Groovin' Lyrics - Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Lady Soul cover art
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Teddy Mcrae, Frank X. Brown, R. I. Onan
release date: 1968-1-22
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:57
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess, King Curtis and Seldon Powell
guitar: Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson and Joe South
piano: Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Bernie Glow and Joe Newman
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
choir vocals: Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin and The Sweet Inspirations
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
organ: Spooner Oldham
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
On a Sunday afternoon (Sunday, Sunday)
Really couldn't get away too soon (too soon)

I can't imagine anything that's better
The world is ours whenever we're together
There ain't no place I'd like to be instead of

Down a crowded avenue (strolling down on broadway)
Doin' anything we like to do

There's always lots of things that we could see
We could be anyone we want to be
And all those happy people we could meet just

Groovin' (groovin', groovin', baby)
On a Sunday afternoon (groovin', groovin, baby)
Really, baby, I couldn't get away too soon (too soon)

We'll keep on spending sunny days this way
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it comin' closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly

Groovin' (groovin', groovin', baby)
On a Sunday afternoon (groovin', groovin', baby)
Oh, really, I couldn't get away too soon, baby
(Groovin', just groovin', just groovin', baby)
'Cause darling, you sent me

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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