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this album was originally as volt 411 in March 1965

 

 1 - THAT'S HOW STRONG MY LOVES IS
 2 - CHAINED AND BOUND
 3 - A WOMAN, A LOVER, A FRIEND
 4 - YOUR ONE AND ONLY MAN
 5 - NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE
 6 - IT'S TOO LATE
 7 - FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE
 8 - I WANT TO THANK YOU
 9 - COME TO ME

10 - HOME IN YOUR HEART
11 - KEEP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
12 - MR. PITIFUL

Recording dates:

 track 9 - February 1964; track 8 - April 1964; track 2 - September 1964;
 tracks 1 & 12 - December 1964; all others - January 1965; Memphis Tennessee.

Personnel:

 track 9 -
Booker T. Jones - organ / Steve Crooper - piano / Johnny Jenkins - guitar /
 
Donald "Duck" Dunn - bass / Al Jackson Jr - drums /  all others - Booker T. Jones - keyboards /
 
Steve Crooper - guitar / Donald "Duck Dunn" - bass / Al Jackson Jr - drums /
Wayne Jackson
(not on 1 & 12) & Sammy Coleman - Trumpet
Charles "Packy" Axton - tenor sax / Floyd Newman - baritone sax.
 

 

1 - THAT'S HOW STRONG MY LOVES IS
(Jamison)
also released as a single (volt 124) on December 30.1964
#74 pop / #18 r&b


If I was the sun way up there
I'd go with love most everywhere
I'll be the moon when the sun goes down
Just to let you know that I'm still around

That's how strong my love is, oh
That's how strong my love is,
That's how strong my love is, baby, baby,
That's how strong my love is.

I'll be the weeping willow drowning in my tears
You can go swimming when you're here
I'll be the rainbow when the sun is gone
Wrap you in my colors and keep you warm

That's how strong my love is, darling,
That's how strong my love is, baby,
That's how strong my love is, oooh,
That's how strong my love is.

I'll be the ocean so deep and wide
I'll get out the tears whenever you cry,
I'll be the breeze after the storm is gone
To dry your eyes and love you warm

That's how strong my love is, baby,
That's how strong my love is,
That's how strong my love is, darling,
That's how strong my love is,

That's how strong my love is, so deep in,
Well, that's how strong my love is
So much love, yes so much love, oohh,
Yes so much love, yes so much love,
Anything that I can do, I'll be good for you,
Any kind of love you want, I'll be with you....

.....
 
2 - CHAINED AND BOUND
(Otis Redding)
also released as a single (volt 121)
on September 15.1964 #70 pop


Darling now, you made me change my mind
Can go no further,
because you got me chained and bound, oh
Taller than the tallest sky
Sweeter than a grape on a vine, now
Can go no further,
because you got me chained and bound,
right now, now

So glad, I'm so glad, I'm so glad
Oh, I don't have to worry no more
Oh my my my
Baby, somebody, somebody

What kind of life is this kind I'm trying living
Oh Lord, what kind of love is she trying to give me
I feel like I'm standing up and telling the word
I'm chained to your love

Darling, oh
Don't break this little heart of mine
There's no greater love than this love of yours and mine, oh
You walk with your head in the sky
Darling don't ever pass me by
I ain't going no further,
 because you got me chained and bound,
oh now

So glad, I'm so glad, I'm so glad
Lord, I don't have to worry no more
She got me chained to her love, now
I don't, I don't want to be taken away, baby
I'm chained, I'm chained and a little bound,
now, now, now
I'm chained, I'm chained to your love
I don't, I don't know darling
I wanna to be taken away, now
Ou, just a little bit of soul
Just a little bit of soul, now...
.....

 

3 - A WOMAN, A LOVER, A FRIEND
(Wyche)


hum..., I want me somebody to hold my hand
Somebody to love me and understand
I want me a woman, I want a lover, I want a friend, ouh

I want me somebody to share my love
Lovin' is something I gotta have
I want me a woman, I want a lover, I want a friend

I don't want a fancy gal, powder and paint
And I don't want me a woman who thinks she's a saint
I'm lookin' for someone who's not make believe
And doesn't mind giving so that she may receive

I want me somebody somewhere around
That's looking for someone
Tee pound for pound

Oooh, I want me a woman,
I want a lover, I want a friend
Yeah
I want this little girl right now
I Want to run away now
Want her really how now
AAHH, baby
Come on baby
Need you right here by my side now
I need you to protect me
I need you to stand right by me
And I want you
And I want you to just
Come on baby
And I want you
I want you I want you
I want you I want you
I want you I want you
I want you I want you
.....



