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Tramp  Otis Redding

...TRAMP... by Otis Redding

(with Carla Thomas)
*from 'King & Queen' (1967)*
Verse 1:
C7 (n.c)
What you call me?
You didn't!
You don't wear continental clothes,
Or Stetson hats.
Well I tell you one dog-gone thing,
It makes me feel good to know one thing;
I know I'm a...
[F7] Lover.[C7]
Matter of opinion,
That's all right,
Mama was, Papa too,
And I'm the [G7]only child,
[F7] Lovin' is all I know to [C7]do.
I know to [C7]do.
Verse 2:
C7 (n.c)
You know,
What, Otis?
You're country,
That's all right,
You straight from the Georgia woods,
That's good,
You know what?
You wear overalls and big old Brogan shoes,
And you need a haircut, tramp.
Woman, you foolin',
Ooh, I'm a...
[F7] Lover,[C7]
Mama was, Grandmama, Papa too,
Boogaloo, all that stuff.
And I'm the [G7]only Son-of-a-gun,
[F7] This side of the [C7]sun.
Verse 3:
C7 (n.c)
You know what, Otis?
I don't care what you say;
You're still a tramp.
That's right,
You haven't even got a fat bankroll,
In your pocket,
You probably haven't even,
Got Twenty-five cents.
I got six Cadillacs, five Lincolns,
Four Fords, six Mercuries,
Three T-Birds...Mustang,
Ooh, I'm a...
[F7] Lover,[C7]
Mama was, Papa too.
I tell you one thing;
Well tell me,
I'm the [G7]only, Son-of-a-gun,
[F7] This side of the [C7]sun.
[C7] You're a tramp, Otis.
No I'm not.
I don't care what you say;
You're still a tramp.
What's wrong with that?
Look here.
You ain't got no money,
I got everything,
You can't buy me all those minks and sables,
And all that stuff I want,
I can buy you minks, rats,
Frogs, squirrels, rabbits,
Anything you want, woman.
Look, you can go out in the Georgia woods,
And find them, baby,
Oh, you foolin',
You're still a tramp,
That's all right,
You a tramp, Otis, you just a tramp.
That's all right,
You wear overalls, you need a haircut, baby,
Cut off some of that hair off your head,
You think you a lover, huh?
(Repeat to Fade)

[C7] [F7] [G7]  
[EADGBE]x32310 [EADGBE]131211 [EADGBE]323000
Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2006

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