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    "Tell Mama" Lyrics

    Janis Joplin

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    You thought you had found yourself a good girl,
    One who would love you and give you the world.
    Then you find, babe, that you've been misused,
    Come to me, honey, I'll do what you choose.

    I want you to
    Well, tell mama
    All about it.
    Well, tell mama
    What you need
    Tell your mama, babe,
    What you want.
    Tell your mama, babe.

    What you need
    What you want.
    What you need
    What you want
    Whoa! an' I'll make everything alright.

    That girl you didn't have no sense, babe,
    Wasn't worth all the time that you spent.
    That same man he throwed you outdoors,
    I just heard that he quartered your clothes, hey!

    Well, tell mama
    All about it.
    Tell mama
    What you need.
    Tell your mama, babe,
    What you want
    Tell your mama, babe.

    What you need
    What you want
    What you need
    What you want,
    Whoaaa! an' I'll make everything alright, babe.

    Whoaa... rock & roll!

    ... baby,
    Wasn't worth all the time that you spent.
    And that same man that throwed you outdoors,
    I just heard that he torn all your clothes, hey.

    Well, tell mama
    All about it
    Tell mama
    What you need
    Tell your mama, babe
    What you want
    Tell your mama, babe

    What you need
    What you want
    What you need
    What you want
    Anything I can do
    Anything I can do for you.

    Tell your mama, babe!
    Your mama, babe!
    Your mama, babe!
    Your mama, babe!
    Hey your mama, babe!
    Tell your mama, babe!
    Tell your mama, babe!
    Tell your mama, babe!

    Hey!

    Every time you get lonely, lonely, lonely,
    Every time you get lonely sometime.
    Every time you get lonely, lonely, lonely,
    Every time you get lonely sometime.

    Every time you got to cry, cry,
    Every time you gotta cry.
    Every time you got to cry, cry, cry,
    Every day, Lord.

    And I'd figured
    I'll tell you, when you go lonely, an' I figure everybody does, right ?
    Because as a matter of fact everybody does.
    I figure if you're a woman
    Man if you're really a woman
    You already know what you need, man.
    You already know what you're looking for,
    Man, i found out out at fourteen years old
    And I been lookin' for it every since, too, man.

    But, if you happen to be a young cat,
    You know like about seventeen years old, just about
    If you happen to be a young cat and you ain't figured it out yet,
    I'll tell you what you need, baby,
    When you got those strange thoughts in your head
    You got those strange little weirdenesses happening to you
    You don't know what they are
    I'll tell ya what you need —

    You need a sweet lovin' mama, babe,
    Honey, sweet talkin' mama, babe.
    You need a sweet lovin' mama, babe.
    Honey, sweet talkin' mama, babe.

    You need someone to listen to you,
    Someone to want you,
    Someone to hold you
    Someone to need you
    Someone to use you
    Someone to want you
    Someone to need you
    Someone to hold you
    Someone to want you
    Someone to hold you

    You need a mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, baby
    Lordy, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama.
    Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama,
    Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, yeah!
    Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, yeah!
    Mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, mama, yeah!

    Tell mama all about it
    Tell mama all about it
    What you need, what you want
    What you need, what you want
    Anything I can do
    Anything I can do
    Tell your mama, babe

    Yeah your mama babe!
    Whoa mama babe!
    Whoa mama babe!
    Whoa mama babe!
    Whoa mama babe!
    Whoa mama babe!
    Whoa mama babe!
    Whaa mama babe!

    Yeah
    An' I'll make everything alright, yeah!
    Hey! Yeah!
    This song was last modified on November 28th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC.
    Written by Chester Burnett.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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