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ADD:Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away-Yes Baby Yes

PHJim 03 Apr 15 - 12:07 AM
Joe Offer 03 Apr 15 - 01:24 AM
Joe Offer 03 Apr 15 - 01:47 AM
GUEST,Suzy T. 03 Apr 15 - 01:47 AM
Jim Dixon 05 Apr 15 - 05:45 PM
PHJim 26 Nov 15 - 11:44 PM
Joe Offer 27 Nov 15 - 12:57 AM
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Subject: Lyr Req: Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No
From: PHJim
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 12:07 AM

I've heard a couple of groups sing this song, a kind of rock-a-billy, swingy kind of number with a chorus that goes, "Yes Baby yes, no baby no, yes baby yes, no baby no, yes baby yes, no baby no,no,no..."


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Subject: ADD Version: Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 01:24 AM

Hi, Jim - Is this the one you're looking for?

This one by Zuzu is a bit easier to understand:
And the original by Oscar "Buddy" Woods:

Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
The Second Fiddles (2007), via Oscar "Buddy" Woods (1936)

Melody
It was early one morning, about the break of day
Don't you hear me crying, won't you listen what I say
Early one morning, baby about the break of day
She told me not to sell it, papa don't you give it away
I said yes baby yes, no baby no, yes baby yes, no baby no
I said yes baby yes, then I said no baby no
I sold some jelly, I sure won't sell no more
Solos
Now she told me not to sell it, don't you give it away
Don't you hear me crying, don't you listen what I say
She told me not to sell it, papa don't you give it away
You ought to keep that jelly, until Judgment Day
I said yes baby yes, no baby no, yes baby yes, no baby no
I said yes baby yes, then I said no baby no
I sold some jelly, I sure won't sell no more
Solos
Now you know you didn't want me, why did you throw
Don't you hear me crying, little all and all
You know you didn't want me, baby why did you throw
I can get more women than a passenger train can haul
I said yes baby yes, no baby no, yes baby yes, no baby no
I said yes baby yes, then I said no baby no
I got a brand new gal, and I don't want you no more
Melody




Great song, isn't it?
-Joe-


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Subject: Add: Don't Sell It‑Don't Give It Away
From: Joe Offer
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 01:47 AM

Here's Michael Taft's Transcription of the Oscar "Buddy" Woods song: (click)

Don't Sell It‑Don't Give It Away
Oscar "Buddy" Woods

Says it was early one morning : about the break of day
Don't you hear me crying : won't you listen what I say
Early one morning : baby about the break of day
Well she told me not to sell it : papa don't you give it away
I said yes baby yes : then I said no baby no
I sold some jelly : I sure won't sell no more

Now you know you didn't want me : why did you so
Don't you hear me crying : little on and on
You know you didn't want me : baby why did you so
I can get more women : than a passenger train can haul
Now she told me not to sell it : don't you give it away
Don't you hear me crying : don't you listen what I say
She told me not to sell it : papa don't you give it away
You ought to keep that jelly : until Judgment Day
I said yes baby yes : then I said no baby no
I got a brand new gal : and I don't want you no more


Recording: New Orleans, 21 Mar. 1936
         (60849‑ ) De‑7219 Yz L‑1032


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No
From: GUEST,Suzy T.
Date: 03 Apr 15 - 01:47 AM

Good rendition of this song on the Texas Sheiks CD (with Geoff Muldaur). Of course the original by Oscar Woods is awesome!


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Subject: Lyr Add: DON'T SELL IT – DON'T GIVE IT AWAY (Woods
From: Jim Dixon
Date: 05 Apr 15 - 05:45 PM

I thought I could make a better transcription than either of those above. Here's the result of my effort:


DON'T SELL IT – DON'T GIVE IT AWAY
As recorded by Oscar Woods, Decca 7219, 1936.

It was early one mornin', 'bout the break o' day.
Don't you hear me cryin'? Won't you listen what I say?
Early one mornin', baby, 'bout the break o' day,
Well, she told me not to sell it; papa, don't you give it away.

I said: yes, baby, yes; no, baby, no; yes, baby, yes; no, baby, no.
I said: yes, baby, yes; then I said: no, baby, no.
I blowed some jelly; I sho' won't sell no mo'.

