Written by Nina Simone


I want a little sugar in my bowl

I want a little sweetness 

down in my soul

I could stand some lovin'

 oh so bad

I feel so funny I feel so sad


I want a little steam

on my clothes

Maybe I can fix things up 

so they'll go

What's the matter daddy

come on, save my soul

I need some sugar in my bowl

I ain't foolin'

I want some sugar in my bowl


You been acting different 

I've been told

Well you can soothe me

 I want some sugar in my bowl


I want some steam on my clothes

Maybe I can fix things up so they'll go

What's the matter daddy

Come on and save my soul

I want some sugar in my bowl

 I ain't foolin'

I want some sugar 

In my bowl