Hey

My little baby brother used to play down on the floor
But now he's not satisfied to do it anymore
He's got a funny habit and I don't know why
He walks around the ceiling, stepping on the flies

Baby brother, baby brother
Well he learnt to crawl
On the kitchen wall
Baby brother

Well just the other day, well-a bless-a my soul
I found him swimming round in the goldfish bowl
Since nobody told him that he hadn't oughta
He swam around for hours, with his head underwater

Baby brother, baby brother
Well you may swim all you wish
But don't eat the fish
Baby brother

Well, my little baby brother, he's a cute little cuss
But it's plain to see that he's not one of us
Where did we get him? I know you're gonna ask it
We found him on the porch in a crazy little basket

Baby brother, baby brother
Although your hair is blue
We think the world of you
Baby brother

Well, I bought my baby brother a toy balloon
He let it get away and it floated toward the moon
Instead of crying he climbed up on the fence
Started flapping his arms and we ain't seen him since

Baby brother, baby brother
Although he's out in outer space
I can still see his face
Baby brother

Although you're out in outer space
I can still see your face
Baby brother

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Baby brother


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    General Comment"Do you have any Halloween song suggestions?
    Jack White: Oh yeah! How about “Baby Brother”? That’s an old, strange song. The Cramps played it one time at one of their shows, the Purple KNIF."

    - KEXP interview, 09-17-2014 (blog.kexp.org/2014/09/17/exclusive-kexp-interview-jack-white/)

    The Cramps' Purple Knif Show compilations can be found on CD, and are well worth checking out. 'Baby Brother' is originally by Bill Carter And The Rovin' Gamblers, and this is apparently where Jack White discovered the song.

    The lyrics remind me either of a Simpsons Treehouse of Horror Halloween-episode (á la 'The Thing and I', which is a parody of the 1982 horror comedy 'Basket Case') or an Edward Gorey story.
    terrycraigon September 20, 2014   Link
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    General Commentanybody know where i can hear this?
    kipperjoeon June 16, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI got it with my itunes purchase of icky thump about an hour ago.
    artbeaton June 19, 2007   Link
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    General Comment_____________________
    Hey

    My little baby brother used to play down on the floor
    !!!BUT NOW HE'S NOT SATISFIED TO DO IT ANYMORE!!!
    He's got a funny habit and I don't know why
    He walks around the ceiling, stepping on the flies

    Baby brother, baby brother
    Well he learning to crawl
    On the kitchen wall
    Baby brother

    Well just the other day, well-a bless-a my soul
    I found him swimming round in the goldfish bowl
    Since nobody told him !!!THE HE HADN'T OUGHTA!!!
    He swam around for hours, with his head underwater

    Baby brother, baby brother
    Well you may swim all you wish
    But don't eat the fish
    Baby brother
    ____________________________

    Only corrections that I can see...

    If I'm not mistaken, this is based off of a famous Hannah-Barbera cartoon about an accidental swap of a newborn son in a family from a regular kid to a martian. Absolutely classic cartoon. It's the first thing that came to mind when I heard this.

    Parker
    voxarmaeon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment______________________
    Baby brother, baby brother
    Well he LEARNED to crawl
    On the kitchen wall
    Baby brother
    ______________________
    ______________________
    Well MY little baby brother he's a cute little cuss
    But it's plain to see that he's not one of us
    Where did we get him? I know you're gonna ask IT
    We found him on the porch in a crazy little basket
    ____________________

    Okay... now I don't have anymore corrections.

    Parker
    voxarmaeon June 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is just a goofy song. my friend got it from pre-ordering Icky Thump from somewhere, she also got Tennessee Border. but I think Jack just wanted to make a fun, nonsense song. I love listening to it
    PistolPete91on August 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commenterrrr... I get so annoyed when people post poor lyrics and never check back and make changes to them. In my opinion, song lyrics on this website should be managed similar to a Wikipedia article, allowing all users to make edits or whatever.
    I don't know what the best system would really be. But I'm sure you all agree that when people leave comments/corrections about a song’s lyrics, they are rarely applied.
    bruski1986on August 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentInaccurate lyrics... As for where you can get this song, I got it for free at skreemr.com and went to advanced search.
    lmbston September 04, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis there anyone who can send me this song :'( !!!!!!
    ashtrayhearton November 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentis there anyone who can send me this song :'( !!!!!!
    ashtrayhearton November 16, 2007   Link

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