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Try A Little Tenderness
Otis Redding

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Oh, she may be weary.
And young girls, they do get weary,
wearin' 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, and 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.
Young girls, they don't forget it.
Love is their whole happiness.
Yeah, yeah.
But it's all so easy.
All you gotta do is try...
Try a little tenderness.
Yeah, all you got to do is, man, hold her where you want her.
Squeeze her, don't tease her, never leave her.
Get to her, got to, got to try a little tenderness.
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.
Tell you something, man...
Try a little tenderness.
Yeah yeah, you got to rub her gentle, man.
Oh, oh, oh, don't bruise her, no no.
You got to love her, squeeze her, know how to please her.
Got to try, nah nah nah, try!
Try a little tenderness!
Hey, got to do it!
You got to know what to do, man!
Take this advice.
You got to squeeze her, don't tease her.
Never leave, you got to hold her.
Tell you something, man, try a little tenderness!

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