Hey there, here I am
I’m the man on the scene
I can give you what you want
But you got to come home with me

I forgot some good old lovin’
And I got me some more in store
When I get to thrown it on you
You got to come back for more

Toys and things that come by the dozen
That ain’t nothin’ but drug store lovin’
Pretty little thing, let me light your candle
‘Cause mama I’m sure hard to handle, now, gets around

Action speaks louder than words
And I’m a man of great experience
I know you got another man
But I can love you better than him

Take my hand, don’t be afraid
I wanna prove every word I say
I’m advertisin’ love for free
So, you can place your ad with me

Once it come along a dime by the dozen
That ain’t nothin’ but ten cent lovin’
Pretty little thing, let me light your candle
‘Cause mama I’m sure hard to handle, now, gets around

Pretty little thing, let me light your candle
‘Cause mama I’m sure hard to handle

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Greyson has never officially released a studio version of his cover of “Hard to Handle”.

History

“Hard to Handle” was originally recorded by Otis Redding and was released poshumously on his 1968 album The Immortal Otis Redding. Over the years, there have been a number of covers of the song, but the most notable cover was the one released by The Black Crowes on their debut album Shake Your Money Maker in 1990.

Greyson was approached to appear on the FOX comedy Raising Hope after the show’s executive producer and writer, Greg Garcia, thought that Greyson resembled a younger version of Lucas Neff who played the character Jimmy Chance on the show. Garcia’s son had seen Greyson play at Eden’s Bat Mitzvah on May 21, 2011 and had told his father about Greysn’s great performance. Garcia contacted Greyson’s management and signed him to appear in three episodes of Raising Hope.

Greyson first appeared on Raising Hope in the second season premiere episode titled “Prodigy” which originally aired on September 20, 2011. In the episode, Jimmy realizes from watching old home movies that as a young teenager he had musical talent that he now has no recollection of. In a series of flashbacks, the audience sees young Jimmy, played by Greyson, singing bits of both “Hard to Handle” and the Train song, “Meet Virginia”.

The day the episode aired, Greyson uploaded a complete version of him covering “Hard to Handle” on his greyson97 YouTube channel.

Greyson’s Original Cover:

Otis Redding’s Original Version:

First Live Performance

Other than his performance on the Season 2 premiere of Raising Hope and the original video uploaded on his personal greyson97 YouTube channel, Greyson has not performed “Hard to Handle” live.