful world this could be

Good lord, i been trying
I been trying, i been trying...

Rock me baby

( B.B King & Joe Josea )

You can rock me baby, ha
You can rock me all night long
Rock me baby, rock me baby, rock me baby, huh
You girl you can't rock me all night long, now oh now
Just keep on rockin' me little girl, girl
Honey 'till my back ain't got no bone, yeah, huh

Roll me, baby, ha
Roll me like a wagon wheel, now, huh
Keep on rollin', rollin', rollin' me baby
Just like they roll a wagon wheel, now oh my, oh my
Because when you thought you roll little girl, huh
Baby you just don't know how good you make me feel, now oh

Yeah, play the blues Steve

Oh, hey, have mercy
Too much soul, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah, don't do it to me,huh
Don't do it, huh
Don't do it
Don't do
Don't do that, huh
Roll it baby, yeah

Keep on rocking me baby, he good rockin'
Baby rock me, rock me so,now
Keep on rockin' me, baby
Keep rocking me
Keep rocking me
Baby you know how to rock me so, now oh my, oh my
I want you to just keep om rockin' me baby
Rock me baby, rock me
Till i just can't take it no more, oh my

I want you to rock, rock, rock, rock me baby
Rock me baby, rock me baby, rock me baby
You don't know what i need
I want you to keep rocking me
You don't know what i want
I want you to keep rocking me
Everything i love
I want you to keep rocking
Give it, give it to me baby...

Satisfaction

( Mick Jagger & Keith Richard )

I can get no satisfaction
I can get no satisfaction
I have tried, i have tried
I have tried, i have tried

I can't get me no, ha, ha
I can't get no, uh, now

When i'm driving in my car
And the man talks on the radio
Keep tellin' me more and more
About that useless information
He's tryin' to mess up my imagination

And i can get me no, no, no
And i can get me no
Hey, hey, hey
What i say
You gotta, gotta, gotta groovy
We gotta have it, we gotta have it
We gotta have it, we gotta have it
Keep on grooving, keep on grooving
We keep on grooving
God, no, my, yeah

I can get no satisfaction
I can get no, no satisfaction
I have tried, i have tried
I have tried, i have tried, tried, tried
I can't get me no, no, no
And i can't get me no, no, no, no

We gotta groove it, groove it, oh my now
We keep on knockin', knockin' baby, yeah
Au, gotta, gotta have it
We gotta, keep, keep, ah

Whatever, why won't you wait for time
This little girl is tryin' to put me down
I keep on runnin' round in my sleep
I keep on messin' up any beat
I keep on rockin', i try to find me
Somebody to love me
And give me some reaction
And i can find nobody
No, no, nobody
Give me no faction, faction
Faction got to have it
Satisfaction, we got to have it
Satisfaction, earlier in the morning
Satisfaction, later in the evening
Satisfaction, and don't make my

You don't miss you water

In the beginning
You really loved me, oh
I was too blind
I could not see, now

But now that you left me
Ooh, how i cried out, i keep crying
You don't miss your water
Till your well are undried

I kept you crying
Sad and blue, oh my, oh
I was a playboy
I just wouldn't be true

But now that you left me
Good lord, how i cried, i keep crying, i keep crying
Ooh, i've been miss my water
No i never miss my water
Till my well are undried

I sit here and wonder
How in the world this could be, my, oh my
I never thought, oh, i never thought
You ever leave me

But now that you left me
Good lord, good lord, how i cried out
You don't miss your water
You don't miss your water
Till your well are undried

Ooh, you don't miss your water, oh
You don't miss your water
Till your well are undried
I miss my water
I keep missing my water
I keep missing my water
And i want my water
I need my water
I love my water
And i want my water
And i'am little destined now
And i'am little destined now
I want my water
I need wanting my water
I never missed my water


The Soul Album

Just one more day

( Redding, Cropper, Robinson)

I've been missing you for so many days
I keep wanting you, lord, in so many ways
I can't get you off of my mind
But true love is so hard to find

I want yet another day
Ooh, i need another day
Darling, let me have another day
And i can be anything that you want me to be,
Now, now, ooh

The sweet things you used to do to me
Sometimes, well, you used to say them to me
I can't forget those lovely days, now
But this is the price i'm about to pay

Ooh i want another day, lord
You can let me have just one more day, yeah
Ooh i need one more day, yeah, lord
And i will do anything that you want me to do,
Now, ooh my, ooh my, lord

I will do anything that you want me to do, now
Say anything that you want me to say, yeah, yeah
Buy you anything you want me to buy
And i can cherish you till the day i die

If you let me have another day
Please let me have one more day
Ooh i want just one more day, lord
And i can be everything that you want me to be

Ooh, ooh now, ooh
Just one more day, now no
You can let me have just another day, now
Please i want this day
And the day after and the day after
And i want all the days
I want all the days
And i want you here
And i want you here by my side
And i don't want you do leave me
And You can let me have one more day
And I can love you long for the rest of my life I can cry, cry, cry

Please, let me have just one more day
Just another day
Let me have all my days
Let me have, let me have all the days I gotta,
I Gotta I gotta have just all the days


It's growing

( Robinson & Moore )

Like a snowball rolling down that side
Of that snow covered hill
Man, it's growing
Like that size of the fish
That man claimed he broke his reel
Man, it's growing
Like the rosebud that's bloomin', man
In the warning of the sun
It's growing
Like the tale by time it's been told
Man, by more than one
Ooh it's growing

But every day it grows a little more
Than it was the day before, yeah
My love for you, it grows anf grows
Hey, how it grows and grows
But where it's gonna stop
I feel that nobody knows, man
I said it grows and grows
Man, a little bit stronger
It grow and grows
A little bit more every day
It keeps on growing

Like the need of a guy to see his girl
When she's gone away
Man, it's growin'
Like the sadness in his heart
When he knows that she's gone to stay
Man, it's growing

I say every day it grows and grows
A little more than it was before
My love for you, it grows and grows
Hey, how it grows and grows
But how it's gonna stop
I feel, yeah
Now how it's going to stop
I feel that nobody knows, man
Nobody knows how it grows and grows
Nobody knows, man, it grows and grows...

Cigarettes and coffee

( Thomas, Butler & Walker)

It's early in the morning
About a quarter till three
I'm sittin' here talkin' with my baby
Over cigarettes and coffee, now
And to tell you that
Darling i've been so satisfied
Honey since i met you
Baby since i met you, ooh

All the places that i've been around
And all the good looking girls i've met
They just don't seem to fit in
Knowing this particularly sad, yeah

But it seemed so natural, darling
That you and i are here
Just talking over cigarettes and drinking coffee, ooh now

And whole my heart cries out
Love at last i've found you, ooh now
And honey won't you let me
Just be my whole life around you
And while i complete, i complete my whole life would be, yeah
If you would take things under consideration
And walk down this hour with me
And i would love it, yeah

People i say it's so early in the morning
Ou, it's a quarter till three
We're sittin' here talkin'
Over cigarettes and drinking coffee, now, lord
And i'll like to show you, well
I've known nothing but good old joy
Since i met you, darling
Honey since i've met you, baby yeah

I would love to have another drink of coffee, now
And please, darling, help me smoke this one more cigarette, now
I don't want no cream and sugar
'Cause i've got you, now darling
But just let me enjoy
Help me to enjoy
this good time that we'll have, baby
It's so early, so early in the morning
So early, so early in the morning
And i've got you
And you've got me
And we'll have each other
And we don't, we don't want nothing but joy, y'all
Nothing but joy...

Chain gang

( Sam Cooke )

That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang, huh
That's the sound of the men
They are working on the chain gang
That's the sound of the men
When they're working on the chain gang

All day long you hear them, pooh
I'm going home, just one of these ole days
Man, i'm going home to see my woman
For my love's so dear
But that means why
I gotta work right here now, huh

And that's the sound of the men
They're just working on the chain gang
That's the sound of the men
They're working on the highways and the biways
That's the sound of the men
Working on the highway and biway
All day long they're going, pooh

Man, i'm going home to see that woman
For my love's so dear
I gotta see the woman
For my love's so well
But that means why
I gotta work right here now, huh

Now that's the sound of us mens
When we're working on the chain gang
Oh, it's allright now, hoo
Out there

That's the sound of the men
When they're working on the chain gang, ha
That's the sound of the men
When they're working on the chain gang
All day long you hear them, pooh

Man, i'm going home one of these ole days
Man i'm going home
I got to see the woman
Whom my love's so dear
But that means why
I've gotta sit right here now, ha

Now that's the sounds of the mens
Working on the chain gang

Working, we're working
Ah, we're working man
Got to be working
Oh, every day we work a little bit stronger
Every night, man, a few bit longer
Got to be working, man
The time is going up
We got to be working, man...

Nobody knows you

( Cox )

Once i lived the life of millionaire
People spending my money, honey
Lord, and i just didn't care, now lord
Takin' my friend out
Tryin' to have a good time
They drank that strong bootleg liquor
And that good old champagne and wine

Well, just as soon as my money got so low
I couldn't find my friends, lord
And i just didn't have no place to go
Now, no no
But if i ever, and if i ever get my hands
On them green dollars again, yeah
I'm gonna hold on
Till that big eagle grin, lord now

I'm trying to tell y'all
That nobody wants you
People, nobody wants you, no
When you're down and out, now now lord
Because in your pocket, no
There is not one penny
And all of them so-called friends
I'm trying to tell, y'all
That you haven't got any

But, yeah, and just as soon
As you get back on your feet again
People, i'm tryin' to tell you
That here they come
Tellin' you all
They're your long lost friend
Oh but i'm tryin' to tell everybody
Lord, without a doubt
That nobody wants you
Nobody wants you, no no
Nobody wants you, no
Nobody needs tou, nobody wants you
When you're down and out, lord
And nobody says a good thing about you
And nobody can tell you when to turn
And when to go...

Good to me

( Redding & Green )

I don't know what you got baby
But you're so good to me
I don't know what you're doing wrong to me baby
But you're so good to me

i've been loving you honey for a long time
And you're still good to me
I've been loving you woman 20 long years
I'll love you 20 more
'Cause i've got that will to try, huh

I remember those sweet kisses you give me last night
And man they we're so good to me
All of that good, good, good old loving you give me baby
Honey we were sure good to me

I've been loving you woman 20 long years
If it takes fourty more
Honey i let my will to try, huh

I don't know what you're doing to me baby
But it sure is good to me
Whatever you do wrong honey
I don't care baby
Because you're so good to me

I'm gonna keep loving you, woman
For twenty more years
After that i'm going for forty
'Cause i got my will to try

I've been loving you woman too long
But i'm just gonna keep on loving you all day long, honey
I'll never gonna disatisfy you in no kind of way, honey
And i'm gonna love you baby long in the early morning sun
And i'm gonna squeeze you tight, honey, lord yeah
You're just so good to me baby
And i love, love, love you, honey
I just love, love, love you, baby
I'm just keep on loving you honey
'Cause you're so good to me
So so good to me...

