"Everybody Loves My Baby" as written by Spencer Williams and Jack Palmer....
Everybody loves my baby
but my baby don't love nobody but me
nobody but me
Yes
everybody wants my baby
but my baby don't want nobody but me
that's plain to see!

I'm his sweet Judy
and he is my loving man!
No time to do his duty
loves me like no other can!

Everybody loves my baby
but my baby don't love nobody but me
nobody but me
Everybody wants my baby
but my baby don't want nobody but me
that's plain to see!

Now when my baby kisses me
upon my rosy cheeks -
I just let those kisses be
don't wash my face for weeks!

Everybody loves my baby...


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"Everybody Loves My Baby" as written by Jack Palmer Spencer Williams

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    General CommentOne of Fats Waller's many great songs. The meaning seems pretty straight forward: he is declaring his love for his girl who so attractive that everyone else loves her too. However, she only loves him.

    Like with many Fats Waller songs I have the distinct feeling that it is all facetious, ironic and insincere in other words, tongue-in-cheek. He doesn't really believe any of it.

    What niggles me though is the second verse. I would really like to know what he's singing and it's certainly not what is officially written everywhere as the purported lyrics. It sounds like:

    "She's got a palm like Venus
    On a tiny talking green
    No one can come between us
    She's my Sheba
    Abba she, ha ha"

    But that doesn't make much sense. If anyone has better hearing than me, it would be great to know what you think.
    Seron November 28, 2018   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe exact lyrics are these:

    Everybody loves my baby
    but my baby don't love nobody but me
    nobody but me

    Everybody wants my baby
    but my baby don't want nobody but me
    that's plain to see!

    She's got a form like Venus
    Honest, I ain't talking Greek
    No one can come between us
    She's my Sheba, I'm her sheilk, ha ha!

    That's why everybody loves my baby
    but my baby don't love nobody but me
    nobody but me

    That's it, serenade my baby

    Then when my baby kisses me
    upon my rosy cheeks
    I just let those kisses be
    To wash my face for weeks!
    That's why everybody loves my baby
    But my baby don't love nobody but me
    Nobody but me

    She better not!
    Seron November 28, 2018   Link

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