Spirit in the Dark Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin Spirit in the Dark Cover Art

Tracklist

Don’t Play That Song

producer: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
mixer: Arif Mardin
engineer: Chuck Kirkpatrick, Ron Albert and Lew Hahn
horn arranger: Tom Dowd
bass: Tommy McClure
drums (drum set): Sammy Creason
guitar: Charlie Freeman
keyboard: Jim Dickinson
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: Almeda Lattimore, Margaret Branch and Brenda Bryant
writer: Betty Nelson, Ahmet Ertegun

Don't play that song for me
'Cause it brings back memories
The days that I once knew
The day that I spent with you

Oh no, don't let em play it (oh no)
Fills my heart with pain (yeah)
Please stop it right away
Cause I remember just what he said

He said darlin (darlin I) and I know that he lied
(Oh, lied to me)
You know that you lied
(Oh, he lied to me)
You know that you lied
Lied (you lied) you li-I-ied (to me)

Hey mister, don't play it no more
Don't play it no more
I can't stand it
Don't play it no more (no more)
No no(no more) no more
Whoa, whoa (can?t stand it)

I remember on our first date
(Ooooooooo)
He kissed me and he walked away
(Ooooooooo)
I was only seventeen
(Ooooooooo)
I'd never dream he'd be so mean
He told me darlin (darling, I love you)
Baby, baby you lied (Oh did I need a you)
You-ooo-hoo-hoo you lied (darling I love you)
You know that you lied (you lied)
Lied (you lied) lied (you lied) Lied (to me)

Oh-oh-oh, you lied (darling I love you)
You know that you lied,yeah
(Darling I need you)
You know I know you lied
(Darling I love you)

Darling you lied (you lied)
You lied (you lied) you lied
Go on an hurt me
You lied (to me)
Oh whoa-oh-oh-oh (you lied)
(Don't play it no more)

Oh baby don't play it no more
(Don't play it no more)
Don't do it (whoa-oh-oh)
Don't play it no more (for me)
No more (for me)
I can't stand it no more
(Don't play it no more)

Oh hey, my bab-ay no
(Don't play it no more)

The Thrill Is Gone (From Yesterday’s Kiss)

length: 4:42
producer: Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Lew Hahn, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Ron Albert
bass: Tommy McClure
drums (drum set): Sammy Creason
guitar: Charlie Freeman
keyboard: Jim Dickinson
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: Almeda Lattimore, Margaret Branch and Brenda Bryant
writer: Roy Hawkins, Jules Taub, B.B. King, Ravon Darnell
The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away
You know you done me wrong baby
And you'll be sorry someday

The thrill is gone
It's gone away from me
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away from me
Although I'll still live on
But so lonely I'll be

The thrill is gone
It's gone away for good
Oh, the thrill is gone baby
Baby its gone away for good
Someday I know I'll be over it all baby
Just like I know a man should

You know I'm free, free now baby
I'm free from your spell
I'm free, free now
I'm free from your spell
And now that it's over
All I can do is wish you well

Pullin’

length: 3:38
producer: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
electric piano: Barry Beckett
guitar: Jimmy Johnson, Duane Allman and Eddie Hinton
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric bass guitar: David Hood
organ: Barry Beckett
writer: Carolyn Franklin, Jimmy Radcliffe
Â??Pullin'â??
Carolyn Franklin â?? Jimmy Radcliffe
Springtime Music â?? Afghan Music â?? Lucky Duck Music
(BMI) all rights reserved

Everyone Knew But Me
That Soon You Would Be Callin' It Off And Gone,
Everyone Pitied Me, Had So Much Sympathy
They Didn't Think I'd Be Strong,

Oh I'm Pullin' On
I'm Movin' On
I'm Pullin' On, Pullin' On In

If I Admit To You
What You Lead Me To Believe It Baby
You Wouldn't Be Gone (No)
Turned Your Back On Me
Just As Cold As You Can Be (But)
I Ain't Been Sittin' Here All On My Own (Baby Cause)

I'm Pullin' On (Yeah)
I'm Movin' On (Oh Yes I Am)
Movin' On
I'm Pullin On
I'm Movin On In


So Glad I'm Free
I Found A Man For Me,
Let Me Tell You While You're Movin' On
Instead Of Beggin' You
I Should Have Helped You Pack Your Bags
And Move Along (Oh Cause)

