Try a Little Tenderness Ted Lewis (#6 in 1933), Tom Jones, Otis Redding (#25 in 1966),
Percy Sledge, Three Dog Night (#29 in 1969)

She may be weary, women do get weary
Wearing the same shabby dress
And when she’s weary, try a little tenderness
She may be waiting, just anticipating
Things she may never possess
While she’s without them, try a little tenderness
It’s not just sentimental, she has her grief and her care
But a word that’s soft and gentle makes it easier to bear
You won’t regret it, women don’t forget it
Love is their whole happiness
And it’s all so easy, try a little tenderness

Harry Woods (the composer) was known for his virulent temper as well as his fondness for all things alcoholic. One day he was at a bar beating a man's head against the counter with the stump of his arm, when the police arrived. They pulled Woods off the unfortunate victim and someone asked, "Who is that man?" Wood's drinking partner explained, "That's Harry Woods. He wrote "Try a Little Tenderness."