The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

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Aretha Franklin The Tender, the Moving, the Swinging Aretha Franklin Cover Art

Tracklist

Don’t Cry Baby

length: 3:23
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
writer: Saul Bernie, James P. Johnson, Stella Unger

Don't cry, don't cry baby
Don't cry baby
Dry your eyes, and let's be sweethearts again
And oh, 'cause you know
You know I didn't mean
To ever treat you so mean
C'mon, c'mon sweetheart
And let's try it over again

And oh, don't cry
Don't cry baby
Don't cry, don't cry
Dry your eyes, and let's be sweethearts again
And oh, 'cause you know I didn't mean
To ever treat you so mean
C'mon, c'mon sweetheart
And let's try it over again

Don't cry, don't cry baby
Don't cry baby
Dry your eyes, and let's be sweethearts again
And oh, 'cause you know
You know I didn't mean
To ever treat you so mean
C'mon, c'mon sweetheart
And let's try it over again

And oh, don't cry
Don't cry baby
Don't cry, don't cry
Dry your eyes, and let's be sweethearts again
And oh, 'cause you know I didn't mean
To ever treat you so mean
C'mon, c'mon sweetheart
And let's try it over again

Try a Little Tenderness

length: 3:16
producer: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
lyricist: Reginald Connelly, James Campbell
composer: Harry M. Woods
Oh she may be weary
Them young girls they do get wearied
Wearing that same old miniskirt dress
But when she gets weary
You try a little tenderness

Oh man that
Un hunh
I know shes waiting
Just anticipating
The thing that you'll never never possess
No no no
But while she there waiting

Try just a little bit of tenderness
That's all you got to do
Now it might be a little bit sentimental no
But she has her greavs and care
But the soft words they are spoke so gentle
Yeah yeah yeah
And it makes it easier to bear
Oh she wont regret it

No no
Them young girls they don't forget it
Love is their whole happiness
Yeah yeah yeah
But its all so easy
All you got to do is try
Try a little tenderness
Yeah
Damn that hart (hard?)

All you got to do is know how to love her
You've got to
Hold her
Squeeze her
Never leave her
Now get to her
Got got got to try a little tenderness
Yeah yeah
Lord have mercy now

All you got to do is take my advice
You've got to hold her
Don't squeeze her
Never leave her
You've got to hold her
And never
So you got to try a little tenderness
A little tenderness
A little tenderness
A little tenderness

You've got to
Got to got to
You've gotta hold her
Don't squeeze her
Never leaver her
You got
Got got got to
Now now now
Got got got to
Try a little tenderness
Ye

I Apologize

length: 2:53
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
writer: Al Goodhart, Al Hoffman, Ed G. Nelson
If I told a lie, if I made you cry
When I said goodbye, I'm sorry
From the bottom of my heart, dear
I apologize
If I caused you pain, I know I'm to blame
Must have been insane, believe me
From the bottom of my heart, dear
I apologize
I realize I've been unfair to you
Please let me make amends
Don't say that you forgot the love we knew
After all, we were more than friends
If I made you blue, I've had heartaches too
Now I beg of you, forgive me
From the bottom of my heart, dear
I apologize
Give me back your glance, give me back romance
Give me one more chance, forgive me
From the bottom of my heart, dear
I apologize

Without the One You Love

length: 2:48
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
piano: Aretha Franklin
arranger: Robert Mersey
writer: Aretha Franklin
Baby, I need your good lovin'
Got to have your love right now, baby
So come and fill my empty arms
And make my life worthwhile

Because I'm not livin', baby, I only exist
I'll never laugh, I'll never smile no more
Don't care if I stay like this, because

Without the one you love, life is not worthwhile
Without your love, my dear, I'm like a fatherless child
So come and fill my empty arms
And make my life worthwhile

When I feel the hurt comin' on
I stop and cry like I'm cryin'
(Right now)
People ask why would a grown man cry
I drop my head and I sigh and reply

Without the one you love, life is not worthwhile
Without your love, my dear, I'm like a fatherless child
So come and fill my empty arms
And make my life worthwhile

(Baby, I need your good lovin')
Sometimes I feel like a wanderer
(Got to have your love right now)
Searching for peace within

(Baby, I need your good lovin')
I need you my darling
(Got to have your love right now)
Like a lost soul needs a friend

So come and fill my empty arms
And fill my empty life

(Baby, I need your good lovin')
Nobody knows the emptiness I feel
(Got to have your love right now)
And I feel it

(Baby, I need your good lovin')
Nobody knows the loneliness I feel
(Got to have your love right now)
And I feel it because

Without the one you love, life is not worthwhile
Without your love, my dear, I'm like a fatherless child
So come and fill my empty arms
And make my life worthwhile

Look for the Silver Lining

length: 3:04
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Jerome Kern
lyricist: Buddy DeSylva
Please don't be offended if I preach to you awhile,
Tears are out of place in eyes that were meant to smile.
There's a way to make your very biggest troubles small,
Here's the happy secret of it all.

[Chorus]
Look for the silver lining
When e'er a cloud appears in the blue.
Remember some where the sun is shining,
And so the right thing to do,
Is make it shine for you.

A heart, full of joy and gladness,
Will always banish sadness and strife.
So always look for the silver lining,
And try to find the sunny side of life.

As I wash my dishes, I'll be following your plan,
Till I see the brightness in ev'ry pot and pan.
I am sure your point of view will ease the daily grind,
So I keep repeating in my mind.

[Chorus]

I’m Sitting on Top of the World

length: 2:43
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Ray Henderson
lyricist: Joe Young, Sam M. Lewis
I'm sitting on top of the world
Just rolling along, Just rolling along
I'm quitting the blues of the world
Just singing a song, just singing a song
"Glory Hallelujah," I just phoned the Parson
"Hey, Par get ready to call"
Just like Humpty Dumpty, I'm going to fall
I'm sitting on top of the world
Just rolling along, Just rolling along

I'm sitting on top of the world
Just rolling along, just rolling along
I'm quitting the blues of the world
Just singing a song, just singing a song
"Glory Hallelujah," I just phoned the Parson
"Hey, Par get ready to call"
Just like Humpty Dumpty, I'm going to fall
I'm sitting on top of the world

Just for a Thrill

length: 2:34
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
lyricist: Don Raye
composer: Lil Hardin Armstrong
Just for a thrill
You changed the sunshine to rain
Just for a thrill
You filled my heart with pain

To me you were my pride and joy
But to you, I was merely a toy
A plaything, that you could toss around at will

Just for a thrill
You made my life one sad song
Just for a thrill
You just led me along

Although you're free and havin' your fun
To me you're still the only one
Cause you made my heart stand still
Just for a thrill



Although you're free and havin' your fun
To me you're still the only one
Cause you made my heart stand still
Well, it was just for a thrill

And baby you, you, made my heart stand still
Just for a thrill

God Bless the Child

length: 3:03
producer: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
writer: Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog, Jr.
Them that's got shall get
Them that's not shall lose
So the Bible said and it still is news
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Yes, the strong gets more
While the weak ones fade
Empty pockets don't ever make the grade
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Money, you've got lots of friends
Crowding round the door
When you're gone, spending ends
They don't come no more
Rich relations give
Crust of bread and such
You can help yourself
But don't take too much
Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own

Mama may have, papa may have
But God bless the child that's got his own
That's got his own
He just worry 'bout nothin'
'Cause he's got his own

I’m Wandering

length: 3:28
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
writer: Berry Gordy, Tyran Carlo
I'm wandering, been moving to and from
Just wandering, with no place to go
Since I lost you, lost you, all I ever do
Is be wandering, till I wander back to you

Oh, I'm wishing, been yearning for your kiss
Oh, I've been missing the warmth of your caress
Since I lost you, I lost you, all I ever do
Is be wandering, wandering, wandering, wandering
I'll be wandering, till I wander back to you

I look on every corner, down every dismal street
Are you there? Are you there? Oh darling, I repeat
I visit all familiar places, there's no one there but me
Where can you be? Where can you be? Oh darling, where can you be?

Oh, I'm praying, your touch for me has grown
And I'm saying, for before it's not been known
I love you, I love you, and all I ever do
Is be wandering, crying, wandering, wandering
I'll be wandering, till I wander, till I wander back to you, yeah, oh yeah
I'm gonna be, I'm gonna be wandering till I wander back to you, yeah, yeah
Wandering back to you

How Deep Is the Ocean

length: 2:48
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin
How much do I love you?
I'll tell you no lie
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How many times a day do I think of you?
How many roses are sprinkled with dew?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?

How far would I travel
To be where you are?
How far is the journey
From here to a star?

And if I ever lost you, how much would I cry?
How deep is the ocean?
How high is the sky?
How high is the sky?

I Don’t Know You Anymore

length: 2:51
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Gary Geld
lyricist: Peter Udell
I don`t love you anymore
Not the way I did before
And since you`ve found someone new
I think it`s best
I don`t cry and walk the floor
I don`t love you anymore
Trouble is I don`t love you any less
I don`t love you anymore
For I`ve got no more love to give
You drained my heart of all its love
With every sweet caress
I keep sayin` o`er and o`er
`I don`t love you anymore`
Trouble is I don`t love you any less
I held you close to me one time
Kissed your lips and called you mine
But another came and thrilled you more, I guess
I cried as you walked out the door
`I don`t love you anymore`
Trouble is I don`t love you any less
I don`t love you anymore,
For I`ve got no more love to give
You drained my heart of all its love
With every sweet caress
I keep sayin` o`er and o`er
`I don`t love you anymore`
Trouble is I don`t love you any less

Lover Come Back to Me

length: 2:36
producer: Robert Mersey
conductor: Robert Mersey
arranger: Robert Mersey
composer: Sigmund Romberg
lyricist: Oscar Hammerstein II
You went away
I let you
We broke the ties that bind
I wanted to forget you
And leave the past behind
Still, the magic of the night I met you
Seems to stay forever in my mind

The sky was blue
And high above
The moon was new
And so was love
This eager heart of mine was singing
Lover where can you be

You came at last
Love had its day
That day is past
You've gone away
This aching heart of mine is singing
Lover come back to me
When I remember every little thing

You used to do
I'm so lonely
Every road I walk along
I walk along with you
No wonder I am lonely

The sky is blue
The night is cold
The moon is new
But love is old
And while I'm waiting here
This heart of mine is singing
Lover come back to me
When I remember every little thing

You used to do
I grow lonely
Every road I walk along
I walk along with you
No wonder I am lonely

The sky is blue
The night is cold
The moon is new
But love is old
And while I'm waiting here
This heart of mine is singing
Lover come back to me