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Lyr Req: Crazy for My Baby (Willie Dixon)

17 Sep 99 - 03:17 PM (#115026)
Subject: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby'
From: Steve Latimer

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


18 Sep 99 - 12:39 PM (#115299)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: WyoWoman

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

WW


18 Sep 99 - 03:47 PM (#115331)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: WyoWoman

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


19 Sep 99 - 03:57 PM (#115564)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: H.

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


20 Sep 99 - 04:10 AM (#115668)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: Helen

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


20 Sep 99 - 10:33 AM (#115708)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Willie Dixon's 'Crazy 'Bout You Baby
From: Steve Latimer

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


02 Dec 11 - 05:27 PM (#3267493)
Subject: Lyr Add: CRAZY FOR MY BABY (Willie Dixon)
From: Jim Dixon

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.


02 Dec 11 - 05:56 PM (#3267503)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crazy for My Baby (Willie Dixon)
From: GUEST,999

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).


02 Dec 11 - 06:01 PM (#3267505)
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Crazy for My Baby (Willie Dixon)
From: Jim Dixon

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.