Classics and some curiosities in the history of music.
"If This World Were Mine" is a 1967 song by soul music duo Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell from their album United. Written solely by Gaye, it was one of the few songs they recorded without Ashford & Simpson writing or producing. When it was released as a single in November 1967 as the B-side to the duo's "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You", it hit the Billboard pop singles chart, peaking at number sixty-eight, and peaked at number twenty-seven on the Billboard R&B singles chart. Gaye would later put the song into his set list during his last tours in the early-1980s as he performed a medley of his hits with Terrell. The song was covered a year later by Joe Bataan on the 1968 Fania Allstars LP Live at the Red Garter, Vol. 2, and in 1969 by Ambrose Slade (pre-Slade) on their album Beginnings.
[Verse 1][M:]If this world were mine, I'd place at your feetAll that I own; you've been so good to meIf this world were mineI'd give you the flowers, the birds and the beesFor with your love inside me, that would be all I need[Chorus]If this world were mineI'd give you anything[Verse 2][T:]If this world were mine, I'd make you a kingWith wealth untold, you could have anythingIf this world were mineI'd give you each day so sunny and blueIf you wanted the moonlight, I'd give you that too[Chorus][Verse 3][M:] Oh baby, you're my consolationAnd there's no hesitationWhen you want me, honey, just call me[T:] And honey, you're my inspirationAnd there's so much sensationWhen I'm in your arms, when you squeeze me[Bridge][M:] And the sky would be blueAs long as you're loving me[T:] With you here in my armsLife is so wonderful[Outro][Both:]Give me pretty loving, babyGive me pretty loving, honeyKeep on loving meYou know I need you, babyReally, really need you, baby