Aretha Arrives Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Tracklist

Satisfaction

length: 2:41
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Spooner Oldham
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
organ: Truman Thomas
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
writer: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger

I can't get no satisfaction,
I can't get no satisfaction.
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no.

When I'm drivin' in my car
And that man comes on the radio
And he's tellin' me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination.
I can't get no, oh no no no.
Hey hey hey, that's what I say.

I can't get no satisfaction,
I can't get no satisfaction.
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no.

When I'm watchin' my TV
And that man comes on to tell me
How white my shirts can be.
Well he can't be a man 'cause he doesn't smoke
The same cigarrettes as me.
I can't get no, oh no no no.
Hey hey hey, that's what I say.

I can't get no satisfaction,
I can't get no girl with action.
'Cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can't get no, I can't get no.

When I'm ridin' round the world
And I'm doin' this and I'm signing that
And I'm tryin' to make some girl
Who tells me baby better come back later next week
'cause you see I'm on losing streak.
I can't get no, oh no no no.
Hey hey hey, that's what I say.

I can't get no, I can't get no,
I can't get no satisfaction,
No satisfaction, no satisfaction, no satisfaction.

You Are My Sunshine

length: 4:23
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: Aretha Franklin, Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
organ: Spooner Oldham
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
writer: Charles Mitchell, Jimmie Davis
The other night dear, as I lay sleeping
I dreamed I held you in my arms
When I awoke, dear, I was mistaken
So I hung my head and I cried.
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
I'll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me to love another,
You'll regret it all some day:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away
You told me once, dear, you really loved me
and no one else could come between.
But now you've left me and love another;
you have shattered all my dreams:
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine
You make me happy when skies are grey
You'll never know dear, how much I love you
Please don't take my sunshine away

Never Let Me Go

length: 2:54
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
organ: Truman Thomas
vibraphone: Spooner Oldham
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
acoustic guitar: Jimmy Johnson
lyricist: Joseph Scott
composer: Joseph Scott
Just let me love you tonight
Forget about tomorrow
My darling won't
You hold me tight
And never let
Never let me go

Cry your eyes
No tears no sorrow
Cling to me
With all your might
And never let me go

A million times or more
We said we'd never never never never part
Ah but lately
Lately I find
That you're a stranger
A stranger in my heart
Give me give me give me

Give me the right
In summer
Or in springtime
To tell the world
That you're the you're and you're everything of mine
And you'll never
Oh never let me go
No
You'll never let me go

96 Tears

length: 2:22
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Aretha Franklin and Erma Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
organ: Spooner Oldham
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
composer: Rudy Martinez
lyricist: Rudy Martinez
Too many teardrops for one heart to be cryin'
Too many teardrops for one heart to carry on
You're way on top now
Since you left me
You're always laughin'
Way down at me
But watch out now
I'm gonna get there
We'll be together
For just a little while
And then I'm gonna put you
Way down here
And you'll start cryin'
Ninety-six tears
Cry
Cry

And when the sun comes up
I'll be on top
You'll be way down there
Lookin' up
And I might wave
Come up here
But I don't see you
Wavin' now
I'm way down here
Wonderin' how
I'm gonna get you
But I know now
I'll just cry, cry, I'll just cry

Too many teardrops for one heart to be cryin'
Too many teardrops for one heart
To carry on
You're gonna cry ninety-six tears
You're gonna cry ninety-six tears
You're gonna cry cry, cry, cry, now
You're gonna cry cry, cry, cry
Ninety-six tears c'mon and lemme hear you cry, now
Ninety-six tears (whoo!) I wanna hear you cry
Night and day, yeah, all night long
Uh-ninety-six tears cry cry cry
C'mon baby, let me hear you cry now, all night long
Uh-ninety-six tears! Yeah! C'mon now
Uh-ninety-six tears!

