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Ry Cooder — Why Don't You Try Me
Album: Borderline
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Released: 1980
Length: 4:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If your man has got you on the run, why don't you try me ?
And if you wanna have a little fun, oh baby, why don't you try me?
If you tote more that you can bear
If your troubles been more than your share
And if things are not going just right
Why don't you try a man like me tonight?
Why don't you try me tonight?
Why don't you try me?
Why don't you try me tonight ?
Why don't you try me ?
Last night while I was trying to sleep
I heard a racket from the room next door, hum
And that was you and your man havin? a fight
Like you've done so many nights before
Woman, I?ll turn you every which way but loose
Is what I heard him shout, look out!
So I jumped out of the bed and I opened the door
Just as you came runnin? out
And I hollered why don't you try me tonight?
Why don't you try me?
Why don't you try me tonight?
Why don't you try me?
I ain't saying I'm all that you need
And I won't tell you, honey, you will be free
But all night, well, I will keep trying
And when I say I want ya, girl, you know I'm not lyin?
You see a good woman out on the streets these days, friends
A bad old man can't be hard to find, no, no
Kind of man who'd steal your heart
And call true love a crime
that's why I keep asking ya, baby
Why don't you try me tonight?
Do yourself a favor why don't you try me?
Regular man ain't treatin? you right
Why don't you try a man like me tonight?
Why don't you try me tonight?
Why don't you try me?
Why don't you try me tonight?
Why don't you try me?
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so he's basically trying to get a woman to be unfaithful......
Loved this song back in the day; played it often at my college radio station.  Interesting how Ry sounds so much like David Lindley on this particular tune.
Love this song. Ry Cooder!
Lame lyrics. PSD
Splendid Tune this cold mornin, Gracias!!!  (looks like a Frank Frazetta painting on the cover)
Owned this album back in that day.....longed to be reincarnated as that bull.
To hell with the banderillas' darts, she hasn't got an estoque. 
A fantastic album all around. More Ry please!
I find with Ry, songs that on first listen might not sound like "much." Over time and more listens, turn out to have "a lot."
more Fun music by good ole Ry  Thanks a bunch!!!
The is an 8 for Jim Keltner  and the backing of Bobby King and Terry Evans. John Hiatt also on this album. Thanks for digging this one out Bill all this old Ry is worthy RP material