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Lyr Req: Less of Me (Glen Campbell)

26 Feb 01 - 08:22 PM (#406826)
Subject: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Banjer

Mind block strikes again...or maybe it's a senior moment...I have been trying to pin down the actual title to the song that contains the lyrics...'Let me be a little meeker to my fellow who is weaker, think a little more of others and a little less of me' etc. While you're on a roll, do you know the author as well?? Have checked the Trad with different lyrics but nothing has come up. Thanks


26 Feb 01 - 08:34 PM (#406834)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Sarah2

I think it's Let Me Be a Little Kinder...? Dunno the author, I've only heard it as a duet by (are you ready?) Glenn Campbell and whatsername who did Ode to Billy Joe...

And they did a good job, too.

Sarah


26 Feb 01 - 08:37 PM (#406835)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: MMario

Less of me?? glen campbell?


26 Feb 01 - 08:42 PM (#406837)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Sarah2

MMario,

Yes, that's it! I only had it on a homemade tape give to me, and it was labeled the other name. But I remember now the giver told me he'd written the title incorrectly on several, and that was one he mentioned. What is whatername's name, anyhow?

Sarah


26 Feb 01 - 08:47 PM (#406842)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: MMario

yeah - her. I know who you mean, but the brain cell got nabbed today by a co-worker and he refused to give it back.


26 Feb 01 - 08:57 PM (#406846)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Snuffy

Bobby Gentry?


26 Feb 01 - 08:57 PM (#406847)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Sarah2

Well, one more nice thing about the Mudcat: when one of us wakes from a dead sleep with her name, we can still post!

Sarah


26 Feb 01 - 08:59 PM (#406848)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Sarah2

Snuffy, ah, thanks! (Now I can forget her again...)

Sarah


27 Feb 01 - 03:01 AM (#407015)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: Banjer

Thanks guys, I knew someone would be able to pin it down. I've had the melody and a few of the words bouncing around the vast wasteland that I call 'brain' for a couple of days now.


27 Feb 01 - 09:53 AM (#407160)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: LR Mole

Is it indeed "Less of Me"? My first thought was "Try a Little Kindness" but then I thought, no that's Otis, but, no, that's "Try a Little Tenderness" (arrangement filched by Three Dog Night). Hmm. It was Bobbie Gentry, though, from an album that also featured an Everly Bros. tune, "Let It Be Me", I think.


27 Feb 01 - 11:37 AM (#407220)
Subject: RE: Name of song? (Think a little more etc.)
From: bflat

Very nice lyrics. Not a bad personal prayer for the start of each day or whenever for that matter.

Ellen