Simple Man Song Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd) cover art
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Mama told me when I was young
"Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day"

"Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
You'll find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"

"And be a simple kind of man
Oh, be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me, son, if you can"

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Ain't the One
  • 2 Tuesday's Gone
  • 3 Gimme Three Steps
  • 4 Simple Man
  • 5 Things Goin' On
  • 6 Mississippi Kid
  • 7 Poison Whiskey
  • 8 Free Bird


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Gary Robert Rossington, Ronnie Van Zant
    album: Track 4 in album (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd)
    release date: 1973
    popularity : 1583 users have visited this page.
    length: 5:57
    producer: Al Kooper
    drums: Bob Burns
    lead vocals: Ronnie Van Zant
    vocal: Ronnie Van Zant
    engineer: Rodney Mills, Al Kooper, Danny Turbeville and Bob "Tub" Langford
    electric guitar: Gary Rossington and Allen Collins
    electric bass guitar: Ed King
    organ: Roosevelt Gook
    keyboard: Billy Powell
    mastering: Glenn Meadows
    bass guitar: Ed King
    guitar: Allen Collins and Gary Rossington
    writer: Gary Rossington
    lyricist: Ronnie Van Zant

    Album Information

    label: MCA Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin