Respect Lyrics

Aretha Franklin


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Otis Redding, Anquette Allen
album: Track 5 in album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
release date: 1967-3-10
popularity : 13331 users have visited this page.
length: 2:26
arranger: Tom Dowd
conductor: Tom Dowd
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis, Charles Chalmers
organ: Spooner Oldham
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
drums: Roger Hawkins
cornet: Melvin Lastie
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording: Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd
background vocals: Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Otis Redding
lyricist: Otis Redding

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(Ooh) What you want
(Ooh) Baby, I got
(Ooh) What you need
(Ooh) Do you know I've got it
(Ooh) All I'm askin'
(Ooh) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong, while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong (ooh) 'cause I don't want to (ooh)
All I'm askin' (ooh)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit), when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my profits
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

Ooh, your kisses (ooh)
Sweeter than honey (ooh)
And guess what (ooh)
So is my money (ooh)
All I want you to do (ooh) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(Re, re, re, re) 'spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

Track Listing

  • 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