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Subject: Lyr Req: testify by David Bromberg
From: swidman
Date: 19 Apr 04 - 12:46 PM

Hi folks:

I'm looking for lyrics to song , "testify" as performed by David Bromberg on the Side Man Samba LP. Please help. I've got parts of the song running aroung my head. I'd love to know the whole song.
Thanks all.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: testify by David Bromberg
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 10:33 PM

Bromberg's album was actually called "Sideman Serenade" (1990). TESTIFY was also covered by Chris Daniels and the Kings, and it appears on their album "Choice Cuts: Best of Chris Daniels & The Kings" (2000).

I transcribed this from a sound sample at Barnes & Noble. Maybe it will help jog someone's memory.

"...no matter what the world throws my way.
All that I want to do is to keep her satisfied
'Cause it's right by my side that I want her to stay.
If I come home late in the evening or the middle of the night,
She'll be waiting right there..."


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: testify by David Bromberg
From: harpgirl
Date: 21 Apr 04 - 10:59 PM

It's a long one, pal. hhhhmmmmm


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: testify by David Bromberg
From: swidman
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 06:19 PM

isn't there anyone out there who knows the words to this one?   Jim Dixon's sample doesn't jog anyone's memory? This is a tough one. Please help


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: testify by David Bromberg
From: harpgirl
Date: 05 Aug 04 - 06:46 PM

swidman, I have the song recorded on Sideman Serenade but it is long and complicated lyrically. Send me a snail mail address and I'll send you a copy and if David finds out I'll take forty lashes....harpy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Testify (David Bromberg)
From: GUEST,Brandon
Date: 11 Feb 24 - 06:56 AM

I had a long layover, and this pursuit delivered me.
(Note: I had trouble with a couple lines, as Bromberg starts preaching so hard, he’s basically speaking in tongues. ??)

Testify

(Chris Daniels)
Ha, Ha
I’m a lucky man
I’ve got to testify about my love
I’ve got to testify about my love
Oh, I’ve got to testify (well, testify then) about my love
My love for you
Oh, my love for you
I’ve got a woman
She’ll stay right by my side
No matter what the world throws my way
All that I want to do is to keep her satisfied
‘Cause it’s right by my side that I want her to stay
Now look, if I come home late in the evening
Or the middle of the night
Well, she’ll be waiting right there
Oh, I won’t say that the girl can’t argue, ha
She knows how to fight
No matter where in the world I go
She will always care
I’ve got to testify (testify about my love)
I’ve got to testify (testify about my love)
Oh, I want to testify (testify about my love)
My love for you
Oh, I’m a, I’m a happy man
I’m a happy man

(David Bromberg)
Yes, you’re a happy man
And you’re a lucky man
But are you a smart man?
Take a lesson from a fool
When I had that kind of love
I figured, “I’ve got this love in my pocket.
What else is out there?”
You know, I’d stay out to all hours
And, and, she never said nothin’
Finally, one night I come home with lipstick all over my shirt
Like she be supposed to clean it
And she wasn’t about to take that
She look at me
She say, “David, you can’t be like that.”
And I say, “You don’t own me.”
Ha, about the dumbest thing I ever said
But she was cool
She didn’t say but one word
She looked at me, and she said,
“Right.”
That’s all she said, but that wasn’t all she did
She started checkin’ out this late night action, you know
She be out ‘til all hours
I come home one morning at dawn
She still ain’t home yet
Finally, she started coming home in different clothes than she left
I know something is going on
What’s going on is she found out two things
First thing she found out was that she could get men a lot easier than I can get women
That was the first thing she found out
The second thing she learned was that she didn’t really need to see my hair in her face around the apartment at all
I come home late one night
Find everything I own in brown (sequin?) bags outside the door
New locks, iron (history?)
I’m going somewhere
So listen to me, Chris
I’m in love with a woman, and she once loved me, ha
But now I’m just one of her toys
It’s my own fault
I know any fool could see how bad it hurts me to know
I’m just one of the boys
But that’s a pain I know I can live with if that’s what I have to do
To be near her and part of her life
She can have all the fancy men she wants
And still have my love too
I don’t care anymore
‘Cause I know some day she’ll want true love
I’ll make her my wife
I’ll be your father (father)
I’ll be your brother (brother)
I’ll be your baby (baby)
Sweet midnight lover (midnight lover)
I’ve got to (testify), oh, about my love (Good God)
My love to you
Some day you’re gonna be listening to the radio and some sympathetic deejay’s gonna play this song (testify about my love), and I know what you’ll do
You’ll poke the guy next to you
You’ll say, “Listen to that fool beggin’ for what I’m sittin’ on.”
And you laugh at me
(Testify about my love)
I don’t care as long as you listen to me
Because I want you to know from this day forward
I won’t play those games no more
(Testify about my love)
From now on, I won’t play those games no more
I said I won’t play those games no more
(Testify about my love)
I will be Mr. Johnny-on-the-Spot
I will be Mr. Rough-and-Ready
And if you think you might need my company for just (testify about my love) a few short hours
If you think you might enjoy the touch of my hand or the sound of my voice
You don’t have (testify about my love) to write me no letter
You don’t have to send me no telegram
Don’t call me on the telephone
Just think about me for (testify about my love) one short instance, and before you can turn around and say my name out loud, I’ll be there
(I’ll be there)
In the wee midnight hour, I’ll be there for you, baby
(I’ll be there)
Early in the morning, I will be right there for you
(I’ll be there)
By cabs, by taxis, I will be right there for you
And I don’t care what it is you want to use a man for
Maybe you want a man to do your laundry for you
Maybe you want a man to take out the garbage for you
Maybe you need a man to take a message to your other lover
I don’t care what it is that you need to use a man for, baby
Just as long as the man you use is me
Just use me, baby
(Use me)
Use me, honey
(Use me)
Use me, darlin’
(Use me)
Just use me, baby
(Use me)
Don’t use the man sittin’ next to you, use me
(Use me)
If you want a hand to hold,
Use me
(Use me)
If you want a shoulder to cry on,
Use me
(Use me)
If you want a body in the bed beside you naked,
Just use me
(Use me)
All I want you to do, baby, is just use me
(Use me)
Ahhhhh!
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me
Use me
(Use me)
Use me!
I want to testify about my love
I want to testify about my love
Hey, testify about my love
My love for you


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