Simple Man Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd


publisher: ©OBO APRA/AMCOS
album: No. 6 track in album (pronounced ’lĕh‐’nérd ’skin‐’nérd)
release date: 1973
popularity : 49 users have visited this page.
length: 5:57
engineer: Al Kooper, Rodney Mills, Danny Turbeville, Bob "Tub" Langford
bass guitar: Ed King
drums: Bob Burns
organ: Al Kooper
electric guitar: Gary Rossington, Allen Collins
electric bass guitar: Ed King
keyboard: Billy Powell
guitars: Allen Collins, Gary Rossington
mastering: Glenn Meadows
producer: Al Kooper
lead vocals: Ronnie Van Zant
vocal: Ronnie Van Zant

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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

  • 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