Who Sang Try a Little Tenderness? Etta James

Etta James Matriarch of the Blues cover art

Some other versions of "Try a Little Tenderness"
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carole Bayer Sager, David W. Foster
release date: 2000-12-12
genres: Funk / Soul
styles: Rhythm & Blues
length: 4:48
producer: Donto James and Sametto James
membranophone: Donto James
lead vocals: Etta James
trumpet: Tom Poole
mixer: Donto James and Sametto James
recording engineer: Donto James
bass: Sametto James
guitar: Bobby Murray and Josh Sklair
Hammond organ: Mike Finnigan
percussion: Donto James
Wurlitzer electric piano: David K. Mathews
tenor saxophone: Jimmy ā€œZā€ Zavala
valve trombone: Lee Thornburg
assistant recording engineer: Sametto James
solo guitar: Bobby Murray
Oh she may be weary
Them young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old miniskirt dress
But when she gets weary
You try a little tenderness

Oh man that
Un hunh
I know shes waiting
Just anticipating
The thing that youl never never possess
No no no
But while she there waiting

Try just a little bit of tenderness
Thats all you got to do
Now it might be a little bit sentimental no
But she has her greavs and care
But the soft words they are spoke so gentle
Yeah yeah yeah
And it makes it easier to bear
Oh she wont regret it

No no
Them young girls they dont forget it
Love is their whole happiness
Yeah yeha yeah
But its all so easy
All you got to do is try
Try a little tenderness
Damn that hart (hard?)

All you got to do is know how to love her
You've got to
Hold her
Squeeze her
Never leave her
Now get to her
Got got got to try a little tenderness
Yeah yeah
Lord have mercy now

All you got to do is take my advice
You've got to hold her
Don't squeeze her
Never leave her
You've got to hold her
And never
So you got to try a little tenderness
A little tenderness
A little tenderness
A little tenderness

You've got to
Got to got to
You've gotta hold her
Don't squeeze her
Never leaver her
You got
Got got got to
Now now now
Got got got to
Try a little tenderness

CD 1
  • 1 Gotta Serve Somebody
  • 2 Don't Let My Baby Ride
  • 3 Rhymes
  • 4 Try a Little Tenderness
  • 5 Miss You
  • 6 Hawg For Ya
  • 7 You're Gonna Make Me Cry
  • 8 Walking the Back Streets
  • 9 Let's Straighten it Out
  • 10 Born on the Bayou
  • 11 Come Back Baby
  • 12 Hound Dog

  • Album Information
    label: Private Music
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 010058220527
    script: Latin