Who Sang Mockingbird? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Runnin’ Out of Fools cover art

Some other versions of "Mockingbird"
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Charlie Foxx, Inez Foxx
release date: 1964-11-16
genres: Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:37
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
Everybody have you heard?
He's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing
He's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
He's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' ev'rybody, sayin'
Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo

Hear me now and understand
He's gonna find me some peace of mind
And if that peace of mind won't stay
I'm gonna find myself a better way
And if that better way ain't so
I, I, I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ear sayin'
Wo, wo, wo, wo, wo

Everybody have you heard?
She's gonna buy me a mockingbird
And if that mockingbird won't sing
She's gonna buy me a diamond ring
And if that diamond ring won't shine
She's gonna surely break this heart of mine
And that's why I keep on tellin' ev'rybody, sayin' no, no, no, no, no

Listen now and understand
She's gonna find me some peace of mind
And if that peace of mind won't stay
I'm gonna find myself a better way
I might rise above, I might go below
I, I, I'll ride with the tide and go with the flow
And that's why I keep on shoutin' in your ears y'all
No, no, no, no, no, no, now, now, baby

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Mockingbird
  • 2 How Glad Am I
  • 3 Walk On By
  • 4 Every Little Bit Hurts
  • 5 The Shoop Shoop Song (It’s in His Kiss)
  • 6 You’ll Lose a Good Thing
  • 7 I Can’t Wait Until I See My Baby’s Face
  • 8 It’s Just a Matter of Time
  • 9 Runnin’ Out of Fools
  • 10 My Guy
  • 11 Two Sides of Love
  • 12 One Room Paradise

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