Aretha Franklin - Respect Lyrics

Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You cover art
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(Ooh) What you want
(Ooh) Baby, I got
(Ooh) What you need
(Ooh) Do you know I've got it
(Ooh) All I'm askin'
(Ooh) Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Hey baby (just a little bit) when you get home
(Just a little bit) mister (just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong, while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong (ooh) 'cause I don't want to (ooh)
All I'm askin' (ooh)
Is for a little respect when you come home (just a little bit)
Baby (just a little bit), when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my profits
When you get home (just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (just a little bit)

Ooh, your kisses (ooh)
Sweeter than honey (ooh)
And guess what (ooh)
So is my money (ooh)
All I want you to do (ooh) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (just a little bit)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB

Oh (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)
I get tired (just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of fools (just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (just a little bit)
(Re, re, re, re) 'spect
When you come home (re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (just a little bit)
I got to have (just a little bit)
A little respect (just a little bit)

Track Listing
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


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Otis Redding, Anquette Allen
    album: Track 1 in album I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
    release date: 1967-3-10
    popularity : 7853 users have visited this page.
    genres: Funk / Soul Blues
    styles: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
    length: 2:26
    producer: Jerry Wexler
    drums: Roger Hawkins
    conductor: Tom Dowd
    piano: Aretha Franklin
    vocal: Aretha Franklin
    recorded by: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
    arranger: Tom Dowd
    background vocals: Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin
    organ: Spooner Oldham
    guitar: Jimmy Johnson
    tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
    baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
    bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
    cornet: Melvin Lastie
    Album Information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin