Respect Yourself

Words & Music:

James Richens (Staples Singers)


Yep.  Still need the chords to this.


If you disrespect anybody that you run into,

How in the world do you think anybody's s'posed to respect you?

If you don't give a heck 'bout the man with the Bible in his hand,

Just get out the way, and let the gentleman do his thing.

You the kind of gentleman that want everything your way.

Take the sheet off your face, boy, it's a brand new day.



Respect yourself, respect yourself.

If you don't respect yourself.

Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na-na-na-na.

Respect yourself, respect yourself.


If you're walking 'round thinkin' that the world owes you something

'Cause you're here;

You goin' out the world backwards like you did when you...

Put your hand on your mouth when you cough, that'll help the solution.

Oh, you cuss around women and you don't even know their names and you

Dumb enough to think that'll make you a big ol man.


CHORUS:  [repeat & out]


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