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Mama told me, when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely, to what I say.
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day.

Ohh take your time... Don't live too fast,
Troubles will come, and they will pass.
Go find a woman and you'll find love,
And don't forget son,
There is someone up above.

And be a simple kind of man.
Oh be somethin you'll love and understand.
Baby be a simple kind of man.
Won't you do this for me son,
If you can?

Forget your lust for the rich man's gold
All that you need is in your soul,
And you can do this if you try.
All that I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.


Boy, don't you worry... you'll find yourself.
Follow you heart and nothing else.
And you can do this if you try.
All I want for you my son,
Is to be satisfied.


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    Tammy AllenFeb 12, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    to my only son,
    troubles will come and they will pass , but always remember to be a simple kind of man ,
    follow your heart and nothing else.
    and you can do this if you try.
    all I want for you my son,
    is for you to be satisfied.

    i love ya & miss you. xoxoxoxoxo
    be safe!
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    Denise AdairMay 29, 2013 at 11:05 pm
    I am thinking about a mother son dance to this song at my son's wedding can you tell me your taught on this song Simple kind of man.
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    UnregisteredOct 29, 2011 at 4:49 pm
    I dont see why you care that the song is called 'simple man' the song is good and all its talking about is haing a simple life full of happyness and love in your heart. Something most people know almost nothing about.
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    UnregisteredDec 19, 2013 at 4:53 am
    The mother wants her son to live the right way because this is the only way to be happy and this will also insure her happiness because seeing her son happy is what she wants more than anything in the world. This is well written and has a deep meaning. One of my favorite songs.
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    Denise AdairMay 31, 2013 at 2:41 am
    I changed it will be either Rascel Flats my wish for you or If there haden't been you by billy dean

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