DVD: ONE EYE OPEN: LIVE AT ROSA’S LOUNGE, CHICAGO

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From the beginning of our negotiations with Delmark in early 2005, Bob Koester Sr., the labels’ owner, first wanted a live CD/DVD from us, as he likes capturing blues and jazz bands in clubs “live-as-it-happens”. We did just that on July 19th of that year with surprising success. Indeed, ONE EYE OPEN: LIVE AT ROSA’S LOUNGE, CHICAGO (DE583, DVD 1783) climbed to number 6 on the national US charts as reported by Living Blues Magazine (January-February 2006). Fans and friends alike continue to say that this success is due to our tight performance that evening and to how pristine and good the sound and the mixing are. Following this success, we decided to continue our association and record a studio album for the Chicago label. (2005)

One Eye Open DVD

1. ROSA’S STRUT (Watch)
2. 19 YEARS OLD
3. I’VE GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN
4. DIRTY DEAL (Watch)
5. HONEST I DO
6. ROCK STEADY
7. JUKIN’ (Watch)
8. COLD, COLD FEELING
9. MOANIN’ & CRYIN’ (Watch)
10. COOL TWIST
11. SHE AIN’T YOUR TOY (Watch)
12. LISTEN HERE

Welcome to Mississippi Heat, one of the most adaptable blues bands in the world. I’ve seen Mississippi Heat as a four piece in the back room of Jazz Record Mart in Chicago. Later that same day, the band included a horn section and female backup singers at the Chicago Blues Festival. No matter what the size or the lineup, Mississippi Heat is a perfect example of ensemble work.

If a band member can sing, that flavor is added to the gumbo. Even when there’s a special guest on an album (Billy Boy Arnold, Carl Weathersby, Zora Young, Peter “Madcat” Ruth and Ken Saydak have all felt the Heat), their musical contribution blends right in.

The band has been in every kind of live situation in the Chicago-land area. Heading around the Midwest, there are places like The Knickerbocker Saloon in downtown Lafayette, Indiana. Across the state, they’re favorites at The Key Palace Theater in Redkey (about half-hour northeast of Muncie). They’ve also played France, Belgium, Holland, Switzerland, Germany, Norway, Venezuela and Canada (including The Montreal International Jazz Festival). The band were even featured on national television, during a broadcast of Monday Night Football. The game was in Indianapolis and at the time, ABC would highlight a couple of host city hot spots. The cameras showed St. Elmo’s Steakhouse and The Slippery Noodle Inn. As the voice-over was indicating what the club was and did, there’s a shot of bandleader Pierre Lacocque on stage, wailing on harmonica.

Pierre Lacocque was born and lived in Israel with stints in Belgium, France and Germany before arriving in Chicago in the summer of ’69 at the age of 17. That summer Pierre got his blues baptism. According to Pierre, his papa gave him his first harmonica at age 3 or 4. He had a good start because of his young appreciation for the soul giants of the ’60s (Aretha, Otis, and Ray). By the time he arrived in Chicago, he was washed over by the blues harp power of his first concert: Big Walter Horton at Ida Noyes on Dorchester and 58th. This was followed by a healthy blues diet of Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton and Carey Bell. According to Pierre, it was older brother and future Mississippi Heat manager Michel who persuaded him to check out Junior Wells at Theresa’s.

It’s nice to see a family working together. Sister Elisabeth has designed the band’s album covers on previous recordings. The next generation of Lacocques is also musicians in various degrees. Talk about a Thanksgiving jam session.

After a college stint in Montreal (along with nourishment of the music of John Mayall), Pierre returned to Chicago where he raised a family and made a career in the non-music world. All the while he was friends with fellow Chicago musician Tad Robinson, whom he met at church, of all places. See, there’s always a link between Saturday night and Sunday morning. Pierre was reintroduced to members of the Chicago blues community. Mississippi Heat was born in 1991 and has been continuing the city’s blues heritage.

