Raise Your Hand

(Eddie Floyd, Stephen Lee Cropper, Alvertis Isabell)

Great, great broad, miss Janis Joplin, please!

If there's something you need,
Hon that you've never, ever, ever had.
And I know you've never had it.
Oh, honey, don't you just sit there crying,
Don't just sit there feeling bad.
No, no, no.
You'd better get up,
Now, don't you understand ?
And raise you hand.
I said, raise, raise your hand.

You know I'm standing about, yes I am.
And I want to give you all my love.
Oh, won't you open up,
I said, open up your heart.
Please let me try.


You'd better be good.
Don't ya understand ?
Raise your hand.
I said, I wanna see it up in the air, babe,
Right here, right now, yeah!

Whoaaaah, yeah!

If you ever, ever need me,
Honey why won't you come and tell me so now ?
Baby if you want to give all of my loving,
I want to let it go.
You'd better be good, don't you understand,
I said raise it, raise it, raise it, raise it,
Raise.

Honey honey what it was
Honey honey what it was
Honey honey what it was
Whoaaaah
Whoaaaah
Whoaaaah
Whoaaaah
Alright
Alright
Raise your hand 'cause I want you to come along,
Raise your hand 'cause I want you to move
Honey groove
Come along, baby
Come, said come, come on,
Come, come, come on,
Come, come, come on,
Come, come, come on,
Hey now now now now
Hey now now now now
Raise your hand
Raise your hand
Raise your hand, yeah,
Raise your hand, yeah,
Raise your hand
Raise your hand
Raise your hand
Raise your hand
Raise your hand, yeah,
Raise your hand, yeah,
Raise your hand, yeah,
Raise your hand, yeah yeah yeah,
You gotta, hey hey,
You gotta, hey hey,
Raise your hand
Raise your hand
Raise your hand
Raise your hand, alright! Awww!
Yeah!!

Alright, thank you.

Discs

  1. 18 Essential songs (1995)

    If there's somethin' you need,
    Hon that you've never, ever, ever had.
    I know you've never had it.
    Oh, honey, don't you just sit there cryin',
    Don't just sit there feelin' bad.
    No, no, no.
    You'd better get up.
    Now, don't you understand?
    And raise you hand.
    Hey, hey, hey.
    I said, raise your hand.

    You know I'm standin' about, yes I am.
    Want to give you all my love, oh, I do.
    Oh, honey, won't you come on and open up,
    I said, open up in your heart.
    Please won't you let me try ?
    Yeah!!

    Got to be good.
    Don't ya understand ?
    Raise your hand.
    Hey, hey, hey.
    I said, raise your hand.
    Right here, right now, babe!

    Whoaaaah, yeah!

    Whoaaaah!!
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.

    Raise.
    Gonna raise.
    Gonna raise.
    Gonna raise.

    Said, raise your hand, come on!
    Raise your hand, feel it!
    Raise your hand, I gotta have it!
    Raise your hand.

    Raise your hand, yeah!
    Raise your hand, yeah!
    Raise it up, on up to me.
    Come on, raise it up, on up to me.
    Oh, raise it up, on up to me, yeah!
    Yeah !!!

  2. 1969-02-12 Fillmore East, New York (1969-02-12)
  3. 1969-04-12 Frankfurt (1969-04-12)
  4. 1969-04-12 Frankfurt (DVD-rip) (1969-04-12)
  5. 1969-04-19 Stockholm (1969-04-19 [2008])
  6. 1969-04-21 Royal Albert Hall, London (1969-04-21)
  7. 1969-07-05 Atlanta Pop Festival (1969-07-05)
  8. 1969-10-24 Cotillion Ballroom, Wichita, KS (1969-10-24)
  9. 1969-11-30 West Palm Beach (1969-11-30)
  10. 3CD Box Set (1993)
  11. Absolute Janis (1997)

    Alright, this is a tune called Raise Your Hand. Let's go, come on!

    One, two one, two, three!

    If there's somethin' you need,
    Hon, that you've never, ever, ever had.
    I know you've never had it.
    Oh, honey, don't you just sit there cryin',
    Don't just sit there feelin' bad.
    No, no, no.

