Lynyrd Skynyrd - Simple Man Lyrics

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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 will 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"

"Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"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"

Oh yes, I will

"Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby, if you try
All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied"

"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"

Baby, be a simple, really simple man
Oh, be something you love and understand
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 : 466 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