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Respect

Aretha Franklin
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‎[1965]‎
Scritta da Otis Redding ma portata al successo nel 1967 da Aretha Franklin.‎
Nell’album “Otis Blue”‎
Nell’album di debutto della Franklin, “I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You”, con ai cori le ‎sorelle Carolyn ed Erma



La musica e anche il significato delle due versioni sono sensibilmente diversi, a dispetto di minime ‎variazioni nel testo. Quello chiesto da Otis Redding è un “rispetto” piuttosto torrido: fammi pure del ‎male, babe, basta che quando torno a casa tu mi dia il “rispetto” di cui ho bisogno; Aretha Franklin ‎cambia completamente prospettiva: il rispetto invocato non ha doppio senso, non ha incertezze, è ‎proprio il rispetto verso le donne, prima di tutto. Poi, considerato che nel 1967 i movimenti per i ‎diritti cominciavano ad intrecciarsi e a saldarsi tra di loro, in breve la canzone venne adottata non ‎solo dal movimento femminista ma anche da quello per i diritti civili degli afroamericani.‎
E la richiesta di R-E-S-P-E-C-T si estese all’intera società statunitense.‎
“R-E-S-P-E-C-T, scopri un po’ cosa significa per me, R-E-S-P-E-C-T, fai bene attenzione, ‎‎‘take care of business…”
‎(Ooh) What you want
‎(Ooh) Baby, I got
‎(Ooh) What you need
‎(Ooh) Do you know I've got it
‎(Ooh) All I'm askin'
‎(Ooh) Is for a little respect when you come home (Just a little bit)
Hey baby (Just a little bit) when you get home
‎(Just a little bit) mister (Just a little bit)

I ain't gonna do you wrong while you're gone
Ain't gonna do you wrong (Ooh) 'cause I don't want to (Ooh)
All I'm askin' (Ooh)
Is for a little respect when you come home (Just a little bit)
Baby (Just a little bit) when you get home (just a little bit)
Yeah (Just a little bit)

I'm about to give you all of my money
And all I'm askin' in return, honey
Is to give me my profits
When you get home (Just a, just a, just a, just a)
Yeah baby (Just a, just a, just a, just a)
When you get home (Just a little bit)
Yeah (Just a little bit)

Ooh, your kisses (Ooh)
Sweeter than honey (Ooh)
And guess what (Ooh)
So is my money (Ooh)
All I want you to do (Ooh) for me
Is give it to me when you get home (Re, re, re ,re)
Yeah baby (Re, re, re ,re)
Whip it to me (Respect, just a little bit)
When you get home, now (Just a little bit)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Find out what it means to me
R-E-S-P-E-C-T
Take care, TCB

Oh (Sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
A little respect (Sock it to me, sock it to me,
sock it to me, sock it to me)
Whoa, babe (Just a little bit)
A little respect (Just a little bit)
I get tired (Just a little bit)
Keep on tryin' (Just a little bit)
You're runnin' out of foolin' (Just a little bit)
And I ain't lyin' (Just a little bit)
‎(Re, re, re, re) 'spect
When you come home (Re, re, re ,re)
Or you might walk in (Respect, just a little bit)
And find out I'm gone (Just a little bit)
I got to have (Just a little bit)
A little respect (Just a little bit)‎

Contributed by Bartleby - 2012/3/20 - 14:52



Language: English

L’originale di Otis Redding, 1965.‎
RESPECT

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

All I'm asking for
Is a little respect when I come home

Hey little girl, you're sweeter than honey
And I am about to give you all 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
Gotta, got to have it
Gotta, got to have it

Contributed by Bartleby - 2012/3/20 - 14:53


The importance of the song for the civil rights movement was summed up by activist Ben Chavis, who worked with Martin Luther King as a youth coordinator:

We always sang songs about things we didn’t have. We said, ‘We shall overcome.’ We hadn’t overcome, but we sang ‘We shall overcome‘. And when Aretha came out with ‘Respect,’ we weren’t getting any respect. Black folks were being disrespected, being beat down, killed trying to get the right to vote. It was like she was fulfilling not only an urgency of the movement of that time, but she made known through her song that we were going to get respect. And then in July of ’67, we have the rebellion in Detroit. Many people also thought ‘Dancing in the Streets’ or ‘Heat Wave’ was a call to action. And those are all great songs. But ‘Respect’ had a different tenor to it that really kind of made you pay attention, and it still does.


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