Grandma's Hands

Album: Just As I Am (1971)
Charted: 42
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  • Grandma's hands
    Clapped in church on Sunday morning
    Grandma's hands
    Played a tambourine so well
    Grandma's hands
    Used to issue out a warning
    She'd say, "Billy don't you run so fast
    Might fall on a piece of glass
    "Might be snakes there in that grass"
    Grandma's hands

    Grandma's hands
    Soothed a local unwed mother
    Grandma's hands
    Used to ache sometimes and swell
    Grandma's hands
    Used to lift her face and tell her,
    She'd say "Baby, Grandma understands
    That you really love that man
    Put yourself in Jesus hands"
    Grandma's hands

    Grandma's hands
    Used to hand me piece of candy
    Grandma's hands
    Picked me up each time I fell
    Grandma's hands
    Boy, they really came in handy
    She'd say, "Matty don' you whip that boy
    What you want to spank him for?
    He didn't drop no apple core"
    But I don't have Grandma anymore

    If I get to heaven I'll look for
    Grandma's hands Writer/s: Bill Withers
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1971 {October 30th} Bill Withers performed "Grandma's Hands" on the syndicated TV program, 'Soul Train'...
    A week later it entered Billboard's Soul Singles chart at #43, three weeks later it peaked at #18 {for 3 weeks}...
    "Grandma's Hands" reached #16 on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Tracks chart and #42 on the Top 100 chart...
    Between 1971 and 1985 the Slab Fork, West Virginia native had twenty-four records on the Soul Singles chart, seven made the Top 10, with one
    reaching #1, "Lean On Me", for one week in June of 1972...
    Three of his twenty-four charted records were duets, one with Bobby Womack {It's All Over Now", #68 in 1975}, one with Grover Washinton, Jr., {"Just The Two of Us", #3 in 1981}, and one with Ralph McDonald {"In The Name of Love", #13 in 1984}...
    Bill Withers, born William Harrison Withers, Jr., passed away at the age of 81 on March 30th, 2020...
    R.I.P. to both Mr. Withers and Don Corneius {1936 - 2012}...
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 24th 1971, "Grandma's Hands" by Bill Withers entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #86; and on November 28th, 1971 it peaked at #42 {for 2 weeks} and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #18 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    The song was preceded on the Top 100 by his #3 hit "Ain't No Sunshine"; and succeeded by "Lead On Me", which peaked at #1 {for 3 weeks} followed by "Use Me", it reached #2 {for 2 weeks}...
    William Harrison Withers, Jr. celebrated his 76th birthday three months ago on the 4th of July {2014}.
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