Who Sang Ain’t That Peculiar? Ramsey Lewis

Ramsey Lewis Wade in the Water cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1966
Genre: Jazz Funk / Soul
Style: Soul-Jazz/Rhythm & Blues
length: 2:59
producer: Esmond Edwards
engineer: Bob Kidder and Bruce Swedien
arranger: Richard Evans
conductor: Richard Evans
piano: Ramsey Lewis
bass: Cleveland Eaton
membranophone: Maurice White
Some other versions of "Ain’t That Peculiar"

Lyrics
Honey you do me wrong but still I'm crazy about you
Stay away too long and I can't do without you
Every chance you get you seem to hurt me more and more
But each hurt makes my love stronger than before
I know flowers go through rain
But how can love go through pain

Ain't that peculiar
A peculiar-arity
Ain't that peculiar baby
Peculiar as can be

You tell me lies that should be obvious to me
I've been so much in love with you baby til I don't want to see
That things you do and say are designed to make me blue
It's a doggone shame my love for you makes all
Your lies seem true
But if the truth makes love last longer
Why do lies make my love stronger

Ain't that peculiar
Peculiar as can be
Ain't that peculiar baby
A peculiar-arity

I cried so much just like a child that's lost its home
Maybe baby you think these tears I cry are tears of joy
A child can cry so much until you do everything they say
But unlike a child my tears don't help me to get my way
I know love can last through years
But how can love last through tears

Now ain't that peculiar baby
A peculiar-arity
Ain't it peculiar baby
Peculiar as can be

Said I don't understand it baby
It's so strange sometimes

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wade in the Water
  • 2 Ain’t That Peculiar
  • 3 Tobacco Road
  • 4 Money in the Pocket
  • 5 Message to Michael
  • 6 Uptight (Everything’s Alright)
  • 7 Hold It Right There
  • 8 Day Tripper
  • 9 Mi Compasion
  • 10 Hurt So Bad

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