Who Sang It Will Have to Do Until the Real Thing Comes Along? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Laughing on the Outside cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Alberta Nichols, L.e. Freeman, Mann Holiner, Sammy Cahn, Saul Chaplin
Release Date: 1963-8-12
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 3:09
Lyrics
Oh I'd work for you, I'd slave for you,
I'd be a beggar or a knave for you! (what is a knave anyway?)
If that isn't love it'll have to do
Until the real thing comes along.

I'd gladly move the earth for you, (yeah I'm strong baby, plenty strong)
To prove my love and it's worth to you,
If that isn't love it'll have to do
Until the real thing comes along.

With all the words, dear, at my command,
I just can't make you understand
I'll always love you darling, come what may,
My heart is yours, what more can I say? (what do you want me to do, rob a bank?)

(Well listen, I tell ya)
I'd sigh for you, yeah, cry for you,
I'd tear the stars down from the sky for you!
If that isn't love, well skip it, it'll have to do,
Until the real thing comes along.

I'd sigh for you, die for you,
I'd tear the stars down from the sky for you!
If that isn't love, it'll have to do,
Until the real thing comes along.
9yeah, that's the real thing, so help me!)

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Skylark
  • 2 For All We Know
  • 3 Make Someone Happy
  • 4 I Wonder (Where Are You Tonight)
  • 5 Solitude
  • 6 Laughing on the Outside (Crying on the Inside)
  • 7 Say It Isn't So
  • 8 It Will Have to Do Until the Real Thing Comes Along
  • 9 If Ever I Would Leave You
  • 10 Where Are You
  • 11 Mr. Ugly
  • 12 I Wanna Be Around

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