    You'd better get up,
    Now do you understand ?
    And raise you hand.
    Hey, hey, hey.
    I said raise your hand.

    You know I'm standin' around, yes I am.
    Want to give you all my love.
    Oh, honey, won't you come on and open up,
    I said, open up in your heart.
    Please won't you let me try ?

    You got to be good.
    Don't ya understand ?
    Raise your hand.
    Hey, hey, hey.
    I said, raise your hand right here,
    Right here, right now, yeah!

    Whoaaaaah, oh yeah!!

    If there's somethin' that you want, dear,
    Honey, why won't you come and tell me so ?
    I said honey
    An' if you ever feel, whoa, that you just might need my lovin'
    Honey, all I just want you to do is just let go.

    Got to be good.
    Don't ya understand,
    Raise your hand.
    Hey, hey, hey!
    I said, raise your hand,
    Raise, raise, raise, raise.
    Honey ...
    Ha, ha, ha
    Honey ...
    Whoa ... whoaaa ... whoaaa
    Said-a, whoaaa ...
    Alright!

    Honey, raise your hand
    'Cause I want you to come along.
    Raise your hand
    'Cause you know where you belong.
    You belong here, now
    Said here and now
    Said, here and now
    Honey, here and now
    Here and now
    Honey, here, now
    Honey, here, now,
    Honey, here
    Now, now, now, now, now, now, now

    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.
    Raise your hand.

    Hey, hey, hey, get it up now!
    Hey, hey, get it up now!
    Hey, hey, get it up now!
    Hey, hey, get it up now!
    Hey, hey, get it up now!
    Hey, hey, get it up now!
    Hey, hey, get it up!

    Raise your hand, yeah.
    Raise your hand, yeah.
    Raise your hand, yeah.

    Yeah!!!
    Alright!!

    Alright, thank you.

  12. At Woodstock (1969-08-17 [1993])
  13. Blow All My Blues Away (1962/70)
  14. Cry Baby (The Ultimate Collection) (2009)
  15. Farewell Song (1967/70 [1982])
  16. Fillmore East, 1969-02-12 (1969-02-12)
  17. Move Over (2011)
  18. Rare Pearls (1999)

    Great, great broad, miss Janis Joplin, please!

    If there's something you need,
    Hon that you've never, ever, ever had.
    And I know you've never had it.
    Oh, honey, don't you just sit there crying,
    Don't just sit there feeling bad.
    No, no, no.
    You'd better get up,
    Now, don't you understand ?
    And raise you hand.
    I said, raise, raise your hand.

    You know I'm standing about, yes I am.
    And I want to give you all my love.
    Oh, won't you open up,
    I said, open up your heart.
    Please let me try.


    You'd better be good.
    Don't ya understand ?
    Raise your hand.
    I said, I wanna see it up in the air, babe,
    Right here, right now, yeah!

    Whoaaaah, yeah!

    If you ever, ever need me,
    Honey why won't you come and tell me so now ?
    Baby if you want to give all of my loving,
    I want to let it go.
    You'd better be good, don't you understand,
    I said raise it, raise it, raise it, raise it,
    Raise.

    Honey honey what it was
    Honey honey what it was
    Honey honey what it was
    Whoaaaah
    Whoaaaah
    Whoaaaah
    Whoaaaah
    Alright
    Alright
    Raise your hand 'cause I want you to come along,
    Raise your hand 'cause I want you to move
    Honey groove
    Come along, baby
    Come, said come, come on,
    Come, come, come on,
    Come, come, come on,
    Come, come, come on,
    Hey now now now now
    Hey now now now now
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand, yeah,
    Raise your hand, yeah,
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand, yeah,
    Raise your hand, yeah,
    Raise your hand, yeah,
    Raise your hand, yeah yeah yeah,
    You gotta, hey hey,
    You gotta, hey hey,
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand
    Raise your hand, alright! Awww!
    Yeah!!

    Alright, thank you.

  19. Texas International Pop Festival (1969-08-30)
  20. Woodstock Complete 2010 (1969-08-17 [2010])