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Four Songs by Aretha Franklin

Aretha Franklin combined gospel with jazz, pop and rhythm


and blues to create a unique mixture that earned her the title
of ‘Queen of Soul’. Here are parts of the lyrics from four of her
most famous songs.

Discuss with your partner which words from the box would
best fill the gaps. Then listen to the songs and see if you were
right. You can earn a special sticker from your teacher if you
get them all correct!

I Say a Little Prayer


The moment I up
combing
I put on my makeup (makeup)
dress
I say a little (prayer for you)
before
While my now
wake
And wondering what to wear now (wear now)
hair
I say a little (prayer for you)

A Natural Woman
And my soul was in the lost and found
wrong
You came along to it
doubtful
I didn’t know just what was with me
name
Till your kiss helped me it
claim
Now I’m no longer , of what I’m living for
when
And if I make you happy I don’t need to do more

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Respect
All I want you to do for me

Is it to me when you get


out
Yeah baby
repect
Whip it to me ( , just a little bit)
means
When you get home, now (just a little bit)
give
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
home
Find what it to me

R-E-S-P-E-C-T

Take care, TCB

Today I Sing the Blues


Without a word of

The blues walked in this lonely


And circled round my room through
I didn’t know why I had warning
That sad and lonely feeling today
Until my baby called and said we’re , ooo morning
Woah yesterday, this time I sang a love song

But I’m singin’ the blues

Extension Activity
With your partner, choose your favourite song among the four that you have studied today.
Write down three reasons why you like it. Think of the rhythm, the melody, and the words.

I like because

1.

2.

3.

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