Whatcha Gonna Do About It

New Authorised Biography out 18 March 2021


All Or Nothing: The Authorised Story of Steve Marriott: The Story of Steve Marriott
By Simon Spence

Authorised by the Marriott family

Steve Marriott, lead singer of the Small Faces and Humble Pie, had a voice coveted by Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Roger Daltrey and David Bowie, amongst many others.

All or Nothing, Simon Spence’s oral history biography, is drawn from over 125 interviews with those who knew Marriott intimately: his wives, children, bandmates and closest friends, managers, record producers, record label bosses and his fellow musicians. Included are scores of people who have never told their story before.

From his child star beginnings to his battles with drug addiction and untimely death in a housefire, All or Nothing is a visceral and unflinching account of Steve Marriott’s extraordinary and often troubling life.


Small Faces - Whatcha Gonna do About It
Small Faces – Whatcha Gonna do About It

Song Facts

Album: Small Faces (1966)

Release Date: 6 August 1965

Chart Position (UK): 14

B-Side: What’s A Matter Baby

Length: 1:59

Writers: Brian Potter/Ian Samwell

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Album: Small Faces (1966)

Release Date: 11 May 1966

Credits

Performers:

  • Vocals, Guitar – Steve Marriott
  • Bass, Vocals – Ronnie Lane
  • Drums – Kenney Jones
  • Organ, Vocals – Ian McLagan
  • Producer – Ian Samwell
Lyrics

Whatcha Gonna Do About It

  I want you to know that I love you, baby
Want you to know that I care
I'm so happy when you're 'round me but I'm
Sad when you're not there
Sing the song now!

(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Oh yeah
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Tell the truth
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
She's so nice
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)

I want you to give your sweet, sweet kisses
Want you to hold me tight
I want you to come whenever I call you
And let me walk you home at night

(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Eh Yeah
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Please answer my question, baby!
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
She's so nice
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)

I want you to know that I love you, baby
I said this before but I care
I'm so happy when you're 'round me but I'm
Sad when you're not there
Here they come again!

(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Oh yeah
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
'Cause I'm so crazy
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
You're too much
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Oh yeah, baby
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
Oooh, ow
(Whatcha gonna do about it?)
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