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Prove It

length: 3:01
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
vibraphone: Ted Somers
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
background vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
composer: Horace Ott, Randy Evretts
(Backup)
Prove it, Prove it, Prove it, Prove it to me

(Aretha)
Prove,
That it won't bother me,
To become your used to be.
Prove,
That I can just Ignore,
All the love we shared before.

(Aretha) Prove it to my stallin' Heart!
(Backup) Prove it to my stalling Heart.
(Aretha) Prove it now before we part!
(Backup) Prove it now before we part.

(Together)
Prove it, Baby
Proove it, Baby!

(Aretha)
Prove,
The loneliness I'll find,
Will be only in my mind.
Prove,
That all these tears that fall,
Aren't really tears at all.

(Aretha) Prove that I don't want to die!
(Backup) Prove that I don't want to die
(Aretha) Now that you say, "It's goodbye"!
(Backup) Now that you say, "It's goodbye"

(Together)
Prove it, Baby
Proove it, Baby!


(Aretha)
Before you walk out that door
Prove, I won't love you no more
Prove that i'll forget your kiss
In your arms, I'll never miss
(Back up) Never Miss
(Aretha) Now let me see you
(Togehter) prove it
(Aretha) Just let me see you
(Together) Prove it

(Aretha)
Prove,that I don't want to die
Now, That you say, "It's Goodbyye"

Together)
Prove it, Baby
Proove it, Baby!

(Aretha) Let me see you
(Togehter) prove it
(Aretha) Just let me see you
(Together) Prove it

(Aretha)
Prove, that I don't want to die.
Now, That you say, "It's Goodbyye", Baby!


(Aretha) Prove it
(Together) Baby!
(Aretha) Let me see you
(Together) Proove it

(Back up)
Prove it, Prove it, Prove it, Prove it to me

Night Life

length: 3:15
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
bass: Tommy Cogbill
organ: Spooner Oldham
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
writer: Walt Breeland, Paul Buskirk, Willie Nelson
When the evenin' sun goes down
You will find me hangin' 'round
Oh, the night life, it ain't no good life
But it's my life

Many people just like me
Dreamin' of old used-to-be's
Oh, the night life, it ain't no good life
Ah, but it's my life

Listen to the blues that they're playin'
Listen what the blues are sayin'

Life is just another scene
In this old world of broken dreams
Oh, the night life, it ain't no good life
But it's my life

Oh, the night life ain't no good life
Oh, but it's my life

Yeah, it's my life

That's Life

length: 3:31
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
vibraphone: Ted Somers
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
background vocals: Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin and Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Kelly Gordon, Dean Kay
composer: Dean Kay
That's life, that's what all the people say.
You're riding high in April,
Shot down in May
But I know I'm gonna change that tune,
When I'm back on top, back on top in June.

I said that's life, and as funny as it may seem
Some people get their kicks,
Stompin' on a dream
But I don't let it, let it get me down,
'Cause this fine ol' world it keeps spinning around

I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a queen.
I've been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself, flat on my face,
I pick myself up and get back in the race.

That's life
I tell ya, I can't deny it,
I thought of quitting baby,
But my heart just ain't gonna buy it.
And if I didn't think it was worth one single try,
I'd jump right on a big bird and then I'd fly

I've been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate,
A poet, a pawn and a king.
I've been up and down and over and out
And I know one thing:
Each time I find myself laying flat on my face,
I just pick myself up and get back in the race

That's life
That's life and I can't deny it
Many times I thought of cutting out
But my heart won't buy it
But if there's nothing shakin' come this here july
I'm gonna roll myself up in a big ball and die
My, My

I Wonder

length: 4:26
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
strings arranger: Ralph Burns
piano: Aretha Franklin
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
acoustic guitar: Jimmy Johnson
writer: Cecil Gant, Raymond Leveen
Where are you tonight?
Are you lonely like I am, tonight?
Have we lied to each other about this affair?
If so, don't make me suffer, just tell me you still care

Have you cried tears like I have at all?
And do you wonder as I do, should I call?
I'll hurt for a lifetime not knowing my fate
Is there still any hope here or am I too late?

