Try A Little Tenderness (Otis Redding)


Oh she may be weary
Them young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old miniskirt dress
Yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
You try a little tenderness, yeah yeah
Oh my my, huh
I know she’s waiting
Just anticipating
A thing that she’ll never
Never, never, never, never, never possess, no, no
But while she’s there waiting
Try just a little tenderness
That’s all you gotta do
It might be a little sentimental, no no no
But 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 bare, yeah
You won’t regret it, no no
Young girls they don’t forget it
Love is their whole happiness, yeah
But it’s all so easy
All you’ve gotta do is, man
Hold her where you want her
Squeeze her, don’t tease her
Never leave her, get to her
Just try, try a little tenderness, yeah yeah yeah
You got to know how to love her, man
Take this advice, man
You got to squeeze her
Don’t tease her, never leave
You got to hold her
And brother, something else
Try a little tenderness, yeah yeah yeah yeah