"Didn't Leave Nobody But The Baby" as written by Gillian Howard Welch, T-bone Burnett, Alan Lomax and Sidney Carter....
Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Your mama's gone away and your daddy's gonna stay
Didn't leave nobody but the baby

Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Everybody's gone in the cotton and the corn
Didn't leave nobody but the baby

You're sweet, little babe (You're sweet, little babe)
You're sweet, little babe (You're sweet, little babe)
Honey in the rock and the sugar don't stop
Gonna' bring a bottle to the baby

Don't you, weep pretty babe (Don't you, weep pretty babe)
Don't you, weep pretty babe (Don't you, weep pretty babe)
She's long gone with her red shoes on
Gonna' need another lovin' baby

Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
You and me and the Devil makes three
Don't need no other lovin' baby

Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Go to sleep you little babe (Go to sleep you little babe)
Come and lay your bones on the alabaster stones
And be my ever-lovin' baby


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"Didn't Leave Nobody But the Baby" as written by Gillian Howard Welch Alan Lomax

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    General CommentThis track from O Brother, Where Art Thou? was sung by not only Krauss, but Emmylou Harris and Gillian Welsh. For me it was a part of the best scene from the movie...the sirens' calling the soggy bottom boys. Obviously the sirens (as sirens do) are calling the men in an attempt to ensnare them. And as men, they're quite easily fooled by beautiful, seductive women. Great song!
    SweetCheeks2on February 19, 2012   Link

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