I'm Pullin' On
I'm Movin' On In (Oh)

Higher â?? Movin', Pullin' â?? Harder
Pullin' â?? Higher, Pullin â?? Harder
Pullin' â?? Higher, Movin' - Harder
Pullin' â?? Higher, Movin' â?? Harder
Movin' â?? Higher, Pullin' â?? Harder
Yeah Pullin' Harder â?? Higher â?? Harder â?? Higher
Pullin' â?? Movin' â?? Pullin' Harder
Pullin' â?? Higher â?? Movin'- Higher
Higher Higher â?? Harder â?? (yeah)
Go Ahead Higher â?? Pullin' Harder
Pullin' Higher â?? Movin' Harder
Pullin' Higher â?? Movin' (Yeah) Higher
Pullin' Harder â?? Harder â?? Harder.
WELL!





You and Me

length: 3:35
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Lew Hahn, Ron Albert and Chuck Kirkpatrick
bass: Tommy McClure
drums (drum set): Sammy Creason
guitar: Charlie Freeman
keyboard: Jim Dickinson
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Aretha Franklin
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity;
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity...

We've got each other's love and understanding,
And that's what it takes to make love grow...
We've got our strength, and our love for all mankind,
But most of all, we've got peace of mind...

I know people are gonna try and knock us down,
But we're gonna be strong, ain't gon' let nobody turn us around!

(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity, yeah, now;
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity...

You know temptation, it works on us too,
But we're too strong to let it get us down...
I've got your love, baby, and you've got mine,
And the Lord knows we're gonna be together 'til the end of time, hey, hey...

I know people are gonna try to knock us down,
But we're gonna be strong, ain't gon' let nobody turn us around, oh!

(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity;
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity...

(You and me will always be joined together for eternity;
You and me will always be joined together for eternity...)

Honest I Do

length: 3:19
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric bass guitar: David Hood
electric piano: Barry Beckett
guitar: Eddie Hinton, Duane Allman and Jimmy Johnson
organ: Barry Beckett
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Jimmy Reed
writer: Ewart G. Abner, Jr.
Darling you send me.
I know you send me
Honest you do
Honest you do
Honest you do
You thrill me, I know you thrill me
Darling you thrill me
Honest you do
Honest you do
Honest you do

At first I thought it was infatuation
But it lasted so long
Now I find myself wanting
To marry you and take you home

You send me
You send me
You send me
Honest you do

Whenever I'm with you
Whenever I'm near you
Honest you do
I know when you hold me,
Whenever you kiss me

Spirit in the Dark

length: 4:03
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Chuck Kirkpatrick, Lew Hahn and Ron Albert
bass: Tommy McClure
drums (drum set): Sammy Creason
guitar: Charlie Freeman
keyboard: Jim Dickinson
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
composer: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Aretha Franklin
I I'm gettin' the spirit in the dark, um hum hum
I'm gettin' the spirit in the dark, um hum hum
People movin' oh and they groovin'
Just gettin' the spirit, um hum hum, in the dark

Tell me sister how do ya feel?
Tell me my brother brother brother
How do you feel?
Do you feel like dancin'?
Get up and let's start dancin'
Start gettin' the spirit, start gettin' the spirit
Spirit in the dark, in the dark

Doot doot, it's like Sally Walker
Do do doot doot, sittin' in a saucer
Do do do do do do, that's how ya, doot, do it
Do do doot doot, it ain't nothin' to
Do ooo do ooo doot doot, to it

Ride Sally ride, do oh do do do
Put your hand on your hips
Cover your eyes and move, move

With the spirit, with the spirit
Go on an move, move
Move with the spirit, with the spirit
Oh move, move
Move with the spirit now now now, with the spirit
Move with the spirit

Are you gettin the spirit? Yeah
Are you gettin' it in the dark? Yeah
I wonder how you're gettin' the spirit? Yeah
Gettin' the spirit in the dark yeah

People movin' yeah
Everybody's groovin'
Just gettin' the spirit, start gettin' in the spirit
Are you gettin' it in the dark?, in the dark

Doot doot, it's like Sally Walker
Doo do do do, sittin' in her saucer
Doo do do do do, that's how ya do it
Doo do do do do, now get on up to it
Doo do do do do, ride Sally ride
Doo do do do do, put your hands on your hips
Cover your eyes

And move on up with the spirit, with the spirit
Go on and move, move
Move with the spirit, with the spirit
Move with the spirit, with the spirit
Hey now move, move
Move with the spirit

I think I've got it!