Scratch my back

( Moore )

I'm itchin'
Look like i don't know where to scratch
Come here, baby
Oh and scratch my back
Well i know you can do it, honey
So baby, let's get to it

Ooh i'm itchin'
Itchin' all over
Come on, oh you hit me there
Not so hard, scratch the back, man
Scratch it, scratch it

You know what to do
Oh you're hittin' it, baby
Scratch it, scratch it, honey, scratch it
Oh makin' me feel good
I know that you know how to do that
Now come on and scratch it right there

Scratch it, scratch it, scratch it
Baby, honey, come on
And just keep on scratchin' me, baby
Come on, come on
Do it right here, baby, yeah
Come on, scratch it hard
Ooh wee, all right

Please, please, please
Gotta, gotta
Scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch
Scratch, scratch, scratch
Scratch, scratch, scratch, scratch
Scratch, scratch, scratch

Treat her right

( Roy Head & Gene Kurtz)

Gonna tell you a story
That every man ougtha know now
If you want a little lovin'
You got to start it real low, hey
Now if you just treat her right now
She'il love you tonight

Squeeze her real gently, hey
Oh just make her feel good, man
And tell her that you love her, man
Just like you know you should
'Cause if you just treat her right
She's gonna love you tonight now

Ha ha ha ha, sock it, sock it to me
Ha ha ha ha, do it real good
Ha ha ha ha, shake it to the left
Ha ha ha ha, do it to the right
Ha ha ha ha, do it all night
Ha ha ha ha, got to

You got to practice my method
Love her as long as you can
You're gonna win a reputation, man
Of being a one woman man
'Cause if you love her tonight
She's gonna treat you right, now

One more

Ha ha ha ha, shake it, baby
Ha ha ha ha, bring it on in
Ha ha ha ha, move over a little bit
Ha ha ha ha, shake it to the left
Ha ha ha ha, shake it to the right...

Everybody makes a mistake

( Eddie Floyd & Al Isbell )

Out in the street
Playin' all night long
While the one that loved me
Man, she was sitting at home
Oh i didn't worry, i was a fool
Playing the field
And running around having fun, man
I know everybody make a mistake sometime

But when i got home
My baby, she was gone
And i found her letter lying
Right there on the kitchen floor
It read, "i tried to wait
For you to come, honey
But like a fool
You were running around doing me wrong"
I'm sorry, i know, baby
Everybody make a mistake sometime
I know i made one

And oh, so if you are running around
With somebody else
Tryin' to satisfy
Man, you can't satisfy you selfish self
So man, you gotta take heed
Listen to every word i'm saying

'Cause that same thing, man
Might happen to you one day
And you know that everybody
Man, i know that everybody
Make a mistake sometime
I know because i made mine
I made a great big one
Man, i made mine
I made a great big one
And i can't do it no more
No, i'm never gonna do it
I want you to come back to me, baby

Any ole way

( Otis Redding & Steve Cropper )

I don't do the things that you do
And i don't go the places that you go
And i don't say the bad things that you say

But i love you any ole way, dar
i love you any ole way, now
i love you any ole way
But i want you to say that it's true

Wherever you go darlin' i will go
When you get there honey i will be there
Just to hear the sweet words that you say
It's i love you every way, now
i love you any ole way, now, now
i love you every way
And i want you to say that it's true

Sittin' on my hutch
Waiting for her to come
So i can hold her
Here in my arms
Watching my watch
As the time pass
Wandering how long my love is gonna last, now

Baby one more time
You're making me feel allright, oh, oh now

Wherever you go darlin' i will go
Whenever you get there i bet i will be there
Just to hear the sweet words that you'll say

Is i love you every way, now, now
i love you any ole way, now
i love you every way, now, now
And i love you any ole way, now
And i love you any ole way, now

I'm just wanting you just more every day, now
I'm just wanting you more and more every day
And i'm just needing you and needing and needing you, ooh
And i'm just wanting and wanting and wanting you more

634-5789

( Steve Cropper & Eddie Floyd )

1, 2, 6, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

If you need some good loving
Just call on me, lord have mercy
If you want some good kissing, yeah
Call on me, ha, lord have mercy

No more lonely nights
You are gonna spend alone
All you gotta do is pick up your telephone and dial that
634-5789
That's my number, ho

If you need some good kissing
Call on me, ha, all you gotta do right now
If you want some good hugging, yeah
Just call on me, lord have mercy

I'll be right here at home
All you gotta do is pick up your telephone and dial that
634-578
That's my number, ho

I'll be right there, honey
Just as soon as i can, but, huh
If i'll be a little bit late
I hope you can understand, baby, yeah

Allright, ooh yeah
If you need good loving, yeah
Just call on me, ah, lord have mercy
If you want, yeah, some good kissing, yeah
Just call on me
All you got to do, now, ha

Oh, i'll be right here at home, not gonna move
Just call me on the telephone
That number is
634-578, honey
That's my number

Allright, allright
I'm calling out loud, baby
You knew i'd call it out loud, girl
Baby i've got the 634-5789
I've got the 634-5789


Dictionary of soul

Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa (sad song)

( Otis Redding & Steve Cropper)

Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa

I keep singing them sad sad songs, y'all
Sad songs is all i know
I keep singing them sad sad songs, y'all
Sad songs is all i know

It has a sweet melody tonight
Anybody can sing it any old time
I touches your heart
Puts you in a groove
And when you sing this song
It'll make your whole body move

It goes -
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Your turn -
My turn
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Your turn now -

All my life i've been singin' sad songs
Tryin' to get my message to you, honey
But that's the only song, y'all
I can sing
And when you get through singin'
My message will be to you

It goes -
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Your turn now

It's a lovely song, y'all
Sweet music, honey
It's just a line, oh but
It tells a story, baby
You got to get the message
A stone message, honey
A lovely line, baby
I'm worried in mind, watch me

Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Your turn -
Everybody's turn, everybody -
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
One more time
Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa
Worried in mind, y'all...

I'm sick y'all

( Otis Redding, Steve Cropper & David Porter )

Standin' outside, y'all
It's raining, children
Gettin' soaking wet
And it's raining, y'all
Been put out, y'all
Nowhere to go, children
People all ask me, son
Tell me what's wrong with you
Tell 'em i've been sick, y'all, yeah
Yes, i've been sick, children, yeah

My baby got me
In a terrible shape
Lord, she got me sufferin'
With a headache, yeah

Lord, pain in my heart workin'
Dragging my feet, y'all
Twelve long days, children
Had a bite to eat now
Y'all wanna know, yeah
Tell me what's wrong with me
Said i've been sick, y'all, yeah
Tell you i'm sick, y'all, yeah

Now no doctor's medicine
Will do me no good
Lord have mercy, children
I wished it would, yeah

Somebody, sick, bad shape
Pain, children, tremblin', y'all
Legs are tremblin', lord
Hands are tied
Feel like i got a headache
Right here in my side
Heart's turning over
Beating like a drum, y'all
Tom tom tom, yeah
Heart's keep a beating, baby
Now what's wrong with me
Tell y'all i'm sick, y'all
Said i'm sick, y'all
Got me in a terrible shape
But somebody got me out this shape
Yeah honey

Sufferin', children
Lord, i'm tired of it, honey
Rain is cold, children
Burnin' my side, y'all
Standing on the outside
Water in my shoes, children
She got me suffering, baby
Oh that's bad news, man
She got me moaning, y'all
Troubles out calm, yeah
She got me startin' to think
Where did i come from, y'all
Tell you i've been sick, y'all
Yeah, i've been sick, y'all
Everybody wanna know...

Tennessee waltz

( Red Stewart & Pee Wee King )

I was dancing with my baby
To that tennessee waltz
When an old friend i happened
Happened to see
Well i didn't know i was going to see him
I introduced him to my baby
While, while they kept on playing
That friend stole my sweetheart
Away from me, yes he did

I remember, yeah, that night
Of that beautiful tennessee waltz
Oh you know, you'll never know
You'll never know just how much i've lost, ooh
I lost my baby, my sweet baby
While, while they kept on playing
That beautiful tenne- tennessee waltz
Yeah yeah yeah now

I remember, yeah, that night
Of that beautiful tennessee waltz
Oh you know, you know, you know
Just how much i've lost
Ooh honey, i lost too much, yeah
I lost my baby, my sweet baby
While, while they kept on playing
That beautiful, wonderful
That marvelous, yeah man that glorious
That cotton pickin' tenne-
Tennessee waltz

I lost my baby, my my my my baby

Sweet lorene

( Otis Redding, Isaac Hayes & Al Isbell )

Hey lorene girl, huh
Bring yourself home to me
You've got my mind
Messed up and shattered
I'm at the point
Where don't nothin' matter
You got me beggin', pleadin' and needin'
Oh sweet lorene, girl, all right

The places that we used to go
I can't stand to go there no more
The smilin' faces we used to see
I bow my head
'Cause they're starin' at me, now
You got me scared, weepin' and moanin'
Oh sweet lorene, girl, all right
Let me tell you about it

If you want my lovin', girl
You got to get it home to me, girl
I'm gonna kiss you from head to toe
Love you more and more
When you get here
I'm gonna sock it to you
Ou, ha
Ou yeah

Do it, do it
Ooh sweet lorene, all right, yeah girl
You got to hurry, don't stay no longer
'Cause my need for you
Is gettin' mighty stronger, girl
Five long years i been sufferin'
Tryin' to tell you, girl
I ain't had nothin'
You got me beggin', pleadin' and weapin'
Oh sweet lorene, girl, all right

Try a little tenderness

( Connelly, Woods & Campbell)

Oh she may be weary
And young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old shaggy dress
Yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah
Oh my my, huh

You know she's waiting
Just anticipating
A thing that she'll never
Never, never, never, never possess, yeah yeah yeah
But while she's there waiting
And without them
Try a little tenderness
That's all you gotta do

It's not just sentimental, no no no
She has her grief and care
Yeah yeah yeah
But the soft words
They are spoke so gentle, yeah

It makes it easier
Easier to bare, yeah

You won't regret it, no no
Young girls they don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness, yeah
But it's all so easy
All you've gotta do is, man
Hold her where you want her
Squeeze her, don't tease her
Never leave her, get to her
Just try, try a little tenderness, yeah yeah yeah
You got to know how to love her, man
Take this advice, man
You got to squeeze her
Don't tease her, never leave
You got to hold her
And brother, something else
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah yeah yeah
You've got to tenderness, now, uh
I tell you, don't lose her, no no
You got to love her, tease her
Don't leave her
Got to try, now now now
Try, try a little tenderness, yeah
Watch the groove
You got to know what to do, man
Take this advice
You gotta love and squeeze
Don't tease my baby
Love her, lord...

