Take Good Care Of My Baby

Written by: Goffin-King
Recorded: 1 January 1962
Producer: Mike Smith

Unreleased

George Harrison: vocals, lead guitar
John Lennon: backing vocals, rhythm guitar
Paul McCartney: backing vocals, bass guitar
Pete Best: drums

The Beatles recorded a version of Take Good Care Of My Baby during their audition for Decca Records on 1 January 1962, with George Harrison on lead vocals.

It was written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, and was made famous by the singer Bobby Vee. It was released as a single by Vee in 1961, with Bashful Bob as its b-side.

Vee's version reached number one hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 in September 1961. It also appeared on his album of the same name. Vee re-recorded the song in 1973 under his real name, Robert Thomas Velline.

Other versions of the song were recorded by Dion, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Smokie and Bobby Vinton.

Only five of the 15 songs from The Beatles' Decca audition were released on the Anthology 1 album, although versions of seven other songs performed that day have also been officially released. Three songs from that day, however, have yet to be released in any form: Take Good Care Of My Baby, Love Of The Loved and September In The Rain.

Lyrics

My tears are falling
'Cause you've taken her away
And though it really hurts me so
There something that I got to say

Take good care of my baby
Please don't ever make her blue
Just tell her that you love her
Make sure you're thinking of her
In everything you say and do

Take good care of my baby
Now don't you ever make her cry
Just let your love surround her
Paint rainbow all around her
Don't let her see the cloudy sky

Once upon a time
That little girl was mine
If I had been true
I know she'd never be with you

So take good care of my baby
Be just as kind as you can be
And if you should discover
That you don't really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Take good care of my baby
Be just as kind as you can be
And if you should discover
That you don't really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Take good care of my baby
Take good care of my baby
Take good care of my baby
Ooh, ooh, ooh

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