Who Sang Drown in My Own Tears? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Henry B. Glover
release date: 1967-3-10
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 4:06
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
arranger: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Cissy Houston and Erma Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
cornet: Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Henry Glover
lyricist: Henry Glover
It brings big tears
Into my eyes
When I began
When I began to realize
That I've cried so much
Oh, since you've been gone
I guess I'll drown in
Drown in my own tears
I've been crying
Just like a child
These tears of mine
These tears are running wild
And if you don't think
If you don't think that you'll be home soon
Baby, I'm going to drown, oh yeah, in my own tears

Here without you (you)
I get so lonely and I sure get blue (blue), yes, I do
It seems to keep rainin' (rainin')
Rainin', and raining more and more (more and more)
Oh, here without you, baby,
I sure get lonely and I get so blue,
And every time I look around, it's rainin'
More, and more, and more, and more, and more

Oh, why can't you? (you) Why can't you
Why can't you come on home? (You come on home)
Because I don't wanna be, I don't want to be here all alone
Listen, if you don't think (If you don't)
If you don't think that you're coming home soon (You don't think),
Like this evening,
I believe I'm gonna drown (drown) this morning
I tell you that I'm gonna (drown) gonna drown this evening
And oh! (drown) It's sure gonna get bad in the midnight hour
Don't let him let me, (drown) Don't let him let me
Don't let him let me, Don't let him let me
Drown (goin' down), in my own tears
I don't wanna drown (drown) in my own tears
Oh, I'm gonna drown, yeah, in my
Oh, in my own tears, tears, my tears, tears
Oh, don't let him do it, don't let him do it
I don't wanna drown in my own tears

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