Day tripper

( John Lennon & Paul McCartney)

She was a day tripper girl, now
She give me a one-way ticket there, y'all
It took me so, so very long, huh
I found out, i found out
I found out, i found out, children yeah

Took me out, yes she did
And then she teased me a little bit
She told me she would love me
Teased me a little bit, y'all, huh, yeah
But i'll take the easy way out, girl, huh
I said i got a good reason now, huh
I'm gonna take the easy way out, huh

She was a day tripper girl, now
She give me a one-way ticket there, y'all
It was so, so very long, baby, ha
I found out, i found out
Yes i did, ha

Listen to me, let me tell you about her
She give me a hard time
Everything about that girl
Is good reason, children
I'm gonna take the easy way out, y'all, huh
I said i got a good reason, girl, yeah, huh
I'm gonna take the easy way out, now

She was a day tripper girl, now, ha
I got a one-way ticket there girl
It took me so, so very long, y'all, huh
I found out, i found out
I found out, oh yeah

Day tripper girl, yeah
She give me one-way ticket there, y'all
It took me so, so very long, huh
I found out, i found out
Ouh, ooh baby

She's a teaser, nothing but a teaser
Good teaser, nothing but a teaser now
Give me a hard time
On everything i do, y'all

My lover's prayer

( Otis Redding )

This is my lovers prayer
I hope it'll reach out to you, my love
This is my lovers prayer
And I hope you can understand it, my love

My life is such a weary thing
But In My Ears, Old Prayers Just Ring and Ring
You keep wanting, waiting and wishing
When I know deep down that I'm not to blame

What you gonna do tonight
When you need some loving arms to hold you tight
What you gonna do tonight
When you need my heavy voice to tell you good night

Honey but you can't let that be no problem
You ve got to come home and help me solve it
Then I won't be missing you
And honey, my lovers prayer would be all over

What can the matter be [now]?
It can't be to serious we can't talk it over
Living in this misery, darling
You can't make my life all over

Honey but don't you let that be no problem
Just come on home and help me solve it
Dear I won't be missing you
And my lovers prayer would be all over
It got to be all over
Honey all over
Don't keep my life going round so many circles

I won't be missing you
I won't be missing you
And my lovers prayer won't be all over

This is my lovers prayer
Come on y'all
This is my lovers prayer
And I hope it reaches out to you
This is my lovers prayer
I hope it gets to you

*** Thanx to Nicci & Ricky who corrected some mistakes ***

She put the hurt on me

( Otis Redding )

Oh she put the hurt on me, y'all
Yes she did
She put the hurt on me, y'all
Oh she put the hurt on me
My baby socked it to me
Put the hurt on me, y'all

** oh she put the hurt on me
yes she did
she put the hurt on me, children
oh she put the hurt on me, huh
my baby socked it to me
she put the hurt on me, now

* wait a minute
i gotta tell you about it
she give me twenty two minutes of love
i had to think about it
she give me forty minutes
i had to talk about it
she give me sixty minutes
i can't do without it
she give me one hour of love, y'all
she give me that yeah

Oh she put the hurt on me
Yes she did
She put the hurt on me, y'all, now
Oh she put the hurt on me, huh
My baby did it to me
Put the hurt on me, y'all

(* repeat: 2nd time
i couldn't do without it
she give me one hour of love
then knocked me on the floor y'all)

(** repeat)

Oh she put the hurt on me
My baby did the thing to me
She did the-
Oh she put the hurt on me
My baby rolled me on my back...

Ton of joy

( Otis Redding )

My baby nothing but a ton of joy
Children, yes she is one ton of joy
My baby nothing but a ton of joy
Love, love, love, love, love, lovely
Lovely ton of joy

The way she love me
Makes me know i'm a man
What she do for me
You don't understand, children
Baby, you're a ton of joy
Lovely, lovely, lovely ton of joy

She's got what all men
Are trying to find
Drives a strong man
Practically out of his mind, children
She gives a blind man eyes to see, y'all
She knocks a preacher man
Straight on his knees, y'all

Baby, baby, you're a ton of joy
Girl, i love, i love your ton of joy
Children, the way she loves me
Makes me wanna learn
You sets me on fire
But i'm willing to burn, children, ou
Girl, you're a ton of joy
A lovely, lovely, lovely ton of joy

You love girl, i love you, baby
No matter what you do, girl
I'm gonna keep loving you
No matter what you say
You got one hundred tons of -
One hundred ton of joy, baby
You don't weigh but a hundred
But i just love you...

You're still my baby

( Chuck Willis )

You're gone away
And you done left me alone, yeah
I've got nobody to call my own
I believe it's bye bye, baby, yeah
I wish you a lot of luck, darling
But you're still my baby
My my my baby

Told you i love you, honey
Yes, i did
Many, many, many times again, yeah
I've always played a losing hand
But it's bye, bye, bye, baby
That's what you're telling me
I wish you a lot of luck, darling
But i'm letting you know
You're still my baby
Ooh yeah

You may be, yes you may be
A thousand miles away, yeah
No matter how far or you may be
Looking at me somewhere
Right here in this town, lord, lord
But tell me all i, all i
All i want to know, know
Tell me, tell me what did i do, honey
Why, why, why did you put me down
Darling, darling

Somebody, somebody help me
Out of all this pain
But i've always played a losing game
But it's bye bye, baby, yeah
That's what you tellin'
Lots of luck, darling
But i want you to know
That you're still my baby, my baby, my baby, yeah
You're still my baby, yeah
I want you to know
No matter where you go
No matter where i see you
I want you to be my baby
No matter what in the world you do
Honey, i want you to be my baby...

Hawg for you

( Otis Redding )

I'm a hawg for you, baby
I'm gonna root all around your door
I'm a dirty hawg for you, baby
And i'm gonna keep on rootin'
All around your door, baby, now now
I'm gonna keep on rootin', baby
Till i can't root no more

I got rockin' pneumonia, asiatic flu
I got something to tell you, baby
I wanna sock it to you
Hawg for you, baby
And i'm gonna rock all around your door
Keep on rootin', rootin'
Rootin', root, baby, yeah
Till i just can't root no more

Hawg for you, baby
Hawg for you, honey

They say i'm a dirty man
But i'm doin'the best i can
They say i don't do none right
But i'm gonna make love all night, huh
I'm a hawg for you, baby
And i'm gonna root all around your door
Keep on rootin', mama
Lord, lord, lord, lord
Lord, lord, lord, lord
Till i just can root no more
Let's take it home, boys, oh yeah

Love have mercy

( David Porter & Isaac Hayes)

Love have mercy, yeah, on my soul
How many kisses, y'all, have i stole
From other girls they didn't belong to me
That's why the payback is just misery, yeah
Love have mercy, y'all, lord
Love have mercy on me now

Love have mercy, y'all, on my heart
For this young girl
Is just tearing it apart
It's got me week
Oh don't ever let me go
'Cause i couldn't stand to reap
What i've sown now
Love have mercy, y'all, huh
Love have mercy on me, yeah

This feeling, lord, is killing me
All the things i did wasn't right
And now i'm just sittin' like a duck
Sittin' here on that dynamite, yeah, yeah, yeah

Ou ni, now, lord, somebody help me
Comin' loose y'all

Love have mercy, yeah, on this man
All the wrong i did now i understand
I broke a lot of hearts
Before i got to her
And now this suffering
Just like they were, tell me 'bout it
Love have mercy, yeah, ooh
Love have mercy on poor me

Love have mercy
Yeah, got to tell you about it
You got me sufferin'
Lord, just like they were
Don't make me suffer
Don't make me, love have mercy on me
Don't make me suffer, no no no no no no
Love have mercy, mercy, mercy
Love have mercy, mercy, mercy
Love have mercy on me
No don't do it to me
You got me doin' the things


King & Queen

Knock on wood

( Steve Cropper & Eddie Floyd )

Otis Redding :
I don't wanna loose
This good thing, Baby
That I got
If I do, now
I would surely
I gotta, I gotta loose a lot

Carla Thomas :
Ooh, 'Cause your love is better
Than any love I know

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
I said it's like thunder
No It's like lightning
The way you love me is frightning
I think I better knock, knock, knock, knock, knock on wood

Carla Thomas :
I'm not superstitous...
OR: About what?
CT: About you
OR: About what?
CT: But I can't take no chance
You got me spinning Spinning
Baby I'm in a trance

Otis Redding :
'Cause your love is better, honey
Than anything I know

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
I said its like thunder
Like lightning
The way you love me is frightning
I think I better knock, knock, knock, knock, knock on wood

Otis Redding :
It don't seem that women
Talkin about colour
To feel my love come up
You got me seeing
She really see
That, that, that, that I get enough

Carla Thomas :
Otis just one touch
From you baby
You know it means so much

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
I said it's like thunder
Tell you like lightning
The way you love me is frightning
I think I better knock, knock, knock, knock, knock on wood

I think I better knock, knock, knock on wood
I think I better knock, knock, knock, knock on wood
I think I better knock, knock, knock, knock on wood
I think I better knock, knock, knock, knock on wood

Baby, Let Me Be Good To You

Baby, let me be good to you
I’ll do anything you want me to
Your love has brought me around
Every time I was feeling down
But I’m so glad you give me everything I got
Baby, let me be good to you
Now sit in your easy chair
What you want—I’ll bring it there
Even good can be better
Here’s my love on a silver platter
Take it all
Baby, let me be good to you
Here it is—take it all
And don’t be shy
You need your alibi
I want to do it
Baby, let me be good to you
Here it is, girl
I just want you to just take me all
Don’t want you to be shy, Carla
You don’t need no alibi
Baby, let me be good to you
Baby, let me…I want to be good to you

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

Tramp

( Lowell Fulsom & Jimmy Mc Cracklin )

 Tramp!
 What you call me?
 Tramp.
 You didn't!
 You don't wear continental clothes, or Stetson hats.
 Well I tell you one dog-gone thing. It makes me feel good to know one thing. I know I'm a lover.
 Matter of opinion.
 That's all right, Mama was. Papa too. And I'm the only child. Lovin' is all I know to do.
 You know what, Otis?
 What?
 You're country.
 That's all right.
 You straight from the Georgia woods.
 That's good.
 You know what? You wear overalls, and big old brogan shoes, and you need a haircut, Tramp.
 Haircut? Woman, you foolin'...ooh...I'm a lover. Mama was. Grandmama, Papa too. Boogaloo. All that stuff. And I'm the only son-of-a-gun this side of the Sun. Tramp!
 You know what, Otis? I don't care what you say, you're still a tramp.
 What?
 That's right. You haven't even got a fat bankroll in your pocket. You probably haven't even got twenty-five cents.
 I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, four Fords, six Mercuries, three T-Birds, Mustang, ooooooohhh...I'm a lover. Mama was. Papa too. I tell you one thing.
 Well tell me.
 I'm the only son-of-a-gun this side of the Sun.
 You're a tramp, Otis.
 No I'm not.
 I don't care what you say, you're still a tramp.
 What's wrong with that?
 Look here. You ain't got no money.
 I got everything.
 You can't buy me all those minks and sables and all that stuff I want.
 I can buy you minks, rats, frogs, squirrels, rabbits, ...anything you want, Woman.
 Look, you can go out in the Georgia woods and find them, Baby.
 Oh, you foolin'.
 You're still a tramp.
 That's all right.
 You a tramp, Otis. You just a tramp.
 That's all right.
 You wear overalls. You need a haircut, Baby. Cut off some of that hair off your head. You think you a lover, huh?

Here's the original text (Lowell Fulson) :

1.
Tramp -
You can call me that.
I Don't wear that kind of clothes: Stuts and hats.
But I'm a lover
Mana was - Papa too.
I'm not a child: Love is all I gonna do.

2.
Call me country
That a new word
I'll answer when You call me, Baby, I mean, if that makes You feel good...
But I'm just a lover
Mama was - Papa too.
But I'm not a child: Love is all I gonna do.

3.
Now: Whatever You call me,
I even go for that!
'Cause I keep a fat pack crawling in my pocket Baby!
You know, I don't own three Cadillacs -
'Cause I'm just a lover.
Mama was - Papa too.
I'm not a child: Love is all I gonna do.

