A Tribute to a King

Album: The Very Best Of William Bell (1968)
Charted: 31 86
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  • Listen, people, listen
    I`m gonna sing you a song
    About a man who lived good
    But didn't live too long

    He was born in Macon, Georgia
    A poor boy without a dime
    He found his way to Memphis
    Singing These Arms Of Mine

    Otis, Otis Redding was his name
    Without his soulful singing
    This old world won`t be the same

    Now he traveled on to Frisco
    New York and abroad
    Everywhere he sang
    The people would applaud

    One day he left Georgia
    Wisconsin bound
    But he didn`t get to sing that night
    The plane he was in went down

    He was a soul music singer
    The king of the Memphis sound
    It makes me feel so sad
    Cause now he ain`t around

    He died with his guitar
    Close to his hands
    But his soul lives on today
    In the heart of a million fans

    Taking about

    Otis, Otis Redding was his name
    His picture oughta be hung
    In the music hall of fame

    Otis, he was known as Big O
    Otis, we gonna miss him so
    Otis, ooh, yeah,
    We gonna miss him so Writer/s: BOOKER T. JR. JONES, WILLIAM BELL
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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