Who Sang People Get Ready? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Lady Soul cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Curtis Mayfield
release date: 1968-1-22
genres: Funk / Soul Blues
styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:44
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
guitar: Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson and Joe South
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Seldon Powell, King Curtis and Frank Wess
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman and Bernie Glow
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: Aretha Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations and Carolyn Franklin
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
organ: Spooner Oldham
composer: Curtis Mayfield
lyricist: Curtis Mayfield
I believe
I believe
I believe
I do believe

People get ready, there's a train comin' (ooh)
Don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All we need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, well just thank the Lord
(Thank the Lord, ooh, ohh)

People get ready, for the train to Jordan
It's picking up passengers from coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em
There's hope for all among his loved the most

I believe
I believe
I believe
I do believe

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner (sinner)
Whom would hurt all mankind just to save his own
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place against the kingdom's throne
There is no hiding place against the kingdom's throne

So people get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no ticket, we'll just get on board
All you need is faith, yeah, to hear those diesels hummin'
You don't need no baggage, you just
We'll just thank the Lord

Oh, we'll just thank the Lord
Thank the Lord
Thank the Lord

I tell you, you don't need no ticket, we'll just
We'll just thank the Lord
I said, we'll thank the Lord
Oh, thank the Lord
Thank the Lord

(Get on, get all on board)
Oh, I'll thank you because I'm living
(Get on, get all on board)
I thank you everyday because I'm here



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