Jimmy Mack – Martha and the Vandellas!

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).

Solo

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).


Jimmy Mack – Chords & Guitar Lessons

Jimmy Mack is a song written by Motown’s main songwriting team, Holland-Dozier-Holland. Penned especially for Martha Reeves and The Vandellas.

This song invites us to discuss how you can substitute instead of extending chords to create more interesting sounds.

Go to Jimmy Mack – Chords & Guitar Lessons.


Holland-Dozier-Holland – Biography

Lamont Dozier and brother Eddie and Brian Holland was Motown’s main songwriting team in Motown’s hit factory during the 60s.

Their hits are so many and their influence is so great it is a mystery how their names are not more widely known.

Go to Holland-Dozier-Holland – Biography.


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.

Go to Martha and the Vandellas – Biography.

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