Grandma's Hands Lyrics

Bill Withers


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bill Withers
album: Track 3 in album Just As I Am
release date: 1971-5
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genres: Funk / Soul Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Acoustic/Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:01
producer: Booker T. Jones
vocal: Bill Withers
mixer: John Golden
recorded by: Bill Halverson and Bill Lazarus
arranger: Booker T. Jones
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers

Cover Art

Bill Withers Just As I Am cover art
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Grandma's hands
Clapped in church on Sunday morning
Grandma's hands
Played a tambourine so well
Grandma's hands
Used to issue out a warning
She'd say, "Billy don't you run so fast
Might fall on a piece of glass
"Might be snakes there in that grass"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands
Soothed a local unwed mother
Grandma's hands
Used to ache sometimes and swell
Grandma's hands
Used to lift her face and tell her,
She'd say "Baby, Grandma understands
That you really love that man
Put yourself in Jesus hands"
Grandma's hands

Grandma's hands
Used to hand me piece of candy
Grandma's hands
Picked me up each time I fell
Grandma's hands
Boy, they really came in handy
She'd say, "Matty don' you whip that boy
What you want to spank him for?
He didn't drop no apple core"
But I don't have Grandma anymore

If I get to heaven I'll look for
Grandma's hands


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Harlem
  • 2 Ain't No Sunshine
  • 3 Grandma's Hands
  • 4 Sweet Wanomi
  • 5 Everybody's Talkin'
  • 6 Do It Good
  • 7 Hope She'll Be Happier
  • 8 Let It Be
  • 9 I'm Her Daddy
  • 10 In My Heart
  • 11 Moanin' and Groanin'
  • 12 Better Off Dead