Pierre likes to try out a new song at every gig. That’s right. Every gig. He’s constantly writing new material. A tune like “Rosa’s Strut”, gives folks an instant taste of what the evening holds in store. Like a good boxer, he picks his harmonica punches instead of Blues Traveling you to death with a flurry of notes. His playing is smooth but can pack a wallop. Pierre Lacocque is the blues equivalent to a bottle of Chimay.

Following in the grand tradition of female soul shouters is Inetta Visor. The lady of the band since the band’s Footprints On The Ceiling, Visor is a Chicago storyteller who can hold her own with the boys. She can sing gutbucket blues and smack you with the bucket if need be. As she mentions at Rosa’s, “A true diva ain’t scared to sweat.” Refreshing to hear since nowadays terms like “Diva” and “Drama Queen” have become euphemisms for “Great big pain in the …”

Mississippi Heat continues the fine tradition of Chicago blues. Street harmonica, a bold lady vocalist, guitarists and keyboards from deep in the city gelling with a rhythm section that just won’t quit. Plus the band’s leader is writing original material as you read this. In today’s blues times, it’s real easy to put on a blues show with all the greatest hits of the 50s and early 60s. It’s real easy to be a human jukebox and please the beer drinkers in the house.

The band has an impressive lineup of alumni players including: Billy Flynn, Sam Lay, Calvin Jones, Shirley Johnson, Ike Anderson, Deitra Farr, Katherine Davis, George Baze, Bob Stroger, Mary Lane, James Wheeler, and Robert Covington.

On July 18, 2005, Mississippi Heat was a septet at Rosa’s. Lurrie Bell (whose Delmark albums are also must-haves) was the band’s guest weapon on guitar and vocals. Mississippi Heat and Delmark are a perfect fit. Both are time-honored institutions, celebrating the past and spotlighting the future. Enjoy.

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From the Liner notes by Matthew Socey
Matthew Socey is host of THE BLUES HOUSE PARTY on WFYI 90.1 FM and a contributing writer for NUVO Newsweekly, both in Indianapolis. His articles have appeared in Down Beat, Blues Access, Big City Blues and Blues Revue.

“TREMENDOUS!” – BLUES IN BRITAIN (FEB 2006)

“The CD and DVD versions complement each other nicely. … The video reveals details that are invisible otherwise. For instance, CD listeners will hear guitarist Max Valldeneu play a riveting solo on “I’ve Got to Sleep With One Eye Open’ and enjoy a fine lead part. A look at the DVD, however, reveals that Valldeneu plays without a guitar pick, clawing at his strings with his bare fingers. He plucks so hard that he breaks a string mid-solo and forges ahead despite the handicap … Visor sings the lyrics with spunk and vigor, but Lacocque is always just as prevalent, spinning yarns of his own on his harp, often punctuating the vocals with lines interspersed with the singer’s words.”
–SOUTHBEND TRIBUNE (DEC 30, 2005)

“The entire band is riveting. Special guest Lurrie Bell demonstrates why many critics revere his guitar playing as Chicago’s best, while Kenny Smith proves he has inherited his father’s (Willie ‘Big Eyes’ Smith) mastery of the shuffle. … Throughout Visor is full of life, constantly smiles, and pours her very being into practically every note. … The Delmark label records authentic Chicago blues bands, so Mississippi Heat is a befitting addition to their roster. … The band is the real deal. … When the focus isn’t on Visor’s natural Larynx-busting vocals or Bell’s captivating guitar, it is on Lacocque’s incredible and magical smooth harp … Undoubtedly, Lacocque is one of the best harp players on today’s scene. … (He) stands out among todays’s harp wailers. He is capable of inconspicuously providing fills until it’s his turn to solo. Then his harp-playing builds in intensity until it explodes.”
–BLUESARTSTUDIO (www.bluesartstudio.at, MARCH 2006)

