LITTLE BIT O' SOUL

Original The Little Darlings version


Now, when you're feeling low and the fish won't bite
You need a little bit o' soul to put you right

You got to make like you want to kneel and pray
And then a little bit o' soul will come your way

Now when your girl is gone and you're broke in two
You need a little bit o' soul to see you through

And when you raise the roof with your rock 'n' roll
You'll get a lot more kicks with a little bit o' soul

And if your party falls 'cause ain't nobody grooving
A little bit o' soul, and it really starts moving, yeah

So when you're in a mess and you feel like crying
Just remember this little song of mine

And as you go through life trying to reach your goal
Remember what I said 'bout a little bit o' soul

Little bit o' soul, little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, little bit...


Info

LITTLE BIT O' SOUL is a song written by John Carter and Ken Lewis and originally released by The Little Darlings in the UK as a single in 1965.

The Little Darlings -- "Little Bit O' Soul / Easy To Cry" (single A-side label)
The Little Darlings -- [B]"Little Bit O' Soul / Easy To Cry"[/I]

7-inch single - Fontana Records (TF 539) - UK, 1965

The above lyrics are for the original The Little Darlings version of LITTLE BIT O' SOUL as released in 1961.

Springsteen's version

Bruce Springsteen performed LITTLE BIT O' SOUL once in 2009. He also used a snippet of the song in TENTH AVENUE FREEZE-OUT during The Reunion Tour. See the live 13 Oct 2009 version for more details.

However, it is The Music Explosion's 1967 recording of the song, and not The Little Darlings' version, that Bruce Springsteen was likely familiar with. See the original The Music Explosion version for more details.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of LITTLE BIT O' SOUL on this website:

LITTLE BIT O' SOUL [Live 13 Oct 2009 version]
LITTLE BIT O' SOUL [Original The Little Darlings version]
LITTLE BIT O' SOUL [Original The Music Explosion version]

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