Try A Little Tenderness

Otis Redding

 BmEAm
    Ooh she may be weary       
 D
And them young girls they do get weary
 GFE
    Wearing that same old shaggy dress
 AmD
    But when they get weary       
 DBmEmAmD
Try a little tenderness                    

 GE
    You know she's waiting
 AmD
    Just anticipating
 GFE
The thing that she'll never, never, possess,no,no
 AmAm
     But while she's there waiting
 DDGCG
    Go to her and try a little bit of tenderness       

 CBm
   It's not just sentimental yeah, yeah
 EmAm
   She has - her greaves and care
 CBm
    But the soft words (they) are spoken so gentle
 AmD
     But, oh, that makes it easier, easier to bear, yeah    

Play these power chords nice and light and really short. Listen to the song for timing.

 GEAmD
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--------------9--9------------------7--7-----|
D|--5--5--5-----9--9-----7--7--7------7--7-----|
A|--5--5--5-----7--7-----7--7--7------5--5-----|
E|--3--3--3--------------5--5--5---------------|


 GFE
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|---------------10--10----9--9--9----9--9-----|
D|--5--5--5------10--10----9--9--9----9--9-----|
A|--5--5--5------ 8---8----7--7--7----7--7-----|
E|--3--3--3------------------------------------|


 AmD
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|----------------------7--7--7----7--7--------|
D|--7--7--7----7--7-----7--7--7----7--7--------|
A|--7--7--7----7--7-----5--5--5----5--5--------|
E|--5--5--5----5--5----------------------------|


 BmE
e|--2-----------7------------------------------|
B|--3-----------9------------------------------|
G|--4--x-16-----9--x-16------------------------|
D|--4-----------9------------------------------|
A|--2-----------7------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


(This is the fast bit leading up to the peak of the song:)

e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--2---4---5---6---7---8---9---10--11---------|
D|--2---4---5---6---7---8---9---10--11---------|
A|--0---2---3---4---5---6---7---8---9----------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


(The peak- the bit Donkey sings in Shrek)

 GFE
e|---------------------------------------------|
B|---------------------------------------------|
G|--12----10----9------------------------------|
D|--12----10----9------------------------------|
A|--10----8-----7------------------------------|
E|---------------------------------------------|


You probably repeat the fast bit and do the chorus again – that's the two last bits.

The End! You have yourself a beauty!
From Al-Zahran

(P.S. Thanks again Reda Woodcock.)


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johnhodgert@ (report comment to admin):
"... same old shabby dress ..."
GRACIEN (report comment to admin):
u left half the song out