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I Got to Find My Baby

Written by Chuck Berry

Album This song officially appears on the Live At The BBC Official live.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 1994

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Gotta Find My Baby” was composed by blues singer Peter Clayton, who recorded it under the name “Doctor Clayton” in Chicago on 11 November 1941 for Bluebird Records (released as Bluebird B8901). Some of Clayton’s recordings were reissued on the album Pearl Harbor Blues (RCA International LP1176) in 1970, but “Gotta Find My Baby” was excluded; it is currently available on Doctor Clayton – His Complete Recorded Works (Document CD DOCD 5179). The song was later recorded by other Rhythm & Blues artists in the 1950s as “I Got To Find My Baby“, including Little Walter and Chuck Berry, who is often credited with the song as his own. It has also been covered by The Beatles, which appears on album Live at the BBC.

History

Chuck Berry first released the song as a single in August 1960 in the USA, although it did not appear as a single in the U.K. The b-side was called “Mad Lad“. It failed to chart in the U.S. In the U.K. “Mad Lad” was issued as the b-side of “Bye Bye Johnny“.

The Beatles first recorded the song on 1 June 1963, at the BBC Paris Studio, London. The group recorded two versions of the song as “I Got to Find My Baby” (and credited to Berry). The song was first broadcast on 11 June of that year and then was introduced to the album Live at the BBC.

The Beatles had already performed several songs written by Chuck Berry. John Lennon sang lead vocal and played harmonica, as he did on most of their covers of Berry’s songs.

They returned to performance the song on the Saturday Club programme on 24 June 1963. It was taped at the Playhouse Theatre in London, and was first broadcast five days later. […]

Last updated on December 1, 2016

Lyrics

I'm gonna search this town
From door to door
The love I crave
I can't find no more

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

You know I hate to see the sun
Sinking to the west
'Cause I know my whole life's
Gonna be one solid mess

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

Well ever since the day
That she said we were through
I've been nervous
And shook up too

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

Well I don't care if the last thing
I ever do in my life
I'm gonna find that little woman
Make her my wife

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain't no lie
I ain't had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

Officially appears on


Live At The BBC

Official live • Released in 1994

1:56 • Radio showL1 • John singing and playing ‘the harp’ on a Chuck Berry release from 1960.

Paul McCartney:
Bass
Ringo Starr:
Drums
John Lennon:
Harmonica, Rhythm guitar, Vocals
George Harrison:
Lead guitar
Terry Henebery:
Producer

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 11, 1963


Bootleg Recordings 1963

Official album • Released in 2013

1:59 • LiveL2

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Jan 26, 1963

Bootlegs


The BBC Archives Volume 3

Unofficial album

2:01 • Radio show


The BBC Archives Volume 4

Unofficial album

1:57 • Radio show


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 2

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

2:28 • Live

Concert From "Pop Go The Beatles" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 11, 1963


The Beatles At The Beeb - Volume 3

Unofficial live • Released in 2003

1:58 • Live

Concert From "Saturday Club" in London, United Kingdom on Jun 29, 1963


A/B Road Complete Get Back Sessions - Jan 29th, 1969 - 3 & 4

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

0:50 • Rehearsal • Jan.29 - D4-06 - I Got To Find My Baby 29.43

Session Recording:
Jan 29, 1969
Studio:
Apple Studios, 3 Savile Row, London

Live performances

“I Got to Find My Baby” has been played in 2 concerts.

Latest concerts where “I Got to Find My Baby” has been played


Saturday Club

Jun 29, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


Pop Go The Beatles

Jun 11, 1963 • Part of BBC Sessions


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