I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Tracklist

Respect

length: 2:26
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
background vocals: Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
cornet: Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Otis Redding
lyricist: Otis Redding

(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)

Drown in My Own Tears

length: 4:06
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
arranger: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Carolyn Franklin, Cissy Houston and Erma Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
cornet: Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Henry Glover
lyricist: Henry Glover
It brings a tear into my eyes
When I begin to realize
I cried so much since you've been gone
I guess I'll drown in my own tears
I sit and cry tears like a child
My pouring tears are running wild
If you don't think you'll be home soon
I guess I'll drown in my own tears

I know it's true into each life
Some rain must pour
I'm so blue without you
It keeps rainin' more and more

Why can't you come on home
So I won't be all alone
If you don't think you'll be home soon

I guess I'll drown in my own tears
I guess I'll drown in my own tears
I guess I'll drown in my own tears
I guess I'll drown in my own tears
I guess I'll drown in my own tears
I guess I'll drown in my own tears

I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)

length: 2:45
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Rick Hall
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
horn arranger: Charles Chalmers
piano: Spooner Oldham and Aretha Franklin
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson and Chips Moman
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and Joe Arnold
trombone: David Hood
trumpet: Ken Laxton
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Ronnie Shannon, Ronnie Shannon
lyricist: Ronnie Shannon, Ronnie Shannon
You're a no good heart breaker
You're a liar and you're a cheat
And I don't know why
I let you do these things to me
My friends keep telling me
That you ain't no good
But oh, they don't know
That I'd leave you if I could

I guess I'm uptight
And I'm stuck like glue
Cause I ain't never
I ain't never, I ain't never, no, no (loved a man)
(The way that I, I love you)

Some time ago I thought
You had run out of fools
But I was so wrong
You got one that you'll never lose
The way you treat me is a shame
How could ya hurt me so bad
Baby, you know that I'm the best thing
That you ever had
Kiss me once again

Don'cha never, never say that we we're through
Cause I ain't never
Never, Never, no, no (loved a man)
(The way that I, I love you)

I can't sleep at night
And I can't even fight
I guess I'll never be free
Since you got, your hooks, in me

Whoa, oh, oh
Yeah! Yeah!
I ain't never loved a man
I ain't never loved a man, baby
Ain't never had a man hurt me so bad

No
Well this is what I'm gonna do about it

Soul Serenade

length: 2:37
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin and Spooner Oldham
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
cornet: Melvin Lastie
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Curtis Ousley, Luther Dixon
Instrumental

Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream

length: 2:20
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
cornet: Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White
Only you can hear my soul serenade.

I want to be free to fly away and sing to the world about my soul serenade.

My soul serenade

When your not around there's a lonely sound in my soul serenade.

In my soul serenade

Everyone but you adores me, but oh you know pretty soon they bore me
Let me tell you right now they bore me.
They bore me with their pretty little words.
Those pretty little words of devotion.
But oh let me tell you right now my message to them this evening

Is that they can jump in anybodys ocean,
Because only you hear my soul, my soul serenade.
My soul serenade.
Oh my soul serenade.

Baby, Baby, Baby

length: 2:55
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
arranger: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
cornet: Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
Baby, baby, baby, this is just to say
How much I'm gonna miss you,
But believe, while I'm away,
That I didn't mean to hurt you
Don't you know that I'd rather hurt myself?
(I'd hurt myself, I'd hurt myself)

Baby, baby, baby (baby), think of me sometimes (baby)
Because if loving you was so wrong (baby), then I'm guilty of this crime
(Guilty, I'm guilty, I'm guilty)
I'm bewildered, I'm lonely, and I'm loveless,
Without you to hold my hand (Reach out for me, boy)
If you'd just understand (Reach out to me, right now)

Those that we love, we foolishly make cry,
Then sometimes feel it's best to say goodbye, goodbye
But what's inside can't be denied
The power (power of love), the power of love (power of love) is my only guide
Baby (oh), baby (oh)
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, this is just to say
Just how much I'm really gonna miss you,
But believe, while I'm away,
(I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you)
That I really didn't mean, I didn't mean, I didn't mean to hurt you
Don't you know that, that I'd rather hurt myself? (I'd hurt myself)

Baby, I need you, I need you, I need you
If I did you wrong, if I did you wrong (I'd hurt myself)
I need you, I need you, I need you
If I did you wrong (I'd hurt myself)

Dr. Feelgood

length: 3:22
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
cornet: Melvin Lastie
vocal: Aretha Franklin
organ: Spooner Oldham
trumpet: Ernie Royal
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White
I don't want nobody
Always sittin' around me and my man
I don't want nobody
Always sittin' right there lookin' at me and that man
Be it my mother, my brother or my sister
Would you believe, I'll get up, put on some clothes
Go out and help you find somebody for dissolving that pain
Yes I will

