Spanish Harlem / Lean on Me Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin Spanish Harlem / Lean on Me Cover Art

Tracklist

Spanish Harlem

length: 3:31
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin
mixer: Arif Mardin
engineer: Chuck Kirkpatrick and Ron Albert
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
horn arranger: Arif Mardin
flute arranger: Arif Mardin
background vocals arranger: Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Cornell Dupree
bass: Chuck Rainey
drums (drum set): Bernard “Pretty” Purdie
background vocals: Erma Franklin, Carolyn Franklin and The Sweethearts of Soul
organ: Donny Hathaway
vocal: Aretha Franklin
recording engineer: Chuck Kirkpatrick and Ron Albert
electric piano: Donny Hathaway
composer: Phil Spector
lyricist: Jerry Leiber

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

It is a special one, it's never seen the sun
It only comes out when the moon is on the run
And all the stars are gleaming
It's growing in the street right up through the concrete
But soft and sweet and dreaming

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

With eyes as black as coal that look down in his soul
And starts a fire there and then he loses control
I'm goin' to beg his pardon yeah

He's going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in his garden

There is a rose in Spanish Harlem
A red rose up in Spanish Harlem

He's going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in his garden

With eyes as black as coal that look down in his soul
And starts a fire there and then he loses control
And I'm goin' to beg his pardon yeah

He's going to pick that rose
And watch her as she grows in his garden

La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la
La-la-la, la-la-la, la-la-la-la

Lean on Me

length: 4:20
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
strings arranger: Arif Mardin
writer: Joe Cobb, Van McCoy
Let me walk this road of life with you
Step by step, uphill or down
No matter where it's leading to

Reach out and take my hand
If you should find a hill along the way too steep to climb
Lean on me, I'll never let you fall
Oh, lean on me, I'll keep you standing tall
Ooooh (Together we'll make it)
Mmmm (Together we'll make it)

Let me dream the dreams that you dream of
Big or small, together we could make them all come true, my love

Dream, dream the impossible with all of your heart
But if you look around and find that dreams are falling apart
Lean on me, I ain't gonna let you fall
Ooh, eh, lean on me, I'll keep you standing tall
Yes I will, ooh, hear me now (Together we'll make it)
Hear me now (Together we'll make it)
Yes we will

Hear me darling, take my hand if you should find
A hill along the way too steep to climb
Ooh, lean on me baby, I'll never let you fall
Ooh, ooh, ooh, lean on me, I'll keep you standing tall

Oooh (Together we'll make it)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (Yes we will, yes we will, yes we will)
Yeah, yeah, yeah (Together we'll make it)
Together we'll make it, baby (Yes we will, yes we will, yes we will)
Yes we will, yes we will (Baby we'll make it)
Right on, right on, right on (Yes we will, yes we will, yes we will)
Right on, yes we will, now (Baby we'll make it)
People knows we're gonna found (Yes we will, yes we will, yes we will)
Because because (Together we'll make it)
Together we gonna make it (Yes we will, yes we will, yes we will)
Yeah, yea-ea-ea-eah