I'll Be Doggone

Album: Moods of Marvin Gaye (1965)
Charted: 8
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  • Well, I'll be doggone if I wouldn't work all day
    And I'll be doggone if I wouldn't bring you my pay, baby
    But if I ever caught you running around
    Blowing my money all over this town
    Then I wouldn't be doggone
    Hey, hey, I'd be long gone
    Then I wouldn't be doggone (wouldn't be doggone)
    I'd be long gone, mm-hmm (I'd be long gone)
    Now, hey, hey, hey

    I'll be doggone if you ain't a pretty thing (baby)
    And I'll be doggone if you ain't warm as a breath of spring (baby)
    And if we live to be a hundred years old
    If you ever let that spring turn cold
    Then I wouldn't be doggone (wouldn't be doggone)
    Hey, hey, hey, I'd be long gone (I'd be long gone)
    Oh, I wouldn't be doggone (wouldn't be doggone))
    Baby, I'd be long gone (I'd be long gone) mm-hmm
    Now, did you hear me?
    Well, now, what I say?
    Oh, believe me

    Well, every woman should try to be whatever her man wants her to be
    And I don't want much, all I want from you is for you to be true to me

    I'll be doggone if love ain't a man's best friend, oh baby (oh, baby)
    And I'll be doggone if you ain't the loving end (baby)
    Though I know you make me feel like nobody could
    If I ever found out that you're no good
    Then I wouldn't be doggone (wouldnt be, wouldn't be, wouldn't be doggone)
    I'd be long gone (I'd be long gone)
    Well, I wouldn't be doggone (wouldn't be doggone)
    I'd be long gone (I'd be long gone)
    I wouldn't be doggone (wouldn't be doggone) catch me a train
    (I'd be long gone) No baby, I wouldn't be doggone, I'm gonna catch me a train Writer/s: MARVIN TARPLIN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, WARREN MOORE, WILLIAM ROBINSON JR.
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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Comments: 3

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaSadly only one of those who played on this recording is still alive, Mr. Joe Messina
  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLOVED JAMES' BASS just grabbed my ears right away. Still my fav song of Marvin's. What a sad life he lead though even with all his fame.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn March 14th 1965, "I'll Be Doggone" by Marvin Gaye entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #80; and eight weeks later May 9th, 1965 it peaked #8 {for 1 week} and spent 12 weeks on the Top 100...
    And on May 16th, 1965 it reached #1 {for 1 week} on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1962 and 1983 he had thirty-seven Top 100 records; thirteen made the Top 10 with three reaching #1; "I Heard It Through the Grapevine" for 7 weeks in 1968, "Let's Get It On" for 2 weeks in 1973, and "Got to Give It Up - Part One" for 1 week in 1977...
    He just missed having a fourth #1 record when "What's Going On" peaked at #2 {for 3 weeks} in 1971...
    Plus he made the Top 100 eighteen more times in duets; eleven times with Tammi Terrell, three times with Diana Ross, and two times each with Mary Wells and Kim Weston...
    Marvin Pentz Gay, Jr. passed away on April 1st, 1984; the day before his 45th birthday.
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