I wonder, I wonder
Where are you tonight?
Are you painting the town while I just sit around?
It's so wrong when you know our love is so right

Have you cried tears like I have at all?
And do you wonder as I do, should I call?
I'll hurt for a lifetime not knowing my fate
Is there still any hope here or am I too late?

I wonder, I wonder
Where are you tonight?
I wonder, I wonder
Where are you tonight?

Ain't Nobody (Gonna Turn Me Around)

length: 2:38
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
bass: Tommy Cogbill
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
organ: Spooner Oldham
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
background vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
composer: Carolyn Franklin
lyricist: Carolyn Franklin
Ain't nobody gonna turn me around no more
Ain't nobody gonna turn me around

Well I've learned my lesson and now I see
Love just ain't the thing for me
Ain't nobody gonna turn me around

Ain't nobody gonna talk sweet talk to me
Ain't nobody gonna tell how sweet your love can be
I'm gonna take my love and put in on the shelf
Ain't gonna give it to nobody else
Ain't nobody who's gonna turn me around

Love you've been so doggone mean
You shattered every one of my dreams
You know I can't love nobody else
Yet you left me here all by myself

You turned me around (repeat three more times)
I learned my lesson and now I see
Love ain't the thing for me
Ain't nobody who's gonna turn me around

Going Down Slow

length: 4:34
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass: Tommy Cogbill
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
organ: Spooner Oldham
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
saxophone: King Curtis
composer: St. Louis Jimmy Oden
lyricist: St. Louis Jimmy Oden
I have had my fun if I never get well no more
I have had my fun if I never get well no more
All of my health is failing
Lord, I'm going down slow

I'm going down slow
Please write my father and tell him the shape I'm in
Please write my father and tell him the shape I'm in
Tell her to pray for me
Forgive me for my sin
For all of my sin

On the next train south, look for my clothes back home
On the next train south, look for my clothes back home
'Cause all of my health is failing
Lord, I'm going down slow
I'm going down slow

All of my health is failing
Lord, I'm going down slow
I'm going down slow

Feel like I'm going, like I'm going down slow
I feel like I'm going, like I'm going down slow
I feel like I'm going, like I'm going down slow
I feel like I'm going, like I'm going down slow
I feel like I'm going, like I'm going down slow

Baby, I Love You

length: 2:42
producer: Jerry Wexler
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Spooner Oldham and Truman Thomas
tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
trumpet: Melvin Lastie
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
organ: Spooner Oldham and Truman Thomas
bass trombone: Tony Studd
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
choir vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Irma Franklyn and Aretha Franklin
electric piano: Spooner Oldham and Truman Thomas
vibraphone: Ted Somers
lead vocals: Aretha Franklin
electric guitar: Jimmy Johnson and Joe South
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
composer: Ronnie Shannon
lyricist: Ronnie Shannon

If you want my lovin
If you really do
don't be afraid baby
Just ask me
You know I'm gonna give it to you
Oh and I do declare
I want to see you with it
Stretch out your arms little boy,
You're gonna get it
Cause I love you
ain't no doubt about it
Baby I love you,
I love you, I love you
I love you, baby I love you
If you feel you want to kiss me
Go right ahead I don't mind
All you got to do is
Snap your fingers and I'll come running
I ain't lying, I ain't lying
I heard you once little boy
You know you got it
I'd deny my own self
Before I see you without it
I love you
Ain't no doubt about it
Baby I love you, I love you, I love you
I love you, baby I love you
Someday you might want to run away
And leave me sittin' here cryin'
But if it's all the same to you baby
I'm gonna stop you from sayin' goodbye
Baby I love you
Baby I need ya
Said I want ya
Got to have you baby
Don't let your neighbors
Tell you I don't want you