Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man (videos and lyrics)

Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man

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Enjoy watching the Dusty Springfield "Son of a Preacher Man" live performance video and see the song details here. . .

The Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man song was released in September 1968 for the album “Dusty in Memphis”. This song became an international hit, reaching no. 9 in the UK singles chart and no. 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100 in January 1969. The song found a new audience when it was included on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino’s 1994 film Pulp Fiction. This song was on the Rolling Stone list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.  Dusty Springfield (1939 – 1999) was an English singer whose musical career spanned over five decades.

Enjoy watching two live performances of this classic song and see the written lyrics below.

The first performance is Dusty Springfield “Son Of A Preacher Man” from a live performance on The Ed Sullivan Show from November 24, 1968.

Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man (Live on the Ed Sullivan Show)

The second performance is Dusty Springfield Son Of A Preacher Man performance from “Live At The Royal Albert Hall”.  Dusty Springfield is one of Britain’s greatest ever pop divas and the possessor of one of the finest and most soulful voices of all time. This concert, filmed at the Royal Albert Hall in 1979  captured Dusty at the height of her career.

Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man Music Video (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)

“Son of a Preacher Man” was written and composed by American songwriters John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins.

Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man Lyrics

Billy-Ray was a preacher’s son
And when his daddy would visit he’d come along
When they gathered around and started talkin’
That’s when Billy would take me walkin’
Out through the back yard we’d go walkin’
Then he’d look into my eyes
Lord knows to my surprise

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh, he was

Bein’ good isn’t always easy
No matter how hard I try
When he started sweet-talkin’ to me
He’d come and tell me everythings alright
He’d kiss and tell me everything is alright
Can I get away again tonight?

The only one who could ever reach me
Was the son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, ooh,lord no’s he was

How well I remember
The look that was in his eyes
Stealin’ kisses from me on the sly
Takin’ time to make time
Tellin’ me that he’s all mine
Learnin’ from each other’s knowin’
Lookin’ to see how much we’re growin’

An the only one who could ever reach me was
A son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
Was the son of a preacher man
Yes he was, he was, oh yes he was
The only one who could ever reach me
he was a sweet talkin’son of a preacher man
The only boy who could ever teach me
I guess he was the son of a preacher man
the only one was a sweet talkin’ son of a preacher man
The only one …

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Dusty Springfield Son of a Preacher Man
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