Now I don't mind company
Because company's alright with me
Every once in a while - yes it is-a
I tell you I don't mind company
Because company's alright with me
Every once in a while - yeah
But oh, when me and that man get to lovin'
I tell you girls
I dig you but I just don't have time
To sit and chit and sit and chit-chat and smile

Don't send me no doctor
Fillin' me up with all of those pills
I got me a man named Doctor Feelgood
And oh, yeah, that man takes me off all o' my pains and my ills
His name is Doctor Feelgood in the mornin'
And taking care of business is really this man's gain
And after one visit to Doctor Feelgood
You'll understand why Feelgood is his name
Oh, yeah, oh good God of mine
And the man sure makes me feel real - good

Good Times

length: 2:08
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
cornet: Melvin Lastie
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Sam Cooke
lyricist: Sam Cooke
Yeah, come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

One more time, come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

Gotta tell you, evenin' sun is sinkin' low
The clock on the wall say it's time to go
I got my plans I don't know about you
I'll tell you exactly what I'm gonna do

Get in the groove and let the good times roll
I'm gonna stay here till I soothe my soul
If it take all night long
Yeah everybody let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

Yeah, it might be one o'clock and it might be three
Time don't mean that much to me
I've felt this good since I don't know when
And I might not feel this good again

So come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

And all night (all night) and all night (all night)
And all night (all night) and all night long (all night)
Somebody said it might take all night long
And all night (all night) and all night (all night), so
Come on and let the good times roll
We're gonna stay here till we soothe our souls
If it take all night long

Do Right Woman – Do Right Man

length: 3:17
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Rick Hall
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
background vocals: Erma Franklin, Cissy Houston and Carolyn Franklin
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Chips Moman, Dan Penn
Take me to heart
And I'll always love you
And nobody can make me do wrong
Take me for granted, leaving love unsure
Makes will power weak
And temptation strong

A woman's only human
You should understand
She's not just a plaything
She's flesh and blood just like her man
If you want a do-right-all-day woman (woman)
You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man)

Yeah yeah
They say that it's a man's world
But you can't prove that by me
And as long as we're together baby
Show some respect for me

If you want a do-right-all-day woman (woman)
You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man)

A woman's only human
Yes, you should understand
She's not just a plaything
She's flesh and blood just like her man
If you want a do-right-all-day woman (woman)
You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man)
You've got to be a do-right-all-night man (man)

Save Me

length: 2:19
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
arranger: Tom Dowd
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Chips Moman and Jimmy Johnson
tenor saxophone: Charles Chalmers and King Curtis
trumpet: Melvin Lastie
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Aretha Franklin, Curtis Ousley, Carolyn Franklin
Save me!
Somebody save me
Save me!
Somebody save me, yeah

Promised myself after the first romance
I wouldn't give ya a second chance
Said you see, you're sure to find
A but the closer I get to ya, baby
You drive me stone out, a, my, mind

Save me!
Oh, yeah, save me! yeah, yeah
Those who love always give the most
We're cryin' together from coast to coast
Love leaves us cold and hurt inside
Leaves of ours unjustified
Beggin' ya ta, save me!
Yeah, need somebody to
Save me! yeah, hey, hey, hey

(sax)
Yeah, um hum, yeah, um hum hum
(sax)

Your love said ya needed me
You abused my love, set me free
You didn't need, you didn't want me
Somebody help me, this man wants to taunt me
I'm beggin you ta, oh oh!

Save me! yeah, he hee, save me!
Call in the cape crusader, green hornet
Kado too
I'm in so much trouble I don't know what ta do
If you're thinkin a thing about me
Save me! oh yeah, yea, c'mon
I just said
Save me! baby c'mon
Save me! woo ho, save me!

Oh
Whoa ho ho save me

A Change Is Gonna Come

length: 4:18
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
vibraphone: Arif Mardin
composer: Sam Cooke
lyricist: Sam Cooke
There's an old friend
That I once heard say
Something that touched my heart
And it began this way

I was born by the river
In a little tent
And just like the river
I've been runnin ever since
He said its been a long time comin
But I know my change is gonna come
Oh yeah

He said its been too hard livin
But I'm afraid to die
I might not be if I knew
What was up there beyond the sky
Its been a long, a long time comin
But I know my change has got to come
Oh yeah

I went, I went to my brother
And I asked him, ""Brother
Could you help me, please?""
He said, ""Good sister
Id like to but I'm not able""
And when I, when I looked around
I was right back down
Down on my bended knees
Yes I was, oh

Thereve been times that I thought
I thought that I wouldn't last for long
But somehow right now I believe
That I'm able, I'm able to carry on

I tell you that its been along
And oh its been an uphill journey
All the way
But I know, I know, I know

I know my change is gonna come
Sometimes I had to cry all night long
Yes I did
Sometimes I had to give up right

For what I knew was wrong
Yes its been an uphill journey
Its sures been a long way comin
Yes it has

Its been real hard
Every step of the way
But I believe, I believe
This evenin my change is come

Yeah I tell you that
My change is come..