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Today I thought I would share this great song by The Traveling Wilburys – “Handle With Care”. The Traveling Wilburys were a “supergroup” formed by George Harrison in the late 1980s, and comprising himself, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Roy Orbison and Jeff Lynne. They released two albums (confusingly known as “The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1” and “The Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3”), but sadly Roy Orbison died between the the two albums, so only features on the first album.



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The writing credits for this song are shared by all five members of the band, although it was George Harrison who had the original idea for the song. Other band members contributed various lines to the song which was composed in the recording studio, so hence the credit going to all five members. “Handle With Care” reached number 21 in the Disunited Kingdom singles charts, and number 45 in the USA.

Been beat up and battered ’round
Been sent up, and I’ve been shot down
You’re the best thing that I’ve ever found

Handle me with care
Reputations changeable
Situations tolerable
But baby, you’re adorable
Handle me with care
I’m so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won’t you show me that you really care

Everybody’s got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine, and dream on

I’ve been fobbed off, and I’ve been fooled
I’ve been robbed and ridiculed
In day care centers and night schools
Handle me with care

Been stuck in airports, terrorized
Sent to meetings, hypnotized
Overexposed, commercialized
Handle me with care

I’m so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Won’t you show me that you really care

Everybody’s got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine, and dream on

I’ve been uptight and made a mess
But I’ll clean it up myself, I guess
Oh, the sweet smell of success
Handle me with care


Here is the official video of this great song. Enjoy!





Which is your favourite Traveling Wilburys song?

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