Who Sang Son of a Preacher Man? Aretha Franklin with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra A Brand New Me cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2017-11-10
length: 3:29
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Lyrics
Billy Ray was a preacher's son
And when his daddy would visit he'd come along
When they gathered around the parlour talkin'
That's when Billy would take me walkin'
Through the backyard we'd go walkin'
Then he'd look into my eyes
Lord knows, to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (hallelujah)

Bein' good isn't always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin' to me
He'd kiss 'n tell me "Everything is all right" (sock it to me)
"Baby, baby everything is all right" (sock it to me)
Can I sneak away again tonight, now?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man (I tell you that)
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (hallelujah)

How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin' kisses from me on the sly
Takin' time to make time
Tellin' me that he's all mine
Learnin' from each other's knowin'
Lookin' to see how much we've grown and

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man (I tell you that)
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, oh he was (hallelujah)

Hallelujah, son of a preacher man
Hallelujah, for the son
Son of a preacher man
Hallelujah, son of a preacher man

Hallelujah, for the son
Son of a preacher man
He's only boy, yes he is, who could ever reach me
Son of a preacher man
He's only boy who could ever teach me
Son of a preacher man

Tracklist
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Think
  • 2 Don't Play That Song (You Lied)
  • 3 I Say a Little Prayer
  • 4 Until You Come Back to Me (That’s What I'm Gonna Do)
  • 5 A Brand New Me
  • 6 A Natural Woman (You Make Me Feel Like)
  • 7 Angel
  • 8 Border Song (Holy Moses)
  • 9 Let It Be
  • 10 People Get Ready
  • 11 Oh Me Oh My (I’m a Fool for You Baby)
  • 12 You’re All I Need to Get By
  • 13 Son of a Preacher Man
  • 14 Respect

  • Release information
    label: Rhino Atlantic
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: Digital Media
    barcode: 603497866359
    script: Latin