Good to Me as I Am to You Lyrics - Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Lady Soul cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Aretha Franklin, Ted White
Release Date: 1968-1-22
Genre: Funk / Soul Blues
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:58
producer: Jerry Wexler
recording engineer: Tom Dowd
arranger: Tom Dowd and Arif Mardin
baritone saxophone: Haywood Henry
bass guitar: Tommy Cogbill
bass trombone: Tony Studd
electric piano: Spooner Oldham
guitar: Bobby Womack, Jimmy Johnson and Joe South
tenor saxophone: Frank Wess, King Curtis and Seldon Powell
trumpet: Melvin Lastie, Bernie Glow and Joe Newman
drums (drum set): Roger Hawkins
choir vocals: Aretha Franklin, Carolyn Franklin and The Sweet Inspirations
vocal: Aretha Franklin
organ: Spooner Oldham
piano: Aretha Franklin
vibraphone: Warren Smith
guest guitar: Eric Clapton
writer: Ted White, Aretha Franklin
If you had a dollar
And I had a dime
I wonder, could I borrow yours
As easy as you could mine?
Because when you need my love
And I give time after time
And turn around to find me no returns,
Then my friend, you've used my dimes

If there's water in the pitcher,
And we both need a drink
To stay alive, my darlin',
I'd need less water than you think

My love, my love, these things, I swear, I say are true
And all I'm really saying is be as good to me as I am to you
Oh, yeah

Listen to this
Some people want,
But they don't wanna give
They can do all of the wrong in the world
And got the nerve to not understand the meaning of loving me
Starting today,
Tomorrow, and forevermore
If you can't find it in your heart to do for me
Then, baby, just don't darken my front door

I want you to be as good to me as I am to you
Whoo, baby!
I don't think that's asking you too much to do
Listen! Don't you walk around here
Feeling like you can treat me any old way
Using my love, my time, my heart, day, day after day
Oh-oh-oh-oh-oh, baby, baby, be as good to me as I am to you
Whoo! Whoo!

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12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Chain of Fools
  • 2 Money Won’t Change You
  • 3 People Get Ready
  • 4 Niki Hoeky
  • 5 (You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman
  • 6 Since You’ve Been Gone (Sweet Sweet Baby)
  • 7 Good to Me as I Am to You
  • 8 Come Back Baby
  • 9 Groovin’
  • 10 Ain’t No Way