Lady Soul Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin Lady Soul Cover Art

Tracklist

Chain of Fools

length: 2:47
producer: Jerry Wexler
mixer: Tom Dowd
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
piano: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson and Joe South
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
choir vocals: Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin, Ellie Greenwich and The Sweet Inspirations
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Don Covay
lyricist: Don Covay

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

For five long years
I thought you were my man
But I found out
I'm just a link in your chain

You got me where you want me
I ain't nothin' but your fool
Ya treated me mean
Oh you treated me cruel

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

Every chain, has got a weak link
I might be weak yeah
But I'll give you strength
Oh, hey

You told me to leave you alone
My father said, "Come on home"
My doctor said, "Take it easy"
Oh but your lovin' is much too strong
I'm added to your

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chai-i-in
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

One of these mornings
The chain is gonna break
But up until the day
I'm gonna take all I can take, oh hey

Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chain
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain, chain, chai-i-in
(Chain, chain, chain)
Chain of fools

Chain, chain, chai-i-in
Chain, chain, chain
Chain, chain, chai-i-in
Chain of fools

Money Won’t Change You

length: 2:09
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: Jimmy Johnson, Bobby Womack and Joe South
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis, Frank Wess and Seldon Powell
trumpet: Joe Newman, Melvin Lastie and Bernie Glow
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, Carolyn Franklin and Aretha Franklin
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
organ: Spooner Oldham
writer: James Brown, Nat Jones
Told me, darling, that you had to go
Find somebody, I don't care no more, baby
I know you're happy, you better try to get along
(Get along without me)

'Cause money won't change you
I said money won't change you (yeah)
No money won't change you
But time is taking you on (come on, yeah, yeah )

There were times when I'd been hurt (hurt)
I sure know what it is to be treated just like dirt
Go ahead, baby, and tell the world
Tell 'em I'm your sweetie, I'm your only girl

Money won't change you (no, no)
I said, money won't change you
But time is taking you on
Time, yes it is
Time, oh

I'm a little happy now that you're gone
(Get along without me)

But money won't change you
I said money won't change you (yeah)
Oh money won't change you no, no
(Can you do it without me)
Money won't change you (yeah)
I tell you, money won't change you
But time will take you on

Oh people I feel the blues
I told myself that I knew that I would oh
Money

Get it, get it, get it, get it
Get it, get it, get it, get down
Money won't change you
Get it, get it, get it, get down with
Get it, get it, get it,
Money won't change you
Get it, get it, get it, get down with
Get it, get it, get down with it baby
Get it, get it, get it,
Money won't change you (oh no)
Get it, get it, get it, get down with

People Get Ready

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: Jimmy Johnson, Joe South and Bobby Womack
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess, Seldon Powell and King Curtis
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Joe Newman and Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin and The Sweet Inspirations
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
organ: Spooner Oldham
composer: Curtis Mayfield
lyricist: Curtis Mayfield
People get ready, there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket you just thank the lord
People get ready, there's a train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board them
There's hope for all among those loved the most
There ain't no room for the hopeless 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 kingdoms throne
People get ready there's a train comin'
You don't need no baggage, just get on board
All you need is faith to hear the diesels hummin'
You don't need no ticket, just thank the lord.

Niki Hoeky

length: 2:32
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Bobby Womack, Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
tenor saxophone: King Curtis, Seldon Powell and Frank Wess
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Joe Newman and Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, Aretha Franklin and Carolyn Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
vibraphone: Warren Smith
writer: Jim Ford, Lolly Vegas, Pat Vegas
Down in Louisiana
Down in Cajun land
Folks got something goin'
Goes something like
Folks come an git'cha tootsie

I wants to t'tie ya puppe'tame me
Gonna dig ya on a scoobydoo
Gonna gitcha on'a scubadie
Ooh boog-a-boo you
You ooh boog-a-boo you, little boy
Get hip to the consultation of the boolawee
Umm hmm, umm