“Throughout its history, the band has played every Chicago Blues haunt, thus, the Delmark live CD, recorded at Rosa’s Lounge, one of Chicago’s historic Blues clubs, captures exactly what this band is all about. And, when you add Lurrie Bell, one of the most overlooked Blues guitarists in that city to the record and DVD, this is a must. … When he is on, (Lurrie Bell) is the premier guitarist in the Windy City. And he’s been on these past few years. Bell’s playing is both sparse and dense, an arrow shot to the emotional core. Stripped of the modern veneer, his guitar work is a stark reminder of what real deep Blues can be. That rawness added to Lacocque’s Blues harmonica makes this record some of the best Windy City Blues on the market.”
–BLUES WAX (MARCH 2006)

“Throughout, the music is first rate and this … can do nothing but good for the band, Lurrie Bell, Rosa’s and the Chicago blues scene at large.”
–BLUES & RHYTHM (MARCH 2006)

ROSA’S STRUT

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

Instrumental

19 YEARS OLD

J. Oden, Arc Music Corp., BMI

1. I SAID SOMETHING TO YOU
I DON’T CARE HOW YOU FEEL
YOU DON’T SEEM TO REALIZE
THAT YOU GOT YOURSELF A REALLY GOOD DEAL
YOU’RE 19 YEARS OLD
AND YOU GOT WAYS JUST LIKE A BABY CHILD
THERE NOTHING I CAN DO TO PLEASE HER
FOR ME TO MAKE THIS WOMAN FEEL SATISFIED

2. I CAN’T ASK HER WHERE SHE’S GOING
SHE’LL TELL ME WHERE SHE’S BEEN
SHE START A SMALL LITTLE CONVERSATION
THAT DON’T HAVE NON SENSE
SHE’S 19 YEARS OLD
AND SHE’S GOT WAYS JUST LIKE A BABY CHILD
THERE NOTHING I CAN DO TO PLEASE HER
FOR ME TO MAKE THIS WOMAN FEEL SATISFIED

3. GUITAR AND HARMONICA SOLOS

4. I SAID SOMETHING TO YOU
I DON’T CARE IF YOU GET MAD
YOU KNOW YOU’R ABOUT THE SWEETEST LITTLE WOMAN
THAT I’VE EVER HAD
BUT YOU’RE 19 YEARS OLD
AND YOU GOT WAYS JUST LIKE A BABY CHILD
THERE NOTHING I CAN DO TO PLEASE HER
OH YEAH … TO MAKE THIS WOMAN FEEL SATISFIED

NEW ORLEANS MAN

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

CHUBBY CARRIER: ACCORDION

.1. MY MAN FROM LOUISIANA
HE LOVES MOST EVERYTHING ABOUT ME
IV: YES, MY MAN FROM LOUISIANA
HE LOVES MOST EVERYTHING ABOUT ME
V: I AM A LUCKY-LUCKY GIRL
ALL MY FRIENDS WOULD AGREE

.2. HIS NAME IS JORDAN
AND HE HAILS FROM NEW ORLEANS
IV: YES, HIS NAME IS JORDAN
AND HE HAILS FROM NEW ORLEANS
V: HE IS AS TALL AS HE IS HANDSOME
THE FINEST MAN I HAVE EVER SEEN

.3. HE COOKS A MEAN JAMBALAYA
AND I LOVE HIS RICE AND BEANS
IV: HE COOKS A MEAN JAMBALAYA
AND I LOVE HIS RICE AND BEANS
V: THERE IS NO WAY ON THIS EARTH
I’D TRADE MY MAN FROM NEW ORLEANS

.4. CHUBBY CARRIER: ACCORDION SOLO
KEITH BLAIR: GUITAR SOLO

.5. I HAVE NEVER MET A MAN
WHO IS THAT EASY TO UNDERSTAND
IV: NO, I HAVE NEVER MET A MAN
WHO IS THAT EASY TO UNDERSTAND
V: HE IS ALWAYS GOOD TO ME
ALWAYS GIVES ME A HELPING HAND

