One More Chance with You
Little Walter Lyrics


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All I want is one chance with you
All I want is one chance with you
I've been watchin' you all my live
You know I want you to be my wife
All I want is one chance with you

All I want is one chance with you
All I want is one chance with you
I've been around so many years
Also shed so many tears
All I want is one chance with you

All I want is one chance with you
All I want is one chance with you
I ain't no fool 'cause I'm hangin' around
I wanna be your man whilst I'm in this town
All I want is one chance with you




All I want is one chance with you
All I want is one chance with you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Little Walter's "One More Chance with You" express a deep longing for a woman's affection. The singer proclaims that he has been watching her all his life and that he wants her to be his wife. He acknowledges that he has been around for many years and has shed many tears, but all he wants is one chance with her. The repetition of the phrase "All I want is one chance with you" highlights the intensity of his feelings and serves as a plea to the woman to give him that chance.


The singer declares that he is not a fool and that he wants to be her man while he is in town. The line "I ain't no fool 'cause I'm hangin' around" suggests that he knows the woman might not be interested in him, but he is still willing to stick around and try to win her over. The song's overall tone is one of yearning and vulnerability, as the singer lays bare his emotions and desires.


Little Walter was renowned for his blues harmonica skills, and "One More Chance with You" is a classic example of his style. The song features his signature amplified harp sound and emotive vocal delivery. It was released in 1958 and became a hit on the Billboard R&B chart, reaching #4. Little Walter's career was cut short by his untimely death in 1968, but he left behind a legacy of influential recordings.


Line by Line Meaning

All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you


All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you


I've been watchin' you all my life
I have been observing you for as long as I can remember


You know I want you to be my wife
I want you to become my spouse and spend the rest of our lives together


All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you


All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you


I've been around so many years
I have lived for many years


Also shed so many tears
I have also experienced a considerable amount of emotional pain and sadness


All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you


I ain't no fool 'cause I'm hangin' around
I am not foolish for continuing to pursue you


I wanna be your man whilst I'm in this town
I want to be your significant other for as long as I am in this area


All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you


All I want is one chance with you
I desire an opportunity to be with you




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Comments from YouTube:

Jorge Silva

No me canso de escucharlo.

Blues Rock Guitarist Mike Sallows

Little Walter,with Robert "Junior" Lockwood,Luther Tucker,and Odie Payne
redefined the potential of the blues with this cut. Unparalleled interplay ,with large doses of musical sophistication,and still remaining fun.

Scott Trowbridge

Actually Robert Lockwood and Luther Tucker on this one

Blues Rock Guitarist Mike Sallows

@Scott Trowbridge Correctomundo

Kenny Brooks

Love this song! It makes me happy!

Róbert Svoboda

This is a really nice song by Walter. :-)

Cora Visser

This is fantastic blues love it for ever.

cora Visser

Chapeau for this great blegend he was superrrrrrrrr and still his Blues.l

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