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    Aretha Franklin - You can't take me for granted and What did you give

    Hi guys,

    Can anybody help me to get lyrics for "You can't take me for granted" and "What did you give" by Aretha Franklin.
    I have managed to transcribe some and there are some parts missing.
    Please help!

    Kamil

    YOU CAN’T TAKE ME FOR GRANTED


    I reminisce
    Oh how we used to be
    Me so close to you
    You so close to me
    We lost our love
    And then we want it back
    All of our [1………..] years
    Have always stayed intact
    You are the great love of my life
    Precious moments so tender [2………]
    He’d said that everybody has one
    Oh my darling I’m so [3………]

    You can’t take me for granted
    Though your picture in my locket
    I’m not in your back pocket
    You can’t take me for granted
    [4…………………………………………]
    Do you really want to [5……………..] you

    You’ve got exquisite chance
    Comes to you naturally
    It work on all the rest
    Sometimes it works on me
    I miss you so much my love
    Think of you every day
    All of [6………..] years
    Oh in a sweetest way

    I sing of love to you
    Sweet bitter so [7……………………]
    Darling I know that our love will endure
    Kisses so sweet and your touch is so sure

    You can’t take me for granted
    Though your picture in my locket
    I’m not in your back pocket
    You can’t take me for granted
    [8…………………………………………]
    Do you really want to [9……………..] you

    And he loves me sometimes he don’t
    He won he don’t
    And I love him sometimes though he can’t see
    My [10……………………………]


    I sing of love to you
    Sweet bitter so [11……………………]
    Darling I know that our love will endure
    Oh your kisses so sweet and your touch is so sure




    WHAT DID YOU GIVE

    Monsieur monsieur
    Avec tu mon amour

    We could be
    The very best of friends
    And maybe lovers
    We could be all
    All of the pages and the cover
    Alright! We never sang sweet song
    And our melody is like no others
    Love is where we are
    And there’s no denying
    Oh that we touched each other dearly
    And I love it when you’re near me

    I gave to you
    What did you give?
    About your reasons why
    You ain’t even tried [1………………]
    You believe in games
    Yes you believe in ploys
    And you can’t see love of your life
    You [2…….] your past
    Sorrow drive you on the future joy
    How can you endure
    The chance [3…………..]
    [4……..] in yourself as a man
    My love [5…………]
    Broken wings can fly
    They can fly again
    And with the beauty unknown to you
    Higher than ever than you’ve ever been
    Don’t give up so quick sweet baby
    And what have you given of yourself lately?

    I gave to you
    What did you give?
    About your reasons why
    You know you need [6…………]
    I knew you love me
    Why won’t you say you do
    Yeah
    I’ll be your everything
    I’m a woman
    And baby I’ll beaucoup love to you
    Open up baby
    Open up that [7……] again
    Yeah yeah oh
    I’m your woman

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    I'm more familiar with "You Can't..."; here's a try:

    *line before 1) is "we won it back"
    1) yesteryears
    2) and few
    * where you have "he'd said" in the next line should be "it is said"
    3) so glad that you
    4) Tacky games just don't become ya
    5) undone [my best guess]
    * next line is "You've got exquisite charms"
    6) yesteryears
    * next line is "ooh, in the sweetest way[s]"
    7) literally true
    8) Tacky games just don't become ya
    9) undone ya [?]
    10) [no idea]
    11) literally true
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    BONUS: In "What Did...," the 2) line is actually "you've allowed your past sorrows to rob you of your future joys."

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    Thank you so much sansradio!!! You've helped a lot!!!

    Would anybody help with the second song?

    Kamil

  6. #6
    Quote Originally Posted by kamilbc View Post
    Thank you so much sansradio!!! You've helped a lot!!!

    Would anybody help with the second song?

    Kamil
    You're welcome.

