NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO)

Original Wilson Pickett ‎version


I got to have all of your love, both night and day, oh yeah
Not just a little part, but all of your heart, oh yes I do, child
Ninety-nine and a half just won't do
No, ain't gonna get it, no no

Don't be led in the wrong direction, oh no
Stop and think, a man needs a little love and affection, oh yes he do, child
Ninety-nine and a half just won't do
Whoa, just won't get it, no no

We got to bring it on down, it's not living right, oh yes we do now, child
Stop messing around and keep things uptight, oh yeah
We got to realize that ninety-nine and a half just won't do
No, Got to have a hundred, oh yeah

Whoa whoa-whoa whoa-whoa!
Got to have a hundred
No, ain't no use in fooling ourselves, honey
No, we ain't gonna be able to get by on ninety-nine
No, got to have a hundred
Whoa whoa!
Lord have mercy
Just won't do, now
Baby, it just won't do, now
No, it won't do [fades out]


Info

NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO) is a song written by Wilson Pickett, Steve Cropper, and Eddie Floyd, and originally released by Wilson Pickett as a single in 1966. The song was also included on Pickett's 1966 album The Exciting Wilson Pickett. The above lyrics are for the original Wilson Pickett ‎version of NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO) as released in 1966.

Wilson Pickett -- "Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) / Danger Zone"
Wilson Pickett -- "Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) / Danger Zone"

7" single - Atlantic (45-2334) - USA, 1966
Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett

LP - Atlantic (8129) - USA, 1966

Mono version.
Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett
Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett

LP - Atlantic (SD 8129) - USA, 1966

Stereo version.

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen covered Wilson Pickett's NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO) a couple of times in 1992. See the live 25 Jul 1992 version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO) on this website:

NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO) [Live 25 Jul 1992 version]
NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON'T DO) [Original Wilson Pickett ‎version]

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