Bonnie Raitt - You Got to Know How Lyrics

Bonnie Raitt Give It Up cover art
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You can make me do what you wanna do
But you got to know how,
You can make me cry, you can make me sigh,
But you got to know how,
You can make me do like this, you can make me do like that,
Woh, baby, but you got to know how.

Once a pal of mine stole a guy of mine,
But I got him back, now,
It's the same old song, she couldn't keep him long,
'Cause she didn't know how.
Well, I love my man, I make him holler,
Woh, my,
Yessir, I really know how.

Technique ain't tough, if you care enough,
You can learn to know how,
I might drop a hint how to strike my flint
If you yearn to know how,
Well, don't tell me about the life you led,
Don't try to drink me into bed,
No, baby, no, that ain't the way how.

You got to take your time, you know it ain't no crime
If it lasts all night.
I think you'll be ideal when you begin to feel
That you're doin' right.

When you love me right, you hear me holler,
Woh, my,
Yessir, when you really know how.

(instrumental break)

And if you stay with me, who knows how it will be
When we finally know how,
We'll get a house in town, no need to move around
When we really know how,
Well, there's tricks that I don't even know,
Ones we'll make up as we go.
Woh, mister, when we really know how.
Yes, mister, when we really know how.



Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Give It Up or Let Me Go
  • 2 Nothing Seems to Matter
  • 3 I Know
  • 4 If You Gotta Make a Fool of Somebody
  • 5 Love Me Like a Man
  • 6 Too Long at the Fair
  • 7 Under the Falling Sky
  • 8 You Got to Know How
  • 9 You Told Me Baby
  • 10 Love Has No Pride


  • Credits
    publisher: ©ACORN PUBLISHING
    writers: Jack Viertel, Sippie Wallace
    album: Track 8 in album Give It Up
    release date: 1972-9
    popularity : 46 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Blues Rock
    length: 3:37
    producer: Michael Cuscuna
    drums: Chris Parker
    piano: Lou Terriciano
    vocal: Bonnie Raitt
    recorded by: Kendall Pacios
    acoustic guitar: Bonnie Raitt
    clarinet: John Payne
    acoustic bass guitar: Dave Holland
    writer: Sippie Wallace
    Album Information
    label: Warner Bros. Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin