Yes Sir, That's My Baby

(version 2) Donaldson-Khan, 1976Recorded: 09-06-59

Johnny Kidd (vocals) - Mike West, Tom Brown (backing Vocals) - Alan Caddy (lead) - Tony Doherty (rhythm) - Johnny Gordon (bass) - Brian Unknown - (drums)

This was the first attempt at this song, the sessopn having been organised by Guy Robinson.  It does sound as if it is the Pirates themselves playing, rather than session men.  The rough-edged rawness was probably exciting onstage but may have precluded a release as far as HMV were concerned.  Besides, matters were not going to be helped by Johnny slinking off to a beach at Bournemouth and being hauled back late!  This version did see the light of day by mistake as the flipside to the re-activated "Shakin' All Over" single on EMI in 1976.  The second, more commercial attempt shows a difference in the groups' studio sound in just ten months after Clem Catinni and Brian Gregg had joined Alan Caddy, even if assisted by Joe Moretti.

 
(Yelled) One, two, a-one-two-three-four! (E)

(A)Yeah sir, that's my baby
(E)A-no no, I don't mean maybe
(E)Yeah yeah, that's my baby (A)now

(A)Yeah yeah, I'm excited
(E)Oh Boy, I'm invited
(E)Yeah yeah, that's my baby (A)now

     Oh by the (A)way
     Oh by the (D)way
     W-hen we (B)see that preacher
     Say (E)"Hey, come along baby!"

(A)Yeah sir, that's my baby
(E)A-no no, I don't mean maybe
(E)Yeah yeah, that's my baby (A)now (E7)
(Yelled) Let's go nooow!

(instrumental break)

(A)     (E)     (E)     (A)(E7)
(A)     (E)     (E)     (A)


     Oh by the (A)way
     Oh by the (D)way
     W-hen we (B)see that preacher
     Say (E)"Hey, come along baby!"

(A)Yeah Yeah, that's my baby
(E)No No, I don't mean maybe
(E)Yeah Yeah, that's my baby (A)now (E7)
(Yelled) One more time, noooooow!

(instrumental break)

(A)     (E)     (E)     (A)(E7)
(A)     (E)     (E)     (A)

     Oh by the (A)way
     Oh by the (D)way
     W-hen we (B)see that preacher
     Say (E)"Hey, come along baby!"

(A)Yeah Yeah, that's my baby
(E)No No, I don't mean maybe
(E)Yeah Yeah, that's my baby (A) noooooooooow (A)

 
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