Can I Get a Witness

Composers:Brian Holland, Lamont Dozier & Eddie Holland  

   Original performer: Marvin Gaye (1963)

Performed onstage: 1963-64
 


Mick Jagger: Vocal
Keith Richards: Acoustic guitar
Charlie Watts: Drums
Bill Wyman: Bass
Brian Jones: Tambourine
Ian Stewart: Piano


Lyric:

Ah listen everybody, especially you girls
Is it right to be left alone when the one you love is never home?

I love too hard, my friends sometime say
But I believe, I believe that a woman should be loved that way
But it hurts me so inside to see you treat me so unkind
Somebody, somewhere tell her it ain't fair

Can I get a witness?
I want a witness
Somebody

Is it right to be treated so bad when you've given everything you had?
If I toss in my sleep, it's 'cause I haven't seen my baby all week
Now you chicks do all agree, this ain't the way it's supposed to be
Let me hear you, let me hear you say, "yeah yeah"

Up early in the morning with her on my mind, just to find her out all night,
    well I've been crying
But I believe a woman's a man's best friend, I'm going to stick by her 'til the very end
Well she caused me so much misery, I forget how it's supposed to be
Somebody, somewhere, tell her it ain't fair

Witness, witness

Everybody knows, especially you girls
That a love can be sad but half a love is twice as bad
Now you chicks do all agree that ain't the way love's supposed to be
Let me hear you, let me hear you say "yeah yeah"

Is it right to be treated so bad when you've given everything you had?
If I toss in my sleep, it's 'cause I haven't seen my baby all week
Now she caused me so much misery, that ain't the way it's supposed to be
Let me hear you, let me hear you say, "yeah yeah"