Try a Little Tenderness
Etta James Lyrics

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

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I swear first note and I got chills....very little singers to keep this energy going..remember..there's no computer fixing shit going on here...RIP Queen.


Great rendition, I love the smoothness of the whole arrangement...Two step all the way

Dawn Marie May


Leona Jones

She was a queen she could sing anything Rip Etta we love you

Jimmy Alexander

Thanks for Posting. What a Great Tribute to Otis. Two Masters of the Old Soul Songs. My Best....

sparrow dena

I was listening to the Top Tracks for Etta and wasn't paying attention..recognized the tune, and almost peed my pants. This is so good. Rest In Peace, gorgeous

J Robert Goldner

Best female voice ever

Vicki Jay

Been listening all night thanks to everyone who has posted her music....Today the world has lost a "voice crying in the wilderness "....May God give her rest ...RIP Etta


RIP Etta! Thank you for all the great music you left us.


RIP and thank you Eta!

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