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Al Green — Here I Am (Come and Take Me)
Album: Al Green's Greatest Hits
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8.1

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Total ratings: 571









Released: 1973
Length: 4:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I can't believe that it's real,
the way that you make me feel.
A burning deep down inside,
a love that I cannot hide.
Our love is you and me baby,
that makes the world go round.
And if you've been doin' lovin' with me,
layin' all my troubles down,
here I am, baby,
come and take me.
Here I am, baby,
come and take me,
take me by the hand.
Show me,
here I am, baby.
It always ends up this way,
me begging you every day.
A love that I cannot have,
you broke my heart into half.
Our love is you and me baby,
that make's the world go round.
And if you've been doin' lovin' with me,
layin' all my troubles down,
here I am, baby,
come and take me,
Here I am, baby,
come and take me,
take me by the hand.
Show me,
here I am, baby.
When I'm down I can always call you,
for a helpin' hand.
I know you'll do the best you can.
But it don't take much from me,
just my cup of joe.
Oh there's love inside me,
I believe there's one to be explodin',
It's tough for me, oh baby,
I can do worry,
tell me all your troubles.
You won't ever have to worry now,
Just one more thing, ask everybody,
everybody you see,
you'll find yourselve lost and alone on a darkened street,
here I am, baby,
come and take me.
Here I am, baby,
come and take me,
take me by the hand.
Show me,
here I am, baby...
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Al Green lives in Memphis, Tennessee folks!
You can still catch him at his church.
Where's the "11" button?
 Philo wrote:
This is the dogs bollocks!!

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That's means the best/greatest btw if you're not familiar with English idioms
It's unbelievable this is over 40 years old, it still sounds so fresh {#Daisy}
 Steely_D wrote:
The production on this, and his other big hits, is so clean and perfect. Not a lot of noise, some simple horns and strings, but nothing syrupy or superfluous.

 
he's in a class all by himself
 
 Steely_D wrote:
The production on this, and his other big hits, is so clean and perfect. Not a lot of noise, some simple horns and strings, but nothing syrupy or superfluous.

 
Yes!

damn I love Al Green's sublime groove   : )
Not a good song, worst the cover!
 K_Love wrote:



 
Apart from it's inability to do my laundry and walk the dog, I'd have to agree.  Sublime.
The production on this, and his other big hits, is so clean and perfect. Not a lot of noise, some simple horns and strings, but nothing syrupy or superfluous.
 kcar wrote:

South Carolina? That's a damned low bar.

 
I wish I could disagree with this.  On the other hand, the bar isn't any higher in a lot of other places these days.
 hempmandan wrote:
Make the argument that this song isn't perfect...
 

Make the argument that this song isn't perfect...
 TheBorgBuilder wrote:
Ha ha! (and the worst of it is that he's probably a better choice than some that currently hold office)

ziggytrix wrote:
I heard he's running for Senate in South Carolina....
 

 
South Carolina? That's a damned low bar. Strom Thurmond was a senile fossil at the end of his career as Senator.  
It does not get any better than this!  Rev. Al Green is sublime.
I love the cover art! And the song is amazing!
Great song, even better artwork!  You can't argue with the collective opinion of the RP listeners. He's the man!
Is that Al or Barack?
"Awful".  If you are referring to the cover art, I agree. If you think for one minute this song is "awful" well, I just have to disagree with that...vigorously.
Awful!
 lsfeder wrote:
God I love Al Green!  Long live master of funk!!
 
I think you'll find.....George Clinton, maybe....The Rev is a soul man....
cranked that one up.
I like Al Green a lot, but I would prefer not to see him shirtless.
I am not a friend of this Big Band, soul, reverend sound!
 Philo wrote:
This is the dogs bollocks!!

.
 
Since this is such a fantatstic song, I'll assume this is a compliment.

This is the dogs bollocks!!

.
God I love Al Green!  Long live master of funk!!
Gotta bump it to a 7 on account of the cover. I try something like that and it would look like I have back problems. Only a 7 because UB40 totally ruined this song for my psyche, sorry Al.
If only it had actually been him, that would be true.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alvin_Greene

 TheBorgBuilder wrote:
Ha ha! (and the worst of it is that he's probably a better choice than some that currently hold office)

ziggytrix wrote:
I heard he's running for Senate in South Carolina....
 
 


The Rev rules
Ha ha! (and the worst of it is that he's probably a better choice than some that currently hold office)

ziggytrix wrote:
I heard he's running for Senate in South Carolina....
 


 sirdroseph wrote:
Can I get a witness for the Rev?!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
 
Rite'chere - amen.
I heard he's running for Senate in South Carolina....
 RadioDoc wrote:

That segue is kind of a train wreck.  I guess we get so used to the seamless flow that when Bill misses on one it really sticks out.

Oh well, I'll take this along with whatever it crashes into.

 
I love a person who doesn't mix metaphors! {#Roflol} I think I've been spending waaay too much time at this forum...

I heard this by UB40 and hated it.  I didn't know it was an Al Green song, but I still don't like it much.  Al Green has some absolutely wonderful songs, but in my opinion, this really isn't some of his better work.  Sorry, peeps.
Sad to say that I've only heard UB40's version until now. This is definitely much better!
Can I get a witness for the Rev?!!{#Dancingbanana_2}
Top Drumming!
Great album cover!
 WonderLizard wrote:
All Green - Here I Am
Cat Power - Lord, Help the Poor & Needy
 
That segue is kind of a train wreck.  I guess we get so used to the seamless flow that when Bill misses on one it really sticks out.

Oh well, I'll take this along with whatever it crashes into.

TESTIFY, Reverend!  And I love those tasty horns.
What a wonderful singer! one of the best... {#Dancingbanana_2}Pure soul para el tercer mundo!
{#Notworthy} WonderLizard wrote:
All Green - Here I Am
Cat Power - Lord, Help the Poor & Needy

The connection? Both produced by Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Green's guitar player.

Good one, Bill.

 
that two people could make this connection is somewhat astounding
I would like to hear AG's version of "Take me to the river".

More Al Green!!!

Very little of his stuff ranks below an 8.
Great stuff!
 WonderLizard wrote:
All Green - Here I Am
Cat Power - Lord, Help the Poor & Needy

The connection? Both produced by Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Green's guitar player.

Good one, Bill.

 

You folks know your moo sack.
my immense pleasure to drop a 10 on this one
All Green - Here I Am
Cat Power - Lord, Help the Poor & Needy

The connection? Both produced by Mabon "Teenie" Hodges, Green's guitar player.

Good one, Bill.

 Squirt wrote:
Here I am, ba-by!
 
'swhat I'm talkin' 'bou(t)

I think he's got a new cd out.  Representin' Forest City, Arkansas ... sing it Rev!



Geecheeboy wrote:
LOTS better than UB40's take on the matter. But that's just me.

No, it isn't just you.  


Here I am, ba-by!
Now dat's fonky!
Brother Al..... righteous !!!!!
LOTS better than UB40's take on the matter. But that's just me.
Mercy!
oh hayull yeah.
Has this really not been played since 2006??
I agree - Reverend Al rules!
Awesome song. Let's get it in the rotation.