.6. PIERRE LACOCQUE: HARP SOLO
CHUBBY CARRIER: ACCORDION SOLO

.7. HE COOKS A MEAN JAMBALAYA
HOW I LOVE HIS RICE AND BEANS
IV: HE COOKS A MEAN JAMBALAYA
HOW I LOVE HIS RICE AND BEANS
V: THERE IS NO WAY ON THIS EARTH
I’D TRADE MY MAN FROM NEW ORLEANS

.7. CHUBBY CARRIER: ACCORDION SOLO
EXIT

I’VE GOT TO SLEEP
WITH ONE EYE OPEN

Frederick Knight, Malaco Music Co., BMI

1. [SPOKEN] How many “Sex and the City” fans we got out there? … How many “Desperate Housewives” fans we got out there? … Now we all think of these sexual escapades and we wonder what if we had a man who could do all of that…But what if we had a man who gave you a little too much? Well, this song goes out to you…[Moaning]
Listen up y’all

2. I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN
BECAUSE THIS MAN WON’T LEAVE ME ALONE [REPEAT]
ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS MAKE LOVE
KEEPING ME UP ALL NIGHT LONG

3. WELL, YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR
BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT
I ASKED GOD FOR A MAN THAT I COULD CARE FOR
A MAN THAT KNEW HOW TO HIT IT
SOMETIMES I WANT TO CHANGE MY MIND
BECAUSE HE’LL HAVE ME ALL THE TIME

4. THAT’S WHY… [REPEAT CHORUS/Verse 2]
HARP SOLO

5. I GOT TO HURRY UP AND GET TO COOKING
SO I CAN GET A LITTLE REST
BECAUSE WHEN HE COMES HOME HE’LL BE LOOKING
AND PULLING AT MY DRESS
THIS MAN IS LIKE A LOVE-MACHINE
THE DARNEST THING I’VE EVER SEEN

6. THAT’S WHY… [REPEAT CHORUS/Verse 2]
GUITAR SOLO

7. HEY GIRLS … YOU BETTER BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU PRAY FOR BECAUSE YOU JUST MIGHT GET IT…
[REPEAT Verse 3]

8. [REPEAT CHORUS – Verse 2]

9. [Last Verse spoken]
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
LEAVE ME ALONE BABY…
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
PUT YOUR LEG ON YOUR SIDE OF THE BED…
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
GET YOUR HAND OUT OF THERE…
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
DON’T SUCK MY EARLOBES LIKE THAT…
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
WHAT IF THE KIDS HEAR US…?
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
I GOT TO GO TO WORK IN THE MORNING…
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
LEAVE ME ALONE…
I GOT TO SLEEP WITH ONE EYE OPEN…
ALL HE WANTS TO DO IS MAKE LOVE [BAND STOPS]…
KEEPING ME UP ALL NIGHT LONG

DIRTY DEAL

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

1. INSTRUMENTAL INTRO

2. I WAS IN LOVE
SO BLIND I COULD NOT SEE [REPEAT]
… IT BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR
HE GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL

3. I THOUGHT HIS LOVE WAS STRONG
AS STRONG AS STEEL
HIS KISSES, LADIES
WERE SO SO SWEET AND REAL
I WAS IN LOVE
SO BLIND I COULD NOT SEE
IT BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR
HE GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL

4. HE SAID HE PAID THE RENT
I THOUGHT WE HAD NO BILLS
I FOUND HIM IN THE STRIP CLUBS
SPENDING MY MONEY ON THRILLS
I WAS IN LOVE
SO BLIND I COULD NOT SEE
IT BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR
MY BABY GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL
[YES HE DID]

5. SOLO

6. HE MESSED UP MY MIND
NOW THE HURT IS TOO STRONG
I BETTER LEAVE TONIGHT
BEFORE I DO SOMETHING WRONG
I WAS IN LOVE
SO BLIND I COULD NOT SEE
IT BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR
MY BABY GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL

