Little Walter - MY BABE

First performance: 14/08/1995


Coverinfo

1995-08-14 - JACK'S SUGAR SHACK, HOLLYWOOD, CA 
 
Bruce performed the song only once with Ronnie Mack and the Barndance Band at the now-defunct nightclub on Vine St. Ronnie Mack (born April 18, 1954, Baltimore, MD) is a Los Angeles-based country/roots artist.
 
 
 

Songinfo

"My Babe" is a Chicago blues song and a blues standard written by Willie Dixon for Little Walter. Released in 1955 on Checker Records, a subsidiary of Chess Records.
Dixon based "My Babe" on the traditional gospel song "This Train (Is Bound For Glory)", recorded by Sister Rosetta Tharpe as "This Train". He reworked the arrangement and lyrics from the sacred (the procession of saints into Heaven) into the secular (a story about a woman that won't stand for her man to cheat): "My baby, she don't stand no cheating, my babe, she don't stand none of that midnight creeping."
 
 
 

Other cover versions

 
  • Ray Charles had famously, and controversially, pioneered the gospel-song-to-secular-song approach with his reworking of the gospel hymn "It Must Be Jesus" into "I Got a Woman,"
  • Elvis Presley 
  • Imelda May

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

My baby, don't stand no cheatin', my babe
Oh yeah, she don't stand no cheatin', my babe
Oh yeah, she don't stand no cheatin'
She don't stand none of that midnight creepin'
My babe, true little baby, my babe

My babe, I know she loves me, my babe
Oh, yes, I know she loves me, my babe
Oh yes, I know she loves me
She don't do nothin' but kiss and hug me
My babe, true little baby, my babe

My baby don't stand no cheatin', my babe
Oh, no, she don't stand no cheatin', my babe
Oh, no, she don't stand no cheatin'
Ev'rything she do she do it so pleasin'
My babe, true little baby, my babe

My baby don't stand no foolin', my babe
Oh, yeah, she don't stand no foolin', my babe
Oh, yeah, she don't stand no foolin'
When she's hot there ain't no coolin'
My babe, true little baby, my babe

(True little baby)
She's my baby
(True little baby)
She's my baby
(True little baby)

She's my baby
(True little baby)
She's my baby
(True little baby)