Who Sang Won’t Be Long? Aretha Franklin

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Release information
Writer(s): J. Leslie Mc Farland
Release Date: 1961-2-27
Genre: Electronic Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Synth-pop/Rhythm & Blues/Soul/Vocal
length: 3:16
bass: Bill Lee
drums (drum set): Belton Evans
piano: Aretha Franklin and Ray Bryant
Some other versions of "Won’t Be Long"

Lyrics
Baby, here I am
By the railroad track
Waiting for my baby
He's coming back

Coming back to me
On the 503
And I won't be long
No, I won't be long

I get so lonesome
Since the man has been gone
There ain't a thing worth mentioning
Nothing been going on

And that's why I know
When the whistle blows
Yeah, that I won't be long
No, no, I won't be long

My daddy told me
When he said goodbye, yes, he did
"I'll be back, baby
Baby, bye and bye"

And that's why I waited
So doggone long, yeah
Can't you see how happy I am?
Because the man is coming home

So now, here I be
By the railroad track
Oh, waiting for my baby
He's coming back

Coming back to me
On the 503
Yeah, and I won't be long
No, no, I won't be long

I ain't had no loving
Since you know when
He's a long gone rooster
And I'm a lonesome hen

And that's why I'm sure
When the whistle blows
Yeah, that I won't be long
No, no, I won't be long

I'm so excited
My knees are shaking, yeah
Mr. Engineer
Don't you keep me waiting

Hear me telling you
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry
Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry

Baby, here I am
Oh, by the railroad track
Waiting for my baby
He's coming back

Coming back to me
Lord, on the 503
Yeah and I won't be long
No, I won't be long

Yeah, I know
When the whistle blows
Hey, that I won't be long
No, no, I won't be long


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Won’t Be Long
  • 2 Over the Rainbow
  • 3 Love Is the Only Thing
  • 4 Sweet Lover
  • 5 All Night Long
  • 6 Who Needs You?
  • 7 Right Now
  • 8 Are You Sure
  • 9 Maybe I’m a Fool
  • 10 It Ain’t Necessarily So
  • 11 (Blue) By Myself
  • 12 Today I Sing the Blues

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