Lyrics ,Music:Harry M. Woods ,Reginald Connelly ,Jimmy Campbell
The song was publishe 1932.
It was recorded initially on December 8, 1932 by the Ray Noble Orchestra (with vocals by Val Rosing followed by both Ruth Etting and Bing Crosby in 1933.
In the hustle of the day, we're all inclined to miss Little things that mean so much A word, a smile, and a kiss When a woman loves a man, he's a hero in her eyes And a hero he can always be if he'll just realize
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