"I Can't Quit You Baby" as written by and Willie Dixon....
I can't quit you baby
So I'm gonna put you down for awhile
I said I can't quit you baby
I guess I gotta put you down for awhile
Said you messed up my happy home
Made me mistreat my only child
Yes sir you did!

Said you know I love you baby
My love for you I could never hide
Oh, you know I love you baby
My love for you I could never hide
Oh when I feel you near me little girl
I know you are my one desire

When you hear me moaning and groaning, baby,
You know it hurts me deep down inside
When you hear me moaning and groaning, baby,
You know it hurts me deep down inside
Oh, when you hear me, honey, baby,
You know you're my one desire
Yes, you are


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"I Can't Quit You Baby" as written by Willie Dixon

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  • +3
    General CommentI'd say this Willie Dixon cover is about infidelity and its consequences. He's crazy for his extra-marital girlfriend, even though this affair has ruined his home life with his wife and child.
    wildpoeton August 20, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics for this song should be:
    I-hi, I can't quit you, babe
    So I'm gonna put you down for a while
    I said, I can't quit you babe
    I guess I got to put you down for a while
    Said you messed-up my happy home
    Made me mistreat my only child
    Yes, you did, babe, oh

    Said, you know I love you, baby
    My love for you I could never hide
    Oh, you know I love you, babe
    My love for you I could never hide
    A-when I feel you near me, little girl
    I know you are my one desire, whoa-oh, oh-oh, yeah

    Oh, that's wonderful, whoa
    Whoa
    Alright, oh, now, that's wonderful

    When ya hear me moanin' and groanin', baby
    You know it hurts me deep down inside
    Oh, when ya hear me moanin' and groanin', babe
    Y-you know it hurts me deep down inside
    Oh, a-when you hear me holler, baby
    You know you're my one desire, yes, you are, alright
    mongchau_9on September 20, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song (along with You Shook Me) was originally written by Willie Dixon, a good ol' sit-on-the-porch-in-a-rocking-chair-and-play-heart-broken-blues bluesman. Led Zeppelin took the blues, added a hefty pinch of rock/metal and the occasional dash of folk, mixed it all together and produced classics like this. I was 10 years old when Bonzo died, and I've cursed that day ever since. There hasn't been a band since that has come even close to their collective genius, and this track is one of my favourites.
    albertius maximuson June 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHaseque... I think "he" just needs a break...
    mikemacon January 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust another cool bluesy Zep song...i love that first album
    Heyheywhatcanidoon June 24, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentvery cool blues song, i agree. actually sounds good to dance to. i love it on the BBC sessions
    shoed0rkon July 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis one song created heavy metal from the blues. I hope you can listen to the old Little Milton version to see what Zep added to it. The POWER CHORD! "Made me mistreat my only child"....DHUUNNN-DUHNT!
    NVareaon May 15, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!! oh man, I'll just play this song, and when it's over, i just put the needle right back on that groove!
    Mrs.Page/Planton October 28, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song... i love it. the Jimmy page and Robert Plant are, as usual, amazing. The lyrics and the music is so bluesy, and have the amount of emotion in them that one might expect from blues. wonderful
    candycanechild88on March 25, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love the way Percy sings this on the DVD. So orgasmic. Yummy, Pagey dancin' around actin' all sexy wif his guitar. Percy shakin' the mic stand like its an ex-girlfriend, Jonsey hidden in the back. Bonham, sitting there alive. Orgasmic. (God I'm retarded.)
    LittleZepGirlon April 12, 2005   Link

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