Jimmy Mack Lyrics

Jimmy Mack

Martha and the Vandellas

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Jimmy Mack Lyrics

Jimmy Mack, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin’ back
Jimmy Mack, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin’ back

My arms are missing you, my lips feel the same way too
I tried so hard to be true, like I promised I’d do
But this guy keeps comin’ around, he’s tryin’ to wear my resistance down

Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin’ back
Jimmy, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back

He calls me on the phone, about three times a day
Now my heart doesn’t listen to, what he has to say
But this loneliness I have within, is reaching out to be his friend

Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin’ back
Jimmy, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back

Need your loving (Jimmy Mack, won’t hurry back)
Need your loving (Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back)

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I wanna say I’m not getting any stronger, I can’t hold out very much longer
Trying hard, to be true. But Jimmy he talks just as sweet as you

Hey, Jimmy, Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, when are you comin’ back
Jimmy, can’t you hear me Jimmy. Oh, Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back

Need your loving (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack)
Need your loving (Hurry, hurry)

Hey Jimmy Mack, you better hurry back (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack)
Hey Jimmy Mack, when are you coming back (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack)
Oh, I’m not getting any stronger (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack, oh)
I can’t hold out very much longer (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack, oh)
Jimmy Mack when are you coming back (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack, oh)
Need your loving. Oh Jimmy Mack (Hurry back, Jimmy Mack, oh)


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Jimmy Mack – Guitar Lesson

Jimmy Mack is a song written by Motown’s main song writing team, Holland-Dozier-Holland.

Commisioned especially for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas, this is a classic Motown hit that often appear on a Motown/Soul repertoire.

As you learn this in the course, we discuss how you can extend the chords to create a more interesting sound. We also play the horn section solo on the guitar.

Preview video lessons: Jimmy Mack


Martha and the Vandellas – Biography

Martha met her Vandellas as she was a secretary at Motown’s hit factory where her soon to be backing singers sang for Marvin Gaye.

Together they had seven years of hits including ‘Jimmy Mack’, ‘Nowhere To Run’ and perhaps Motown’s biggest hit of them all in Dancing In The Street’.

To find out more, go to Martha and the Vandellas biography.


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