My Babe

Lyrics: Willie Dixon
Music: Willie Dixon

This was only played once by the Grateful Dead, on 8 November 1970. The (truncated) lyrics were:

My babe don't stand no foolin', my babe
My babe don't stand no foolin', my babe
My babe don't stand no foolin', [indecipherable]
My babe, good little baby, my babe

My babe she knows how to love me, my babe
My babe she knows how to love me, my babe
My babe she knows how to love me, she knows how to kiss and hug me
My babe, true little baby, my babe
The song was written by Willie Dixon for Little Walter. It seems that the original title may have been "Mercy Babe (My Babe)".
My baby don't stand no cheatin', my babe
My baby don't stand no cheatin', my babe
My baby don't stand no cheatin'
She don't stand that midnight creepin'
My babe, true little baby, my babe

My baby, I know she love me, my babe
My baby, I know she love me, my baby
My baby, I know she love me
She don't do nothing but kiss and hug me
My babe, true little baby is my babe

My baby don't stand no teasin', my babe
My baby don't stand no cheatin', my baby
My baby don't stand no cheatin'
Everything she do, she does so pleasin'
My babe, true little baby, my babe

My baby don't stand no foolin', my babe
My baby don't stand no foolin', my baby
My baby don't stand no foolin'
When she's hot there ain't no coolin'
My babe, true little baby is my babe
Recordings
None by the Dead.

The Willie Dixon version (with vocals by Little Walter) is on lots of compilations. There are many covers, including by Elvis Presley.




Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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