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You're All I Need to Get By - Aretha Franklin

You're All I Need to Get By

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Aretha Franklin (March 25, 1942 - August 16, 2018) was a Memphis, Tennessee born and Detroit, Michigan reared American iconic gospel, soul, and R&B singer, songwriter and pianist. Many have called her "The Queen Of Soul" and "Lady Soul". She is renowned for her soul and R&B recordings (on many, of which, she accompanied herself on keyboards and piano, a skill she learned at an early age, learning to play by ear, according to lifetime friend Smokey Robinson) but was also adept at jazz, rock, blues, pop, and gospel. Show more ...

You're All I Need to Get By - Aretha Franklin

Opening:
You're all I need to get by (repeat 5 times)
As long as I got you baby you know that you got me ohh!
You're all I need to get by-y-y
Cause we got a love wi' some are-ah-E-S-P-E-C-T ohh!

Like sweet morning dew I took one look at you
And it was plain to see, you where my destiny
With my arms open wide, I threw away my pride
I sacrificed for you, dedicated my life to you
Like I would go where you lead
I'll be right there in time of need
And when I lose my will you'll be there to push me up that hill

There's no looking back for us
We've got each other's love and that's enough
Cause you're all I need to get by
(chorus sung in Aretha's typical "run" fashion)

Like an eagle protects his nest, for you I'll do my best
Stand by you like a tree and dare anybody who tries to move me
Darlin' in you I've found strength where I was torn down
I don't know what's in store but together we can open any door

Just do what's good for you I'll inspire you a little bit higher
I know you can make a wo-man out of soul that didn't have a goal
Cause we've got the right foundation and with the love
And determination (yes we do)
You're all I need to get by

(again, with the chorus Aretha does not "sing it straight;"
She ad-libs and improvises into the denoument)



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