Who Sang Got to Be There? Grant Green

Grant Green Shades of Green cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1972
Genre: Jazz
Style: Soul-Jazz
length: 4:25
producer: George Butler
engineer: Christina Hersch
arranger: Wade Marcus
bass: Wilton Felder
congas: King Errisson
membranophone: Stix Hooper
bass trombone: Dick Hickson
Clavinet: Emmanuel Riggins
electric piano: Emmanuel Riggins
French horn: James Buffington
guitar: Grant Green
percussion: Harold Cardwell
trombone: Harry DiVito
vibraphone: Billy Wooten
woodwind: George Marge, John Leone, Phil Bodner and Romeo Penque
trumpet: Jimmy Sedlar, Joe Newman, Joe Wilder and Victor Paz
Some other versions of "Got to Be There"

Lyrics
Got to be there, got to be there in the morning
When she says hello to the world.
Got to be there, got to be there,
Bring her good times and show her that she's my girl.
Oh, what a feeling there'll be the moment I know she loves me.
Cause when I look in her eyes.
I realize I need her sharing the world beside me.
So I've got to be there, got to be there in the morning,
And welcome her into my world, and show her that she's my girl.
When she says hello world!
Got to be there.

Got to be there, got to be there
When she needs someone to keep her through the night.
Got to be there, got to be there, to take her hand and lead her into my life.
Oh, what a feeling there'll be the moment I know she loves me
Cause when I look in her eyes,
I realize I need her sharing the world beside me.
That's why I've got to be there,
Got to be there where love begins and that's ev'rywhere she goes,
I've got to be there so she knows that when she's with me she's home.
Got to be there, got to be there, got to be there.
Got to be there, got to be there, got to be there.
Got to be there, got to be there, got to be there.

Got to be there, got to be there in the morning
When she says hello to the world.
Got to be there, got to be there,
Bring him good times and show him that I'm his girl.
Oh, what a feeling there'll be the moment I know she loves me.
'Cause when I look in his eyes.
I realize I need him sharing the world beside me.
So I've got to be there, got to be there in the morning,
And welcome him into my world, and show him that I'm his girl.
When she says hello world!
Got to be there.

Got to be there, got to be there
When she needs someone to keep him through the night.
Got to be there, got to be there, to take her hand and lead her into my life.
Oh, what a feeling there'll be the moment I know she loves me
Cause when I look in her eyes,
I realize I need him sharing the world beside me.
That's why I've got to be there,
Got to be there where love begins and that's ev'rywhere she goes,
I've got to be there so he knows that when he's with me he's home.
Got to be there, got to be there, got to be there.
Got to be there, got to be there, got to be there.

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 I Don't Want Nobody to Give Me Nothing (Open Up the Door I'll Get It Myself) / Cold Sweat (medley)
  • 2 Sunrise, Sunset
  • 3 Never My Love
  • 4 Got to Be There
  • 5 California Green
  • 6 If You Really Love Me
  • 7 Cast Your Fate to the Wind
  • 8 In the Middle

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