It Ain't Me Babe

Album: It Ain't Me Babe (1965)
Charted: 8
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  • Go away from my window
    Leave at your own chosen speed
    I'm not the one you want, babe
    I'm not the one you need
    You say you're lookin' for someone
    Who's never weak but always strong
    To protect you and defend you
    Whether you are right or wrong
    Someone to open each and every door

    But it ain't me, babe
    A-no, no, no it ain't me, babe
    Well, it ain't me you're lookin' for, babe

    Go lightly from the ledge, babe
    Go lightly on the ground
    I'm not the one you want, babe
    I'll only lead you down
    You say you're lookin' for someone
    Who'll promise never to part
    Someone to close his eyes to you
    Someone to close his heart
    Someone who will die for you and more

    But it ain't me, babe
    A-no, no, no it ain't me, babe
    Well, it ain't me you're lookin' for, babe
    No it ain't me you're lookin' for, babe
    I said a-no, no, no, it ain't me, babe
    I said a-no, no, no, it ain't me, babe
    I said a-no, no, no, it ain't me, babe
    I said a-no, no, no, it ain't me, babe Writer/s: Bob Dylan
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group
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Comments: 8

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn August 1st 1965, "It Ain't Me Babe" by the Turtles entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #76; and on September 12th, 1965 it peaked at #8 {for 2 weeks} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...Between 1965 and 1970 the group had seventeen Top 100 records; five made the Top 10 with one reaching #1, "Happy Together" for 3 weeks on March 19th, 1967..."Happy Together" prevented "Dedicated to the One I Love" by the Mamas and the Papas from reaching #1, it was at #2 for all three weeks that "Happy Together" was #1 and never did reached the top spot.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 29th 1970, Johnny Cash with June Carter performed "It Ain't Me Babe" on his ABC-TV program 'The Johnny Cash Show'...
    Six years earlier on October 25th, 1964 his covered version entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart at position #100; eventually it peaked at #58 and spent 8 weeks on the Top 100...
    R.I.P. Mr. Cash (1932 - 2003).
  • Rob from Detroit, Mi@Red Sam: What in the world were you smoking to come up with that ludicrous post?
  • Brandon from Seattle, WaThe version by the Turtles is not crappy. In fact, I love it, it is one of my favorite hit by them, and truthfully I prefer their version over Bob Dylan's. Additionally, I do not know how old your post is, but if you take the time to search through the site, the version by Bob Dylan is here, too.
  • Red Sam Rackham from Morton Grove, IlActually when Dylan wrote this song it was not actually about a guy rejecting a girl. It was a statement rejecting LBJ's escalation of the Vietnam War draft and a young man's refusal to be drafted. Radio stations (and most of us who heard this song) never realized that it was actually an anti-war protest song. I also do not believe that the Turtles or anyone (other than Dylan himself) who ever recorded it understood its true meaning.
  • Vincent Ferraro from Hesperia, CaWhy the hell is this up here as a crappy cover version by The Turtles? This should be up on the website as the original version by Bob Dylan!

    It's completely ridiculous that songfacts lets credit go to them and not Bobby.
  • Cameron from Austin, TxJoaquin Phenoix and Reese Witherspoon covered this song for "Walk The Line"
  • Dave from Des Moines, IaJan and Dean also did a version of this.
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