*** Thanx a lot to Dietlev for this one ***

Tell it like it is

If you want something to play with
Go and find yourself a toy
Baby my time is so expensive, girl, yeah
And I'm not just a little little betty baby boy, no no

Otis, if you are serious
Don't play with my heart, it makes me furious
But if you want me to love you
Baby, you know I will, honey, you know I will

Tell it like it is, yeah
Don't be ashamed to let your conscience be your guide
Tell it like it is
I want you to forget your foolish pride, oh yeah

Life is too short to have sorrow (oh, yes it is)
You may be here today and gone tomorrow
You might as well get what you want
So go on and live, Carla honey, baby, go on and live

I’m just tell it like it is
Just you can threat me right, go and find yourself a little little baby boy
I’m just tell you like it is
’Cause I‘m to good to you forget, don’t you mess over me...

*** Thanx a lot to Alfred for this one ***

When Something Is Wrong With My Baby (Something Is Wrong With Me)

When something is wrong with my baby
Something is wrong with me
I know when she's a little worried
I feel that same old misery
We've been through so much together
We stand as one and that's what makes it better
When something is wrong with my baby
Something is wrong with me
Just what she means to me
You out there just can’t understand it
People can say my woman—she's no good
But she's my woman and I know I’m her only man
And if he's got a problem, I got to help him solve ‘em
When something is wrong with my baby
Something is wrong with me

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

Lobey dovey

( M.Curtis & A. Nugette )

Otis Redding :
You're the sweetest thing that I have ever seen
I really love you baby
I'm gonna shake your tree

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time, all right
Lovey dovey, I can't get you out of my mind

Carla Thomas :
Every time you kiss me you just thrill me so
I'll never, never, never, ever let you go

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time
Lovey dovey, I can't get you out of my mind, all right

Carla Thomas :
I sigh with the feeling
When you're near me
I'm as high as the ceiling

Otis Redding :
Otis hear me cause I love you baby more and more every day
You're something good to me baby
You're just so sweet to me.

Love you baby like I do my ma
I love you, love you baby
And your sweet little charms

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey all the time, come on
Lovey dovey, I can't get you out of my mind.

Carla Thomas :
Said I sigh with the feeling
When you're near me
I'm as high as the ceiling
Otis hear me

Otis Redding :
'Cause I'm sayin' that I love you honey
Place no one above you
You do something good baby
I'm felling you babyYou're just a

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Lovey dovey, lovey dovey, lovey dovey.....

New Year's Resolution

( Catron & Frierson )

Otis Redding :
I hope it's not too late
Just to say that I'm sorry, honey
All I want to do
Is just finish what we started, baby

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Let's turn over a new leave
And baby let's make promises
That we can keep
And call it a new year's resolution, hmmm

Carla Thomas :
Oh, I'm a woman
And woman makes mistakes too
But will you, will you forget the changes
That I put you through

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Oh, let's try it again
Just you and me
And, baby, let's see how happy honey, yeah
That we can be
And call it a new year's resolution, yeah, yeah, yeah

Otis Redding :
Many times we had our ups and downs

Carla Thomas :
And times you needed me I couldn't be found

Otis Redding :
I'm sorry

Carla Thomas :
And I'm sorry too

Otis Redding :
I'll never, never do it again, no, no, no
So baby before we fall out
Let's fall on in, yeah, yeah

Carla Thomas :
Oh, and we're gonna try harder
Not to hurt each other again, oh

Otis Redding & Carla Thomas :
Love me baby, huh
Week after week
And baby let's make promises
That we can keep
And call it a new year's resolution, yeah, oh

Otis Redding :
I know we can do it Carla

Carla Thomas :
I'm gonna keep my promises

Otis Redding :
I'm gonna hold on that we can do it, baby

Carla Thomas :
Oh, it's not too late

Otis Redding :
You're gonna love me
Nobody else

Carla Thomas :
Oh Otis let's finish what we started

Otis Redding :
Talk no mean...

It takes two

One can have a dream, baby
Two can make that dream so real
One can talk about being in love
Two can say how it really feels
One can wish upon a star
Two can make that wish come true
One can stand alone in the dark
Two can make the light shine through

It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, just take two

One can have a broken heart, living in misery
Two can really ease the pain like a perfect remedy, now
One can be alone in the far, like an island he's all alone
Two can make just a any place seem just like a being home

It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it take two
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it take two

One can go out to a movie, looking for a special treat
Two can make that single movie, something really kinda sweet
One can take a walk in the moonlight, thinking that it's really nice
A but two walking a hand in hand is like adding just a pinch of spice

Oh, it takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, it takes two
It takes two, baby, it takes two, baby
Me and you, oh, it takes two
It takes two, baby, yeah, it takes two, baby, yeah
It takes two, baby, yeah, it takes two, baby, yeah
It takes two, baby, yeah, oh, me and you, baby, yeah
Me and you, baby, yeah
It takes two, baby, yeah...

*** Thanx a lot to Alfred for this one ***

Are you lonely for me baby

This was the last train, ya’ll, to Jacksonville, hu
I'm gonna get on it baby, you know I will, now
Will you try, just come on and try
To forget all the pain that I brought you
Go on and cry, go ahead and cry, baby
I know that I'm the one who, who, who taught you, yeah
To be lonely baby, a lonely and blue
Hey, I'm lonely baby, and I'm lonely for you

Are you lonely for me baby
Coming, coming, coming, coming on home now
Are you lonely for me baby

It's the all last bus, to Jacksonville
Are you my sweet baby, are you still
I tell my friend, it's the end
That you’ll never again desert me
He will laugh baby, I can hear him laughing honey
He will say that I was born to get hurt you
What he’s learned baby, sorry and blue
Hey I'm lonely baby, yes I’m lonely for you

Are you lonely for me baby
Hold on baby
Are you lonely for me baby
I'm coming home, I'm coming home, I'm coming home
Are you lonely, lonely for me baby, oh

It's a long ride to Jacksonville
But no one will ever know the way I feel
Will you be there, will you get be there
When I, when I, when I, when I get off the train, girl
Yes I’m gonna be there, that I’m gonna be there, you know I gotta be there
'Cause I wanna see you there
Oh, I'm lonely baby, lonely and blue
Hey, I'm lonely baby and I'm lonely for you

Are you lonely for me baby
Yes I am
Are you lonely for me baby
Yes yes yes yes I am
Are you lonely for me baby
I'm coming home, I'm coming home...

*** Thanx a lot to Alfred for this one ***

Bring It On Home To Me

If you ever change your mind
About leaving, leaving me behind
Bring it to me, bring your sweet loving,
bring it on home to me, yeah

You know I tried to treat you right
But, you stay out, stay out every night
Bring it to me, bring your sweet lovin
Bring it on home to me.

I know I laughed when you left
But now I know I only hurt myself
Baby, bring it to me,
Bring your sweet loving
Bring it home to me

I'll give you jewelry and money too
That ain't all, all I do for you,
Baby if you bring it to me,
bring your sweet loving
Bring it on home to me, oh honey

You know I'll always be your slave
'til I'm buried, buried in my grave
Bring it to me, bring your sweet loving,
bring it on home to me.

But I forgive you, yeah

Ooh Carla, Ooh Otis

Ooh, Carla—I love you, baby
Ooh, Carla—I love you, little girl
Ooh, Otis—keep saying you love me
You’re so sweet to me—you’re my everything
You’re my cake and ice cream—honey, you remain the same
Dimples in your jaw—so good, honey
But one more thing I got to tell you is that
As always, I love you, Carla
Ooh, Otis—keep saying you love me
Carla, baby, I really love you
I give you everything your heart desires
Just your touch set my soul on fire
Ain’t it plain—you’re my man
Since you kissed me, baby, I’m not the same
Ooh, baby—I really love you, Carla
Ooh, Otis—keep saying you love me
Carla, honey, I love you
I’ll always love you—I love you, baby
You are my everything—my cake and ice cream
You’re so sweet, honey—sweeter than anything
Ain’t it plain that you’re my man
Since you kissed me, baby, I’m not the same
Ooh, baby—I really love you

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

The Dock Of The Bay

(Sittin' On) The Dock Of The Bay

Sittin in the morning sun,
I`ll be sittin' when the evening come,
Watching the ships roll in,
And I'll watch 'em roll away again, yeah,
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay,
Watching the tide roll away, ouh,
I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay,
Wasting time.

I left my home in Georgia,
Headed for the Frisco bay
I have nothing to live for,
Look like nothings gonna come my way,

So I'm just go sit on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away,
I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay,
Wasting time

Look like nothings gonna change,
Everything still remain the same,
I can't do what ten people tell me to do,
So I guess I'll remain the same, yes,

Sittin' here resting my bones,
And this loneliness won't leave me alone, yes,
Two thousand miles I roam
Just to make this dock my home

Now I'm just go sit at the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away, ooh
Sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wasting time

I’m Coming Home To See About You

Hush, darling, and don’t you cry
I’m coming home to dry your weeping eyes
Hush, little darling, and don’t be blue
I’m coming home to see about you
It’s been so long since I’ve seen you
I don’t know what in the world I’m gonna do
But if you’re still waiting with your love so true
You’ll make me…
Hush, darling, and don’t you cry
I’m coming home to wipe your weeping eyes
Hush, little darling, and don’t you be blue
I’m coming home to see about you
You know I got to see my baby—she’s my one desire
Got to see my baby—she set my little soul on fire
Got to see my baby—she’s everything I need
She makes me…
Hush, darling, and don’t you cry
Otis is coming home to dry your weeping eyes
Hush, little darling, and don’t you be blue
I’m coming home to see about you
You know I got to see my baby—she’s my one desire
Got to see my baby—she set my little soul on fire
Got to see my baby—she’s everything I need
She makes me…
Hush, darling, and don’t you cry
I’m coming home to wipe your weeping eyes
Hush, little darling, and don’t be blue
I’m coming home to see about you
I’m coming home…

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

I Love You More Than Words Can Say

Please, let me sit down beside you.
I've got something to tell you, you should know.
I just couldn't wait for not another day.
I love you, for more than words can ever say.

Honey living without you is so painful.
I was tempted to call it a day.
You've got me in your hand, why can't you understand.
I love you baby, for more than words can say.

I just can't sleep, when I lay down in my bed.
The thougths of you babe, just linger in my head.
Living without you is so painful. I was tempted to call it a day.
You've got me in your hand, why can't you understand.
I love you honey, for more than words can say.
I love you honey, for more than words can say.
Yes, I do.

Tramp

( Lowell Fulsom & Jimmy Mc Cracklin )

 Tramp!
 What you call me?
 Tramp.
 You didn't!
 You don't wear continental clothes, or Stetson hats.
 Well I tell you one dog-gone thing. It makes me feel good to know one thing. I know I'm a lover.
 Matter of opinion.
 That's all right, Mama was. Papa too. And I'm the only child. Lovin' is all I know to do.
 You know what, Otis?
 What?
 You're country.
 That's all right.
 You straight from the Georgia woods.
 That's good.
 You know what? You wear overalls, and big old brogan shoes, and you need a haircut, Tramp.
 Haircut? Woman, you foolin'...ooh...I'm a lover. Mama was. Grandmama, Papa too. Boogaloo. All that stuff. And I'm the only son-of-a-gun this side of the Sun. Tramp!
 You know what, Otis? I don't care what you say, you're still a tramp.
 What?
 That's right. You haven't even got a fat bankroll in your pocket. You probably haven't even got twenty-five cents.
 I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns, four Fords, six Mercuries, three T-Birds, Mustang, ooooooohhh...I'm a lover. Mama was. Papa too. I tell you one thing.
 Well tell me.
 I'm the only son-of-a-gun this side of the Sun.
 You're a tramp, Otis.
 No I'm not.
 I don't care what you say, you're still a tramp.
 What's wrong with that?
 Look here. You ain't got no money.
 I got everything.
 You can't buy me all those minks and sables and all that stuff I want.
 I can buy you minks, rats, frogs, squirrels, rabbits, ...anything you want, Woman.
 Look, you can go out in the Georgia woods and find them, Baby.
 Oh, you foolin'.
 You're still a tramp.
 That's all right.
 You a tramp, Otis. You just a tramp.
 That's all right.
 You wear overalls. You need a haircut, Baby. Cut off some of that hair off your head. You think you a lover, huh?

