Simple Man Lyrics

Lynyrd Skynyrd


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 : 65 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, Bob "Tub" Langford and Danny Turbeville
electric guitar: Allen Collins and Gary Rossington
electric bass guitar: Ed King
organ: Roosevelt Gook
keyboard: Billy Powell
mastering: Glenn Meadows
bass guitar: Ed King
guitar: Gary Rossington and Allen Collins
writer: Gary Rossington
lyricist: Ronnie Van Zant

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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 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