Who Sang Ain't No Way? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Lady Soul cover art

Some other versions of "Ain't No Way"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Barry James Eastmond, Gordon Anthony Chambers
release date: 1968-1-22
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:13
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
background vocals: Cissy Houston
baritone saxophone: Henry Haywood
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess, King Curtis and Seldon Powell
trumpet: Joe Newman, Bernie Glow and Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: Carolyn Franklin and The Sweet Inspirations
flute: Frank Wess
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
Ain't no way
For me to love you
If you won't let me
It ain't no way
For me to give you all you need
If you won't let me give all of me

I know that a woman's duty
Is to help and love a man
And that's the way
It was planned

Oh but how can I, how can I, how can I
Give you all the things I can
If you're tying both of my hands?

Oh ho, it ain't no way
(Ain't no way)
It ain't no way
(Ain't no way)
It just ain't no way, baby
(Ain't no way)
Ain't no way, baby
(Ain't no way)
It ain't no way
For me to love you
If you won't let me

Stop trying to be
Someone you're not
Hard, cold and cruel is a man
Who paid too much for what he got
And if you need me
Like you say, say you do
Oh then please, please
Please don't you know that I need you?

Oh, it ain't no way
I tell you that it ain't no way
It ain't no way, it ain't no way, baby, no
It just ain't no way
It sure ain't no way
It ain't no way for me to love you
If you won't let me

Ain't no way
If you won't let me
Ain't no way



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Chain of Fools
  • 2 Money Won’t Change You
  • 3 People Get Ready
  • 4 Niki Hoeky
  • 5 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  • 6 Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
  • 7 Good to Me as I Am to You
  • 8 Come Back Baby
  • 9 Groovin’
  • 10 Ain’t No Way

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