(Sweet Sweet Baby) Since You've Been Gone

Album: Aretha: Lady Soul (1968)
Charted: 47 5
  • Baby baby, sweet baby
    There's something that I just got to say
    Baby baby, sweet baby
    You left me hurtin' in a real cold way

    Speak your name
    And I'll feel a thrill
    You said I do
    And I said I will

    I tell you that I'll stay true
    And give you just a little time
    Wait on me baby,
    I want you to be all mine
    I just get so blue

    Since you've been gone, baby
    (Why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
    Since you've been gone
    (Why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)

    [Bridge]

    Baby baby, sweet baby
    I didn't mean to run you away
    It was pride on my lips,
    But not in my heart
    To say the things that made you stray
    But ah, babe
    Hear me now
    (Hear me)
    I don't know what I'm gonna do
    (Hear me)
    Got to get you back somehow
    (Hear me now)
    I'm trying
    Take me back,
    Consider me please
    If you walk in that door,
    I can get up off my knees
    I just been so blue

    Since you've been gone
    (Why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
    Since you've been gone
    (Why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
    Well I've been so lonely
    (Sweet sweet - sweet sweet baby)
    Baby, since you've been gone
    (Sweet sweet - sweet sweet baby)
    I've been so lonely
    (Why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
    Since you've been gone
    (Why'd you do it? why'd you have to do it?)
    Baby baby baby been so lonely
    (Sweet sweet - sweet sweet baby)

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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn this day in 1968 {June 27th} Ramsey Lewis was a guest on the nationally syndicated television program, 'The Mike Douglas Show'...
    Two months later on August 25th, 1968 his covered version of "Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby)" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #98, the following week it remained at position 98, and that was also it's second and final week on the Top 100...
    "Since You've Been Gone (Sweet, Sweet Baby)" was co-composed by Aretha Franklin, her version reached #5 {for 4 weeks} on the Hot Top 100 chart earlier in 1968 on March 24th...
    Between 1964 and 1976 Ramsey Lewis had fifteen records on the Hot Top 100 chart, one* made the Top 10, "The 'In' Crowd", it peaked at #5 {for 1 week} on October 3rd, 1965...
    Ramsey Emmanuel Lewis Jr. celebrated his 84th birthday last month on May 27th, 2019...
    May both Mike Douglas {1920 - 2006} and Aretha Franklin {1942 - 2018} R.I.P.
    * He just missed having a second Top 10 record when his covered version of "Hang On Sloopy" peaked at #11 {for 2 weeks} on December 5th, 1965...
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