Otis Redding...  

rm_unlistedone 65M
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1/27/2006 9:18 am

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Otis Redding...


There have been many great singers over the years, and their songs have taken us places that we never imagined going. And we haven't gone there alone, either.

The loves of our lives have been beside us. Or we found the love of our lives while a certain song was played. Or we found a good time for the night listening to the music.

I was lucky to see a lot of live bands playing. There is nothing like it. "Videos" just don't compare. The atmosphere, the people, talking yelling, dancing, having a great time. You can't imagine it when the band or group plays a song that absolutely brings the house down.

One of those songs was Otis Redding's


"Try a Little Tenderness."

It starts so slow and slowly builds to a huge finish. If she didn't love you before the song started, she will by the time it's over... especially if you just hold her in the beginning and tell her to just listen to the words! I actually had a date tell me this, as she turned toward the band, stood close with her back to me, and wrapped my arms around her. It worked... I feel for her totally by the end of the song... and she did me.

Songs, can bring on the memories that will last for a lifetime. I can still to this day, close my eyes, and see her face when she turned back around to me that night... I can smell her perfume, I can see her smile, I know what dress she was wearing.... and I can hear the music taking us, together away to a place only we shared.

So today I give you...


"Try a Little Tenderness"
by Mr. Otis Redding

(Harry Woods/Jimmy Campbell/Reg Connelly)

Oh she may be weary
Young girls they do got weary
Wearing that same old shabby dress
Yeah yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness

Oh yeah, that's all you gotta do

You know she's there waiting
Just anticipating
Things that she'll never, never possess
No no no
But while she's there waiting
Try a little tenderness

It's not just sentimental, no no no no
She has her grief and cares
But the soft words
That are spoke so gently, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bear

You won't regret it
Young girls they don't forget it
Love is their only happiness
Yeah yeah yeah
Its so so easy
Try a little tenderness
You know what I mean

But the soft words
They are spoken so gently, yeah, yeah
It makes it easier, easier to bear

She may be weary
young girls they do got weary
Wearing that same old shabby dress
Yeah yeah yeah
But when she gets weary
Try a little tenderness

Yeah, a little tenderness
That's all you've gotta do
Listen to me
Try, try, try, try
One time for the last time
A little bit of tenderness
tenderness, tenderness
Ooh, need you, I love you
I want you tonight, love me, baby
A little bit of tenderness

(end)


Words, music, songs, love, friendship, good times, bad times, all memories forever burned inside you.

(Walking away, and going to sit on the dock of the bay for awhile. Want to come along?)


Fox4aKnight1 43F

1/27/2006 1:24 pm

AWSOME!!! I love it and fits very well. I would be glad to come sit on the dock with ya hun hugs


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/27/2006 8:16 pm

Fly, you mean like "When A Man Loves A Woman?" That is one of mine of Percy's. And you're right... it's always there waiting. thanks pal


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/27/2006 8:19 pm

fox4aknight1... welcome to my blog. I'm glad you liked it. Sittin' on the dock, or just being near the ocean is one of my favorite places to be... whether alone or with company. Enjoy yourself here. All friends are welcome. unlisted one


angelofmercy5 58F
17881 posts
1/28/2006 5:15 am

Unlistedone...I so agree. Music can almost immediately evoke a memory so strong that you can almost feel the touches and smells, and the feelings. This is a good one. I love "When A Man Loves A Woman." And do you remember "Cherish"? That one lets me close my eyes and remember. Or "The first time ever I saw your face"? So easy and slow. 143


rm_unlistedone 65M
2718 posts
1/28/2006 10:49 am

Percy's "Warm and Tender Love" wasn't too bad, either, Angel.
And Cherish and the first time, great songs. There is another, and it's one of my favorites... "Never My Love." Now you got me going down that sentimental road. (It's an easy road to travel on... thanks!) 143 mtyck....!


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