Otis Redding - Down in the Valley Lyrics

Otis Redding Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul cover art
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Down in the valley, ha
In the valley so low,
Hang your hair over your shoulder
And you can hear the four winds blow, now, oh my

Now can't you hear the wind blow my love,
Can't you hear the wind blow,
We're down in the valley, ha
In the valley so low, now, ha

Now have you ever been lonely, lonely, ha
Now have you ever been sad
Did you ever really need some one, oh my
Who really needed

Gotta, gotta, gotta, ha, too much, ooh yeah
Help me baby, gotta get the groove
So too much, ooh yeah

It was down in the valley
In the valley so low
It was when I held you so tight
How can I ever let you go, go, go, go, ooh now

Now it was down, down, down, down, down, down, down
In the valley so low, ooh my
When I held you so tight, now
How can I ever let you go, now

Ah, good god
Too much, too much, too much groovin' now
Too much, gotta
Down in the valley
We're down in the valley
So low, so low, we can't go no further
We're down, we're down too much
Gotta groovin', groovin', groovin'
Gotta, we can't, we can't, we can't, we can't, we can't, we can't, we can't
Go no further, now
Gotta, gotta, good god almighty we gotta, gotta
Groovin', groovin', groovin'
Too much grippem
Watch it, watch it, wathc it
Gotta, a good time we're havin'
We gotta, gotta keep on, keep on groovin'
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ole Man Trouble
  • 2 Respect
  • 3 A Change Is Gonna Come
  • 4 Down in the Valley
  • 5 I’ve Been Loving You Too Long
  • 6 Shake
  • 7 My Girl
  • 8 Wonderful World
  • 9 Rock Me Baby
  • 10 Satisfaction
  • 11 You Don’t Miss Your Water


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Solomon Burke, Marvin Chivian, Joseph C. Martin, Bert Berns
    album: Track 4 in album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
    release date: 1965-9-15
    popularity : 92 users have visited this page.
    producer: Jim Stewart
    recorded by: Tom Dowd
    keyboard: Booker T. Jones and Isaac Hayes
    guitar: Steve Cropper
    bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
    drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
    trumpet: Gene “Bowlegs” Miller and Wayne Jackson
    tenor saxophone: Andrew Love
    baritone saxophone: Floyd Newman
    background vocals: Earl Sims
    composer: Babe Chivian, Joe Martin, Solomon Burke, Bert Russell Berns
    Album Information
    label: Volt
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin