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Joe Tex – Hold What You've Got lyrics

Hold What You've Got 3: 08 Trk 5
(Joe Tex)
Joe Tex
Dial Records single #4001
Recorded: Muscle Shoals, al
Pop Chart #5 Dec 19, 1964+
Album: Joe Tex Greatest Hits, cbs A21551

You had better hold on
Hold on to what you got
You had better hold on
Hold on to what you got

'Cause if you think nobody wants it
Just throw it away and you will see
Someone will have it
Before you can count
1, 2, 3, yes they will, yes they will


Listen fellas, you know, it's not all the time
That a man can have a good woman.
A woman that he can call his very own.
A woman who'll stay right there at home
And mind the children while he's gone to work.

A woman who'll have his dinner cooked when
He comes home.
Where some men make mistakes is when they go
Out and stay because they feel that no other man
Wants his woman but him. But listen:


If you think no other man wants her
Just throw her away and you will see
Some man will have her
Before you can count 1, 2, 3
Yes, they will, yes, he will


Ha Ha! Listen girls
This goes for you, too.
Because you know I've seen so many women
Who've had so many good men in life.

Men who would stand by 'em through thick and thin.
Men who would go to work everyday and bring home
Their hard earned pay.
Men who would give their women anything that their
Little heart desired.

Where some women make mistakes
Is when their men go out and let 'em play.
They would stay because they felt that no other
Woman wanted him but her. Listen:


If you think that no other woman wants him
Just pitch him out in the streets and you will see.
Some woman will have your man
Before you can count, 1, 2, 3.
Yes, you will, yes you wiii-ll.


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