"Sugar Baby" as written by and Moran Dock Boggs....
I got no sugar baby, now
Got no honey baby, now
Don't know what I can do
But seek peace with you
Can't get along this a-way
Can't make a living this a-way

I got no sugar baby, now
Got no honey baby, now
Got no use for a red rocking chair
Got no sugar baby, now
Got no honey baby, now

Got no sugar baby, now
Got no honey baby, now
Laid her in the shade
Gave her every dime I made
What more could a poor boy do?
What more could a poor boy do?

I got no sugar baby, now
Got no honey baby, now
Don't know what I can do
Said all I can say
Send you to your mama next pay day
Send you to your mama next pay day

Got no sugar baby, now
Got no honey baby, now
Who'll rock the cradle?
Who'll sing the song?
Who'll rock the cradle when I'm gone?
Who'll rock the cradle when I'm gone?

Got no sugar baby, now
Go no honey baby, now
Oh rock the cradle
Oh sing a song
I'll rock the cradle when you're gone
I'll rock the cradle when you're gone

I got no sugar baby, now
Got no sugar baby, now
Got no sugar baby, now


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    General CommentI think the real success of this song is that its poignancy goes uncompromised by obscure lyrics. Amidon is here reflecting on love and loss, on drifting through life without his beloved. He seems to imply that his lack of material success was the crux of their dissolution: "Gave her every dime I had / What more could a poor boy do?"

    I love the billowy blues sound and the quiet, contemplative, and altogether unadorned sadness this song contains. Amidon's best on this CD.
    laneb2005on February 25, 2008   Link

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