I Got to Find My Baby

cd cover: terraplane by scott ainslie(Joe Clayton)

Well, I searched the town—from door to door
Woman I love I can’t—find no more
I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn’t lie.
Ain’t had no real good lovin’
since that gal said ‘Goodbye’.

When the sun start reachin’, I grab my hat and coat, cause that
Cocaine and Reefer won’t grease my ‘case no more,
I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn’t lie.
Ain’t had no real good lovin’
since that gal said ‘Goodbye’.

INSTRUMENTAL BREAK

BRIDGE:

I don’t care if it’s the last thing
I ever do in my life,
I’m gonna find that long-leg, brown hair, Lord, and
Make her my wife.
I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn’t lie.
Ain’t had no real good lovin’
Since that gal said ‘Goodbye’.

When that sun starts sinkin’, I grab my hat and coat, cause that
Cocaine and Reefer won’t grease my ‘case no more,
I got to find my baby
I declare I wouldn’t lie.
Ain’t had no real good lovin’
Since that gal said ‘Goodbye’.

Eric Frandsen send me a tape of I Got to Find My Baby back in 1987 and I’ve been singing it ever since. The tune comes from the playing of “Guitar” Pete Franklin and was recorded by him in 1961. It is attributed to Joe Clayton, but itss lyrics share a chorus with a willie Dixon tune of the same name. From my first hearing I knew I had to sing this song. how can you not sing a tune that refers to a crankcase, lubricant and two controlled substances all in one line?

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