SPOKEN: I ain't gon' sell it, 'n' ain't gon' give it away.
Just gon' keep it till Judgment Day.

Ah, you know you didn't want me; why did you stall?
Don't you hear me cryin', little all-in-all?
You know you didn't want me; baby, why did you stall?
I can get more women than a pass'nger train can haul.

And she told me not to sell it; don't you give it away.
Don't you hear me cryin'? Won't you listen what I say?
She told me not to sell it; papa, don't you give it away.
Just keep that jelly, until Judgment Day.

SPOKEN: Keep it till Judgment Day, then what you gon' do?
I guess just put it away then.

I said: yes, baby, yes; no, baby, no; yes, baby, yes; no, baby, no.
I said: yes, baby, yes; still I said: no, baby, no.
I've got a bran' new gal an' I don't want you no mo'.


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Subject: Lyr Req: Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No Western swing
From: PHJim
Date: 26 Nov 15 - 11:44 PM

I'd like to find the lyrics to a song that sounds very swingy and has the lyrics sung in a syncopated way in the chorus:

Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No,
Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No,
Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No Baby No,


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Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No Western swing
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 15 - 12:57 AM

Hmmm. Not much to go on, Jim.

Could it be Yes Baby Yes by Mo' Horizons?

How about Yes Baby (1954) by the late, great Johnny Ace?

Nope. I think it's this one: Yes Baby Yes, No Baby No, by the Blue Lights.
One comment for this video says "A jugband favorite originally by Oscar Woods. The original was called 'Don't Sell It, Don't Give it Away'"

-Joe-


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Subject: ADD: Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away-Oscar Woods
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 15 - 01:22 AM

I found lyrics here: http://weeniecampbell.com/yabbse/index.php?topic=2174.15 (with my corrections)

Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away
Oscar Woods
Dobro tuning, Key of G

DON'T SELL IT, DON'T GIVE IT AWAY
(Oscar Woods)

[Instrumental intro]

It was early one mornin', 'bout the break of day,
Don't you hear me cryin', won't you listen what I say?
Early one mornin', baby 'bout the break of day.
When she told me not to sell it, papa don't you give it away.

CHORUS
I said yes, baby yes, no, baby no,
Yes baby yes, no baby no.
I said yes, baby yes
Then I said no, baby no.
I sold (know?) some jelly, I sure won't sell no more.

[Instrumental break]

You know you didn't want me, why did you stall,
Don't you hear me cryin', little all-in-all.
You know you didn't want me, baby why did you stall?
I can get more women than a passenger train can haul.

And she told me not to sell it, don't you give it away,
Don't you hear me cryin', don't you listen what I say.
She told me not to sell it, papa don't you give it away.
Just keep that jelly, until Judgment Day.

[Instrumental verse]

I said yes baby yes, no baby no,
Yes baby yes, no baby no.
I said yes baby yes,
Then I said no baby no.
I've got a brand new gal and I don't want you no more.



Here's a lead sheet that's almost the same, except that it uses "throw" instead of "stall."
http://www.humpnightthumpers.com/songs/Don't%20Sell%20It.pdf

Here's a 1936 recording by Oscar Buddy Woods: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4KABxEFtjs

And another recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sl5W78icNF4
The lyrics in this post match this second recording. As far as I can tell, both recordings are by Buddy Woods - the two are quite different, but the second seems more complete.

What a great song!
-Joe-


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Subject: RE: ADD:Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away-Yes Baby Yes
From: Joe Offer
Date: 27 Nov 15 - 01:59 AM

...and now I see we answered this back in April - but I think the two YouTube videos I found today were really good.
This time, I sent Jim a personal message so he can find the thread again.

-Joe-

And I think the perfect companion to this song is If I Can't Sell It, I'll Keep Sittin' on It.


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Subject: RE: ADD:Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away-Yes Baby Yes
From: PHJim
Date: 27 Nov 15 - 08:39 PM

Thank You all for your help. If I'd bothered learning it the first time I asked, I wouldn't have had to bother you again.

I think I first heard it sung by Petunia. Here's Petunia and Lance Loree doing a version.


Petunia & Lance Loree- Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away


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Subject: RE: ADD:Don't Sell It, Don't Give It Away-Yes Baby Yes
From: GUEST,Robert
Date: 30 Dec 16 - 03:09 AM

My own take:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w37YOw11XHI


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