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My Baby Left Me

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Basic Stats

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Written by: Arthur Crudup

Recorded: January 30, 1956, RCA Studios, New York
Released master is take 9.

Single:w/ "I Want You, I Need You, I Love You", 47-6540, May 4, 1956.
Also released on 78rpm, 20-6540, May 4, 1956.
Also released as Gold Standard series, 447-0607, March 1959.

Highest U.S. Charts Positions:
#31 on Billboard's Hot 100
#13 on Billboard's Country Best-Seller chart

1st LP release: For LP Fans Only - February 1959
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My Spin

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Elvis brings the Sun Records sound with him to RCA with this Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup tune. The opening drum beat, that cascading bass line and Scotty's guitar licks are all classic elements, and Elvis rocks out at the top of his voice in the verses and dips down smoothly for the title line. "My Baby Left Me" is rockabilly at its infectious best!

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Other Spins

(What did the critics and fans say?)

In "My Baby Left Me"...the message is faithfully reflected in the pitch of Presley's vocal line, which produces a whining effect, underpinned by an insidious beat.

Robert Matthew-Walker, Elvis Presley: A Study in Music, 1979

Elvis paying more tribute to "Big Boy" Crudup, this time at RCA New York Studio. A cut that stood the test of time.

Martin Torgoff, The Complete Elvis, 1982

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"My Baby Left Me" Lyrics and Downloads

Yes my baby left me, never said a word
Was it something I done, something that she heard?

My baby left me
my baby left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

Now I stand at my window, wring my hands and cry
I hate to lose that woman, hate to say goodbye

You know she left me
Yes she left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

Baby one of these mornings, Lord it won't be long
You'll look for me and baby your daddy will be gone

You know you left me
You know you left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

Now I stand at my window, wring my hands and moan
All I know is that the one I love is gone

My baby left me
You know she left me
My baby even left me
Never said a word

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My Baby Left Me karaoke - Elvis PresleyMy Baby Left Me
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What's YOUR Spin on "My Baby Left Me"?
Yea or Nay?

Yea! Classic Rockabilly Blues!

Nay! Wring My Hands And Moan!

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