Son of a Preacher Man Lyrics

Aretha Franklin


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins
album: Track 3 in album This Girl's in Love With You
release date: 1970-1-15
popularity : 5463 users have visited this page.
length: 3:17
writer: John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins

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Billy Ray was a preacher's son
And when his daddy would visit he'd come along
When they gathered around and started talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
Out through the back yard we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes
Lord knows, to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was

Bein' good isn't always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin' to me
He'd come'n tell me "Everything is all right"
He'd kiss and tell me "Everything is all right"
Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (yes he was)

How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin' kisses from me on the sly
Takin' time to make time
Tellin' me that he's all mine
Learnin' from each other's knowin'
Lookin' to see how much we've grown and

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, oh yes he was

(The only one who could ever reach me)
He was the sweet-talkin' son of a preacher man
(The only boy who could ever teach me)
Was the son of a preacher man

(The only one who could ever reach me)
Was the sweet-talkin' son of a preacher man

Track Listing

  • 1 Son of a Preacher Man
  • 2 Share Your Love With Me
  • 3 Dark End of the Street
  • 4 Let It Be
  • 5 Eleanor Rigby
  • 6 This Girl's in Love With You
  • 7 It Ain't Fair
  • 8 The Weight
  • 9 Call Me
  • 10 Sit Down and Cry