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Lyr Req: When My Baby Double Talks to Me (Travis)

Eve Goldberg 07 Sep 05 - 11:14 PM
Sorcha 08 Sep 05 - 12:35 AM
Gene 08 Sep 05 - 12:53 AM
rich-joy 08 Sep 05 - 02:57 AM
Stewie 08 Sep 05 - 04:20 AM
The Fooles Troupe 08 Sep 05 - 05:37 AM
Jim Dixon 08 Sep 05 - 08:01 AM
Eve Goldberg 10 Sep 05 - 08:34 PM
GUEST,Jim Dog 25 Jul 08 - 05:36 PM
GUEST 09 Feb 17 - 02:38 PM
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Subject: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To Me
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 07 Sep 05 - 11:14 PM

Hello Mudcatters!

I haven't been hanging around much these days - I hope to be around more in the near future. But, I'm looking for lyrics that I can't find anywhere else on the internet -- and who better to ask than Mudcatters?

I'm looking for complete lyrics (and chords if available) for "When My Baby Does Her Double Talk to Me" which I believe was written by Merle Travis (I know he made a recording of it, but I'm not completely sure he wrote it). The part I remember goes:

When my baby does her double talk to me
I get just as happy as I can be
[Maybe a few more lines in here]
And everytime I hold her hand
We're in another land
With a language only we can understand
[a few more lines in here]

It's only the one verse, but it gets repeated with funny "secret language" variations, like:

When my bail-faby does her dulla-fubble talk to meel-fee,
I get just as hal-fappy as I can beel-fee
And everytime I holo-fold her hal-fand
We're in another lal-fand
With a lal-fanguage only weel-a-feel can understal-fand
(etc.)

I think there may be one or two other variations.

Any takers?


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To
From: Sorcha
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 12:35 AM

And, nothing found. You would think that Merle would be out there...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To Me
From: Gene
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 12:53 AM

Can email MT sound file to you

PM your addy


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To Me
From: rich-joy
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 02:57 AM

sorta reminds me of that wartime hit (and no, I wasn't there then!) called :
"He Said : Murder! He Said"(?)
sung by Betty Hutton, I think - whom Bob Hope described as "a Vitamin Pill on legs!"

If you haven't seen the B&W video of those old shows for The Forces - seek it out, it's worth watching for this number alone!!!


Cheers! R-J


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To Me
From: Stewie
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 04:20 AM

It's on the Bear Family box set of Travis. According to the discography, Travis wrote it.

There are no lines missing after the second line above. The missing lines after line 5 are:

And when I see the lovelight shinin' in her eyes
I lighten up my private paradise
Then I say, 'Honey, do you love me true?'
And she says, 'Now, daddy, don't you know I do'
When my baby does her double talk to me

As you say, the rest is nonsensical variations.

--Stewie.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To Me
From: The Fooles Troupe
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 05:37 AM

... but the 'nonsense' IS what makes the song...


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To Me
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 08 Sep 05 - 08:01 AM

It's listed at Allmusic.com as WHEN MY BABY DOUBLE TALKS TO ME. It's on several of Merle Travis' albums:
"Merle Travis Story -- 24 Greatest Hits," 1989
"Best of Merle Travis," 1990
"Guitar Rags & A Too Fast Past," 1994
"Unissued Radio Shows, 1944-1948," 1995
"Hot Pickin," 2003


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Does Her Double Talk To
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 10 Sep 05 - 08:34 PM

Thanks for the lyrics Stewie!

And it's funny that you should mention "He Said Murder He Said" because I have seen a film reel of a woman singing that song at what looks like an Armed Forces concert. I think I was about 14, and I have no memory of where I saw it, but I have always remembered the singer and have occasionally thought about trying to track that song down -- I don't remember much about the song except that it made a huge impression on me.

Any more info on that song or the singer?

Eve


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Subject: Lyr Add: WHEN MY BABY DOUBLE TALKS TO ME (Travis)
From: GUEST,Jim Dog
Date: 25 Jul 08 - 05:36 PM

Here's how I wrote it down..

When my baby does her double talk to me
Then I get just as happy as I can be
And everytime I hold her hand
We're in another land
With a language only we can understand
And when I see the lovelight shinin' in her eyes
I lighten up my private paradise
Then I say, 'Honey, do you love me true?'
And she says, 'Now, daddy, don't you know I do'
When my baby does her double talk to me

When my bail-faby does her du-fubble tall-a-falk to meel-a-fee,
I genna-gel-fet ju-fust as hal-fappy as I can beel-fee
And everytile-fime I hol-fold her hal-fand
We're il-fin another lal-fand
With a leel-fanguage o-jaw-fonly weel-a-fee can ull-funder-stal-fand
And when I seel-fee the lo-fuvver-lal-fight shile-finin' in her ile-feyes
And I lile-fighten up my prile-fivate para-dile-fise
Then I say, 'Hul-funny, do you love me true?'
She says, 'Dal-faddy, don't you know I do-a-hoo'
When my bale-faby does her du-fubble talk to meel-oh-fee

When my baky-daky-daby does her ducky-double talk-e-dalk to meek-a-dee
Then I ge-ki-det juck-e-dust as hacky-e-dappy as I can bee-ki-dee
And everytike-ti-dime I ho-ki-dold her hack-e-dand
We're in another lack-e-dacky-dand
With a lek-e-danguage on-ke-donly we-ki-dee can understack-e-stand
And when I see-ki-dee the luck-e-dove-a-like-a-dight shike-e-dinin' in her ey-ki-dyes
And I like-e-dighten up my own pri-ki-divate para-dacky-dise
Then I say, 'Hucky-doney, do you lucky-dove me true?'
And she says, 'I do-ga-ka-do-ga-ka-do-go-ka-do-ka-do
When my baky-daky-daby does her ducky-double talk to me

What a aby-bay!

Or something like that :-) Jim Dog


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: When My Baby Double Talks to Me (Travis)
From: GUEST
Date: 09 Feb 17 - 02:38 PM

Thank you so much. I've been haunted by this lyric and I couldn'get it. The melody is so catchy that it would plant an ear worm that wouldn't go away. Your transcription sounds spot on.


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