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Please Send Me Someone to Love
Percy Mayfield Lyrics


Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But, if it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love.

Show all the world how to get along,
Peace will enter when hate is gone.
But, if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love.

I lay awake night and ponder world troubles.
My answer is always the same.
That unless men put an end to all of this,
Hate will put the world in a flame, (oh) what a shame.
Just because I'm in misery.
I'm not begging for no sympathy.
But if it's not asking too much,
Just send me someone to love.

Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love.

Learn to love me or leave me, either one you wanna do
Learn to love me or leave me, either one you wanna do
Because strange things are happenin'
babe, an' somethin' might happen to you

If you know you don't love me, why don't you let me be?
If you know you don't love me, why don't you let me be?
Because it's better to be without you, then to live on in misery

Hey!

Midnight find me cryin', daylight find me cryin', too
Midnight find me cryin', daylight find me cryin', too
You better change your ways pretty baby
or somethin' might happen to you

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: PERCY MAYFIELD

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T.Y. Singz

A soothing blues classic. Percy's lyrics are relevant today although written more than 60 years ago. He ingeniously presents a marvelous plea for world peace with a tiny, yet compelling request for love tucked inside. Notice how he skillfully avoids creating any religious issues by pleading to the universal "Heaven" rather than any particular deity. No wonder he's is called the "Great Generation".

"Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But, if it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love.

Show all the world how to get along,
Peace will enter when hate is gone.
But, if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love.

I lay awake night and ponder world troubles.
My answer is always the same.
That unless men put an end to this abominable sin,
Hate will put the world in a flame, (oh) what a shame.

Just because I'm in misery.
I don't beg for no sympathy.
But if it's not asking too much,
Just send me someone to love.

Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love."



All comments from YouTube:

shiftyhe

And the recording itself- it sounds like he's in your living room

Steven William Bayless Parks

He wrote it. It grew wings and has been soaring ever since.

T.Y. Singz

A soothing blues classic. Percy's lyrics are relevant today although written more than 60 years ago. He ingeniously presents a marvelous plea for world peace with a tiny, yet compelling request for love tucked inside. Notice how he skillfully avoids creating any religious issues by pleading to the universal "Heaven" rather than any particular deity. No wonder he's is called the "Great Generation".

"Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But, if it's not asking too much
Please send me someone to love.

Show all the world how to get along,
Peace will enter when hate is gone.
But, if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love.

I lay awake night and ponder world troubles.
My answer is always the same.
That unless men put an end to this abominable sin,
Hate will put the world in a flame, (oh) what a shame.

Just because I'm in misery.
I don't beg for no sympathy.
But if it's not asking too much,
Just send me someone to love.

Heaven please send to all mankind,
Understanding and peace of mind.
But if it's not asking too much,
Please send me someone to love."

M.J. Leger

It is, correctly, "Unless man puts an end to this damnable sin" -- Nancy Wilson and Dinah Washington got it right but most singers do not understand what kind of sin it is! But then, those lyrics are mostly copied from another lyrics site so when one gets it wrong, the copiers all repeat the error! We see it again and again in lyrics! They don't listen, they just copy!

Swine-Flew

All these years I had only heard the Sade version.

Elise DV

This song is so great, it has it's own Wikipedia page.

jimincairns

You all might be interested to know that Percy also wrote 'Hit the road, Jack'.

eddie johnson

My uncle's favorite song when I was a little boy

Denis Desfontaines

I love this song and I discover it was written by Percy Mayfield ;) I discover Percy Mayfield also today ;)

Chris Rose

Awesome Song !!! What an incredible Songwriter he was !!!

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