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Joe Cocker - With A Little Help From My Friends - Live at Woodstock 1969

Updated: Oct 2


Joe passes at the age of 70 , Rest in Peace

The Sheffield-born singer had a career lasting more than 40 years, with hits including You Are So Beautiful and Up Where We Belong.


His agent Barrie Marshall said Cocker, who died after battling lung cancer, was "simply unique".


Sir Paul McCartney said he was a lovely guy who "brought so much to the world".


Cocker's friend Rick Wakeman, keyboard player for the rock band Yes, called his rendition of With a Little Help From My Friends "sensational" and said: "He had a voice that was just unique."


Wakeman told BBC Radio 2: "The great thing is with someone like Joe is what they leave behind, and that will be with us for years and years

Here he is one of the most memorable songs 1969 Woodstock, With a Little Help from My Friends




Lyrics



What would you do if I sang out of tune?

Would you stand up and walk out on me?

Lend me your ears and I'll sing you a song

I will try not to sing out of key


Oh, baby I get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

All I need is my buddies (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

I say I'm gonna get high (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Oh yeah (Ooh)


What do I do when my love is away?

(Does it worry you to be alone?)

No no

How do I feel at the end of the day?

(Are you sad because you're on your own?)

I tell ya I don't get sad no more


Gonna get by with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Yeah yeah, I'm gonna try (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Keep on getting high, oh Lord (Ooh)


I need somebody to love

(Could it be anybody?)

All I need is someone

That's just where I'm going, yeah

Somebody knows that's where I'm showing

Baby


Said I'm gonna make it with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Oh, I'm gonna keep on trying (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

I'm gonna keep on trying (Ooh)


I'm certain it happens all the time, yeah

(What do you see when you turn out the light?)

I can't tell you but it sure feels like mine


Don't you know I'm gonna make it with my friends? (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

I promised myself I'd get by (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Said I'm gonna try and not work too hard (Ooh)


Well I, yeah yeah yeah

(Could it be anybody?)

Oh there's gotta be somebody

Don't treat me wrong Lord

Oh yeah yeah


Said I'm gonna get by with my friends, yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Oh, yes I'm gonna keep trying, now (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Keep on trying with my friends (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

Oh, I'm never gonna stop there, oh (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

I'm gonna keep on trying, yeah yeah (Ah, with a little help from my friends)

I'm getting high, I'm gonna make time, oh Lord (Ooh)

Gonna get by with my friends

Oh, I'm gonna get on by, yes I'm gonna get on by, my Lord

I'm gonna tell them all about it, I'm gonna tell them all, yeah yeah



Songwriters: John Lennon / Paul McCartney

with a Little Help from My Friends lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC






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