Who Sang Rough Lover? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin The Electrifying Aretha Franklin cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1962
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Soul
length: 2:48
arranger: Richard Wess
bass: Bill Lee
conductor: Richard Wess
drums (drum set): Ted Sommer
guitar: Bucky Pizzarelli and Don Arnone
piano: Aretha Franklin and Moe Wechsler
saxophone: Jerome Richardson, Romeo Penque, Stanley Webb and Toots Mondello
trombone: Jimmy Cleveland, Morty Bowman, Robert Alexander and Urbie Green
trumpet: Bernie Glow, Bernie Privin, Jimmy Nottingham and Joe Wilder
Lyrics
Now, listen here, girls
I’m gonna tell you
What I want right now

I want a rough lover
I want a man
I want a rough, tough lover
And I’ll find him if I can

He’s got to bite nails
Fight bears
And if I get sassy
Be a man who dares
To shut me up and kiss me
So I know he cares
I want a man

Don’t want a mean daddy
I want a boss
I want a mean, sweet daddy
Who the devil wouldn’t cross

He’s got to spit fire
Chew iron
Get mad and start roaring
Like a mountain lion
Then whisper that he loves me
So I know he’s mine
I want a man

I’m looking for a guy
Who’s big and strong
But weak for me
I’m looking for a guy
Who’ll ride around
But never, never set me free

I want a rough lover
I want a man
I want a rough, tough lover
With a sentimental plan

So he can kiss nice
Hug tight
He’s gotta be sweet and gentle
Day and night
But mean enough to make me
Want to treat him right
I want a man, oh, yeah

I’m looking for a guy
Who’s raving strong
But weak for me
I’m looking for a guy
Who’ll ride around
But never, never set me free

I want a rough lover
I want a man
I want a rough, tough lover
With a sentimental plan

So he can kiss nice
Hug tight
He’s gotta be sweet and gentle
Day and night
But mean enough to make me
Want to treat him right
I want a man

I want a man
I don’t want no creampuff, baby
Don’t want no butterfly
I want a man

Oh, yes, I do
Oh, yes, I do

Tracklist
Vinyl 1
  • 1 You Made Me Love You
  • 2 I Told You So
  • 3 Rock-A-Bye Your Baby With a Dixie Melody
  • 4 Nobody Like You
  • 5 Exactly Like You
  • 6 It's So Heartbreakin'
  • 7 Rough Lover
  • 8 Blue Holiday
  • 9 Just for You
  • 10 That Lucky Old Sun
  • 11 I Surrender, Dear
  • 12 Ac-cent-tchu-ate the Positive

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