Said, golly, golly miss Charlie
Everything's copesetic now
Boog-a-boo, look at you
What I'd like to do to you boy
Ooh boog-a-boo you
You ooh boog-a-boo you, little boy
Get hip to the consultation of the boolawee
Umm hmm, hmm

Niki, Niki, Niki Hoeky
Your pappy's doing time in the pokey
Your sisters on a trip
Your momma got hip
Little boy you're lookin' ok
You ooh boog-a-boo you
You ooh boog-a-boo you, little boy
Get hip to the consultation of the boolawee

I'm talking bout your boola
Talking bout that wee
I'm talking bout your boola
Talking bout that wee
Well get hip to the consultation of the boolawee

Niki, Niki, Niki
Niki, Niki, Niki
Niki, Niki, Niki
Niki, Niki, Niki Hoeky
Niki Hoeky

(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman

length: 2:44
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
choir vocals: The Sweet Inspirations, Carolyn Franklin and Erma Franklin
drums (drum set): Gene Chrisman
piano: Spooner Oldham
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Joe Newman and Bernie Glow
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Carole King, Carole King
writer: Jerry Wexler, Jerry Wexler
lyricist: Gerry Goffin, Gerry Goffin
Looking out on the morning rain
I used to feel uninspired
And when I knew I had to face another day
Lord, it made me feel so tired
Before the day I met you, life was so unkind
But you were the key to my peace of mind

'Cause you make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman

When my soul was in the lost-and-found
You came along to claim it
I didn't know just what was wrong with me
Till your kiss helped me name it
Now I'm no longer doubtful of what I'm living for
'Cause if I make you happy I don't need no more

'Cause you make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman

Oh, baby, what you've done to me
You make me feel so good inside
And I just want to be close to you
You make me fell so alive

'Cause you make me feel,
You make me feel,
You make me feel like
A natural woman

Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)

length: 2:26
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
baritone saxophone: Henry Haywood
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Bobby Womack and Jimmy Johnson
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess, Seldon Powell and King Curtis
trumpet: Joe Newman, Bernie Glow and Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: Carolyn Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations and Erma Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Aretha Franklin, Ted White
Baby baby, sweet baby
There's something that I just got to say
Baby baby, sweet baby
You left me hurtin' in a real cold way

Speak your name
And I'll feel a thrill
You said I do
And I said I will

I tell you that I'll stay true
and give you just a little time
Wait on me baby,
I want you to be all mine
I just get so blue

Since you've been gone, baby
(why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
Since you've been gone
(why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)

(bridge)

Baby baby, sweet baby
I didn't mean to run you away
It was pride on my lips,
But not in my heart
To say the things that made you stray
But ah, babe
Hear me now
(hear me)
I don't know what I'm gonna do
(hear me)
Got to get you back somehow
(hear me now)
Oh, take me back,
consider me please
If you walk in that door,
I can get up off my knees
I just been so blue

Since you've been gone
(why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
Since you've been gone
(why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
Well I've been so lonely
(sweet sweet, sweet sweet baby)
Baby, since you've been gone
(sweet sweet, sweet sweet baby)
I've been so lonely
(why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
Since you've been gone
(why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
Baby baby baby been so lonely
(sweet sweet, sweet sweet baby)

Good to Me as I Am to You

length: 3:59
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Bobby Womack, Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
tenor saxophone: King Curtis, Seldon Powell and Frank Wess
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Bernie Glow and Joe Newman
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: Aretha Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations and Carolyn Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
vibraphone: Warren Smith
guest guitar: Eric Clapton
writer: Ted White, Aretha Franklin
If you had a dollar
And I had a dime
I wonder, could I borrow yours
As easy as you could mine?
Because when you need my love
And I give time after time
And turn around to find me no returns,
Then my friend, you've used my dimes

If there's water in the pitcher,
And we both need a drink
To stay alive, my darlin',
I'd need less water than you think

