Try a Little Tenderness Lyrics - Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra The Voice of Frank Sinatra cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Carole Bayer Sager, David W. Foster
release date: 1946-3-4
genres: Pop Stage & Screen
styles: Big Band/Vocal
length: 3:10
producer: Bill Richards
arranger: Axel Stordahl
conductor: Axel Stordahl
violin: Leonard Posner and Raoul Polikian
viola: Sidney Brecher
piano: Bill Clifton
oboe: Mitch Miller
lead vocals: Frank Sinatra
guitar: Matty Golizio
double bass: Frank Siravo
cello: Anthony Sophos
drums (drum set): Nat Polen
lyricist: Reginald Connelly, James Campbell
composer: Harry M. Woods
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 you'll never never possess
No no no
But while she there waiting

Try just a little bit of tenderness
That's 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 don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
Yeah yeah 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

Lyrics licensed by
10" Shellac 1
  • 1 You Go to My Head
  • 2 I Don’t Know Why (I Just Do)
    10" Shellac 2
  • 1 These Foolish Things (Remind Me of You)
  • 2 (I Don’t Stand) A Ghost of a Chance (with You)
    10" Shellac 3
  • 1 Why Shouldn’t I?
  • 2 Try a Little Tenderness
    10" Shellac 4
  • 1 Someone to Watch Over Me
  • 2 Paradise