Respect
Otis Redding Lyrics


What you want, honey, you got it
And what you need, baby, you've got it
All I'm asking
For a little respect when I come home, hey now
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Do me wrong, honey, if you wanna to
You can do me wrong honey, while I'm gone
But all I'm asking
Is for a little respect when I come home, ooh, yeah now
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Hey little girl, you're so sweet, little honey
And I'm about to, just give you all of my money
And all I'm asking, hey
A little respect when I come home, hey hey
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Hey little girl, you're sweeter then honey
And I'm about to give you all of my money
But all I want you to do
Is just give it, give it
Respect when I come home, hey hey now
Hey hey hey, yeah now

Respect is what I want from you
Respect is what I need
Respect is what I want
Respect is what I need

Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it

Talkin'
Give us, give us, give us, give us
Give us, give us, give us, give us
Give us, give us some baby, everything I need
Give us, give us some baby, everything I want

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Otis Redding

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

claudia mia zoe mysweetjoy

What you want
Honey you've got it
And what you need
Baby you've got it
All I'm asking
Is for a little respect when I come home
Do me wrong
Honey if you wanna
You can do me wrong
Honey while I am gone
But all I'm asking for
Is for a little respect when I come home
Hey little girl, you're so sweeter than honey
And I am about to just give you all my money
But all I'm asking, hey
Is a little respect when I come home
Hey little girl, you're sweeter than honey
And I am about to give you all of my money
But all I want you to do just give it, give it
Respect when I come home
Respect is what I want
Respect is what I need
Respect is what I want
Respect is what I need
Got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
You got to, got to have it
Got to, got to have it
Give it, give it
Give it, give it
Give it, give it
Give it, give it
Give it
Give it to me baby, everything I need
Give it to me baby, everything I want
Give it to me



All comments from YouTube:

Karen Stickney

I never knew that Otis recorded this because we associate this song with Aretha Franklin.

Kipruto Bett

I have always associated this song with Otis; the man died way to young.

daisypom1

@TKLS Whitney's version was more mainstream than the original Country version written by Dolly that doesn't make it better, people have different preferences.

Cleft Heart

Me either 😳

Carmen Ortiz

News to me 2! They're both good, but.......

AndyMatts44

@TheFashionLiaison - Changing the lyrics to give it a female perspective isn't really "co-writing."

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L. Salisbury

Until today I did NOT know Otis Redding did this song first! I just heard that even he thought Aretha's take was better...!

Brother James

So much of the music back then was re-done lol. It was basically stealing but it was a part of the game.

AndyMatts44

@Quintin Johnson - No, the story does NOT go like that. She obviously liked it, A LOT. Artists way back when covered their favorites from other artists all the time.

Zeus Incoming2

Its like Whitney's take on Dolly's "I will always Love you",, or Rod Stewards rendention of Bing Crosby and the Andrews sisters, "Have I told you lately that I love you" ?

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