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Take Good Care Of My Baby

Written by Gerry GoffinCarole KingUnreleased song
Sessions This song has been recorded during the following sessions

Other songs written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King

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Song facts

From Wikipedia:

Take Good Care of My Baby” is a song written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and made famous by Bobby Vee, when it was released in 1961. It quickly became popular, reaching #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in September. The song is noted for being incredibly similar in musical structure to “Happy Birthday Sweet Sixteen” by Neil Sedaka.

The song was covered by The Beatles during their audition at Decca Records on January 1, 1962 (with Paul McCartney playing bass and provided backing vocals); but was not included on Anthology 1 like other songs from this audition, and remained unreleased.

Last updated on September 5, 2015

Lyrics

My tears are falling
'Cause you've taken her away
And though it really hurts me so
There something that I got to say

Take good care of my baby
Please don't ever make her blue
Just tell her that you love her
Make sure you're thinking of her
In everything you say and do

Take good care of my baby
Now don't you ever make her cry
Just let your love surround her
Paint rainbow all around her
Don't let her see the cloudy sky

Once upon a time
That little girl was mine
If I had been true
I know she'd never be with you

So take good care of my baby
Be just as kind as you can be
And if you should discover
That you don't really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Take good care of my baby
Be just as kind as you can be
And if you should discover
That you don't really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Take good care of my baby
Take good care of my baby
Take good care of my baby
Ooh, ooh, ooh

Bootlegs


I Hope We Passed The Audition

Unofficial live

2:28 • Studio version


The Decca Tapes - The Definitive Edition

Unofficial album • Released in 2010

2:32 • Demo

Paul McCartney:
Backing vocals, Bass guitar
John Lennon:
Backing vocals, Rhythm guitar
George Harrison:
Lead guitar, Vocals
Pete Best:
Drums

Live performances

“Take Good Care Of My Baby” has been played in 1 concerts.

Latest concerts where “Take Good Care Of My Baby” has been played


Manchester • Oasis Club

Feb 02, 1962 • United Kingdom • Manchester • Oasis Club


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