"Baby Don't You Do It" as written by Lamont Herbert Dozier, Edward Holland and Brian Holland....
Baby don't you do it, don't do it babe
Don't break my heart, don't do it babe
Don't break my heart, please don't do it babe
Don't you break my heart
'Cause I sacrifice to make you happy
Get nothin' for myself
Now you wanna leave me
For the love of someone else
My pride is all gone, whether right or wrong
I believe, baby, you'd better keep on keepin' on
Girl, I try to do my best
Girl, I try to do my best, don't do it babe
Don't break my heart, oh don't do it baby
Don't break my heart

My biggest mistake was lovin' you too much
And lettin' you know
'Cause now you've got me where you want me
And you're gonna let me go
My heart was made glad when you strolled, you see
Heartaches and misery you've been causin' me
Girl, I try to do my best
Girl, I try to do my best
Don't you do it, don't break my heart

Go down to the river and there I'll be
I'm gonna jump in, baby, if you don't see by me
Open up your eyes; can't you see I love you?
Open up your heart; can't you see I need you?
I'm no good without you, can't go on without you
Life's no good without you, what'm I gonna do without you?
Baby don't do it, don't you break my heart
Don't you do it, baby, don't you break my heart
What'm I gonna do without you?
Got to go on, baby
Baby don't you do it


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"Baby Don't You Do It" as written by Lamont Herbert Dozier Lamont Dozier

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    General CommentI'm suprised no one else has posted about song. This song has the best drumming I have ever heard. The drums are the song.
    the who 72on February 11, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthell yeah they are
    heyjude55on May 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA kickass live song about divorce.
    babathespider515on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah the drumming in this song is SICK (meaning very good!). its a marvin gaye cover i think but does anyone know what album its on??
    btw a few other songs with amazing drumming on are "Cobwebs And Strange" "Heaven And Hell" "The Ox" and of course percussion on the amazing mini opera "A Quick One, While He's Away"
    funkgeomon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commentyeah the drumming in this song is SICK (meaning very good!). its a marvin gaye cover i think but does anyone know what album its on??
    btw a few other songs with amazing drumming on are "Cobwebs And Strange" "Heaven And Hell" "The Ox" and of course percussion on the amazing mini opera "A Quick One, While He's Away"
    funkgeomon August 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's on the deluxe remastered version of Who's Next (w/ Leslie West) and the old-style is on Odds and Sods.
    EveryMnon February 02, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is a great song and The Who does it well, but The Band's version (as "Don't Do It") is by far the best cover of this song I've ever heard.
    FIForeveron May 05, 2009   Link

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