Have You Seen My Baby

Songfacts®:

  • A track from Randy Newman's second album, "Have You Seen My Baby" is one of many in his catalog where the woebegone singer can't catch a break. His girl is running all over town, and there's nothing he can do about it. If she's not taking up with the mailman, she's hanging out with the gypsies.
  • Fats Domino also recorded this song, with Newman doing the horn arrangement. His version, which is more of a piano stomper, came out around the same time as Newman's but was relegated to the B-side of his single "Make Me Belong To You."

    "When he did it, it was like him imitating me imitating him," Newman told Rolling Stone. "He's one of my Top 5 artists of all time."

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