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

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Written by: Otis Redding

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Claudia Aleman-Nunez

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



Chocolate City Gemini ♊️

Those background instruments set it off on this song nd that's why I say Aretha's remake was good.

But Otis with that soulful pleading voice backed up by those instruments gives him IMO, the nod over RE RE for the best version of Respect.

Str8 like that!!

BTW, RE RE nd Otis are among others, 2 of America's greatest Soul Singers IMO.
🗣I'M PUT N RESPECK ON BOTH OF THEIR NAMES!!!
Lls!!
🗣♊️👤



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jam brown

The Great Otis Redding wrote and recorded "Respect" in 1965...Aretha heard it and loved it and told him she was about to throw down on it...Redding commented on it in 1967, at the Monterey Pop Festival by saying, “This next song is a song that a girl took away from me. A good friend of mine, this girl, she just took the song, but I’m still going to do it anyway.” Later, he stated, he liked what Aretha did with the song...Personally, I love both versions...The rest is music history...

jam brown

@Alexander Regueiro I agree.

jam brown

@Mamadou Aziza You missed the meaning of my post. I was repeating what Otis said to the audience just before he sang the song...He was showing humor. Yes, Aretha did have Otis's permission and he got paid... I never said Prince was responsible for any copyright laws...Maybe, you need to read again to comprehend.

Mamadou Aziza

@jam brown
Prince is not responsible for copyright laws.. Aretha had permission to use the song as her record label paid to use it..
Maybe Otis sold his rights to the song and this is why he never receives the credit for it..

Mamadou Aziza

How can she take a song that isn't hers? She had to have had permission to record it..
Some dumb ass on here thinks there were copyright laws in the late 1960s. LOL

AndyMatts44

@Peoples - No, it wasn't before copyright laws. You can cover other people's works live, but if you want to sell a version of that, recorded, you need the publisher's permission.

Generally speaking, back then, record labels pretty much always owned the publisher's rights, and since they'd get a cut of royalties on any covers, without having to make a single penny of additional investment, I have to think it would be rare or unheard of to deny someone the right to do that..

To the degree some faceless corporation owns publisher's rights vs a temperamental artist, today, it's just as easy to do a cover of someone else's work. That's why we see it happen, all the time.

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Storm Hawk

Totally different perspectives. Aretha’s is about female empowerment but Otis’ original was about him getting a bit of respect from the wife.

Hello Channel

@Linda Zizlavska Listen to Ike and Tina's version at the Beat Club and you'll be at peace ✌️ 😊

J4youtube

They saying the same damn thing

Linda Zizlavska

By calling her a little girl … lol

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