My Baby

Songfacts®:

  • This song started rumors that Janis was pregnant, but in truth the song was dedicated to Janis's dad, whom she had a special relationship with. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Stephanie - Denver, CO
  • This was written by Jerry Ragovoy and Mort Shuman. Shuman's credits include "A Teenager In Love" and "Let's Live For Today." Ragovoy also wrote Joplin's songs "Piece Of My Heart" and "Try."
  • Richard Bell played keyboards on this track. He also appeared on the last 3 of The Band's albums and recorded with Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt, Joe Walsh and Paul Butterfield. Bell died of cancer on June 15, 2007 at the age of 61. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France

Comments: 1

  • Clare from Dallas, Txthis is me and my dad's song <3

    but anyway, i thought it was depressing that the one song she sang about a man she can always depend on, is relaly about her dad. at the same time, it's kind of sweet, and true for many girls.
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