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    YOU CAN'T TAKE ME FOR GRANTED

    (He loves me)
    (He loves me)
    (He loves me not)


    I reminisce
    Of how we used to be
    Me so close to you
    You so close to me
    We lost our love
    And then we won it back
    All of our yesteryears
    Have always stayed intact
    You are the great love of my life
    Precious moments so tender and few
    It is said that everybody has one
    And oh my darling I'm so glad that it's you

    You can't take me for granted
    Though your picture's in my locket
    I'm not in your back pocket
    You can’t take me for granted
    Tacky games just don't become ya
    Do you really want to undone ya

    You've got exquisite charms
    Comes to you naturally
    It works on all the rest
    And sometimes it works on me
    I miss you so much my love
    Think of you every day
    And all of our yesteryears
    Ooh in the sweetest way

    I sing of love to you
    Sweet bitter love is so literally true
    Darling I know that our love will endure
    Kisses so sweet and your touch is so sure

    You can't take me for granted
    Though your picture's in my locket
    I’m not in your back pocket
    You can't take me for granted
    Tacky games just don't become ya
    Do you really want to undone ya

    (And he loves me sometimes, sometimes he don’t)
    (He won't, he don’t)
    (And I love him sometimes though it can seem)
    (The knight is) My knight is (a pipe dream)
    A pipe dream

    I sing of love to you
    Sweet bitter love is so literally true
    Darling I know this love will endure
    Aw, your kisses are so sweet
    Your touch is so sure

    You can’t take me for granted
    Though your picture's in my locket
    I’m not in your back pocket
    You can’t take me for granted, ooh, Mr. Good Stuff
    Tacky games just don't become ya, they don't become ya
    Do you really want to undone ya, I know you don't, no baby

    You can’t take me for granted, I won't be another notch on your belt
    Though your picture's in my locket, No I wont, no
    I’m not in your back pocket
    You can’t take me for granted, Can't take me for granted
    Tacky games just don't become ya, they don't become ya
    Do you really want to undone ya, Tacky, tacky, tacky

    [Chorus repeats with various "No, no, no" adlibs]
    Last edited by smallworld; 06-26-2020 at 10:20 AM.

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    WHAT DID YOU GIVE

    Monsieur monsieur
    Avec tu, mon amour

    We could be
    The very best of friends
    And maybe lovers
    We could be all
    All of the pages and the cover
    A robin never sang a sweeter song
    And our melody is like no others'
    Love is where we are
    And there's no denying
    Oh that we touched each other dearly
    And I love it when you're near me

    I gave to you
    What did you give?
    About your reasons why
    You didn’t even try
    You believe in games
    Yes, you believe in ploys
    And you can't see the love of your life
    You've allowed your past sorrows
    To rob you of your future joy

    How can a jewel, oh,
    That shines so bright not see the path
    That enlightens us
    Believe in yourself as a man
    My love, you're all but smitened
    Broken wings can fly
    They can fly again
    And with a beauty unknown to you
    Higher than you've ever, than you've ever been
    Don’t give up so quick, sweet baby
    And what have you given of yourself lately?

    I gave to you
    What did you give?
    And about your reasons why
    You know you didn't even try
    I knew you loved me
    Why won’t you say you do
    Yeah
    I'll be your everything kind of woman
    And baby I'll give beaucoup love to you
    Open up baby
    Open up and let the world back in
    Yeah yeah oh
    I'm your woman
    Last edited by smallworld; 06-26-2020 at 10:39 AM.

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    A mssive thank you smallwolrd !!!!
    I can always count on you guys and this site is amazing!!!
    I have recently bought "What you see is what you sweat" album on vinyl and rediscovered it.It seems to be completely forgotten and unnoticed in Aretha's catalogue!

    If it was not for you I could never fully enjoy those songs as lyrics are extremly important for me.

    Many thanks!!!!!!

  10. #10
    Quote Originally Posted by kamilbc View Post
    A mssive thank you smallwolrd !!!!
    I can always count on you guys and this site is amazing!!!
    I have recently bought "What you see is what you sweat" album on vinyl and rediscovered it.It seems to be completely forgotten and unnoticed in Aretha's catalogue!

    If it was not for you I could never fully enjoy those songs as lyrics are extremly important for me.

    Many thanks!!!!!!
    I thought WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU SWEAT was one of Aretha's best Arista albums. But it came and went rather quickly. It barely charted and is fact her least successful for that label. I'm not sure the label really got behind it. But it includes everything from Sly Stone to Burt Bacharach to Luther Vandross compositions on it and Aretha does all of them well.

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