Try a Little Tenderness Lyrics

Otis Redding


publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry Woods
album: Track 5 in album Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul
release date: 1966-10
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length: 3:51
producer: Steve Cropper, Jim Stewart and Otis Redding
lyricist: Reginald Connelly, James Campbell
composer: Harry M. Woods

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Otis Redding Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul cover art
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Oh she may be weary
Them young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old shaggy dress, yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah

You know she's waiting
Just anticipating
The thing that you'll never, never, never, never possess
Yeah, yeah
But while she's there waiting
Without them try a little tenderness
That's all you got to do

It's not just sentimental no, no, no
She has her griefs and care, yeah yeah yeah
But the soft words they are spoke so gentle, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bear, yeah
You won't regret it no, no
Young girls they don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness, yeah yeah yeah

But its all so easy
You got to do is try
Try a little tenderness
Yeah
All you got to do is, hold her when you wanna
Squeeze her, don't tease her, never leave her
Get to her, got, got, got to try a little tenderness
Tenderness, don't bruise her no no no
You got to love, tease her, hold and squeeze her
Got to try na na na na
Try, try a little tenderness
Yeah


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa-Fa (Sad Song)
  • 2 I'm Sick Y'All
  • 3 Tenessee Waltz
  • 4 Sweet Lorene
  • 5 Try A Little Tenderness
  • 6 Day Tripper
  • 7 My Lover's Prayer
  • 8 She Put The Hurt On Me
  • 9 Ton Of Joy
  • 10 You're Still My Baby
  • 11 Hawg For You
  • 12 Love Have Mercy