"Come Back Baby" as written by and John Lee/besman Hooker....
I don't like waiting for a knock on the door
I don't like wondering why
I got no mercy for a man and his tears
He's just living a lie
I got a feeling like I'm losing my cool
That's no way to be
You got me crying got me playing the fool
That's what you're doing to me
You gotta come back baby
I don't want to say how long it's been
Five days and I gotta know now
Come back baby
I don't want to live alone again
My old man never thought me how
I don't like lying all alone in my bed
Nobody calling my name
I can't say thank you for a kick in the head
But I need you just the same
See me sitting by the side of the road
People staring and smiling
They got no mercy for a man and his tears
Can't you hear me cry
You gotta come back baby
I don't want to say how long it's been
Five days and I gotta know now
Come back baby
I don't want to live alone again
My old man never thought me how


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"Come Back Baby" as written by Ray Charles

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    General CommentUsually lumped in with the pre-Dan demos, I am pretty sure this was recorded, along with "Don't Let Me In",. after Steely Dan was an established band. Possibly recorded during the sessions to "Can't Buy A Thrill" or even "Countdown to Ecstasy". If it is from '72, they should have really considered releasing "Come Back Baby"/"Don't Let Me In" as their first single instead of the "stinko" "Dallas"/"Sail The Waterway" pairing. That definitely sounds like Denny Diaz on guitar on both tracks. I can't tell whether that is Jim Hodder or Joe Dicepolo on drums, although I am leaning towards Hodder on that one.
    tagomago71on July 09, 2013   Link

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