LITTLE BIT O' SOUL

Original The Music Explosion 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 when your party falls 'cause ain't nobody grooving
A little bit o' soul, and it really starts moving, yeah

And 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
Just remember what I said about a little bit o' soul

A little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul, yeah, a little bit o' soul
Little bit o' soul...


Info

LITTLE BIT O' SOUL is a song written by John Carter and Ken Lewis. The Music Explosion released the song on their 1967 album Little Bit O' Soul.
The song was also released as a single in Aril 1967. It reached #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The Music Explosion -- Little Bit O' Soul (album cover art, mono issue)
The Music Explosion -- Little Bit O' Soul

LP - Laurie (LLP-2040) - USA, 1967

Mono issue.
The Music Explosion -- Little Bit O' Soul (album cover art, stereo issue)
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The Music Explosion -- Little Bit O' Soul

LP - Laurie (SLLP-2040) - USA, 1967

Stereo issue.
The Music Explosion -- "Little Bit O' Soul / I See The Light" (single A-side label)
The Music Explosion -- "Little Bit O' Soul / I See The Light"

7-inch single - Laurie (LR 3380) - USA, 1967

The above lyrics are for the original The Music Explosion version of LITTLE BIT O' SOUL as released in 1967.

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.

Though the song was originally relased by The Little Darlings in 1965 (see the original The Little Darlings version), it is The Music Explosion's 1967 recording of the song that Bruce Springsteen was likely familiar with.

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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