Where Were You Baby Lyrics

Don McLean


album: Track in album Solo: Live
release date: 1976-8
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length: 3:23

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Don McLean Solo: Live cover art
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As recorded by DonMclean

I looked through every barroom
And I searched from coast to coast
You were scarce as low-cost housing
Baby when I needed you most

And where were you baby, when my heart went out?
You left me ba___by, in all this darkness and doubt

Now I peeked through fancy boudoirs
And I peeked through window grates
I only saw Republicans, romancing Southern states

And where were you baby, when my heart went out?
You left me ba___by, in all this darkness and doubt

Now I tried to replace you with a streetwalker named Desire
But prices up so high, hell I couldn't afford to try her
It takes you my baby, baby, baby — to put my body out
You left me baby, in all___ this darkness and doubt

But tonight I think I'm gonna take some good advice
I'm gonna look around and find somebody that's a really nice
Well perhaps a banker's daughter and if her Papa's a cuss
Well I hope to do to her what her Papa does to us

And we'll have fancy shack and a fancy Cadillac
And she'll be studying to be, a nymphomaniac
And we'll have a little rye and we'll play a little gin
We'll have another rye and we'll play another gin

And then we'll have another rye just to get a little glow
Have another rye just to make the conversation flow
And then we'll have another rye and we'll play a little gin
We'll have another rye and we'll tune some music in

And then we'll have another gin.... and we'll play a little rye...
And we'll suddenly realize that we're getting kind of high
And so we'll turn the lights down low...... to keep the bulbs from getting hot

And we'll play a little game called .. "Yes?"...."No!" ...
Why not?

But tonight I think I'm gonna find me something swell
So I can wake up in the morning... miserable as hell

Now when butter costs a dollar, bread costs more than cake
Come back soon cause, babe, think of what a gal like you could make
Yes come back baby, baby, baby — don't ever say that we're through
Cos this time, pretty baby.. I'd like to walk right out on you!




Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Magdalene Lane
  • 2 Masters of War
  • 3 Wonderful Baby
  • 4 Where Were You Baby
  • 5 Empty Chairs
  • 6 Geordie's Lost His Penker
  • 7 Babylon
  • 8 And I Love You So
  • 9 MacTavish Is Dead
  • 10 Cripple Creek/Muleskinner Blues
  • 11 Great Big Man
  • 12 Bronco Bill's Lament
  • 13 Happy Trails
  • 14 Circus Song
  • 15 Birthday Song
  • 16 On the Amazon
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 American Pie
  • 2 Over the Waterfall/Arkansas Traveller
  • 3 Homeless Brother
  • 4 Castles in the Air/Three Flights Up
  • 5 Lovesick Blues
  • 6 Winter Has Me in Its Grip
  • 7 The Legend of Andrew McCrew
  • 8 Dreidel
  • 9 Vincent
  • 10 Till Tomorrow