Staples, Mavis - I Have Learned To Do Without You Lyrics




You gave me my first taste of love
You put in a groove and I could think of
Were your sweet lips
Upon my face
Your tender voice I thought I could never erase

Although you're gone
And I'm all alone
In an unhappy home

I have learned to do without you
Even though, even though it hurts inside
I have learned to do without you
I've wiped those tears from my eyes

I'm not perfect, boy, I know it's true
But all my intentions were good for you
My true love and affection, it just wouldn't do
So you found yourself, found somebody new

Now that you're gone
And I'm all alone
In an un, in an un, in an unhappy home

Oh, I have learned to do without you
Even though, even though it hurts me deep down inside
Somehow, I have learned, learned
Learned to do without you
I have wiped all the tears from my eyes

Now that you've had
Had your round of ruse
You realized just how good
How good I was to you
You've come back
To my front door
But it's too late, it's too late, it's too late
I just don't need you no more

So baby, go
Go and leave me alone
In this un, in this un, in this unhappy home
'Cause you know what?

I have learned
Learned to do without you
I have learned to do without you
I'm doing just fine
Oh, by myself
Go on back to your new love
I don't need you
I don't need you no more
'Cause I have learned, learned
Learned to live without you
Yes I have
Somehow I got over you, yeah
Did something I didn't think I could do
I have learned to do without you
I'm doing just fine





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Staples, Mavis I Have Learned To Do Without You Comments
  1. Junior Bramble

    Debbie Taylor's too good this time Mavis🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🇻🇨🌈🍷🌞🎷

  2. Theresa Pickett

    I remember this song !!!

  3. IRONSHEIKHAOA

    THIS SONG IS #THUNDER... #GANGSTER... #ANOINTED...

  4. Domonique Ayers

    I LOVE THIS OLD SCHOOL CLASSIC R&B HIT SONG AND SO MANY

    OTHERS THAT SHE RECORDED
    IN HER MUSIC CAREER, & TOO WHOM

    MAY CONCERN, DON'T
    TAKE IT PERSONAL

    Peter Wood

    Awesome

  5. Andre Moore

    One of my favorite songs of all time!

  6. Domonique Ayers

    MAVIS STAPLES WAS VERY GOOD AT CRAFT AS A GOSPEL, R&B, AND SONGWRITER AND I ALWAYS ENJOYED THE THIS CLASSIC DIAMOND, PRECIOUS JEWEL BECAUSE IT WAS VERY POSITIVE

    ENCOURAGING AND UPLIFTING &
    THAT EX-BOYFRIEND HAS TRY TO
    COME BACK TWICE "TO MY FRONT

    DOOR, AND CALLING MY NAME AT
    MY WINDOW BUT "I DON'T WANT TO

    KNOW" ANYTHING HE HAS TO SAY
    "BECAUSE I AM HISTORY"

    THANK YOU MAVIS STAPLES FOR THE BEAUTIFUL SONG YOU ARE ONE

    AMAZING SONGBIRD
    AT WHAT YOU DO BEST

  7. Walena Living,Praying,Dancing 2 God

    This is a deep song...i didn't know she sang Let's Do it again🤔 I REALLY love that song she did on the National Lampoo Christmas....this song is for my daughter father.lol...❤it's a new day...and I have learned to do without him....I'm glad we're still friends😊

  8. Karima Nicolette

    🎼🎵I'll Take You There🎵🎼

  9. Gareth Graves

    Superstar! What a voice

  10. Merdice Howell

    💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  11. Restless Mind

    Soul music saves my live. :D

  12. tubebitch12

    Those violins, the drums the strum of the base and that beautiful, powerful, voice of Mavis Staples, just kills me when I listen to this! Have Mercy, I love this song so much.

  13. DO IT WELL

    Mavis voice is sexy!!!!

    Kay E.

    DO IT WELL Absolutely.

  14. shawn archer

    marvis is great

  15. Maria Murray

    I don't care how many singers are listen to and I've listened to a lot no one comes close to Mavis she is a fantastic singer even till this day God bless Mavis

  16. Valerie Dandridge

    Maybe , Mavis was singing to Bob Dylan here! He proposed to her and she turned him down. She said they were both teenager and to young to marry.

  17. veronica goss

    "I have wiped those tear from my eyes" Yessss Mavis sang!!

  18. prettycountrygirl2

    She TOLD him.  Sing it Mavis.

  19. kevin harrison

    i stand corrected, mavis IS fine, i & yes she's still can sing circles around miss love hangover.

    David Betsey

    Who in the fuck besides ur stupid ass is comparing Ms. Staples to Ms. Ross? If u dont like Diana Ross, thats fine, but keep ur ignorant, stupid opinions to urself. Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one except u. U are an asshole!

  20. kevin harrison

    mavis was fine , and this song was just incredible.

    Tom Hartman

    Mavis IS fine...she has a new album out.

    Michael Wilson

    Yes she was fine.

  21. T' Challa

    Mavis Staples has one of the greatest voices of all time. No matter the song she's gone tear it up. Chicago's finest. Believe that

  22. james fisher

    love her

  23. Tony Woodson

    speak the truth,no question about your being right.but to slightly disagree,that was 2 different times and eras.youre talking real talent from the real ladies of music to the current best of this time I.e. the Adele's and beyonces,kelly Rowland's,ect.still good talent,just not superb compared to the prior masters of their era.the dominated then and still do today.....

