Otis Redding

Try a Little Tenderness

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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 grief 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 it's all so easy
All you got to do is try
Try a little tenderness
All you got to do is, man, 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, yeah, yeah
You got to know how to love her, man
Don't be surprised, man
You got to squeeze her, don't tease her, never leave
You got to hold her, brother, something, man
Try a little tenderness, yeah, yeah, yeah
You got to grab her gently, man
Don't bruise her, no, no
You got to love her, tease her, don't squeeze her
You got to try, na na na na na
Try, try a little tenderness, yeah
Watch her groove
You got to know what to do, man
Take this advice
You gotta love, squeeze, don't tease

Writer/s: Harry Woods / Jimmy Campbell / Reginald Connelly

Try a Little Tenderness de Otis Redding

This song appears in 18 albums

Live at the Monterey International Pop Festival

Stax Classics

Soul Manifesto: 1964-1970

The Complete Studio Albums Collection

The King of Soul

Original Album Series

Live In London and Paris

Pure Southern Soul

The Definitive Soul Collection: Otis Redding

Remember Me (Remastered)

Rhino Hi-Five: Otis Redding - EP

The Essentials: Otis Redding

Love Songs

The Very Best of Otis Redding

Live In Europe

Try a Little Tenderness / I'm Sick Y'all - Single

Complete & Unbelievable: The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul

Complete & Unbelievable...The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul (50th Anniversary Edition)
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