This little earworm is brought to you by a discussion between Maria and me wherein I happen to mention that I was going to light a candle. For all those who might have thought “Hard to Handle” is a Black Crowes song, here’s the version I grew up with, the original by Otis Redding. It was written by Redding, Al Bell, and Allen Jones and released in 1968, a year after Redding’s tragic death.
So, tell us in the comments what you think he’s actually singing. There’s still controversy over the lyrics.