a woman a lover a friend lyrics – otis redding

mmmmm, i want me somebody to hold my hand
somebody to love me and understand
i want me a woman, i want a lover, i want a friend, ouh

i want me somebody to share my love
lovin’ is something i gotta have
i want me a woman, i want a lover, i want a friend

iiii don’t want a fancy gal, powder and paint
and i don’t want me a woman who thinks she’s a saint
i’m lookin’ for someone who’s not make believe
and doesn’t mind giving so that she may receive

i want me somebody somewhere around
that’s looking for someone
tee pound for pound

oooh, i want me a woman, i want a lover, i want a friend
yeah
i want this little girl right now
i want to run away now
want her really how now
aahh, baby
come on baby
need you right here by my side now
i need you to protect me
i need you to stand right by me
and i want you
and i want you to just
come on baby
and i want you
i want you
i want you
i want you
i want you
i want you
i want you
i want you
i want you

/ otis redding lyrics