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Lyr Req: Crazy for My Baby (Willie Dixon)

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Steve Latimer 17 Sep 99 - 03:17 PM
WyoWoman 18 Sep 99 - 12:39 PM
WyoWoman 18 Sep 99 - 03:47 PM
H. 19 Sep 99 - 03:57 PM
Helen 20 Sep 99 - 04:10 AM
Steve Latimer 20 Sep 99 - 10:33 AM
Jim Dixon 02 Dec 11 - 05:27 PM
GUEST,999 02 Dec 11 - 05:56 PM
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Subject: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby'
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 17 Sep 99 - 03:17 PM

Muddy Waters credits Willie Dixon as having written "Crazy Bout You Baby." Little Walter also recorded it, but I belive with a different title which escapes me. Does anyone know the lyrics to this song?

Thanks in advance.

Steve


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: WyoWoman
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 12:39 PM

Steve-- I thought I had this tape somewhere, but I haven't been able to find it. Still searching. Stay tuned...

WW


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: WyoWoman
Date: 18 Sep 99 - 03:47 PM

Well, Steve, I'm sorry. I found my tape, but it doesn't have "Crazy 'bout You Baby" on it. It's the "I Am the Blues" album and has some great ones, just not *that* great one.

Sorry,

ww


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: H.
Date: 19 Sep 99 - 03:57 PM

Willie Dixon did his own version called "Crazy for my baby" I have a copy and will sort out the lyrics asap. Incidentally, it's on the Willie Dixon Box Set from Chess. MCD 16500


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: Helen
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 04:10 AM

Is this the same song which Arthur Brown did on his Crazy World of Arthur Brown album? I have the vinyl version - great album.

Helen


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: Steve Latimer
Date: 20 Sep 99 - 10:33 AM

Don't know about the Arthur Brown tune, but Little Walter did it as "Can't Hold Out Much Longer"


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Subject: Lyr Add: CRAZY FOR MY BABY (Willie Dixon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 11 - 05:27 PM

My transcription thanks to Spotify:


CRAZY FOR MY BABY
As sung by Willie Dixon on "The Chess Box" (1988)

I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby and my baby's just as crazy for me.

Ev'ry time I lay down to sleep,
I dream my baby is a-kissin' me.
The sweet little girl, well, she's so fine,
I just can't get her out o' my mind.

I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby and my baby's just as crazy for me.

When the sun go down it nearly make me shout.
I know she will be home before the lights go out.
Early in the mornin' 'bout the break of day,
I can't hear nothin' but my baby say:

I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby and my baby's just as crazy for me.

I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby and my baby's just as crazy for me.

She hugs me long and she squeeze me tight.
She makes me love her with all my might.
She brings my food right to the bed.
She talk baby talk till I'm out o' my head,

But I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby.
I'm crazy for my baby and my baby's just as crazy for me.


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crazy for My Baby (Willie Dixon)
From: GUEST,999
Date: 02 Dec 11 - 05:56 PM

Artist: Louis Armstrong

Album: Miscellaneous

Send "I`m Crazy `Bout My Baby And My Baby`s Crazy `Bout Me -

Songwriters: Alexander Hill, Thomas 'Fats' Waller

I'm walking on air
For I left all my blue days behind
I've learned how to care
And there's love, really love on my mind

I'm the world's most happy creature
Tell me what can worry be
I'm crazy 'bout my baby
Baby is crazy 'bout me

Mr. Cupid was our teacher
That's the reason we agree
Yes, I'm crazy 'bout my baby
And my baby crazy 'bout me

Papa, get that book out
Ready in your hand
Keep a steady look out
And you can understand

It's an A-one combination
With a perfect he and she
I'm crazy 'bout my baby
And my baby is crazy 'bout me


No dates given (by a take of Fats doing it on Youtube indicates it's from before WWII if sound quality is any indication).


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crazy for My Baby (Willie Dixon)
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 02 Dec 11 - 06:01 PM

Muddy Waters' recording of CRAZY 'BOUT YOU BABY appears on his album "Goin' Way Back" (1997). According to Allmusic.com, Willie Dixon is credited as the songwriter.

However, I have listened to a sample of Waters' CRAZY 'BOUT YOU BABY and I don't see much resemblance to Dixon's CRAZY FOR MY BABY.


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