My love, my love, these things, I swear, I say are true
And all I'm really saying is be as good to me as I am to you
Oh, yeah

Listen to this
Some people want,
But they don't wanna give
They can do all of the wrong in the world
And got the nerve to not understand the meaning of loving me
Starting today,
Tomorrow, and forevermore
If you can't find it in your heart to do for me
Then, baby, just don't darken my front door

Baby,
I want you to be as good to me as I am to you
Whoo, baby!
I don't think that's asking you too much to do
Listen! Don't you walk around here
Feeling like you can treat me any old way
Using my love, my time, my heart, day, day after day
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, baby, baby, be as good to me as I am to you
Whoo! Whoo!
Baby

Come Back Baby

length: 2:28
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess, Seldon Powell and King Curtis
guitar: Bobby Womack, Joe South and Jimmy Johnson
piano: Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Joe Newman and Melvin Lastie
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
choir vocals: Aretha Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations and Carolyn Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
organ: Spooner Oldham
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Ray Charles, Walter Davis
Oh come back, baby
Oh mama please don't go, yeah
Cause the way I love you
Child you'll never know
Oh come back baby, yeah yeah
Let's talk it over one more time
Oh now now

Well I admit, baby
That I was wrong
Don't you know, baby
Child you been gone too long
Oh come back baby, yeah yeah
Let's talk it over one more time
Oh now now

Say If I could holler
Like a mountain jack
Yeah yeah oh people
I'd call my baby back
Oh come back baby, Woo yeah
Let's talk it over one more time
Oh now now

Now one of these days, baby
And It won't be long, yeah
You gonna look for me child you know
And I'll be gone
So come back baby, yeah yeah
Let's talk it over one more time
Oh now now

Groovin’

length: 2:56
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
tenor saxophone: King Curtis, Frank Wess and Seldon Powell
guitar: Jimmy Johnson, Joe South and Bobby Womack
piano: Aretha Franklin
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Bernie Glow and Joe Newman
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
choir vocals: Carolyn Franklin, The Sweet Inspirations and Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
organ: Spooner Oldham
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Eddie Brigati, Felix Cavaliere
Groovin', on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon

I can't imagine anything that's better
The world is ours whenever we're together
There ain't a place I'd like to be instead of

Groovin', down a crowded avenue
Doin' anything we like to do

There's always lots of things that we can see
We can be anyone we want to be
And all those happy people we could meet just

Groovin', on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon

Ah-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha

We'll keep on spending sunny days this way
We're gonna talk and laugh our time away
I feel it comin' closer day by day
Life would be ecstasy, you and me endlessly

Groovin', on a Sunday afternoon
Really couldn't get away too soon

Ah-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha

Ain’t No Way

length: 4:13
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
background vocals: Cissy Houston
baritone saxophone: Henry Haywood
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: Seldon Powell, King Curtis and Frank Wess
trumpet: Joe Newman, Melvin Lastie and Bernie Glow
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: The Sweet Inspirations and Carolyn Franklin
flute: Frank Wess
vibraphone: Warren Smith
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Carolyn Franklin
lyricist: Carolyn Franklin
Ain't no way for me to love you
If you won't let me
It ain't no way for me to give you all you need
If you won't let me give all of me

I know that a woman's duty is to help and love a man
And that's the way it was for them
Oh but how can I how can I how can I
Give you all the things I have
If you're tying both of my hands

Oh it ain't no way
It ain't no way
It just ain't no way baby
Ain't no way baby
It ain't no way for me to love you
If you won't let me

Stop trying to be someone you're not
How come it's true there's a man
Who payed too much for what he got
And if you need me like you say say you do
Oh then, then don't you know that I need you

Oh, it ain't no way
I tell you that it ain't no way
It ain't no way, it ain't no way baby, no
It just ain't no way
It sho' ain't no way
It ain't no way for me to love you
If you won't let me

No way, if you won't let me
Ain't no way