Song Lyric Sunday 14 June• This Is The House That Jack Built. For this week Jim Adams prompt is John and Jack. This almost forgotten song by Aretha Franklin somehow popped up.
The song, written by Bobby Lance and Fran Robbins and performed by Aretha Franklin, reached #2 on the U. S. R&B chart and #7 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968. “The House that Jack Built” was originally recorded by Thelma Jones and released on the Barry label earlier in 1968. That version did not make the U. S. charts.
Here are the lyrics:
This is the house that Jack built, y'all Remember this house! This was the land that he worked by hand It was the dream of an upright man There was the room that was filled with love It was a love that I was proud of This was a life of a love he planned On a love the same ol' love In the house that Jack built (The house that Jack built) Remember this house! There was the fence that held our love (yes it was) There was the gate that he walked out of This is the heart that is turned to stone (yes it is) This was the house, but it ain't no home This is the love that I once had In a dream that I thought was love In the house that Jack built (the house that Jack built) I'm gonn' remember this house! Oh-ohh wha-a-at is the use of crying? You know I brought it on myself There's no denying But it see-e-ee-ems awful funny That I didn't understand Was it a house of an upright man? Up on the hill There's a big plan still In the house that Jack built (The house that Jack built) I'm gonn' remember this house (The house that Jack built) Listen! I got the house I got the car I got the rug And I got the rack But I ain't got Jack (Jack) (I ain't got Jack, Jack) And I want my Jack back! I turned my back on Jack He said he wasn't coming back I turned my back on Jack He said he wasn't coming back Ohhh, Jack Ohh! Come on back Ohh Jack Oh come on back You oughtta come on back (Come on back, Jack) To the one that you built (Come on back, Jack) It's the same one you built (Come on back, Jack) You oughtta come on back (Come on back, Jack) Oh come back Come on, come on, come on I didn't understand Until I lost my upright man Come on back, Jack (Come on back, Jack)