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Lyrics by: Luther Ingram, Mack Rice
# Debut Chart
12 Oct '71 Hot 100

Lyrics

If you disrespect Anybody that you run in to How in the world do you think Anybody's 'sposed to respect you? If you don't give a heck About the man with the Bible in his hand, y'all Just get out the way And let the gentleman do his thing


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You the kind of gentleman That want everything your way, yeah Take the sheet off your face, boy It's a brand new day [CHORUS] Respect yourself (da, da, da, da, da) Respect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) Respect yourself (da, da, da, da, da) Respect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) If you don't respect yourself Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na, na, na, oh, oh, oh [Repeat chorus] Da, da, da, da, da Da, da, da, da Da, da, da, da, da Da, da, da, da, da, da You, you You, you, you, you You, you, you, you Everybody Na, na, na, na Doo-wop, doo-wop, doo-wop, doo-wop If you believe me If you believe me If you believe me If you believe me If you're walking round thinkin' That the world owe you something 'cause you're here, uh You goin' out the world backwards Like you did when you first come here, yeah Keep talkin 'bout the president Won't stop air pollution Put your hand on your mouth when you cough That'll help the solution Oh, you curse around women folk You don't even know their name, no Then you dumb enough to think That'll make a-you a big ol' man, yeah, yeah 'spect yourself, yeah (da, da, da, da, da) 'spect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) 'spect yourself, you, you, you, you (da, da, da, da, da) 'spect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) If you don't respect yourself Ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot, na, na, na, na, na, na Respect yourself (da, da, da, da, da) 'spect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee), I mean 'spect yourself (da, da, da, da, da), you know 'spect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) Respect yourself (da, da, da, da, da) Respect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) Respect yourself (da, da, da, da, da), I mean Respect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) Respect yourself, yeah-ha-ah (da, da, da, da, da) Respect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) 'spect yourself, yeah (da, da, da, da, da) Respect yourself, you ought-a, you ought-a (dee, dee, dee, dee) Respect yourself, yeah-ha-ah-ha-ah (da, da, da, da, da) 'spect yourself (dee, dee, dee, dee) [Instrumental fade]

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