Try a Little Tenderness
Otis Redding Lyrics


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
Yeah
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

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Written by: Jimmy Campbell, Reg Connelly, Harry M. Woods

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Oh, she may be weary
Young girls they do get weary
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
For things that she'll never, never, never, never possess, yeah yeah
But while she's there waiting, without them
Try a little tenderness (that's all you gotta 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
Some girls they don't forget it
Love is their only happiness, yeah
But it's all so easy
All you gotta do is try, try a little tenderness, yeah
All you gotta do is, man, hold her where you want her

Squeeze her, don't tease her, never leave her
Get to her, try, try
Just try a little tenderness, ooh yeah yeah yeah
You got to know how to love her, man, you'll be surprised, man
You've got to squeeze her, don't tease her, never leave
You've got to hold her and rub her softly
Try a little tenderness, ooh yeah yeah yeah
You've got to rub her gentle man, all you gotta do, no no
You've got to love her, squeeze her, don't tease her
Gotta try nah nah nah, try
Try a little tenderness, yeah, watch her groove
You've gotta to know what to do, man
Take this advice



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Dennis Den Diesel Jackson

The fact that this man was 24 years old when he recorded this is mind blowing ... sung with so much soul, conviction and passion man

Amber Rourk

Yass πŸ™Œ

Ron Carter Bassist

He was a true talent...

Adrienne Robinson

Truth Indeed

Denise Fields

@SayItLoud from Denise f i e l d s hello and how are you I just received your comment and I wanted to make sure that I replied and I see that you came in under the Otis Redding song title try a Little tenderness beautiful song of course this is his classic. I just finished reading your comment and yes I do agree with you 100% to be only 24 years of age having three small children a wife and yes she was very mature and even in his voice he sounded so much older the grounded. You know upon his death I was so proud of his family because what they did is they purchased a big estate huge where Otis Redding was buried and they were able to stay in the family home so they were all still together. Well a lot of times in these situations but once I have a tendency to go out and just blow the money if they can but not in this case. This is one entertainer that I was very young but I heard the adults talk about him and the accident as well as hearing his music, and I really don't know why because I've never met him or his family but he is just stuck in my mind for all these years and maybe it has to do with the fact that he was young and left behind family, he was one of those artists that became more famous when he died supposed to while he was alive I'm sure you've heard that statement before about a lot of entertainers that we've lost along the way, I don't know why they mean to the beautiful song but it was just cut way too short but will never know simply beautiful. Well my friend I'd like to thank you so very much for sending this comment into me and you know we are 24/7 7 days a week as well as comments and anytime you'd like to send a comment in please feel free to do so and I will get back with you just like I'm doing so now. He's coming to really mean a lot to us because it lets us know what type of job we are actually doing are we playing the type of songs that you really want to hear and do and are they really resonating with you. And we receive so many comments and it lets us know that we are definitely on the right track so I thank you as well so very much πŸ₯€πŸŽΆβ€οΈπŸŒ΄πŸˆπŸŒˆπŸ‰πŸ’―πŸŒ‰β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️😎

SayItLoud

He sounds so mature

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Echo30Mike

Once you hear Otis sing, you will never ever forget his voice. Once in a generation do we have talent like this. God only knows how far on from the legendary status that he earned in his short life could he of taken it. Gone too soon. xxx

Adrienne Robinson

Truth Indeed

Denise Fields

@Sharon Turner from Denise f i e l d s hi Sharon believe it or not I just received your comment in regards to Otis Redding and you came in again under song title love A Little tenderness. Yes Sharon this was really a person that was taken away way too soon and I had expressed before he left behind three small children at 24 years of age and the wife and he was one of these artists who never had the opportunity of knowing what his whole potential could have been. Let's say he became bigger than life and death didn't get to experience it while he was here on Earth which would have been so wonderful. I don't know why but out of all the stories that I've read and heard about and regards to different artists that we've lost but for some reason this particular gentleman it's like he's always with me and I know nothing personally of him or his family. I just really think that it has to do with the fact that I was at the barbecue and that overheard the adults speaking and listening to his music and what it actually happened to him. And by me being a sensitive type of person I remembered feeling it internally like oh my God. And whenever I hear of someone speak of him or I hear his music one would think that we were family they keep in mind we were not. And last but at least in a lot of other people have said the same thing I feel the record was way too short beautiful record but too short. I have the utmost respect for his family because a lot of times they don't always do the right thing when it comes to the death of a loved one who has money. But for his family you could tell that there was nothing but love they actually went out and purchased a huge beautiful ❀️ piece of land for oldest is very and were the family likes to be lives until this day and since that's something that's not love what is. Sharon I'm so glad that I have the opportunity to answer your response and if there's anything else that I might be able to assist you with please feel free anytime to contact me and I will get back with you just like I'm doing so now. And I was also like to thank you for being a listener to the station you know that we're 24 hours 7 days a week when we love it because we're able to play all of these beautiful beautiful songs for all of you. So Sharon my friend please take care and hopefully we'll be able to comment again on whatever please smile.,,,πŸ˜†β€οΈπŸ‘πŸŒˆπŸ’―πŸ’•πŸŒ‰πŸŒ‰πŸŒ‰πŸŒ‰πŸŒ‰πŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸŽΆπŸ’…πŸ‘„πŸŽ‰πŸ§

Sharon Turner

Denise and Mike Sharon here I live in NC
Thank you for your comment.Otis sang with his heart and soul.Many artist have tried to sing this but in my opinion it was and will always be his song. Nobody can sing just like him. I heard he was moving heavy equipment around for bands recording at the time when he got to sing.You can tell he had lived thur times. Sometimes things happen .A GOD given talent. I bet he is singing in heaven
Sharon

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