Who Sang Baby, Baby, Baby? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin
Release Date: 1967-3-10
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:55
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Arif Mardin and Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd
background vocals: Erma Franklin and Carolyn Franklin
baritone saxophone: Willie Bridges
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
conductor: Tom Dowd
cornet: Melvin Lastie
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
guitar: Jimmy Johnson
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
tenor saxophone: King Curtis and Charles Chalmers
vocal: Aretha Franklin
Some other versions of "Baby, Baby, Baby"

Lyrics
Baby, baby, baby, this is just to say
How much I'm gonna miss you,
But believe, while I'm away,
That I didn't mean to hurt you
Don't you know that I'd rather hurt myself?
(I'd hurt myself, I'd hurt myself)

Baby, baby, baby (baby), think of me sometimes (baby)
Because if loving you was so wrong (baby), then I'm guilty of this crime
(Guilty, I'm guilty, I'm guilty)
I'm bewildered, I'm lonely, and I'm loveless,
Without you to hold my hand (Reach out for me, boy)
If you'd just understand (Reach out to me, right now)

Those that we love, we foolishly make cry,
Then sometimes feel it's best to say goodbye, goodbye
But what's inside can't be denied
The power (power of love), the power of love (power of love) is my only guide
Baby (oh), baby (oh)
Baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, baby, this is just to say
Just how much I'm really gonna miss you,
But believe, while I'm away,
(I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you, I need you)
That I really didn't mean, I didn't mean, I didn't mean to hurt you
Don't you know that, that I'd rather hurt myself? (I'd hurt myself)

Baby, I need you, I need you, I need you
If I did you wrong, if I did you wrong (I'd hurt myself)
I need you, I need you, I need you
If I did you wrong (I'd hurt myself)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Respect
  • 2 Drown in My Own Tears
  • 3 I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)
  • 4 Soul Serenade
  • 5 Don't Let Me Lose This Dream
  • 6 Baby, Baby, Baby
  • 7 Dr. Feelgood (Love Is a Serious Business)
  • 8 Good Times
  • 9 Do Right Woman, Do Right Man
  • 10 Save Me
  • 11 A Change Is Gonna Come

  • Release information
    label: Atlantic
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin