Down in the Valley Lyrics

Otis Redding


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Solomon V. Burke, Bert Berns
album: Track 23 in album Otis Blue: Otis Redding Sings Soul
release date: 1965-9-15
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keyboard: Booker T. Jones, Isaac Hayes
drums: Al Jackson, Jr.
trumpet: Gene 'Bowlegs' Miller, Wayne Jackson
tenor saxophone: Andrew Love
baritone saxophone: Floyd Newman
guitar: Steve Cropper
bass guitar: Donald “Duck” Dunn
producer: Jim Stewart
recording: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Earl Sims
composer: Babe Chivian, Joe Martin, Solomon Burke, Bert Russell Berns

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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

  • 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