7. SOLO

8. MY HEART IS BRUISED
THE TRUST IS GONE
IT’S “BYE-BYE BABY”
I GOT TO MOVE ON
I WAS IN LOVE
SO BLIND I COULD NOT SEE
… IT BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR
HE GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL
… IT BECAME CRYSTAL CLEAR
HE GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL [YES HE DID]
… OOH THAT MAN … THAT MAN
THAT MAN GAVE ME A DIRTY DEAL
[EXIT]

HONEST I DO

Reed/Abner, Conrad Music, a Division of Arc Music Corp., BMI

1. INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

2. DON’T YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU
HONEST I DO
I WOULD NEVER PLACE
NO ONE ABOVE YOU

3. YES I TOLD THAT I LOVE YOU
STOP DRIVING ME MAD
WHEN I WOKE UP THIS MORNING
LORD I FELT SO BAD

BRIDGE
4. PLEASE TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
STOP DRIVING ME MAD
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE THE FINEST … LOVIN’ MAN
THAT I’VE EVER HAD

5. HARMONICA SOLO

BRIDGE
6. PLEASE TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
STOP DRIVING ME MAD
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE THE FINEST … LOVIN’ MAN
THAT I’VE EVER HAD

7. GUITAR SOLO

BRIDGE
8. … TELL ME YOU LOVE ME
STOP DRIVING ME MAD
DON’T YOU KNOW THAT YOU’RE THE FINEST … SWEETEST LOVIN’ MAN
THAT I’VE EVER HAD

9. DON’T YOU KNOW THAT I LOVE YOU
HONEST I DO
I WOULD NEVER PLACE
NO ONE BUT GOD ABOVE YOU

10. INSTRUMENTAL VERSE [EXIT]

ROCK STEADY

A. Franklin, Springtime Music INc., BMI

1. ROCK STEADY BABY
THAT’S WHAT I FEEL NOW
LET’S CALL THIS SONG EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
JUST MOVE YOUR HIPS WITH THE PEOPLE
FROM SIDE TO SIDE
SIT YOURSELF DOWN IN YOUR CAR AND TAKE A RIDE
WHILE YOUR MOVING ROCK STEADY
ROCK STEADY BABY
LET’S CALL THIS SONG EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
IT’S A FUNKY LOW DOWN FEELING
MOVE YOUR HIPS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
WHAT IT IS ∑ IS MIND’S KEEPS GOIN‚
THIS FUNKY DANCE ALL NIGHT
ROCK … ROCK … ROCK
ROCK STEADY BABY
ROCK … ROCK STEADY BABY

2. BRIDGE (INSTRUMENTAL)

3. JUST MOVE YOUR HIPS WITH THE PEOPLE
FROM SIDE TO SIDE
SIT YOURSELF DOWN IN YOUR CAR
AND TAKE A RIDE
WHILE YOUR MOVING ROCK STEADY
ROCK STEADY BABY
LET’S CALL THIS SONG EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
IT’S A FUNKY LOW DOWN FEELING
MOVE YOUR HIPS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
WHAT IT IS ∑ IS MY MIND’S KEEPS DOIN‚
THIS FUNKY DANCE ALL NIGHT
ROCK … ROCK … ROCK
ROCK STEADY BABY
ROCK … ROCK STEADY BABY

4. BRIDGE (INSTRUMENTAL)

5. HARMONICA AND GUITAR SOLOS

6. ROCK STEADY BABY
THAT’S WHAT I FEEL NOW
LET’S CALL THIS SONG EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
JUST MOVE YOUR HIPS WITH THE PEOPLE
FROM SIDE TO SIDE
SIT YOURSELF DOWN IN YOUR CAR
AND TAKE A RIDE
WHILE YOUR MOVING ROCK STEADY
ROCK STEADY BABY
LET’S CALL THIS SONG EXACTLY WHAT IT IS
IT’S A FUNKY LOW DOWN FEELING
MOVE YOUR HIPS FROM LEFT TO RIGHT
WHAT IT IS IS MY MIND’S KEEPS DOIN‚
THIS FUNKY DANCE ALL NIGHT
ROCK … ROCK … ROCK
ROCK STEADY BABY
ROCK … ROCK STEADY BABY
[SONG SLOWS DOWN / EXIT)