4 - YOUR ONE AND ONLY MAN
(Otis Redding)
also released as the flip side of "chained and bound"
(volt121) on september 15.1964


If I can only, make you see
That you were only, meant for me, now
Our love will be free
And I'll be your destiny
destiny, destiny, right, now, now, now, babe

If I can make you only understand
Treat me right and love me
Then I will be your man
Your one and only man

These are the words
That I have to say
Live by them each and every day, now
And as the time pass
I know our love will last,
our love will last, our love will last
Now, now, now babe

Take me blue
Understand them
Live by them and love me
Then I will be your man
Your one and only man

These are the words
That I have to say
Just live by them each and every day, now
And as the time pass
I know our love will last,
our love will last, our love will last
Now

Take me blue
Understand them
Live by them and love me
Honey I will be your man
I said your one and only man

Yes your truly lovely man
Yes your lovely lovely man
You don't need nobody to do nothing for you baby
I said I could just love and be just one guy that you need
I could say I could be one guy that you love
I could just be anyone you want me to be, now, now
I said I could be just anyone you want me to be
Darling, baby, my, my, my, my baby
Na, na, wow...
.....

 

5 - NOTHING CAN CHANGE THIS LOVE
(Sam Cooke)


If I go a million miles away
I'II write a letter
Each and every day now
Oh honey, nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing is ever gonna change this love
I have gor you, no no, no no

You can make me weep
You can make me moan
Tell me you just got back, darling
I'II just say, "Well, welcome home now"
For honey, nothing
Nothing in this world
Could ever stop this love
Could ever stop this love
I have for you, oh no, oh no

Oh you're the apple of my eye
My sweet little cherry pie
Darling, you can be
My cake and ice cream
Sugar and spice, everything nice
You can be the girl of my dreams

If you would only meet me at home
When you get back, when you get back
I'II just say, "Well, welcome home now"
Oh my darling, nothing, nothing, nothing
Nothing could ever change
This love I have for you, oh now, oh now
.....


6 - IT'S TOO LATE
(Willis)

Wished I had told her
Ooh she was my only one
But it's too late, it's too late
She's gone

It's too late, she's gone now
I know she's gone now
It's too late, my baby's gone now
I need her loving
Oh more than anyone ooh
But it's too late, I know it's too late
She's gone

It's a weak man that cry now
So I guess I better
Guess I better dry my weeping eyes now
I need her loving
More than anyone oh
But it's too late
It seems like it's too late
She's gone

She's gone, my baby's gone,
She's gone, oh my baby, she's gone
She's gone, my baby's she's gone
But where can, where can my my baby be

Lord, I wonder sometimes
Does she really know
Does she really know
Does she really know when she left me
Oh it hurt little heart so now
I need your loving
Please don't make me wait
Lord, but it's too late, it's too late
She's gone
I need your loving
Oh more than anyone
Don't let it be too late
No, don't let it be too late
But she's gone

Wished I had told her
Ooh she was my only one
Ooh but it's too late
I know it's to late
She's gone
Wished I had told her
Oh she was the only one...
....


7 - FOR YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE
(Brook & Butler)


Your precious love, now, means more to me
Than any love, any love could ever be
For when I wanted you, oh now, I was so lonely and so blue
For that's what love, that's what love really made me do

And darling, oh, they keep saying that our love won't grow, now
But honey I wanna tell them
And I just wanna show them
How in the world do they know?

It won't be long, oh now, oh now
For as long as you're in love with me, now
I know our love will grow wider
And so deeper than any, any other sea, now

And all, all the things that I want, now
In this whole wide world is just
For you to say, for you to say
That you would be my, my girl, now

And I'm calling, I'm wanting you, I just keep wanting you, now, oh now
I'm wanting you, now, nobody but you, now, nobody but you, now

Oh, I wanna tell you just one more time
For your precious love, now, oh my,
Means everything in the world to me, everything in the world to me
And I would just go wild, now, just to have you ride home with me, oh 
now, now, now
....