Here's the original text (Lowell Fulson) :

1.
Tramp -
You can call me that.
I Don't wear that kind of clothes: Stuts and hats.
But I'm a lover
Mana was - Papa too.
I'm not a child: Love is all I gonna do.

2.
Call me country
That a new word
I'll answer when You call me, Baby, I mean, if that makes You feel good...
But I'm just a lover
Mama was - Papa too.
But I'm not a child: Love is all I gonna do.

3.
Now: Whatever You call me,
I even go for that!
'Cause I keep a fat pack crawling in my pocket Baby!
You know, I don't own three Cadillacs -
'Cause I'm just a lover.
Mama was - Papa too.
I'm not a child: Love is all I gonna do.

*** Thanx a lot to Dietlev for this one ***

Let Me Come On Home

Oh, baby—I want to come home to you
Baby—I got to get home to you
Days and nights feeling so blue
Lord, I just don’t know what I’m gonna do
Oh, baby—I wanna come home
Oh, baby—you’re one thousand miles away
Baby—you’re just one thousand miles away
Take these chains from ‘round my heart
Never leave you—you no more you never depart
Baby—let me come on home to you
Oh, I love you, baby—let me come on home
Please…let me come on home to you, girl
Crying my eyes out over you
I don’t know nothing in the world that I’m gonna do
But I’m gonna…
Come on, girl, say it—I got to get home
Yeah, baby girl—I love you, honey
Please let me come home

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

The Huckle-Buck

Here we come again…
We’re doing a new dance—real strong dance
Everybody—sisters, papas, mamas, papa’s boys
A stone dance—you know what they’re doing
It’s called the Huckle-Buck—real strong dance
Come on and take my hand
Come on and Huckle-Buck with…now watch me
We’re going to new places now…
Atlanta, Georgia—here we come
Royal Peacock, y’all
Miami, Florida—going to the Island Club
Step over in Memphis
Going to the Hippo Drome
Everybody’s swinging
The Mar-keys going down under
Going to the…California
Going to the Five-Four Ballroom
Step over in Detroit city
Going to the Twenty-Grand Club
Move over to Washington, D.C.
We’re going to the Holland Theater
Huckle-Buck, y’all
Everybody Huckle Bucking
If you don’t know, you’re sure out of luck
I tell you what we do…
We’re going to Chicago
We’re going to the Windy City, they call it
Going to do the Huckle-Buck now
Everybody’s Bucking now
Mamas, brothers, sisters, fathers—they Huckle Bucking all night
We got a thing going
You jump back, you jump forward, you jump back-back-back-back
Let me show you how to do it
Jump back, jump up, jump back, jump up-up-up-up

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

Open The Door

I've been so wrong, so many times. Now you know what
I'm talkin' about. We've all been wrong a time in our life.
And we all make mistakes sometimes of leaving what's good for us.
I made that mistake, now I'm tryin' to get back to my baby.

This runnin' round, sure 'nough, is killin' me
Let me, let me in
Let me in, let me in
Let me in, let me in
Let me in, let me in, let me in, let me in, let me ease on in

Look into my eyes
Can't you see I got to come on in
I ain't lyin', and I ain't smilin' 'bout it, baby
Open the door or I'm bustin' in
Because this runnin' around
Sure 'nough, sure 'nough, is killin' me

Let me in, it's killin' me, baby
I got ta come on in
Let me in, baby, please let me in

I got ta come on in, honey
Open the door
Open the door
Let me in, let me in, let me in, let me ease on in
Mama, mama, got to come in
Open the door
I can't stand this cold
Let me in this house
I'm tired of this runnin' around
Tired of being, tired of being all alone
Standing out here and walkin' with, walkin' with

Nobody Knows You (When You're Down And Out)

( Jimmie Cox )

Once I lived the life
of a millionaire
Spending my money
Oh I didn't care
Taking my friends out
For a mighty good time
Oh we'd drink that good gin
Champagne and wine

But oh just as soon
As my money got low
I couldn't find nobody
And I had no place to go
And if I ever get my hands
On a dollar again
I'm gonna hold on
Till the eagle wins
Cause I found out

Nobody wants you
When you're down and out
Nobody wants you
When you're down and out

Lord have mercy

Yeah, yeah, now listen
Now in your pocket
There's not one penny
And all of them good friends
You found out you haven't got any
Nobody come around
But the landlord and the taxman
Your ex-wife who says
She wants more alimony
Then there's a knock on the door
And it's a woman you don't know
Says she's having your baby
She'll walk on in

But oh just as soon
as the money roll in
Here they all come sayings
That they're you're long lost friends
But if I ever get my hands
On a dollar again
I believe, I believe I'll hold on
Till the eagle wins
Cause I found out

Nobody wants you
When you're down and out
Nobody wants you
When you're down and out

Nobody wants you
When you're down and out
Nobody wants you
When you're down and out

Nobody wants you
When you're down and out
Nobody wants you
When you're down and out

Nobody wants you
When you're down and out
Nobody, nobody, nobody

Don’t Mess With Cupid

You must have thought my love was for fun
You tried to spend it like a dollar
You got the right string, baby
But your yo-yo is the wrong color
Don’t you mess with Cupid
Cupid, he’s not stupid
Don’t you mess with Cupid
Cupid, he’s not stupid
You thought my love was just a rug on the floor
Just to walk on and nothing more
You just don’t seem to understand
That I’m a man, baby—a full-grown man
Don’t you mess with Cupid
Cupid, he’s not stupid
Don’t you mess with Cupid
Cupid, he’s not stupid
When I look for you, you’re never home
Like a lamp, you turn me off and on
But like a shade that dims the light
When it’s opened, I can’t do nothing right
I’m warning you, baby
Don’t you mess with this Cupid
Baby, he’s not stupid

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

Ole man trouble

( Otis Redding )

Old man trouble, just leave me alone
Go find you someone else to pick on
I live my life in doubt, you see now
Ooh old man trouble
Please stay away from me
Oh my,

Ooh yeah,
Yeah

Oh i look like i'm down in my luck
Please send faith to help pick me up
I've lived this way so many years
Ole man trouble

Please wash away all my fears
Help me

Sometimes
Sometime i get - i get a little worried
Ole man trouble
Please, please

Stay away from me
Ole man trouble, ole man trouble
Stay away, stay away
You're nothing but trouble
Stay away, stay away
Please, stay away

The Glory Of love

Give a little, take a little
And let your little poor heart, yeah, cry a little
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

Ya’ll, I know what I’m talking about

Laugh a little bit, cry just a little
And that’s that all we just blow ride on my little, yeah
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

I feel know what I’m talking about, ya’ll

When these whole world, is tough of us
We’ll have each other win all its charms
When the whole world, is through with us
We've harm each other's arms, yeah yeah

Cry a little, cry just a little
Let’s that all win just a glory, I do
That's the story of
That's the glory of love

It's the glory, glory, the glory, glory of, the glory of love

*** Thanx a lot to Alfred for this one ***


The Immortal O.R

I've Got Dreams To Remember

I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
I've got dreams Dreams to remember

Honey I saw you there last night
Another mans arms holding you tight
Nobody knows what I feeled inside
All I know, I walked away and cried

I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
[Listen to me] I've got dreams, rough dreams Dreams to remember

I know you said he was just a friend
But I saw him kiss you again and again
These eyes of mine, they don't fool me
Why did he hold you so tenderly?

I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
[Listen honey] I've got dreams
Dreams, rough dreams
Dreams to remember

I still want you to stay
I still love you anyway
I still don't want you to ever leave
Girl, you just satisfy me! [Ooh-Wee!]

I know you said he was just a friend
But I saw you kiss him again and again
These eyes of mine, they don't fool me
Why did he hold you so tenderly?

I've got dreams
Dreams to remember
[Listen to me mama]
I've got dreams
Dreams, bad dreams
Dreams, rough dreams
To remember
Don't make me suffer
Dreams, bad dreams
Dreams, rough dreams
To remember

Think About It

Wait!
Before you walk out that door
Hang your clothes in the closet
You're forgetting one thing
I'm the one who saved you
From a long lonely life
I'm the one who gave you
You're first taste to paradise

Look how you payin' me back
Look how you pack in your bag
Please don't do me like this, honey
All this good love you're gonna miss

Think about it, honey
You really ought to think about it
'fore you leave me
Dig this

I'm the one who showed you
How to live when you wanted to die
I'm the one who taught you
How to laugh when you wanted to cry

But look what you're doing to me
Look how you're hurting me
Please don't do me like this
All of this good lovin' your gonna miss

Think about it, baby, listen
You really, really ought to think about it
'fore you leave
You really ought to think about it
Deep down think about it
'fore you leave me

Do this for me honey
Don't make me no lonely man
Don't try to push me out of your plan
Don't try to kick out love aside
Just wait!
Before you tell me goodbye

Hmmm Yeah

You really, really, really, really, really ought to think about it
How I give it
You really, really, really ought to think about it
How I live it
One million times
I better stay up all night

You made a man out of me

You make a man wanna just change his mind, girl
And everything I do, baby, just right on time, girl
You set me through, baby yes, a whole lotta change, yes
And I love you for it, honey, just I, real man, girl, coz

You made a big old man, girl, out of me, baby, yeah
Big old man, you made out of me

You made me do the things, girl
You love me, baby, and you showed me what to do baby
I can't explain, baby, what you did for me, now
But I love you for it and I'll never forget you, now, coz

You made a big old man, girl, out of me, babe
You made a big old man

You made a big old man out of me, baby
I'm a sweet lil man, baby
That's what you want me to be
You gave me everything
You just taught me everything I know
And I love you for it, darling
I'll never let you go, baby, coz

You made a great big man out of me, baby
Big old man, you made out of me
A big old man, you made out of me
A loving man, you made out of me
A sweet lil man
Baby what you did for me
Showed me everything baby
You just gave me everything large
You just loved me when you wanted to be loved

You made a great big man out of me
A big old man...

*** Thanx a lot to Nadia for this one ***

A waste of time

Hi there
Should I've asked you what's your name?
Should you've asked me the same?
But dig
Let's not be wasting our time
Let's not lead each other blind
If you don't want me
My heart can't strain, yeah, another time

There's only 24 hours in a day
And that don't leave much time to play
I don't dig that no way, honey
Coz my heart can't take it, no, another day
Listen to me honey

I've been told by many different girls
'Otis I love you, oh boy'
They tell me this from the bottom of their soul
But they didn't mean it
Listen, I...

I've been let down, yo
Hit the ground
And called the biggest, the biggest fool
Biggest fool ever walked on this ground
Listen

I can't stand it, no no no no,
To be built up, way on up, and let down
Being loved, yo, is home in my mind
I don't like that
I like for it to be from the heart

And I found out later on I was wasting my time
Just a waste of time yeah

Somebody understand what I'm saying
What I say
It's just a waste of time

If you don't want me mama
Don't just leave me hanging
Don't just let me waste my time, no no

Somebody
Somebody gotta get the message to me
No I don't wanna...

