In Aretha's song, Respect, what does TCB stand for?

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

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

Take care, TCB

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    The last line is often misquoted as "Take out, TCP", or something similar, and indeed most published music sheets which include the lyrics have this incorrect line in them. The confusion seems to have arisen from the fact that the entire sequence was an ad-lib by Franklin, not present in Redding's original song.[2] Thus, for that sequence, there were no official written lyrics to quote, and those transcribing the lyrics would have had to take their "best guess" as to the words being sung.

    "TCB" is an abbreviation that was commonly used in the 1960's and 1970's, meaning "Taking Care of Business", and it was particularly widely used in African-American culture.[3] However, it was somewhat less well-known outside of that culture[4], yielding a possible explanation as to why it was not recognized by those who transcribed Franklin's words for music sheets.

  • 4 years ago

    Tcb Song

  • 4 years ago

    Respect

  • 6 years ago

    I would think it means "Taking Care of Business" that's the rock and roll meaning made popular by Elvis.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Take Care Baby-(just a guess)

    its real meaning is

    Taking Care of Business,(Black slang from the time).

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