Ask Me What You Want

Album: Millie Jackson (1972)
Charted: 27
Play Video
  • Come to me before your friends tell you
    They can't help you
    I'm your woman I should be the first one to know
    If you want something
    If you need something
    Why do you think I work so hard
    And do all the things I do
    Because I don't want nobody else to do a thing for you

    Baby, baby please ask me what you want
    And I'll try my best to get it, get it, get it, get it
    Ask me what you want
    And I'll try my best to get it, get it, get it, get it

    You've shown me that a woman's place
    Is right beside her man
    This I can understand
    That foolish pride keeps pushing aside
    All the things I want to do for you
    I'm on your side
    Don't you know that when you're down
    I'm the one you should turn to

    Don't be ashamed because it's the same
    Thing I expect of you
    Baby, baby please
    Why should my giving you things make you feel insecure
    I'm also giving you all the love anyone can endure Writer/s: BILLY NICHOLS, MILDRED V. DAVIS
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 1

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn May 13th 1972, Millie Jackson performed "Ask Me What You Want" on the Dick Clark ABC-TV network Saturday-afternoon program 'American Bandstand'...
    At the time the song was at position #36 on Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart; four weeks later it would peak at #27 {for 1 week} and it spent 14 weeks on the Top 100...
    Between 1972 and 1977 Ms. Jackson had eight Top 100 records, "Ask Me What You Want" was her biggest hit on the Top 100...
    She did much better on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart were she had thirty-seven hits, six* made the Top 10 with "It Hurts So Good" being her biggest hit, it peaked at #3 in 1973...
    Mildred Virginia Jackson will celebrate her 73rd birthday in two months on July 15th {2017}...
    * She just missed having a seventh Top 10 record when "How Do You Feel the Morning After" peaked at #11 in 1974.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Name the Character in the Song

Name the Character in the SongMusic Quiz

With a few clues (Works at a diner, dreams of running away), can you name the character in the song?

Danny Kortchmar

Danny KortchmarSongwriter Interviews

Danny played guitar on Sweet Baby James, Tapestry, and Running On Empty. He also co-wrote many hit songs, including "Dirty Laundry," "Sunset Grill" and "Tender Is The Night."

Is That Song Public Domain?

Is That Song Public Domain?Fact or Fiction

Are classic songs like "Over The Rainbow" and "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in the public domain?

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce Pavitt

Experience Nirvana with Sub Pop Founder Bruce PavittSong Writing

The man who ran Nirvana's first label gets beyond the sensationalism (drugs, Courtney) to discuss their musical and cultural triumphs in the years before Nevermind.

Linda Perry

Linda PerrySongwriter Interviews

Songwriting Hall of Famer Linda Perry talks about her songs "What's Up" and "Beautiful," her songwriting process, and her move into film music.

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in Songs

Let Me Be Your Teddy Bear: Teddy Bears and Teddy Boys in SongsSong Writing

Elvis, Little Richard and Cheryl Cole have all sung about Teddy Bears, but there is also a terrifying Teddy song from 1932 and a touching trucker Teddy tune from 1976.