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Maybe Baby

Written by Buddy HollyNorman Petty

Album This song officially appears on the Maybe Baby - Original Soundtrack Official album.
Timeline This song has been officially released in 2000

Related sessions

This song has been recorded during the following studio sessions


"Maybe Baby" session

Sep 16, 1999

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

“Maybe Baby” is a rock-and-roll song written by Buddy Holly and the producer Norman Petty and recorded by Holly and the Crickets in 1957. The single, credited to the Crickets, was a Top 40 hit in the U.S., the UK, and Canada.

Background

“Maybe Baby”, originally recorded by Holly and the Crickets in 1957, reached number 17 on the US charts and number 4 on the UK charts; Holly toured in the UK that year (see Buddy Holly discography). The single also reached number 8 on the Billboard R&B chart and number 9 on the Canadian charts. The rather simple lyrics are augmented by a twangy percussive accompaniment, characteristic of rockabilly, which is especially effective in the 8-bar instrumental introduction and the short conclusion.

“Maybe Baby” was recorded at Tinker Air Force Base in Midwest City, Oklahoma in the wee hours of September 29, 1957, while Buddy Holly and The Crickets were on a tour (and played that same night, at Oklahoma City Municipal Auditorium with the Show Of Stars ’57). Jerry Allison from The Crickets personally remembers that the song, along with 3 others, was recorded there at Tinker Air Force Base. Graham Pugh, a Buddy Holly researcher from the Oklahoma City area, also has seen airplane tickets documenting the fact that Buddy Holly and The Crickets landed at Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City on September 28, 1957. For more information on this, please see link: http://newsok.com/article/3316008. Also, another link about the song being recorded at Tinker AFB: http://www.tinker.af.mil/Home/News/ArticleDisplay/tabid/6555/Article/387289/buddy-holly-recording-now-fixed-to-tinker-with-help-of-local-historian.aspx

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Last updated on December 21, 2019

Lyrics

Maybe baby I'll have you
Maybe baby you'll be true
Maybe baby I'll have you for me

It's funny, honey, you don't care
You never listen to my prayer

Maybe baby you will love me some day
You are the one that makes me glad
And you are the one that makes me sad
When, someday, you want me

Well, I'll be there, just wait and see
Maybe baby I'll have you
Maybe baby you'll be true
Maybe baby I'll have you for me
Yeah!

Well, you are the one that makes me glad
And you are the one that makes me sad
When, someday, you want me
I'll be there, just wait and see
Maybe baby I'll have you

Maybe baby you'll be true
Maybe baby I'll have you for me
Maybe baby I'll have you for me

Officially appears on


Maybe Baby - Original Soundtrack

Official album • Released in 2000

1:58 • Studio versionA

Paul McCartney :
Producer
Jeff Lynne :
Producer

Session Recording:
Sep 16, 1999
Studio :
Capitol Records Building, Los Angeles, USA

Bootlegs


Driving Rain... In The New Century

Unofficial album • Released in 2002

1:59 • Studio version • No rule without exception. This song is not from the "new" but from the "old" century. It was recorded in Los Angeles and released 00-06-06 on the movie soundtrack of the same name (Virgin 7243 8 4939427 (CDV 2916)). Like it or not, it's a typical Jeff Lynne production.

Recording :
September 1999


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

Unofficial album • Released in 2004

2:33 • Rehearsal • Jan.29 - D4-13 - Maybe Baby 29.50

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


Get Back... Continued

Unofficial album • Released in 2012

2:33 • Studio version • 29.01.69) (Ambient Stereo


Run Devil Run - Ultimate Archive Collection

Unofficial album • Released in 2015

1:58 • Studio versionA

Live performances

Paul McCartney has never played this song in concert.


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