A Change Is Gonna Come Song Lyrics

Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You cover art
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There's an old friend that
I once heard say
Something that touched my heart
And it began this way

I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I've been runnin ever since
He said it's been a long time comin'
But I know my change is gonna come
Oh yeah

He said it's been too hard livin'
But I'm afraid to die

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Respect
  • 2 Drown in My Own Tears
  • 3 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
  • 4 Soul Serenade
  • 5 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
  • 6 Baby, Baby, Baby
  • 7 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
  • 8 Good Times
  • 9 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  • 10 Save Me
  • 11 A Change Is Gonna Come


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Alfred
    writers: Sam Cooke
    album: Track 11 in album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
    release date: 1967-3-10
    popularity : 223 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Blues
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 4:18
    producer: Jerry Wexler
    drums: Roger Hawkins
    conductor: Tom Dowd
    piano: Aretha Franklin
    vocal: Aretha Franklin
    recorded by: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
    arranger: Tom Dowd
    organ: Spooner Oldham
    guitar: Jimmy Johnson
    vibraphone: Arif Mardin
    bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
    composer: Sam Cooke
    lyricist: Sam Cooke

    Album Information

    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin