This Girl’s in Love With You Album

Artist(s): Aretha Franklin

Cover Art

Aretha Franklin This Girl’s in Love With You Cover Art

Tracklist

Son of a Preacher Man

length: 3:17
producer: Arif Mardin, Tom Dowd and Jerry Wexler
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Tom Dowd and Jerome Gasper
guitar: Jimmy Johnson and Eddie Hinton
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
background vocals: The Sweet Inspirations
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
bass: David Hood
keyboard: Barry Beckett
writer: John Hurley, Ronnie Wilkins

Billy Ray was a preacher's son
And when his daddy would visit he'd come along
When they gathered around and started talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
Out through the back yard we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes
Lord knows, to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was

Bein' good isn't always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin' to me
He'd come'n tell me "Everything is all right"
He'd kiss and tell me "Everything is all right"
Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (yes he was)

How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin' kisses from me on the sly
Takin' time to make time
Tellin' me that he's all mine
Learnin' from each other's knowin'
Lookin' to see how much we've grown and

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, oh yes he was

(The only one who could ever reach me)
He was the sweet-talkin' son of a preacher man
(The only boy who could ever teach me)
Was the son of a preacher man

(The only one who could ever reach me)
Was the sweet-talkin' son of a preacher man

Share Your Love With Me

length: 3:20
producer: Tom Dowd, Jerry Wexler and Arif Mardin
bass: David Hood
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
keyboard: Barry Beckett
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Don Robey, Al "TNT" Braggs, Don Robey, Al "TNT" Braggs
It's an evil wind that blows no good, yeah
It's a sad heart that won't love like I know it should
Oh how lonesome(oh how lonesome) you must be (you must be)
It's a shame (shame, shame) if you don't share your love with me

It's a heartache, yeah (it's a heartache)
When love is gone (baby it's a heartache)
But it's bad (bad) and even sad (sad) oh later on
And there's no one blinder than you won't see
It's a shame (shame, shame) if you don't share some of your love with me

I can't help it, oh no
He is gone
I must try to forget
Because I've got to live on
Oh it's a good thing it's a sweet thing (it's a sweet thing)
To love someone (such a sweet thing)
But it's bad (bad) and even sad (sad) when it's not returned
Oh, how lonesome, how lonesome, how lonesome (oh how lonesome)
You must be (you must be)
I tell you it would be a shame (shame, shame)
A shame if you don't share your love with me (share your love with me)
It would really be a mistake baby (shame, shame) if you don't share
Your love with me (share your love with me)
It would sure be a shame (shame, shame) if you don't share
Share your love with me (share your love with me)

Dark End of the Street

length: 4:42
producer: Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Ron Albert and Chuck Kirkpatrick
guitar: Jimmy Johnson and Eddie Hinton
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
bass: David Hood
keyboard: Barry Beckett
writer: Chips Moman, Dan Penn
At the dark end of the street
That's where we always meet
Hiding in shadows where we don't belong
Living in darkness to hide our wrong
You and me at the dark end of the street you and me

I know that time's gonna take its toll
We have to pay for the love we stole
It's a sin and we know it's wrong
Oh but our love keeps a coming on strong
Steal away to the dark end of the street you and me

They're gonna find us yes they're gonna find us
They're gonna find us oh some day
You and me at the dark end of the street you and me

And when the daylight hours roll around
And by ten we're both downtown
If we should meet you just walk right on by
Oh my darling now please don't you cry
Tonight we'll meet at the dark end of the street you and me

Let It Be

length: 3:31
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
mixer: Tom Dowd
engineer: Tom Dowd and Jerome Gasper
recording engineer: Jerome Gasper and Adrian Barber
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
When I find myself in times of trouble
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
And in my hour of darkness
She is standing right in front of me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be.

And when the broken hearted people
Living in the world agree,
There will be an answer, let it be.
For though they may be parted there is
Still a chance that they will see
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be. Yeah
There will be an answer, let it be.

And when the night is cloudy,
There is still a light that shines on me,
Shine on until tomorrow, let it be.
I wake up to the sound of music
Mother Mary comes to me
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be.
Let it be, let it be.
There will be an answer, let it be.
Let it be, let it be,
Whisper words of wisdom, let it be

Eleanor Rigby

length: 2:36
producer: Jerry Wexler, Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
guitar: Eddie Hinton and Jimmy Johnson
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
bass: David Hood
keyboard: Barry Beckett
writer: Paul McCartney, John Lennon
I'm Eleanor Rigby, I picked up the rice
In the church where the weddin's had been, yeah
I'm Eleanor Rigby, I'm keepin' my face in a jar by the door
You want to know what is it for?

Well, all the lonely people
Where do they all come from? Yeah
All the lonely people, where do they all belong? Now now

Father McKenzie writin' a words to a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him workin', darnin' his socks in the night
What does he care? Yeah

All the lonely people, where do they all come from?
All the lonely people, where do they all belong? Yea!

Um, hum, um, um, um hum, hum, yea!
Eleanor, baby, um hum, hum, um

Eleanor Rigby, died in the church
And was buried along with her name
Nobody came
Father McKenzie wipin' the dirt from his hands
As he walked from the grave

Sayin' all the lonely people, where do, where do they come from?
All over the world, the lonely, lonely, lonely, people
Where do, where do they all belong?
Oh lonely, only the lonely know
Oo ho lonely, only the lonely people know
Just like Eleanor Rigby, yeah, Eleanor, Eleanor Rigby
Only the lonely, yeah the lonely yeh
Loneliness
Yeah gotta love some lonely people

This Girl’s in Love With You

length: 3:46
You see this girl, this girl's in love with you
Yes I'm in love who looks at you the way I do
When you smile I can tell it know each other very well

How can I show you I'm glad I got to know you 'cause
I've heard some talk they say you think I'm fine
This girl's in love and what I'd do to make you mine
Tell me now is it so don't let me be the last to know

My hands are shakin' don't let my heart keep breaking 'cause
I need your love, I want your love
Say you're in love and you'll be my guy, if not I'll just die

Tell me now is it so don't let me be the last to know
My hands are shakin' don't let my heart keep breaking 'cause
I need your love, I want your love
Say you're in love and you'll be my guy, if not I'll just die

It Ain’t Fair

length: 3:23
producer: Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd
bass: David Hood
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
keyboard: Barry Beckett
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Duane Allman
writer: Ron Miller
People
All around me
But I don't even
Have a friend
Lord knows
I been trying
And he knows
I just can't win
Everything I do
Yeah
Seems to turn
Out wrong
Sometimes
I wish now
That I never
Been born
Whoa

Nobody
Nobody cares
Nobody cares
Baby
You know
I've had my share
Just ain't fair
(Just ain't fair)
Just ain't fair
(Just ain't fair)

Some folks
Got it easy
They live
The life of love
And play
Lord knows
I got
To struggle now
Trying
To make my way

Yeah
I'm walking all day
I'm gonna
Reach the town
I believe
I hope
I can make it yeah
Beacuse my feet
Ain't gonna
Let me stop
Talking about
Jesus

Nobody
Nobody cares
Nobody cares
Baby
I've had my share
Just ain't fair
Just ain't fair
It just ain't fair
It just ain't fair
It just ain't fair
I've had my share

The Weight

length: 2:59
producer: Arif Mardin, Jerry Wexler and Tom Dowd
engineer: Lew Hahn, Tom Dowd and Jerome Gasper
bass: David Hood
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
keyboard: Barry Beckett
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis
vocal: Aretha Franklin
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
slide guitar: Duane Allman
composer: Robbie Robertson
lyricist: Robbie Robertson
I pulled in to Nazareth was feelin bout half past dead
I just need some place where I can lay my head
Hey mister, can you tell me where a girl might find a bed
He just grinned and shook my hand no was all he said
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

I picked up my bag I went lookin for a place to hide
When I saw Carmen and the Devil walking side by side
I said, hey Carmen come on let's go downtown
She said I gotta go but my friend can't stick around
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

Go down Moses there's nothing you can say
It's just old Luke and Luke's waiting on the judgement day
Well Luke my friend what about Anna Lee
He said do me a favor won't you stay and keep Anna Lee company
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

Catch me a cannonball now take me on down the line
My bag is sinking low and I do believe it's time
Get in touch with Fanny you know she's the only one
Who sent me here with her regards for everyone
Take the load off Fanny, take the load for free
Take the load off Fanny and, and, and you put the load right on me

Call Me

length: 3:47
I love you, and I love you and I love you too
Baby will you call me the moment you get there
Hey baby, I love you, and I love you too, and I love you
Baby will you call me the moment you get there, yeah
Yeah, baby

My dearest, my dearest of all darlings
I know, I know, I know, I know we've got to part
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby
It really doesn't hurt me that bad, yeah
Because you are taking me with you
And I'm keeping you right here in my arms

It's all because I love you, ooh hoo, and I love you, and I love you too
Baby will you call me the moment you get there
Baby, will you do that, will you do that for me now
Oh, call me, call me the hour, call me the minute, second that you get there
Oh, call me, call me, call me, call me, call me, call me, baby
Baby, call me the hour, call me the moment you get there
Don't forget about me, baby, I love you
Baby, call me the moment you get there
Call me, baby, call me the hour, call me the minute, the moment, the second
Yeah, call me baby, call me the minute, the second, the moment, the hour
Don't forget, don't forget, don't forget about me, baby

Sit Down and Cry

length: 3:53
producer: Jerry Wexler, Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
piano: Aretha Franklin
vocal: Aretha Franklin
bass: David Hood
keyboard: Barry Beckett
tenor saxophone: King Curtis
writer: Lou Stallman, Clyde Otis
Baby, no one could have told me
How could they have told me
When they didn't know?

I'd sit down and cry, baby
I'd sit down and cry, baby
Sit down and cry my heart out
Over you, oh

No one, no one could have warned me
That you would scar me yeah
And hurt me so bad

And that I'd sit down and cry, baby
I'd sit down and cry, baby
I'd sit down and cry my heart out
Over you

Oh, who would ever believe?
That lips sweet as yours
Sweeter than the honey
From the bees

Tell, who would ever believe?
That those same sweet lips
Would lie, lie like
Lie like you lied to me, yeah

Baby, no one, no one could ever told me
I wouldn't hear it
That you would have sold me, yeah
Down the river so fast

And that I'd sit down and cry, baby
I'd sit down and cry, baby, yeah
I'd sit down and cry my heart out
Over you

Yes I will, yeah, I will sit down and cry, baby
I will sit down and cry, baby
Sit down and cry my heart out
Heart out over you, yes I would
Hey, he,why hey, baby, yeah, sit down and cry baby