Who Sang Sweet Bitter Love? Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin Soul Sister cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Van Mccoy
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Funk / Soul
Style: Rhythm & Blues/Soul
length: 2:59
producer: Clyde Otis
conductor: Belford Hendricks
arranger: Belford Hendricks
Some other versions of "Sweet Bitter Love"

Lyrics
I talked to you today, we've loved each other
For so long in that special way
And if circumstances should keep us apart
I just want you to know
That you will remain forever here in my heart

Sweet, sweet bitter love
The taste still lingers, though through my helpless fingers
You slipped away, ooh, yes you did

Sweet, sweet bitter love, what joy you taught me
What pain you didn't mean to but you brought me
And so shall, baby and so shall it stay

My magic dreams have lost their spell
And where there, where there was hope
Oh, there is an empty shell

Oh, sweet, my my my, my my my, my my, bitter love
Why have you awakened and then you've forsaken
A trusting heart like mine

My magic, my magic dreams
They've all, they've all, all lost their spells
And where there, where there was a little bit of hope
Yes sir, there is, oh look at me now, there is an empty shell

Oh, sweet, my my my, my my my, my my, bitter love
Why have you awakened and then
And then and then and then and then you know, you have forsaken
A trusting heart, yeah like mine, a trusting heart like mine
I love you boy, yes I do, like mine

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Until You Were Gone
  • 2 You Made Me Love You
  • 3 Follow Your Heart
  • 4 Ol' Man River
  • 5 Sweet Bitter Love
  • 6 A Mother's Love
  • 7 Swanee
  • 8 I'm Losing You
  • 9 Take a Look
  • 10 Can't You Just See Me
  • 11 Cry Like a Baby

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