  24. Quinton Williams

    she sounded much like Whitney houston mom

    Yul Gomez

    Quinton Williams pardon me you mean Whitney's mom sounded like Mavis dont get it twisted no one can match Mavis voice not even the Queen of soul.

  25. Ernest Byrd

    baby go on go on an Leave me alone...... unhappy home .. I love it... crystal c frm Indianapolis.... my parents listened to that.. and i luv....... all by my self

  26. Veronica Moore

    awesome voice!

  27. Veronica Moore

    awesome voice!

  28. Larry Sanders

    ONE OF CHICAGO'S GREATS

  29. R Cazeau

    Yes I did learned How to do without You.... You know who you are...LOL

  30. Júlio Franco de Sá

    The Best.

  31. D Coop

    WOW ... She handling Business

  32. chylogurti

    This is just wonderful. Great upload

  33. Djae Tess

    I LOVE THIS CLASSIC. THIS SONG WAS A HOUSEHOLD JAMMED THAT I DIDNT HAVE A NO CHOICE BUT TO LEARN. MEANIFLL LYRICS.

  34. Zero

    What a voice!!!!!!!!!!! She just makes my day! Love her so much!

  35. Pamela White

    It's have been three months now since U passed I have not learned to do without U😪😪😔

  36. David Tipsword

    She is as good as any of them, Aretha, Gladys, or anyother!!! Love Mavis!

  37. Johnny Trash

    She has deep soul! And she was very pretty in her youth...

    Edwina Kavanaugh

    Saw her tonite 9/10/16 in Madison WI and she is still very pretty at age 77!

    Kay E.

    She's absolutely gorgeous. Even now at 80.

  38. Andre Moore

    One of her best solo performances. 

  39. adjforreal

    Mavis is digging deep when she sing " Learned to do without you!

  40. mizjk

    was JUST thinking the same thing..know what ya mean.... :)

  41. Anne Hamilton

    Real beautiful music......Ms. Mavis Staples, a legend who always deliver!!!

  42. Aa1Mar

    Neumann U47. Later model with painted grille. Older ones are nickel plated
    .

  43. Angrytownnews

    Debbie Taylor does a great take of this track.

  44. Edwin Mangum

    Thanks for this blast from the past!

  45. angelika szabo

    omg. this have just 38,339 likes????seriously?

  46. Steve Gastearl

    thats a great song for those who take for granted what they had and now its gone for those who are trying to be slick better eatch yourselves because someone might be playing it for you

  47. FanCee2004

    I love this song, she has an amazing voice no matter what age, just priceless!!!

  48. JACKnJESUS

    I found the song, "down in Mississippi" the other day, and all i can say is omg.... what a voice, what a delivery, what a sound. Mavis has me hooked deep now. Ty Mavis, ty.

  49. Skinshape

    Anyone know what microphone that is? A Neumann valve mic?

  50. Jay Meeks

    Love it.

  51. Cynthia's Channel

    OH YES!!
    WHO'S SHE KIDDING!!

  52. TheWildeDisciple

    Who's she kidding. She loves him and she's out there singing it.

    I love you Mavis!

  53. RAMLIA1

    ♥♥♥

  54. Kasino80

    If you're willing to spend some hours watching random people's playlists you find so much awsome music. I would like to thank King689 for making awsome playlists in all genres...

  55. Andrew Holland

    OOOOOH yeah I'm liking this! Nice voice Mavis

  56. vonda phipps

    @soln4suhreborn Thanx for the email, appreciate the feedback.

  57. soln4suhreborn

    @Achdus5772 Especially during the last chorus of the song where she really gives the guy a piece of her mind.I get goosebumps every time I hear it.

  58. soln4suhreborn

    @perry123mason This tune was recorded about 1969 or 1970 and you can find 45's of it and the "Only For The Lonely" album on both vinyl and CD. It's fairly easy to find.

  59. MrScabbie

    Good music all the way around!

  60. Achdus5774

    She's giving me chills...

  61. Achdus5774

    Amen...

  62. victornewman06

    That's how you SING!!!!!!!!

  63. Cherie Butler

    I LOVE Mavis's voice...she could make a cough sound soulful.

  64. David Carvell

    What a wonderful voice - and it has gotten even better! Thanks for posting.

  65. vonda phipps

    This is my first time hearing this song. When was it recorded? Where can I purchase it? That is the way music is suppose to sound.

  66. Jody Pate

    Ms. Mavis!!!

  67. Jody Pate

    oh, i love this song!!

  68. Brighid Lightheart

    Wow, haven't heard this in a long time, but it's just as fresh and beautiful as the day it was recorded. Mavis Staples, gorgeous voice and so much class! Thanks for posting this =)

  69. meilee44

    Wow!!! What a tough song! I don't think I've heard this since the 70's. Thanks!

  70. ETPhoneHome84

    Mavis Staple is one of my favorite singers and this song is awesome.

  71. jo22338601

    Lord I haven't heard this since it came out fall of 1970 ,girl friends so very good.this was a hit just didn't last long. Thanks for the posting.

  72. Kaye Fullylove

    I love this by Mavis Staples. She is sangin' this song. Sing Mavis-Sing!!!

  73. Kaye Fullylove

    @blackbull13 Definitely underrated!!!
    In a class all by herself-most definitely!!!!

  74. blackbull13

    so underrated! She is an icon with a voice that rivals any contemporary.Mavis is in a class of her own for sure.