 
8 - I WANT TO THANK YOU
(Otis Redding)
also released as the flip side of
"security" (volt 117) on April 24.1964


I want to thank you for being so nice now
I want to thank you for giving me my pride
Sweet kisses too
And everything you do
I know I'II never find another one like you
If I prove my love it won't be true
Oh my my darling
How can I forget you

I remember the first day that we met
I taught you how to smoke your first cigarette
You were so sweet
In everything you did
And oh darling
You made me seem so big
Just to have you right there in my arms
Just to hold
To squeeze all of your sweet loving charm

I wanna thank you
Darling I wanna love you

I wanna thank you again and say bye bye
I wanna thank you again
Oh how I will cry
Sweet kisses to you and everything you do
Darling I wish I had another one like you
Just to hold you
Have them in my arms
It will bring back memories
And all of your sweet loving charm

I wanna thank you
Darling I want to love you
Baby I wanna hold you
Please let me kiss you
.....



9 - COME TO ME
(Phil Walden & Otis Redding)
also released as a single (volt 116)
in February 1964 #69 pop



Come to me for I'm lonely
Come to me for I'm lonely, darling
Come to me and be my girl
For I love, love you so

Come to me forget the past
Think of life we have ahead,
my my my my baby
Come to me and be my girl
For I love, love, love you so, oh now

Day are getting so lonely, yeah now
Life are getting so blue
Time has come for you and I
To get together and we'll make two,
my my my my babe

Come to me for I'm begging
Come to me for I'm begging, darling
Come to me and be my girl
For I love, love, love you so, yeah

Come on now baby
Baby I'm down
Said I'm down my knees, oh
I need me someone, now
Said I need some love
Just to stand right by me, oh
You know that these arms of mine
They have been lonely
Lonely so long
But I know, but I know,
I know what my heart needs
I know just what my heart needs
.....


10 - HOME IN YOUR HEART
(Scott & Blackwell)
 

Don't you know I got to find me a home
right now in your heart

I'll travel over miles and down the highways, babe
through the valleys every byway
just to find me a home right now in your heart

I'll bring you to the music, refueling
everything you wanna
everything you need babe
just to have me a home right now in your heart

Baby I'll travel for you over miles and
trough the valley babe
down all the highways
through the valleys honey
just to find me a home right now in your heart

I gotta, gotta, gotta have it baby
gotta find me a home
I've got to have a big beautiful home
[ad lib]
somewhere in your heart
.....



11 - KEEP YOUR ARMS AROUND ME
(Mc Clinton)


Your arms around me
How can I complain
With your arms around me
Uhm, I know I'm a lucky man

With your arms around me
Honey, I'm taller than a tree
So all I can say is
Keep those arms around me

When I woke up this morning
Oh, I had an aching head
The pain was so great
Uhm, I almost fell out of bed

Then you put your arms around me
Then you kiss me three times
And in a matter of seconds
I never felt so fine, oh no, oh yes I did

With your arms around me
I can feel no no no no pain
With your arms around me
Uhm, I know I'm the worlds strongest man

With your arms around me, yeah
If I was blind I know that I could see, oh now
All I can say is
Keep those loving arms around me
Oh now, oh now, oh now
.....



12 - MR. PITIFUL
(Steve Cropper & Otis Redding)
also released as the flip side of
 "that's how strong my love is" (volt 124)
on December 30.1964
#41 pop / #10 r&b
 

You call me Mr. Pitiful
Baby thats my name now, oh
They call me Mr. Pitiful
Thats how I got my fame
But people just don`t  understand, now
what makes a man feel so blue, now
 Coh, they call me Mr pitiful
Cause I lost someone just like you, now

They call me Mr. Pitiful
This everybody know, now
They call me Mr. Pitiful
Most everyplace I go
But nobody seem to understand, now
How can a man sing such a sad song, now
Ooh, when he lost everything

When he lost everything that he had

How can I explain to you
How somebody con get so very blue, now
How can I tell you about my past
When the whole thing won`t end

Mr Pitiful
Thats my name, now
They call me Mr. Pitiful
Thats how I got my fame
But nobody seems to understand, now
Oh, what make a man  feel so  blue, now
They call me Mr. Pitiful
Cause I'm in love with you, now

Can I explain it to you
Everything is going wrong
I`ve lost everything I had
And I have to sing these sad songs
To get back to her
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you
And I want you
And I want to tell you, my love,
 everything's going through my mind
Things I've been singing
And I don't want to sing this song to you
Tonigh, I'm going to sing this song to everybody
....

 

 

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