*** Thanx a lot to Nadia for this one ***

Nobody's fault but mine

I couldn't love you your way
Yeah, and still you came to see me day by day
But now I miss you all the time
No heart can be as sad as mine
Ain't nobody's fault but mine

Ah, yeah, uh

What will lie due tomorrow
Burden down and suffer with my sorrows
But crying ain't gonna help me knock
I made a mistake anyhow
It ain't nobody's fault but mine

Oh, got to but...

One day I got to pay for my mistakes, y'all
It's gonna carry me straight to my grave
Ooh
I gotta tell you, now
I wanna tell you sum'n

Instead of you trying to spend my money
Yet your favorite word was to call me honey
But I was just a doggone fool
Trying to be so doggone cool
Ain't nobody's fault but mine

I thought I didn't, oh
I made a big mistake, y'all
I did something wrong too, ah
Nobody's fault but mine
It ain't nobody's fault but mine
I did the wrong thing to you girl
Somebody help me now
I need a little bit of help now...

*** Thanx a lot to Nadia for this one ***

Champagne And Wine

Sittin' here thinking, about the times I roamed
Different girls, that I have known
Of all girls, that I have met
You are the one girl that I can't forget, listen

We had our time, now
Good and bad, now
I can't forget a man
I sho' ain't gonna forget him, now
Remember Side Stream
Where we used to meet
Making love, nobody but you and me

Champagne and wine
That's what you gonna get
Champagne and wine
What it's gonna be
Just as long girl you see about me
I'm gonna be, knocking on your door
I want the same love, that I had before, listen

I'm a man now
Full grown man
You got me eating from the tip of your hand
I don't mind eatin', long as you feed me
Good love and good ole sympathy

Champagne and wine
That's what it's gonna be
Everyday, is gonna just be like sunday
Everynight your gonna have stars in the sky

Ou giving you
Champagne and wine
I'm gonna give it to you
Ou, ou weeh
Ou, na na na na na na na na na na
Ou weeh baby
Giving you champagne and wine
I want you to love me, baby
I really do need you, honey
Really do wan't you baby...

Hard To Handle

Hey
Here I am
I'm the man on the scene
I can give you what you want
But you got to come home with me
I forgot some good old lovin'
And I got some more in store
When I get to throw it on you
You got to come back for more

Toys and things that come by the dozen
That ain't nothin' but drug store lovin'
Hey little thing, let me light your candle'
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around

Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you got another man
But I can love you better than him
Take my hand, don't be afraid
I'm gonna prove every word I say
I'm advertisin' love for free
So, you can place your ad with me

Once it come along a dime by the dozen
That ain't nothin' but ten cent lovin'
Hey little thing, let me light your candle'
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around
Yeah, hard to handle, now

Oh, baby
Baby, here I am
The man on your scene
I can give you what you want
But you got to come home with me I forgot some good old lovin'
And I got some in store When I get to throw it on you
You got to come runnin' back for more

Once it come along a dime by the dozen
That ain't nothin' but drug store lovin'
Hey little thing, let me light your candle'
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now,
Get around Hard, hard to handle, now
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah Yeah

Once it come along a dime by the dozen
That ain't nothin' but ten cent lovin'
Hey little baby, let me light your candle'
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around
Yeah, so hard to handle, now
Oh yeah Baby, good lovin'
Baby, baby, owww, good lovin'
I need good lovin'
I got to have, oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah So hard to handle, now, yeah Um-um-um
Baby
Here I am
I'm the man on the scene 
I can give you what you want
But you got to go home with me
I forgot some good old lovin' and I got some in store 
When I get through throwin' it on you 
You got to come back for more 

Boys and things that come by the dozen
But that ain't nothin' but drug store lovin'
Pretty little thing, let me light your candle' 
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around 

Action speaks louder than words
And I'm a man of great experience
I know you got you another man 
But I can love you better than him 
Take my hand, don't be afraid 
I'm gonna prove every word I say 
I'm advertisin' love for free 
So, won't you place your ad with me 

Boys will come a dime by the dozen
But that ain't nothin' but ten cent lovin'
Pretty little thing, let me light your candle' 
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around

Baby, here I am
I'm a man on the scene 
I can give you what you want 
But you got to come home with me
I forgot some good old lovin' and I got some in store
When I get through throwin' it on you 
You got to come back for more 

Boys will come a dime by the dozen
But that ain't nothin' but drug store love
Pretty little thing, let me light your candle' 
Cause mama I'm sure hard to handle, now, gets around

Give it to me,
I got to have it,
Give it to me,
Good ol' lovin'
Some of your good lovin'

*** Thanx a lot to John for this one ***

A fool for you

I know you told me, long time ago
That you didn't want me, yeah
You didn't love me no more

But I know it was something, oh, that made me blue
But believe me, child, I've been a fool for you
I've been a big fool for you

I know you told me, yeah
You didn't want me around
And don't you have a big old man right there
In a port, man, away across town

And I know it's something that makes me blue
Believe me child, I've been a fool for you
I've been a fool for you

Now did you ever wake up in the morning
Just about the break of day, yeah, uh
Reach over an feel your pillow, wow wow wow wow wow
Where that lil fine f*** used to lay
Ever since I was 5 years old, baby
I've been a ... a fool for you

Way down, deep down in my soul, oh
I've been a fool for you

Well I know it's something, oh, what makes me blue
Believe me child, I've been a fool for you

I've been a fool for you
I've been a fool for you
I've been a fool for you
I've been a fool for you

I've been just so bad, yeah
I've been just so bad

You don't know what you're doing to me
Well, I just can't understand, yeah
No no no, baby, yeah

I've been a fool for you honey now
I've been a great big fool for you, baby
A fool for you mama...

*** Thanx a lot to Nadia for this one ***

Thousand miles away

You are thousand miles away
Ooh
I miss you darling, yeah
You are thousand miles away, yeah
Sure enough I need you honey, yeah

What's mine, baby, is yours
I want you to have it honey, oh
But you are thousand miles away, yeah yeah
Ooh
I can't give it to you honey

What's yours I know is mine
I want my share, give it to me now
I'm a thousand miles away
Ooh
I can't get it from you, honey

Yeah, oh Lord, I'm suffering now, hey

Thousand miles away
One thousand
Lord, let me here from you, honey
Ooh

What's mine, baby, is yours
I want you to get it baby
But you're a thousand miles away
One thousand
Ooh
I can't give it to you honey

Yeah, uh
Lord, you got me suffering baby
Can't see you honey
I don't wanna hear from you
Don't call me on the phone baby
I love you, I wanna see you girl

*** Thanx a lot to Nadia for this one ***

Amen

Amen, uh, A-Amen, uh
A-Amen, Amen, Amen, with the horns, now
Amen, with the rhytm, now
A-Amen, A-Amen
A-Amen, Amen, Amen, everybody, now
A-Amen, A-Amen
A-Amen, Amen, Amen, he let me tell you

This little life of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
This little life of mine
I'm gonna let it shine, yeah, yeah
This little life of mine
I'm gonna let it shine
Let it shine, let it shine
To show my love

One thing my papa used to say he said that
Even in my home son, I said what dad
I'm gonna let it shine, let me tell you
Said even in your home son
You got to let your little light shine, yeah huh
Even in your home son, ha
You got to let it shine
Just let it shine, just let it shine
To show your love
And then I said daddy help me sing this line one time

A-Amen, will you help me
A-Amen, huh, with a feeling
A-Amen, Amen, Amen, everybody together now
A-Amen, little louder now
A-Amen, everybody say
A-Amen, Amen, Amen
Amen

Dum-Dum-Dum (Happy Song)

When I sing this song
[I'm] Singing it for my baby
She s the only one that can bring me joy
Thats why, I sing these happy songs They go

Dum dum baby de dum dum
Dum dum baby de dum dum
Dum dum baby de dum dum
[Come on now] Happy song Happy song [now]

On a cold rainy windy night
She'd shut off the door
She cuts off the light
She holds me and squeeze me tight
She tells me Big O, everythings gonna be all right

Dum dum baby de dum dum
Dum dum baby de dum dum
Dum dum baby de dum dum
[Come on now] Those Happy songs Happy, happy song [now]

Come on...

Bring my breakfast to the table
When I go to work She knows I'm able
Do my chore I come back in
You wanna see my babys face
[Laughing] Grin, grin grin grin

Dum dum baby de dum dum
Dum dum baby de dum dum
Dum dum baby de dum dum
Sing these happy songs
Lovely lovely song
Sweet soul song [now]
It gives you such a feeling
A lovely lovely feeling
It makes you wanna shout
In fact it knocks you out

Those happy happy songs
Those good old lovely songs
Those sweet soul music songs
Those good old happy songs

Love Man

I'm A Changed Man

Learn how to love
Learn how to walk
Learn how to talk
Like a baby talk

Learn how to see
See what I want
Learn how a baby
Does and I don'ts

And I'm a changed man
I've been baptised
And I'm a changed man
I'm a brand new guy, yeah, yeah, yeah

Allright let me tell you, mama
You put a feeling in my soul
You make me fast that I had them holes
You did this, baby
You did that
You little girl you showed me where I was at

Now I'm a changed man
I've been baptised
And I'm a changed man
I'm a brand new guy, yeah, yeah

Allright, let me sing it
Ja, Ja, Ja etc.
Allright, you made a change in me, mama

Bet you're a man
Whose life is a blink
So messed up, you know
He couldn't even think

But you came along
Stopped my own going
Gave me enough love
To keep five minutes going

And I'm a changed man
I've been baptised
And I'm a changed man
I'm a brand new guy, yeah, yeah, yeah

Allright, let me sing my song know

Ja, Ja, Ja etc.

You gave me love
You gave me everything
Gave me love
Brought my heart sing
You gave me pants
You gave me clothes
You gave me something to thin my holes, now
Oughta, Ja, Ja, Ja etc...

Groovin’ Time

It’s groovin’ time—that’s what my baby told me
If you can’t groove me, boy, you might as well let me be
It’s lovin’ time—that’s what my baby told me
If you can’t love me, boy, you might as well let me be
Now, she said she don’t want me hanging in the street
Don’t want me going down seeing old Pete
Hanging out on Broadway is not her stick
Staying up late at night is not her kick
Wants me to tease her all the time
Wants me to love her later in the night
That’s what she told me
If you can’t do it, boy, you might as well let me be
Baby, it’s groovin’ time—that’s what my baby told me
If you can’t groove me, boy, you might as well let me be
Said she don’t want me shootin’ no pool
Running in the street, acting like a dog-gone fool
Said she just want me to stay at home
Just tend to my business—leave other people alone
Said she don’t want me hanging in them nightclubs
All them Broadway funky, funky nightclubs
That’s what she told me
If you can’t do it, boy, you might as well let me be
It’s groovin’ time—that’s what my baby told me
If you can’t groove me, boy, you might as well let me be

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

Higher And Higher

Your love keeps lifting me higher
Than I ever been lifted before
So give me love
Which is my desire, honey
I'm gonna be at your side
Forever more

Now, you know your love
Keeps lifting me higher
Than I ever been lifted before
So give me love, oh
Which is my desire
I'm gonna be at your side
Forever more

Now, once down and broken hearted
And dissapointment was my closest friend
And than you, you came and heated hearted
And you know he never showed his face again

Now, you know your love
Keeps lifting me higher
Than I ever been lifted before
So give me love, oh
Which is my desire
I'm gonna be at your side
Forever more, hey, hey, hey

Know your love
Lifting me higher
Than I ever been lifted before
So give me love
Which is my desire, ha
I'm gonna be at your side
Forever more

Now, you know your love
Keeps lifting me higher
Than I ever been lifted before
So give me love, oh
Which is my desire, oh, honey
I'm gonna be at your side
Forever more

Oh I got to tell you 'bout it
Keep me, lift me all up, lift me
lift me little higher, now
Keep me going all up
I wanna higher, higher, higher, higher
Get me up there
I gotta get on up there
Lift me, lift me, lift me, oh lift me
Up, up, up, up, up, up
Gotta get on up
Gotta, gotta, get on up there...

