"Respect" as written by Otis Redding, Elliott Ness and Speedy Dee....

You''ve got to show me, got to show me a little
You''ve got to give me, got to give me a little
Yes, all I want is, all I want is a little
What all I need is a little respect

What you want, baby I got
And what you need, you know that I''ve got it
All I''m askin'' for is a little respect
When you come home bring it to me, give it to me
Your heart should go when you come on
Respect me, oh I, I-I-I

I ain''t gonna do you wrong while you''re gone
I ain''t gonna do you wrong because I don''t wanna
All I''m askin'' for is a little respect

Respect me, I-I
Respect me
(Gotta have a little bit) respect me, I-I-I
(I need a little bit) respect me (respect) I-I-I-I

I''m out to give you all my money
But all I''m askin'' in return honey
Is to give me my proper, my proper respect
When you come home bring it to me, give it to me
Your heart should go when you come on
Respect me, woo woo woo woo woo woo

Ooh your kisses sweeter than honey
So guess what, here is all o'' my money
All I''m askin'' for is a little respect

(Gotta have a little bit) respect me, I-I
(I need a little bit) respect me (respect)
(Gotta have a little bit) respect me, I-I-I
(I need a little bit) respect me (respect)
Break it down

Respect me baby when we''re all alone
Respect me sugar when you come home
Respect me baby when you know it''s oh so good
Respect me baby like I know you could
Respect me, respect me me
Respect me, oh I I-I-I

(Gotta have a little bit, just a little bit)
(I need a little bit... respect)
(Gotta have a little bit, just a little bit)
(I need a little bit... respect)

Come on, respect me when I''m cookin''
Come on, respect me when I''m cleanin''
Come on, respect me when I''m workin''
I I I I I I
I I, I I I
Shoo doo doo shoo doo doo

You''ve got to show me, got to show me a little
You''ve got to give me, got to give me a little
Yes, all I want is, all I want is a little
What all I need is a little (respect) I-I-I-I


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"Respect" as written by Otis Redding Anquette Corte Allen

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