Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart - Live

Janis Joplin - Piece Of My Heart - Live



"Piece of My Heart" is a romantic funk/soul love song written by Jerry Ragovoy and Bert Berns, originally recorded by Erma Franklin in 1967.


The song came to greater mainstream attention when Big Brother and the Holding Company (featuring Janis Joplin on lead vocals) covered the song in 1968 and had a much bigger hit with it. The song has since been remade by several singers, including Faith Hill in 1994 and duet version by Melissa Etheridge and Joss Stone in 2005.


The song was taken from the group's album Cheap Thrills, recorded in 1968 and released on Columbia Records. This four-minute, 15-second rendition made it to #12 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. The album release was the culmination of a hugely successful year for Joplin with acclaimed performances at the Monterey Pop Festival, Anderson Theater in New York, Wake For Martin Luther King Jr. (with Jimi Hendrix) in New York and on TV's prime-time The Dick Cavett Show.





Lyrics

Oh, come on, come on, come on, come on!

Didn't I make you feel like you were the only man -yeah!

Didn't I give you nearly everything that a woman possibly can?

Honey, you know I did!

And each time I tell myself that I, well I think I've had enough,

But I'm gonna show you, baby, that a woman can be tough.

I want you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,

Take it!

Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!

Oh, oh, break it!

Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah, yeah, yeah.

Oh, oh, have a!

Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,

You know you got it if it makes you feel good,

Oh, yes indeed.

You're out on the streets looking good,

And baby deep down in your heart I guess you know that it ain't right,

Never, never, never, never, never, never hear me when I cry at night,

Babe, I cry all the time!

And each time I tell myself that I, well I can't stand the pain,

But when you hold me in your arms, I'll sing it once again.

I'll say come on, come on, come on, come on and take it!

Take it!

Take another little piece of my heart now, baby.

Oh, oh, break it!

Break another little bit of my heart now, darling, yeah,

Oh, oh, have a!

Have another little piece of my heart now, baby,

You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

I need you to come on, come on, come on, come on and take it,

Take it!

Take another little piece of my heart now, baby!

oh, oh, break it!

Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, c'monnow.

oh, oh, have a

Have another little piece of my heart now, baby.

You know you got it -whoahhhhh!!

Take it!

Take it! Take another little piece of my heart now, baby,

Oh, oh, break it!

Break another little bit of my heart, now darling, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,

Oh, oh, have a

Have another little piece of my heart now, baby, hey,

You know you got it, child, if it makes you feel good.

Songwriters: JERRY RAGOVOY / BERT BERNS

Piece of My Heart lyrics © Unichappell Music Inc., Sony/ATV Songs LLC, Livingsting Music, Scikron Music Publishing, Warner Chappell Music France, Sony Atv Songs LLC, Sony Atv Music Publishing France, Sloopy Ii Music Inc., UNICHAPPELL MUSIC, INC., Publisher Unknown, MPL MUSIC PUBLISHING, INC. OBO WREN MUSIC CO., WREN MUSIC CO, SLOOPY II, INC.





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