Your Feeling Is Mine

I hurt your feelings
And you hurt mine, girl
But I still love you
More than anything in this world
You got me crying, girl
I’m going blind, girl
I’m going up, down, down, up
Losing weight by the pound
Here’s my love—take it all, girl
Here’s my heart—take it all, girl
Here’s my lips—kiss them again
And, baby, you’ll be feeling
That mine will never be hurt again
So let’s get clever
And get together
And, baby, where you go, I go, you stay, I stay
Everything will be just great

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

That's A Good Idea

You make me wanna just dance and sing
You make me feel like I'm a naturel man
You tell me when you want to come and go
Make me say I want a little bit more, listen

What you want
How you want
When you want
Everytime you want it
That's a good idea
Yes it is, babe
It's a good idea

Let me tell you soemthin', now
You make me spend my money
That's a fact yes it is now, huh
You little girl you show me where I'm at
Yes you do mama now

Won't you kick of your shoe little mama
Throw 'em on the floor nowe baby
Kick off your shoe little honey
Throw 'em on your daddy's table

'cause
What you want
How you want
When you want
Everytime you want it
That's a good idea
Yes it is, babe
Real groovy idea

Let me tell you, huh, huh, huh
You just ?pretty? as a movie star
So sweet as a chocolat candy bar
Let me tell you somethin'

Won't you kick of your shoe little mama
Throw 'em on the floor nowe baby
Kick off your shoe little honey
Throw 'em on your daddy's table

'Cause
What you want
How you want
When you want
Everytime you want it
It's a good idea
Yes it is, babe
Real groovy idea

If you wanna go to the movie
It's a good idea
Downtown, shoppin'
It's a good idea
If you wanna go to the drugstore
It's a groovy idea
If you wanna make love...

Got To Get Myself Together

My baby wrote me a ten-page letter
She said I’ll be coming home, boy, and I hope for the better
And you know that your mind it changes something like the weather
And I’ll be coming home, boy, and I hope for the better
This is what she said
Dark clouds hanging over your head
Lightning and thunder
For every drop of rain that falls
I know you want to see your mama
I said, baby, I got to get myself together
‘Cause you know my mind it changes something like the weather
And I’m going to be coming home, boy, and I hope for the better
This is what she said
It’s raining and there is snow on the side
You got another woman by your side
You got to stop playing them tricks
You got to get that woman out there quick
Dark clouds hanging over your head
Lighting and thunder
For every drop of rain that falls
I know you want to see your mama
I said, baby, I got to get myself together
I said you know that my mind it changes something like the weather
This is what she said
I’ll be coming home, boy, I hope for the better
This is what she said
I’m coming home…

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

I'll Let Nothing Separate Us

I'll let nothing separate us
I'll let nothing, no, no, separate us
What you ask me, to do or say
I'll tell you everything, lord, isa okay
And I'll let nothing separate us
I'll let nothing, no, no, no, worry or trouble in my

When this whole world, comes to an end
I'll be standing there
Holding your trembling hand
I won't let nothing separate us, oh now

What you dream at night, honey
I hope they'll all come true for you
But the sweet dreams I dream at night baby
They're all about loving you
Wanting you and needing you, ooh darling, now

I'll let nothing separate us
I'll let no one, nobody, nothing separate us

Honey, when this whole world comes to an end
I'll be standing there holding your tremblin' hand
And I won't let nothing, no, no, separate us
Nothing in the world
I won't let nobody, nothing, touch you
I won't let nobody, nothing, just say anything
And I'll just be right with you baby
Darling 'till the end
I'll be just standing there holding your...

Direct Me

I done cried a river of tears
This you may not believe
But I've been crying for five long years
Afraid of all my fears

Love has got me now
In a terrible bet
I done lost the best little woman
That I ever had

So direct Me
Straight to my baby's love
Direct Me
Straight to my woman's love

Shame on me shame on me
I made a big mistake
When I see my babe again
I'm gonna bake me her favorite cake

Ten thousand dollar reward
For the first the one that finds her
When I get my hands on her, y'all
I'm gonna just chain and bound her

Somebody direct Me
Straight to my baby's love
Direct Me
Straight to my woman's love, ou, ou

Deputy sherrif On your trail
The FBI, I know,
They won't fail, they can't fail
They gonna bring you back

Somebody direct Me
Straight to my baby's love
Direct Me
Straight to that woman's love

I got the feeling
I wanna feel it, y'all
Say I gotta feeling girl
Lord, I wanna feel it, now, now
I really do, really do, really, really
I really do
Ou wi, I need your love, now
Needda your lovin' now
Somebody direct me, now...

Free Me

Turn me loose
There ain't no use
Free me darling
Don't hang me up
Let me go from your love, now

Just like a prisoner
You got me chained and bound
Unlock 'em, Let me go, let me go
Get 'em from around

Turn me loose
There ain't no use
Free me baby, Let me go, Turn me loose
From your love, now

You know I did love you, yeah
Do anything in the world for you
I try my best, I try my very best, yeah, please
The way your treating me
Keep me in misery

I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry
To walk away
It's up to you
To say we're thru

Free me baby, let me go, turn me loose baby
From your love
I got to tell you, Listen this
I know sometime
I wonder do you really love me
And if you don't, if you don't
You got to let me know
Let me go
Your love is not shown
Break these chains
Make them tearing apart
Let me love again

Turn me loose
There ain't no use
Let me go, darling
If you don't want me
Free me
Let me go
Unchain me
From your love

Love Man

I'm a Love Man
Call me the Love Man
Oooh, baby I'm the Love Man
That's what they call me I'm a Love Man
Six feet one weigh two hundred and ten
A Long hair... Real fair skin
A long legs and I'm-a out-a sight
There ain't no doubt I'm gonna take you out,
'Cause I'm a love man
That's what they call me I'm the Love Man
Make love to you in the mornin'
Make love to you at night now
Make love to when you think about it
I' gonna bet you Everything's alright
'Cau...'Cau...'Cau...'Cau...'Cause I'm a love man
Ooh baby I'm a love man
That's what they call me I'm a Love Man
Say there goes a love man
Six feet one weigh two hundred and ten
Long hair... Real fair skin
I'm long legged and I'm-a out-a sight
My, my babe I'm gonna take you out
'Cause I' a love man
Ooh baby I'm a love man
Take your hand; let me holler one time...AAWW!

Love man that's all I am now
I'm just a love man
Ooh baby call me a love man
Yes I am, I'm just a love man
Let me tell you somethin'
Which one of you girls want me to hold you?
A Which one of you girls want me to kiss you?
Which one of your girls wants me to take you out?
Go on I got you, gonna knock you all night
'Cause baby I'm a love man
All right, Ooh, baby I'm a love man
Let me tell ya!
I'm sayin' I'm just a love man, good ol' man
I'm just a love man, fancy man
I'm just a love man, good ol' man
I'm just a...

A Lover's Question

( Brook Benton / Jimmy Williams )

Does she love me, with all her heart
Should I worry, when we're apart
It's a lover's question, I'd like to know.

Does she need me, as she pretends
Is this a game, well then will I win
It's a lover's question, I'd like to know

I'd like to know when she's not with me
If she's still true to me
I'd like to know when we're kissing
Does she feel just what I feel,
And how am I to know it's really real.

Oh, tell me where, the answer lies
Is it in her kiss or in her eyes
It's a lover's question I'd like to know.

I'd like to know when she's not with me
If she's still true to me
I'd like to know when we're kissing
Does she feel just what I feel,
And how am I to know it's really real.

Oh, tell me where, the answer lies
Is it in her kiss or in her eyes
It's a lover's question I'd like to know.

Look At That Girl

I saw her dancing, dancing
In some old smokey place
I bet I was the only one there to watch her face

All night I never saw a smile there
'Cause she didn't even try
You know for just a little while there
I saw a tear in her eyes

Come on
Come on baby I love to see you now
Ou wi
One more time baby watch me swinging, huh

I sit and watch her on the floor
I said baby, baby, baby
Come on baby just dance some more

I wonder how it is to love her
I toss it to her in my head
The way she dance to the music
She got me going out of my head

Come on
Watch
One more time you fine foxy thing you
Uh, yeah

One more time just watch she do
She do this

Huh
She walk the mellow-man a little bit
Then she skate a little bit
Then she boog a little bit
Then she twist a little bit
I gotta

One more time
I got to see her on the floor, now, now
Gotta, gotta
I gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta see her now, now
One more time
Sweet little thing, sweet little thing, sweet little thing
You sweet little
Come on, watch that, yeah, yeah, yeah...


Non Albums Tracks

I Can't Turn You Loose

[Huh]I cant turn you loose now
If I do I'm gonna loose my life
[Ooh]I can't turn you loose now
If I do I'm gonna loose my life
I can't turn you loose to nobody
I love you baby, yes I do
Give shakin' mama, I told ya
I'm in love with only you
[Gotta] Baby do it baby why don't ya
I'll give ya everything you want

Gotta, gotta
Keep on holdin on
Never gonna turn you loose
I can't turn you loose
Gotta gotta Keep on holdin on

I cant turn you loose now
I'm in love with the prettiest thing
I never, never turn you loose now
Because of all the sweet love she brings
I can't turn you loose to nobody
I love you baby, yes I do
Give shaking mama,
I told ya I'm in love with only you
Gotta, do it baby why don't ya
I'll give ya everything you want

Gotta gotta
Keep on holdin on
Never gonna turn you loose
I can't turn you loose
Gotta keep a grip on you
Gotta gotta keep on holdin on

[I know you think I'm gonna stop now
but we ain't gonna stop it now
one more time}

Gotta gotta
keep on holdin on
Never gonna turn you loose
I can't turn you loose
Gotta gotta keep on holdin on

Gotta gotta
keep on holdin on
Never gonna turn you loose
I can't turn you loose
Gotta gotta Keep on holdin on

Everybody want it
Everybody can have it
Gotta, gotta Gotta, gotta S
oo, soo Hold on,
I'm comin
Gotta, gotta, gotta
Get a grip
Can't turn you loose
Hold on, I'm comin
Gotta, gotta, gotta
Get a grip
Can't turn you loose
Hold on, I'm comin
Hold on, I'm comin
Gotta get a grip on you baby
Gotta, gotta gotta
Gotta, gotta gotta
We're groovin, groovin

Gotta gotta
keep on holdin on
Never gonna turn you loose
I can't turn you loose
Gotta gotta
Keep on holdin on
Gotta get a grip
Can't turn you loose