JUKIN’

P. Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

INSTRUMENTAL

COLD COLD FEELING

J. M. Robinson, MPL Communications, ASCAP

1. INSTRUMENTAL VERSE

2. I’VE GOT A COLD, COLD FEELING
IT’S JUST LIKE ICE AROUND MY HEART [REPEAT]
I GONNA HAVE TO QUIT SOMEBODY
EVERY TIME THAT FEELING STARTS

3. YOU TREAT ME LIKE A PRISONER
JUST BECAUSE MY HANDS ARE TIED
CAN’T YOU SEE WHAT YOU’RE DOING TO ME BABY
I’M CRACKING UP INSIDE
I’VE GOT A COLD, COLD FEELING
IT’S JUST LIKE ICE AROUND MY HEART
I GONNA HAVE TO QUIT SOMEBODY
EVERY TIME THAT FEELING STARTS

4. GUITAR AND HARMONICA SOLO

5. THERE’S A CHANGE IN ME BABY
ONCE I WAS BLIND BUT NOW I CAN SEE [REPEAT]
I GONNA PUT EVERYBODY DOWN BABY
THAT EVER MADE A FOOL OUT OF ME
[EXIT]

COOL TWIST

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

1. INSTRUMENTAL – MELODY VERSE

2. WE GOT A SONG AND DANCE
THAT’S NICE AND SLOW
YOU CAN’T MOVE TOO FAST
BECAUSE IT’S SWEET AND MELLOW
IT’S A COOL COOL TWIST
AND IT IS SO SO NEAT
OH WHAT A TREAT

3. TAKE YOUR TIME
THERE IS NO NEED FOR SPEED
FOLLOW THE MOTION
THAT’S ALL YOU NEED
IT’S A COOL COOL TWIST
AND IT IS SO SO NEAT
OH WHAT A TREAT

4. GUITAR SOLO

5. YOU CAN DANCE TOGETHER
OR TWIST ON YOUR OWN
YOU CAN HOLD HANDS PEOPLE
OR YOU CAN BE GROOVIN’ ALL ALONE
IT’S A COOL COOL TWIST
AND IT IS SO SO NEAT
OH WHAT A TREAT

6. TAKE YOUR TIME
THERE IS NO NEED FOR SPEED
FOLLOW THE MOTION
THAT’S ALL YOU NEED
IT’S A COOL COOL TWIST
AND IT IS SO SO NEAT
OH WHAT A TREAT

8. INSTRUMENTAL VERSES/MELODY
[EXIT]

SHE AIN’T YOUR TOY

Pierre Lacocque, Ransart Music, BMI

SPOKEN: THIS NEXT SONG WAS A GREAT INSPIRATION. NOW SOME OF YOU MEN LIKE
TO GATHER TOGETHER … DISCUSS YOUR PROBLEMS WITH YOUR WOMAN
(LIKE YOU BOYS KNOW THE ANSWERS RIGHT? THEY’RE MESSING UP ON THEIR OWN
RELATIONSHIP, HOW THEY’RE GOING TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO?). IF YOU WANT TO
GET GOOD ADVICE ON HOW TO TREAT YOUR WOMAN ,YOU GOT TO ASK ANOTHER WOMAN,
NOT YOUR FRIENDS. THIS IS A CONVERSATION I HAD WITH A MALE FRIEND OF MINE
THE OTHER NIGHT WHO’S HAVING PROBLEMS IN HIS RELATIONSHIP, SO HE CAME TO ME…

