Sunday, May 9, 2010

A song for Mother's Day - Simple Man/Lynyrd Skynyrd



Simple Man
Songwriters: Van Zant, Ron; Rossington, Gary

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this it'll help you some sunny day
Oh, yeah it will

Oh, take your time, don't live too fast
Troubles will come and they will pass
Go find a woman and you'll find love
And don't forget that there is a someone up above

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need now is in your soul
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want for you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
And be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?
If you can

Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself
Follow your heart and nothing else
And you can do this, oh baby if you try
All that I want for you my son is to be satisfied

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you'll love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Oh, won't you do this for me child if you can?
So baby be a simple, be a simple man
Oh, won't you do this for me son if you can?

12 comments:

  1. I love this song! I hope you don't mind, but I'm going to use this video (and lyrics) on my FB page.

    Hope you're having a lovely day, dear friend.

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  2. And you know what? I married a "simple kind of man." And I couldn't be happier.

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  3. What a cool song!

    Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  4. I love that song-you surprised me by posting that one-Happy Mother's Day to you!

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  5. I absolutely love this song. I have wished this for my son many times.

    Happy Mothers Day to you too.

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  6. Many thanks for that. I have always loved Lnyrd Skynrd and that songs brings back memories of all of their songs.

    Here in the UK we celebrated Mother's Day in March. I thought the date was set in the bible. Obviously I got that wrong.

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  7. It is such a wonderful song, Les. I think it's great to put it on your page. I'm quite sure Rod and Tom would be great friends!

    Staci, and to you!

    Thank you, Larry. I should put up Free Bird someday and really surprise you!!

    Lisa, the words are so wonderful, and the same to you!

    Jennifer, I looked it up and found this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
    Mother%27s_day

    Yours is part of the liturgical calendar, and ours is secular.

    And to you, Sherri!

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  8. Great song with meaningful lyrics.

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  9. excellent choice as always!

    thanks!

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  10. Thank you, Splendid. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

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