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Eric Clapton lyrics

Album: 461 Ocean Boulevard [1974]

Tracks10
 01  Motherless Children
 02  Give Me Strength
 03  Willie and the Hand Jive
 04  Get Ready
 05  I Shot the Sheriff
 06  I Can't Hold Out
 07  Please Be With Me
 08  Let It Grow
 09  Steady Rollin' Man
 10  Mainline Florida
all Eric Clapton lyrics



Motherless Children
(traditional)

Motherless children have a hard time when mother is dead, lord.
Motherless children have a hard time when mother is dead, lord.
They don't have anywhere to go;
Wandering around from door to door.
Nobody treats you like a mother will when your mother is dead, lord.

Father will do the best he can when your mother is dead, lord.
Father will do the best he can when your mother is dead, lord.
Father will do the best he can;
So many things a father can't understand.
Nobody treats you like a mother will when your mother is dead, lord.

Sister will do the best she can when your mother is dead, lord.
Sister will do the best she can when your mother is dead, lord.
Sister will do the best she can;
So many things a sister can't understand.
Nobody treats you like a mother will when your mother is dead.

When your mother is dead, when your mother is dead.
When your mother is dead, lord, when your mother is dead.back to top
Give Me Strength
By eric clapton

Dear lord, give me strength to carry on.
Dear lord, give me strength to carry on.
My home may be out on the highway,
Lord, I've done so much wrong
But please, give me strength to carry on.

Dear lord, give me strength to carry on.
Dear lord, give me strength to carry on.
My home may be out on the highway,
Lord, I've done so much wrong
But please, give me strength to carry on.back to top
Willie and the Hand Jive
Got a cool little chick named rocking millie.
He can walk and stroll and susie q
And do that crazy hand jive, too.

Mama, mama, look at uncle joe
Doing the hand jive with sister flo.
Grandma gave baby sister a dime;
Said, do that hand jive one more time.

Hand jive, hand jive, hand jive,
Do that crazy jive.

Doctor and a lawyer and an indian chief,
They all dig that crazy beat.
Way-out willie gave them all a treat
When he did that hand jive with his feet.

Chorus

Willie and millie got married last fall.
They had a little willie junior and that ain't all.
Well, the kids got crazy and it's plain to see,
Doing the hand jive on t.v.

Chorusback to top
Get Ready
By eric clapton and yvonne elliman

Ready, get ready. ready.
He's a man who's going to break your heart.
Ready, get ready. ready.
He's a man who's going to break your heart.

Well, you've been fooling 'round and I don't know why.
Left me on my own, sitting high and dry.
But I'm going to get you back, just you wait and see;
You can't do those things that you're doing to me.

Chorus

I've never needed a running 'round pissing hound,
Checking out the bitches in heat.
You've got a lot of nerve, dishing out what you serve,
Waggling your piece of meat.

Chorus

I want to get revenge on your sinful sins.
I got to get you back for what you did back then.
And now you've got it back, life is misery.
Well, ha ha ha to you, ha ha to me.

Ready, get ready. ready.
He's the one that's going to break your heart.
Ready, get ready. ready.
He's the one that's going to break your heart, break your heart,
Break your heart, break your heart.

Get ready, get ready, get ready.
He's the one who's going to break your heart, break your heart,
Break your heart, break your heart,
Break your heart, break your heart,
Break your heart.

Get ready, get ready, get ready.
'cause he's the one who's going to break your heart, break your heart,
Break your heart, break your heart.back to top
I Shot the Sheriff
By bob marley

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

All around in my home town
They're trying to track me down.
They say they want to bring me in guilty
For the killing of a deputy,
For the life of a deputy.
But I say:

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.
I shot the sheriff, and they say it is a capital offense.

Sheriff john brown always hated me;
For what I don't know.
Every time that I plant a seed
He said, kill it before it grows.
He said, kill it before it grows.
I say:

I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.
I shot the sheriff, but I swear it was in self-defense.

Freedom came my way one day
And I started out of town.
All of a sudden I see sheriff john brown
Aiming to shoot me down.
So I shot, I shot him down.
I say:

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy.

Reflexes got the better of me
And what is to be must be.
Every day the bucket goes to the well,
But one day the bottom will drop out,
Yes, one day the bottom will drop out.
But I say:

I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no.
I shot the sheriff, but I did not shoot the deputy, oh no.back to top
I Can't Hold Out
(by elmore james)

I just talked to my baby on the telephone,
She said, stop what you're doing and baby come on home.
I can't hold out, I can't hold out too long.
I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone.

You said, baby don't you worry, you're my heart's desire.
You know that I love you, I can't stand to see you cry.
I can't hold out, I can't hold out too long.
I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone.

She said, baby you can run, you can walk or fly.
You know that I love you, you're my heart's desire.
I can't hold out, I can't hold out too long.
I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone, oh yeah.

I talked to my baby, I talked to my baby.
I talked to my baby, I talked to my baby.
I get a real good feeling talking to you on the phone.back to top
Please Be With Me
Upon my word, what could it be?
Is it love, or is it me
That makes me change so suddenly
From looking out to feeling free

I sit here lying in my bed
Wondering what it was I said
That made me think I'd lost my head
When I knew I'd lost my heart instead

So won't you please read my signs, be a gypsy
Tell me what I hope to find deep within me
Because you can find my mind, please be with me

Of all the better things I've heard
Loving you has made the words
And all the rest seem so absurd
When in the end it all comes out, I'm sureback to top
Let It Grow
(by eric clapton)

I'm standin' at the crossroads
Tryin' to read the signs
To tell me which way I should
Go to find the answer
And all the time I know
Let your love and let it grow.

Let it grow, let it grow,
Let it blossom, let it flow.
In the sun and in the snow
Love is lovely, let it grow.

Lookin' for a reason
To check out on my mind.
It's so hard to find a
Friend that I can count on.
There's nothin' left to show,
Plant your love and let it grow.

Let it grow...

Time is gettin' shorter
And there's much for you to do,
Only ask'n you will get what you are needin',
The rest is up to you.
Plant your love and let it grow.

Let it grow...back to top
Steady Rollin' Man
(by robert johnson)

I am a steady rollin' man and I roll both night and day.
I am a steady rollin' man and I roll both night and day.
But I ain't got no sweet woman, woo-hoo lord, to be rollin' this way.

I am the man that rolls when icicles are hanging on the tree.
I am the man that rolls when icicles are hanging on the tree.
Why can't you hear me begging mama, woo-hoo lord, down on my bended knee?

First verseback to top
Mainline Florida
By george terry

My heart was leaping in the sun;
My friends all say that you're the one.
Let me get this one thing very clear:
There ain't enough going on down here.

Mainline florida, oh say.
Mainline florida, o.k.

Her arms were open, open wide;
Her invitation's a changing tide.
I could remember not long ago
We took a cruise down on hotel row.

Chorus

Second verse

Chorusback to top
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