All of my brothers, move with the spirit
All of my sisters, move with the spirit
Move, move with the spirit
With the spirit, move with the spirit
Keep on movin', move with the spirit
We all groove, groove with the spirit now
Now move, move with the spirit
Keep on groove!, groove with the spirit
You gotta move your hands, move
Put 'em together and groove your hands
Gotta move your feet, groove!
The spirit on the beat, move
Oh move, move with the spirit
Move!, move with the spirit
Oh move, move with the spirit
Move, move with the spirit
Move with the spirit, move with the spirit
Oh yeah move on, move with the spirit
Oh right on!, the spirit
Come on!, the spirit
Right on, the spirit, move on, the spirit
Feel it, the spirit
Feel it, oh that spirit
Feel, oh that spirit
Yeah yeah yeah spirit, move with the spirit
Yeah move on, move with the spirit
Yeah, move with the spirit
Yeah, move with the spirit
Move on, move with the spirit
Oh good God a mighty, move with the spirit
Yeah

When the Battle Is Over

length: 2:43
producer: Tom Dowd, Arif Mardin and Jerry Wexler
piano: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric bass guitar: David Hood
guitar: Jimmy Johnson and Eddie Hinton
organ: Barry Beckett
vocal: Aretha Franklin
electric piano: Barry Beckett
background vocals: Brenda Bryant, Margaret Branch and Almeda Lattimore
writer: Mac Rebennack, Jessie Hill
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity;
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity...

We've got each other's love and understanding,
And that's what it takes to make love grow...
We've got our strength, and our love for all mankind,
But most of all, we've got peace of mind...

I know people are gonna try and knock us down,
But we're gonna be strong, ain't gon' let nobody turn us around!

(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity, yeah, now;
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity...

You know temptation, it works on us too,
But we're too strong to let it get us down...
I've got your love, baby, and you've got mine,
And the Lord knows we're gonna be together 'til the end of time, hey, hey...

I know people are gonna try to knock us down,
But we're gonna be strong, ain't gon' let nobody turn us around, oh!

(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity;
(You and me) will always be joined together for eternity...

(You and me will always be joined together for eternity;
You and me will always be joined together for eternity...)

One Way Ticket

length: 2:52
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Cornell Dupree
organ: Dave Crawford
background vocals: Almeda Lattimore, Margaret Branch and Brenda Bryant
bass: Harold Cowart
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas
composer: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Aretha Franklin
I remember you’ve forgotten to remember
I wonder why?
Baby, it was just a (one-way ticket to love)
Ticket to love (one-way ticket) hmm

You were lonely, without a friend
That was when our romance began
Baby, it was just a, just a (one-way ticket to love)
Ticket to love (one-way ticket), ooh

Like the dew on the mountain
Like the foam way out on the sea
Like the bubbles on the fountain
You’re gone forever from me, yeah

I loved you kindly, I loved you so blind
But I loved you honest and I loved you true
But maybe, baby, it was just a (one-way ticket to love)
Ticket to love (one-way ticket), ooh, hmm-hmm-hmm-hmm

Like the dew on the mountain
Like the foam way out out on the sea
Like the bubbles on the fountain
You’re gone forever from me, baby, don’t do it

I loved you kindly, but I loved you so blind
But I loved you honest and everybody knows I loved you true
Maybe, baby, maybe it was just a (one-way ticket to love)
Grab about, release it (one-way ticket)

Yeah (one-way ticket to love
Oh-oh-oh, one way ticket to love) yeah-yeah-yeah (oh)
(One-way ticket to love) oh (oh-oh-oh)

Try Matty’s

length: 2:33
producer: Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Lew Hahn, Chuck Kirkpatrick and Ron Albert
piano: Aretha Franklin
bass: Harold Cowart
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas
vocal: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Jim O’Rourke
organ: Dave Crawford
background vocals: Evelyn Green, Pat Lewis, Wylene Ivy and Almeda Lattimore
composer: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Aretha Franklin
Everyday
I'm making my way
to Matty's in the morning
Everyday
I'm making my way
to Matty's in the morning
Matty's is kind of lowdown
and I hear there's gonna be a show-down at
Matty's this morning

