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Lauryn Hill | The Makings Of You (Curtis Mayfield cover)

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Uploaded on Jan 6, 2009

Curtis Mayfield Memorial Concert, Los Angeles, Ca. - February 22, 2000. Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton and Lauryn Hill joined friends, family and former bandmates of Curtis Mayfield to celebrate the late soul singer's life and music at a memorial service Tuesday afternoon (Feb. 22).

Lauryn Hill, dressed in a light blue dress, followed Clapton with a version of Mayfield's "The Makings of You." She recalled how she found a single of the song in her mother's basement when she was a child. "This song made me feel good," Hill said. "I want to thank Curtis for the contributions he made, not only to the whole world, but to my life." As Hill sang the tune, Clapton sat in a pew swaying and tapping his feet. (Lauryn Hill also virtually collaborated with Curtis Mayfield for "Here But I'm Gone" - available in my other uploads and in Suggestions)

Lyrics:

Add a little sugar, honey suckle and
A great big expression of happiness
Boy, you couldn't miss with a dozen roses
Such would astound you
The joy of children laughing around you
These are the makings of you
And it's true, the makings of you

The righteous way to go
Little one would know
Or believe if I told them so
You're second to none
The love of all mankind
Should reflect some sign
Of these words I'm trying to recite
They are close, but not quite
Almost impossible to do
Deciding the makings of you

The righteous way to go
Little one would know
Or believe if I told them so
You're second to none
The love of all mankind
Should reflect some sign
Of these words I'm trying to excite
They are close, but not quite
Almost impossible to do
Deciding the makings of you

The righteous way to go
Little one would know
Or believe if I told them so
You're second to none
The love of all mankind
Should reflect some sign
Of these words I'm trying to recite
They are close, but not quite
Almost impossible to do
Deciding the makings of you

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