1. I GOT A CALL LAST NIGHT
IT WAS FROM A FRIEND LOOKIN‚ FOR ADVICE [REPEAT]
HE WAS SAD AND WONDERED WHY –
HIS WOMAN’S LOVE WAS COLD AS ICE
… COLD AS ICE
[I TOLD HIM “LISTEN GOOD”]:

2. TO WIN A WOMAN’S HEART
YOU GOT TO BE SWEET AND KIND
YOU NEED TO LISTEN MY FRIEND
MAKE SURE YOU DIG HER MIND
DON’T DO HER WRONG, MAN
SHE AIN’T YOUR CUTE LITTLE TOY
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYIN‚
AND SHE’LL GIVE YOU PEACE AND JOY
… PEACE AND JOY

3. A WOMAN IS YOUR EQUAL
SHE NEEDS LOVE LIKE YOU DO
DON’T DISREGARD HER
OR SHE’LL SOON BE WILL LEAVE YOU
DON’T DO HER WRONG, MAN
SHE AIN’T YOUR CUTE LITTLE TOY
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYIN‚
AND SHE’LL GIVE YOU PEACE AND JOY
… YES PEACE AND JOY

4. SOLO[S]

5. IT’S THAT SIMPLE MAN
NO NEED TO SCRATCH YOUR HEAD
DON’T BE ROUGH ON HER
BE VERY KIND INSTEAD
DON’T DO HER WRONG, MAN
SHE AIN’T YOUR CUTE LITTLE TOY
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYIN‚
AND SHE’LL GIVE YOU PEACE AND JOY
… YES PEACE AND JOY

6. SOLO

7. A WOMAN IS YOUR EQUAL
SHE NEEDS LOVE LIKE YOU DO
DON’T DISREGARD HER
OR SHE’LL SOON BE WILL LEAVE YOU
DON’T DO HER WRONG, MAN
SHE AIN’T YOUR CUTE LITTLE TOY
YOU BETTER LISTEN TO WHAT I’M SAYIN‚
AND SHE’LL GIVE YOU PEACE AND JOY
… YES PEACE AND JOY
BAND STAY ON THE ONE CHORD:

8. TELL HER SHE’S OUT OF SIGHT
TELL HER SHE IS A PURE DELIGHT
MAKE HER FEEL WANTED
AND SHE’LL LOVE YOU DAY AND NIGHT …
DON’T DO HER WRONG MAN
SHE AIN’T YOUR CUTE TOY …
TELL HER THAT YOU LOVE HER
PLACE NO ONE ABOVE HER …
WHY DON’T YOU LEARN
TO TREAT THE WOMAN NICE
AND SHE’LL LOVE YOU
DAY AND NIGHT …

SPOKEN:
YOU NEED TO QUIT LISTENING TO YOUR BOYS BECAUSE I’M GONNA TELL YOU
SOMETHING, IF THEY HAD A CHANCE TO THAT GOOD WOMAN THEY WOULD BE RIGHT
THERE, DOING THE RIGHT THING … YOU JUST NEED TO STOP CRYIN‚ BECAUSE YOUR
FRIENDS ARE LOSERS … I MEAN I JUST GOING TO TELL YOU STRAIGHT UP … AND
MY FATHER ALWAYS SAID “SHOW ME YOUR FRIENDS AND I WILL SHOW YOU YOUR
FUTURE” … AND IF YOU KEEP MESSIN‚ AROUND ON THAT GOOD WOMAN YOU GONNA BE
STUCK WITH THEM HOOTCHIE MAMAS OUT THERE WHO WANT NOTHING BUT YOUR MONEY …
AND YOU AIN‚T GOT MUCH LEFT … HOW MANY KIDS DO YOU HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF?
… YOU’RE GETTING TOO OLD FOR THIS …
[FADE]

LISTEN HERE

E. Harris, Seventh House, Ltd, BMI

Instrumental