I’m Depending On You

I’m depending on you
Everything that you do
I’m depending on you
To see me through
You know that I love you
And there is nothing I can do
But depend on you
I’m depending on you
This is our last chance
And I’m depending on you
To try to save our romance
Because you’re the only girl
That I understand
When you tell me I’m your man
Promise me that you will never leave me
Promise me that you will never say goodbye
Promise me that you will never break my heart
And now you’re making me cry
I’m depending on you
This is our last chance
I’m depending on you
Just to try to save our romance
Because you’re the only girl
That I understand
Honey, tell me I’m your man

*** Thanx a lot to Craig for this one ***

Loving By The Pound

Got some loving
That I wanna give you, babe
Got it by the pound, girl
Yes I have, now, huh

When you get it
It's such a strong love
It's gonna knock you down, girl
Yes it is, now, huh

I got some love
I can't control it, baby
It's like a hot wire
runnin' on the floor, baby

I got some loving by the pound
and by the hundreds, honey
Loving by the pound
And by the hundred

Got some
I wanna tell you baby
Got a mastermind, girl
Yes I have, now, huh
Now, when I get to you
I won't give it to you
I got to take my time, girl
Yes I have, now, huh

I got some love
And I can't control it, baby
It's like a hot wire
runnin' on the floor, baby

I got some loving by the pound
and by the hundreds, honey
Loving by the pound
And by the hundred, baby, yeah

Allright, I got it
I got some loving by the pound
and by the hundreds, babe
Loving by the pounds
And by the hundreds, honey
Loving by, loving by the hundred

I got it, I got it by the ounce
I got it by the pound
I got it by the ton
Got it by the hundreds, honey
Got some strong love
When I get to you, baby
Got to take my time
I got to give it to you
Such a strong love, baby
good, good lovin'
And I want to give it to you
good, good lovin', honey
Baby, you got it, honey
I want to give it to you
Baby, you gotta, gotta, gotta get it
You got to have it, honey...

Mary's Little Lamb

Mary had a little lamb
His bleeks was white as snow
everywhere that Mary went
The lamb was sure to go

He followed her to school one day
And that was against the rules
He made the children laugh and play
You've seen that lamb
Oh that lamb in school

Oh Mary
Listen let me tell you something

Ever since I was four years old
I hated a silly rule
Ever since they ran Mary's lamb
Oh all the way home from school

You should have seen Mary cry
When she waved to her lamb goodbye
The teacher said Mary come inside
Come on and dry, oh, dry your eyes

Oh, oh, oh Mary
Wait a minute

Mary don't you be so blue
And bring that lamb back to school
And Mary don't you be no fool
You see the lamb daily thru

When you go, oh, home today
You and your lamb can play
You can even do the twist
And then it goes
Something like this

oh, oh, oh Mary
oh, oh, oh Mary
Come on Mary
Don't you be such a moaner
Don't moan no more
Hey, hey, hey Mary, hey, hey
Come on Mary, oh
Come on Mary...

Merry Christmas Baby

Merry Christmas baby
Sure do treat me nice
Merry Christmas baby
Sure do treat me nice
Bought me a diamond ring for Christmas
I feel like I'm in paradise

I feel mighty fine, y'all
I've got music on my radio
Feel mighty fine, girl
I've got music on my radio, oh, oh, oh
I feel like I'm gonna kiss you
Standing beneath that mistletoe

Santa came down the chimney
Half past three, y'all
Left all them good ole presents
For my baby and for me, ha, ha, ha

Merry Christmas baby
Sure do treat me nice
You bought me all those good ole presents
I love you baby rest of my life

Merry Christmas, girl
Merry, merry, merry Christmas baby
Sure do treat me nice
Merry Christmas baby
I said you sure do treat me nice
You bought all those lovely things, yeah
I feel like I'm in paradise

I wish you a merry Christmas baby
Happy new year, ha
A merry Christams, honey
Everything here is beautiful
I love you, baby
For everything that you give me
I love you, honey...

My girl

( The Temptations Cover )

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day.
When it's cold outside I've got the month of May.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

I've got so much honey the bees envy me.
I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

Hey hey hey
Hey hey hey
Ooooh.

I don't need no money, fortune, or fame.
I've got all the riches baby one man can claim.
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, mt girl)
Talkin' 'bout my girl (my girl).

I've got sunshine on a cloudy day
With my girl.

I've even got the month of May
With my girl

( Fade )

Papa's Got A Brand New Bag

( James Brown )

Come here sister
Papa's in the thing
Ain't you hip, of that new green thing
It ain't no drag
Papa's got a brand new bag

It's gone beserk
He's going to fly
Don't playing cheap
You know he's not shy
Imagnitate her, the alligator
Jump back Jack, see you later alligator

Come here sister
Papa's in the thing
Ain't you hip, now, of that new green thing, ha
Ain't no drag
Papa's bought himself a brand new bag

Au, come on, hey hey, come on
It's out of sight
He's uptight, come on and groove
Know you're out of sight
Papa, got it, got it, soul man, soul, groove
He's uptight, Mr. Pity that's my name
Got it, yeah

He's gonna twist
He's doing the fly
Don't playing cheap
You know he's not shy
Imagnitate her, the alligator
Jump back Jack, see you later alligator

Come here sister
Papa's in the thing
Ain't you hip, of that new green thing
Ain't no drag
My man has got a brand new bag

Come on, hey hey, come in
Come in, got it

Shout bamalama

He's down in alabama
Shoutin' bamalama
Way down in louisana
Well, well, well
Nobody's gonna set him down

Lord have mercy on my soul
How many chickens have i stole
One last night and the night before
I'm going back and tryin' to get 10, 11 more
Startin' to get 'em and i

I love a chicken, baby
Shoutin' bamalama
Well, well, well
Nobody's gonna set him down

9 feet, 10 feet we're goin' for the build
9 feet left on a 10 feet of hill
10 feet turn around a 9 feet fence
His teeth fell out, but his tongue stayed in
It's gettin' said so...

He got the chicken, baby
Shoutin' bamalama
Well, well, well
Nobody's gonna set him down

Leo demarket rode a line one day
Bad little fella comin' down the way
We were talkin' 'bout the family, its a cryin' shame
He tell ya, "mother is workin' on the chain gang"
She busts his britches now
She's good at workin' hard

Shoutin' bamalama
Well, well, well
Nobody's gonna set him down

The preacher and the deacon were prayin' one day
Along come a bear comin' down that way
The preacher told the deacon to say a prayer
He said, "lord, a prayer wont kill this bear"
I gotta make it, baby
Shout bamalama
I gotta run for it
Well, well, well
Nobody's gonna set him down

Stay In School

Hi, this is the big O, Otis Redding
I was just standing here thinking about you
Thought I'd write a song about you
And dedicate it to you
Take a listen

If you didn't go back to school this year
your really not groovy
Maybe you feel that school is a drag
it's just don't moving
But did you ever think about how square you look standing
in an employment line because school didn't empty you

You really ought to think about it
Without an education you could only be a tramp
Grow ?grain? shoes, no haircut, just plain ole country
Don't worry 'bout the fellows gonna calling you green
Because your heading no future condition

You really ought to think about it
And further motto than that Otis Redding saved you very wise
Because you'll be at the top
When they get that and if they make it
When they get that and if they make it
When they get that and if they make it
You really ought to think about it
Think about it
Really ought to think about it

Tell The Truth

Tell the truth
Tell the truth, girl, now
You know you got me goin' everything crazy that you want me to do
Yes you have girl
Don't you, don't you, don't you know you gotta tell the truth, yeah huh
Baby, baby, baby, babe why don't you tell me truth, now, uh
You know you got me goin' everything crazy that you want me to do
Yes you have, yeah watch it

lovin' you is just a little bit easy started, so hard to stop
Feel how could
Baby, bay, you know I would
I feel a strong all around
If I thought that it would do any good, mama
Tell me the truth, yeah
Lit-lit-lit-lit-little girl just
Tell me the truth now, yeah, huh
You know you got me goin' everything foolish that you want me to do

Oh play it
Come on Steve, yeah
Tell me,tell me, tell me the truth now

Tell the truth now
Lovin' you is easy to start, hard to stop
But I'm gonna just tell you this, uh
If I had to do it
Baby you know I would
I would feeling strong all around
If I just thought that it would do me some good, aahhhh

The truth now
Tell 'em, tell 'em, tell 'em, tell 'em, tell, just tell me the truth now
Just tell me the truth now
Got to tell me no lie
I wanna tell you the truth now
Don't you, don't you tell me no lie, ah
Just tell me the truth now
Don't you, don't you tell me no lie girl, huh
Just tell me the truth now...

The Match Game

Come on honey let's play the match game
You strike me and I'll be the flame
Girl you start the biggest fire
When you touch me I'm like a likewire
You burn a tattoo on my arms
I can't feel the fire
But your kisses is warm

And it's the match game
Now, now I'll tell you it's the match game
Huh, come on

Honey the match game is really in
Strike me the light a cigarette
Your love keeps me burning up
Give me so much I can't get enough
My burns can burn down a building
But my kind of fire
Gives you that lovely good feeling

It's the match game
Baby, I'll tell you it's my match game

Hard is my momma's turn to free
Oh, your just ties me up in the sea
Don't you know I like it momma
Really do, love it, huh, come on

Come on honey let's play the match game
You strike me and I'll be the flame
Girl you start the biggest fire
When you touch me I'm like a likewire
You burn a tattoo on my arms
I don't feel the fire
But your kisses is warm

Now it's the
Light me up, come on and light me up
Can't get enough
Now, I tell you, it's the match game
Strike me baby, strike, strike me momma
Lord it's the match game
Come on and, come on honey
Baby cake...

White Christmas

I, I'm dreaming, dreaming of a white, white Christmas, y'all
Just like the one that I used to know, oh
Honey, it's where the treetop, treetop listen
Little bitty, litle bitty, little bitty children should
They try to listen
To hear, before the sleebells that are ringing
through the snow

I wanna tell you one more time what I'm thinking about
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas, yeah
With every Christmas, call that I write you, oh now

I want you to know
May all your days, May all your days
Be so very merry, merry and bright
Darling I wished all of them

One more thing
And may all, all of your Christmasses
And be all, and be all of your Christmasses

Baby may your days, may your days
Be so merry, merry, merry and bright
Lord have mercy, I wished all of them honey
And may all your Christmasses
Be so wide
Dreaming of a white, dreaming of a white Christmas
Dreaming, dreaming of a white, white Christmas
Baby, baby, oh I'm dreaming, dreaming of a white Christmas...

You Left The Water Running

1, 2, 3, play

You left on the water running
When you left me behind, baby now
You left all the water running
It's running from these eyes of mine

Baby now that
You turned out the light of love
You left with another guy, honey that me
You turned off all your love for me
But you forgot to turn off the cry
Ooh, forgot to turn off the cry

Baby now that
You pull the shades way down low
And disconnect the telephone
But baby these tears are running from my eyes
I can't turn 'em off and on

Now baby now that
You left on the water running
When you left me behind, let me tell you
That you left all that water running
It's running from these eyes of mine

And now you go
You locked the door
And then you throw the key away, baby now that
You'll regret, baby, you'll be upset, now
When you get your water bill to pay, ooh
When you get that water bill to pay

Honey now that
You left all the water running
When you left me behind, let me tell you
That you left, ooh, the water running
It's running from these eyes of mine

Baby now that
You left, ooh, the water running
Running from these eyes of mine, baby now that
You left all the water running
When you left me behind...

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