What's happening, Mella,
I wonder are you on your way
to Matty's this morning?
I'm gonna be all up in the air
there's gonna be group of people from
Everywhere at Matty's this morning
So go on and do you dues
and try to hurry up and get through
and Leave me at Matty's this morning, yeah

(What's going on?) What's going on?
It's got the people talking
(What's going on?) What's going on?
(What's going on?) What's going on?
It's got them so mystified, yeah
Early in the morning,
late in the evening
Check it out yourself
if you can get inside
of Matty's this morning

(Try Matty's)
Try Matty's when your money's running low
(Try Matty's)
Try Matty's when you don't have nowhere else to go
(Try Matty's)
Try Matty's when your true love is gone
(Try Matty's)
Try Matty's when you can't go home

That’s All I Want From You

length: 2:45
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin
bass: Tommy McClure
drums (drum set): Sammy Creason
guitar: Charlie Freeman
keyboard: Jim Dickinson
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
lyricist: Fritz Rotter
composer: Fritz Rotter
Our little love slowly grows and grows
Not one that comes and goes
That's all I want from you
A sunny day with hopes up to the sky
Another day that comes and dies
That's all I want from you

Don't let me down, oh show me that you care
Remember when you give, you always get your share
Don't let me down, I have no time to wait
Tomorrow might not come, when dreamers dream too late

Our little love slowly grows and grows
Not one that comes and goes
That's all I want from you
A sunny day with hopes up to the sky
Another day that comes and dies
That's all I want from you

Don't let me down, oh show me that you care
Remember when you give, you always get your share
Don't let me down, I have no time to wait
Tomorrow might not come, when dreamers dream too late

Our little love slowly grows and grows
Not one that comes and goes
That's all I want from you

Oh No Not My Baby

length: 2:53
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
electric bass guitar: David Hood
organ: Barry Beckett
guitar: Duane Allman, Jimmy Johnson, Eddie Hinton and Cornell Dupree
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
electric piano: Barry Beckett
composer: Carole King
lyricist: Gerry Goffin
When my friends told me you had someone new,
I didn't believe a single word was true.
I told them all I had faith in you.
I kept right on sayin':
Oh, no, not my baby.
Oh, no, not my sweet baby.
You're not like all those other girls
Who play with man's hearts like they were toys.

My mama told me, "Son,when rumors spread
That there is truth somewhere
And you should use your head."
But I sure didn't listen to what she said;
Don't you know I kept right on sayin':
Oh, no, not my baby.
Oh, no, not my sweet baby.
You're not like all those other girls
Who lead you on and tell you lies, no, not my baby.

Tell me, baby,
I don't believe what they're sayin', no.
Oh, no, not my baby.
Oh no, not my sweet baby.
Oh, no, not my baby.
Oh no, not my sweet baby.

Not my baby, not my baby
Not my baby, not my baby, not my baby
Not my, not my sweet, sweet baby.
Not my baby, not my baby
Not my baby, not my baby, not my baby
Not my, not my sweet, sweet baby.

Not my baby, not my baby,
Not my baby, not my sweet, sweet baby.
Oh, no, not my baby.
Oh no, not my sweet baby.
Oh, no, not my baby.

Why I Sing the Blues

length: 3:06
producer: Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Ron Albert, Lew Hahn and Chuck Kirkpatrick
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Cornell Dupree
organ: Dave Crawford
background vocals: Brenda Bryant, Almeda Lattimore and Margaret Branch
bass: Harold Cowart
drums (drum set): Ray Lucas
writer: Dave Clark, B.B. King
Without a word of warnin' blues
Walked in this mornin'
And circled 'round my lonely room

I didn't know why I had that sad
And lonely feelin' until my baby called
And said we were through

For yesterday this time
I sang a love song
But today I'm singing the blues

Strikes me kinda funny how love can be this way
We were lovin' 'til last night honey, yeah
I'm alone again today

And it strikes me kinda funny
How fate can be unfair
That I come right on the losin' end
In every, every love affair

Yes, it must be, it must be meant for me
That I should be the one
Be the one to always lose

For yesterday
Yesterday this time I'd sing a love song, whoah
Yeah, but right now I'm singin' the blues
Whoah yeah, today I sing the blues