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Try A Little Tenderness  Otis Redding

...TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS... by Otis Redding

*from 'The Otis Redding Dictionary of Soul' (1966)*
G Em, C A7, D (G)
Verse 1:
[G] Oh, [Em]she may be weary;
[Am] Them young girls,[D7] they do get weary,
[G] Wearing that [Fdim]same old shaggy [E7]dress.
[Am] But when she gets weary;[D7]
G Em, Am D7
Try a little tenderness.
Verse 2:
[G] You know, [Em]she's waiting;[Am] just an-[D7]ticipating,
[Gmaj7] The thing that she'll [Fdim]never, never, [E7]never, never posses, yeah, yeah.
[Am] But while she's there waiting,[D7] and without them,
Try a little [Gmaj7]tenderness,[C] that's [G]all you got to do.[G7]
[C] It's not just s[B7]entimental, no, no, no;
[Em] She has her [A7]griefs and cares.
[C] But the soft words; [B7]they are spoke so gentle, yeah,
[A7] It makes it easier,[Am7] easier to [D7]bear.
Verse 3:
[G] You [Em]won't regret it, no, no;
[Am] Young girls, they,[D7] don't forget it;
[G] Love is their [Fdim]whole happi-[E7]ness.
[Am] But its all so easy;[D7]
All you got to do is try, try a little [G]tenderness yeah.
All you gotta,[E7] do is dance, and hold her where you want her.
[Am] Squeeze her,[Bm] don't tease her,
[C] Never [C#]leave her, [D]now [D#]get to her;
[E] Got, got, got to [F]try a [F#]little [G]tenderness, yeah, yeah,
[F] You got to know how to [E7]love her bad, take this advice, man, you got to...
[Am] Squeeze her,[Bm] don't tease her,
[C] Never [C#]leave, you got to [D]hold her,[D#]
Brother [E]sometimes(?) [F]try a [F#]little [G]tenderness, yeah, yeah,
[F] You got to know how to [E7]love her bad, don't lose her, no, no.
[Am] You got to [Bm]love her, [C]tease her, [C#]always please her.
D (n.C) G
Got to try, now, now, now, try, try a little tenderness, yeah,
[F] Watch me groove, you got to [E7]know what to do, man, take this advice;
You gotta, [Am]love her, [Bm]squeeze, [C]don't you tease my [C#]baby..[D].

[G] [Em] [C] [A7] [D] [Am] [D7] 
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[Fdim] [E7] [Gmaj7] [G7] [B7] [Am7] [Bm] 
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[C#] [D#] [E] [F] [F#]  
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Tabbed by Joel from cLuMsY, Bristol, England, 2004 (

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