Who Sang Lean on Me? Crystal Gayle

Crystal Gayle Hollywood, Tennessee cover art
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bill Withers
release date: 1981
length: 2:43
performer: Crystal Gayle
electric guitar: Jon Goin
bass: Tommy Cogbill
background vocals: Joy Jackson, Patti Leatherwood, Jo Ann Neal, Crystal Gayle and Thomas Cain
organ: Bobby Wood
percussion: Kenny Malone
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
electric piano: Bobby Wood
composer: Bill Withers
lyricist: Bill Withers
Sometimes in our lives
We all have pain
We all have sorrow
But if we are wise
We know that there's always tomorrow

Lean on me, when you're not strong
And I'll be your friend
I'll help you carry on
For it won't be long
'Til I'm gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Please swallow your pride
If I have things you need to borrow
For no one can fill those of your needs
That you won't let show

You just call on me brother, when you need a hand
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on


If there is a load you have to bear
That you can't carry
I'm right up the road
I'll share your load
If you just call me

Call me (if you need a friend)
Call me (call me)
Call me (if you need a friend)
Call me (if you ever need a friend)
Call me (call me)
Call me
Call me (if you need a friend)

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Keepin' Power
  • 2 The Woman in Me
  • 3 Ain't No Sunshine
  • 4 You Never Gave Up on Me
  • 5 Hollywood
  • 6 Livin' in These Troubled Times
  • 7 Love, Crazy Love
  • 8 Lean on Me
  • 9 Crying in the Rain
  • 10 Tennessee