I Got To Find My Baby

Live At The BBC album artworkWritten by: Chuck Berry
Recorded: 1 June 1963
Producer: Terry Henebery

Released: 30 November 1994 (UK), 5 December 1994 (US)

John Lennon: vocals, harmonica, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: bass
George Harrison: lead guitar
Ringo Starr: drums

Available on:
Live At The BBC

The Beatles recorded two versions of Chuck Berry’s I Got To Find My Baby, both for BBC radio in June 1963.

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Berry first released the song as a single in 1960, coupled with the b-side Mad Lad. It failed to chart in either the US or UK.

The Beatles played many Chuck Berry songs live in their earlier years, with John Lennon taking lead vocals on the majority. He also played the harmonica on I Got To Find My Baby.

The group first recorded it on 1 June 1963 at the BBC Paris Studio, London, for the second Pop Go The Beatles radio show. It was first broadcast on 11 June, and later found its way onto the Live At The BBC collection.

They returned to I Got To Find My Baby on 24 June, with a performance for the Saturday Club programme. It was taped at the Playhouse Theatre in London, and was first broadcast five days later.

Lyrics

I’m gonna search this town
From door to door
The love I crave
I can’t find no more

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain’t no lie
I ain’t had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

You know I hate to see the sun
Sinking to the west
‘Cause I know my whole life’s
Gonna be one solid mess

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain’t no lie
I ain’t had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

Well ever since the day
That she said we were through
I’ve been nervous
And shook up too

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain’t no lie
I ain’t had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

Well I don’t care if the last thing
I ever do in my life
I’m gonna find that little woman
Make her my wife

I got to find my baby
I declare that ain’t no lie
I ain’t had no real good loving
Since that woman said goodbye

3 responses on “I Got To Find My Baby

  1. Bill

    A Chuck Berry song that was not a big hit for him in the US. The flip side of the original single has a great slide guitar instrumental called “Mad Lad”. Check it out. The story goes that Berry used a Zippo lighter for a slide…

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