Baby, I've Got News For You

Discussion in 'Music [DB]' started by Don Higdon, Aug 4, 2004.


  1. A hip blues that Woody Herman sang.
    I know two verses; does anyone know if there are more?

    You said before I met you,
    your life was rather tame,
    I took you to a nightclub, and the
    whole band knew your name.
    Ooo Ooo, Baby, I've got news for you,
    Your story don't ring true, and baby, I've got news for you.

    You wore a diamond bracelet,
    "A gift from Uncle Joe".
    I looked at the inscription, it said
    "Love from Daddy-oh."
    Ooo Ooo, etc.

    Anyone old enough to remember? (I'm old enough to regard Paul Wall Button as a bright younger player.)
    Any additions gratefully received.
     
  2. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
  3. Did 'e do right:
    Thank you, thank you. It's for an important gig in October which I'll tell about, if I play well.
     
  4. mpm

    mpm

    May 10, 2001
    Los Angeles
    Edgar Winter and/or Johnny Winter did a great version oh it too.
     
  5. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    I guess it was Roy Alfred who wrote it. Seems like Ray Charles did the first recording and since then has become a Chicago Blues standard. I've heard it done a bunch of times by other people too.
     
  6. I still like the way the Herd did it.
    Any more lyrics out there?
     
  7. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    FWIW Donosaurus, I looked and looked and looked and it looks like those are the lyrics. I seen some other sites, but the lyrics were the same.
     
  8. I suspect you're right. Thanks for your help.