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Van Morrison — Baby Please Don't Go
Album: Into The Music
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7.9

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Total ratings: 221









Released: 1979
Length: 2:40
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Baby, please don't go
Baby, please don't go
Baby, please don't go
Down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby please don't go

Baby, your mind done gone
Well, your mind done gone
Well, your mind done gone
Left the county farm
You had the shackles on
Baby, please don't go

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
To git you way down here
I make you walk alone
Baby, please don't go
Hey

Baby, please don't go
Baby, please don't go
Baby, please don't go
Down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby, please don't go

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Git you way down here
Make you walk alone
Baby, please don't go

Know how I feel right now
My baby leavin', on that midnight train
And I'm cryin'

Baby, please don't go
Oh, baby please don't go
Baby, please don't go
Down to New Orleans
You know I love you so
Baby, please don't go
Let's go

Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
Before I be your dog
To git you way down here
I make you walk alone
Baby, please don't go, yeah

Alright
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Nice song. But not from the album 'Into the music'.
 joelbb wrote:

You and the rest of the Van the Man dissers below are lost in some kind of musical wasteland.  VM is THE voice of a generation, the Boomer's answer not only to Sinatra, but Mel Torme' as well.  He was terrific with Them, terrific by himself on Astral Weeks and Moondance, terrific with the Street Choir on a greatest hits quality album where EVERY cut was an R&R/R&B masterpiece.  He has since played with everyone from the Chieftans to jazz quintets.  If you want to get an idea of the enormous respect his peers have for him, watch what is possibly the best R&R movie ever made, the Band's farewell mega-concert "The Last Waltz" as turned into a documentary by no less than Martin Scorcese.  You bozos have exactly zero taste and even less knowledge of pop music.  Philistines of the most common, garden variety.  Unfortunately, he is a whiner about his life.

 
Oh, dear. Rubbed a raw nerve, have I? I don't know what my personal dis/like of VM has to do with the respect he's paid by his peers - the two things are conceptually different, as different as chalk and cheese. He's the musical dog's bollox, and the musician's musician, I know. Groundbreaking, innovative etc. I just can't be doing with his voice, much as I can't be doing with the voices of Dylan and Neil Young, yet respect them enormously for their songwriting and whatnot, for all that I'm a bozo with "exactly zero taste and even less knowledge of pop music".

Subjective taste is exactly that: subjective. It isn't determined by how brilliant/respected an artist is, and long may that continue, yea unto the last trump. So sayeth Bozo Fred :o)
right on  joelbb  (Love "The Last Waltz"  epic quality all around  : ) 
 joelbb wrote:

You and the rest of the Van the Man dissers below are lost in some kind of musical wasteland.  VM is THE voice of a generation, the Boomer's answer not only to Sinatra, but Mel Torme' as well.  He was terrific with Them, terrific by himself on Astral Weeks and Moondance, terrific with the Street Choir on a greatest hits quality album where EVERY cut was an R&R/R&B masterpiece.  He has since played with everyone from the Chieftans to jazz quintets.  If you want to get an idea of the enormous respect his peers have for him, watch what is possibly the best R&R movie ever made, the Band's farewell mega-concert "The Last Waltz" as turned into a documentary by no less than Martin Scorcese.  You bozos have exactly zero taste and even less knowledge of pop music.  Philistines of the most common, garden variety.  Unfortunately, he is a whiner about his life.
 
Go Joel !!
This number surely must go down as one of the most outstanding tracks of pop ever made if I can call it pop, more like 'The Blues' and I fully agree with joelbb's comment as Vans musical ability has never stood still embracing Jazz to Blues to Rock.n Roll .. And it still sounds in vogue and as fresh as the day it was cut. When 'George Melley' died he left a gaping hole in the music entertainment world that I believe VM is filling.
I recently put my old iPod on alphabetical and listened to more than 20 versions of this song. This one stands out. But then.... it's a great song.
No matter who does this song, it's rockin good!
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Well, the song is just about perfect to start with.  I love this.  But I Always think of Alvin Lee when I hear it.
 
Ten Years After. Commander Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen. 
I want some Blue Cheer!
 fredriley wrote:
This is the only Van Morrison song I've rated above 3, maybe because it doesn't sound a bit like him. Although it's a classic number, I always thought it was Mick "rubber lips" Jagger on vocals as the sound's so bluesy. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
You and the rest of the Van the Man dissers below are lost in some kind of musical wasteland.  VM is THE voice of a generation, the Boomer's answer not only to Sinatra, but Mel Torme' as well.  He was terrific with Them, terrific by himself on Astral Weeks and Moondance, terrific with the Street Choir on a greatest hits quality album where EVERY cut was an R&R/R&B masterpiece.  He has since played with everyone from the Chieftans to jazz quintets.  If you want to get an idea of the enormous respect his peers have for him, watch what is possibly the best R&R movie ever made, the Band's farewell mega-concert "The Last Waltz" as turned into a documentary by no less than Martin Scorcese.  You bozos have exactly zero taste and even less knowledge of pop music.  Philistines of the most common, garden variety.  Unfortunately, he is a whiner about his life.
 overlandrover wrote:
This is definitely "Them" and not Van Morrison by himself.

The Rolling Stones never recorded this, although it would have been a good addition to their reportoire.
 
Them must've been great to see back then.
Energy and pop! Didn't think it was "just" Van Morrison. 
This is definitely "Them" and not Van Morrison by himself.

The Rolling Stones never recorded this, although it would have been a good addition to their reportoire.
 fredriley wrote:
This is the only Van Morrison song I've rated above 3, maybe because it doesn't sound a bit like him. Although it's a classic number, I always thought it was Mick "rubber lips" Jagger on vocals as the sound's so bluesy. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 

I'm with Kaybee.  Sounds more like Eric Burdon than Mick Jagger.  But to me it most sounds like ..........Van Morrison of Them.
 kurtster wrote:
Roots music.  Turned my head around at age 12.  The Beatles and Stones were cool, but this was deeper and darker and much more compelling.  Nearly 46 years later, it still moves me the same way. 
 
Isn't it the version by Them, Van's early group?  They had some wicked sounding tunes - "Baby, Please Don't Go" and "Mystic Eyes" among others.  Great stuff.

 fredriley wrote:
This is the only Van Morrison song I've rated above 3, maybe because it doesn't sound a bit like him. Although it's a classic number, I always thought it was Mick "rubber lips" Jagger on vocals as the sound's so bluesy. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
I'm with you on this one Fred, I was sure it was an old Rolling Stones song.
 fredriley wrote:
This is the only Van Morrison song I've rated above 3, maybe because it doesn't sound a bit like him. Although it's a classic number, I always thought it was Mick "rubber lips" Jagger on vocals as the sound's so bluesy. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
I think he sounds more like Eric Burdon.  This is by far, my favorite version of this song.


I remember this squealing out my tinny, little, hand-held AM radio.  Sounded great then; sounds great now!
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Roots music.  Turned my head around at age 12.  The Beatles and Stones were cool, but this was deeper and darker and much more compelling.  Nearly 46 years later, it still moves me the same way. 
This is the only Van Morrison song I've rated above 3, maybe because it doesn't sound a bit like him. Although it's a classic number, I always thought it was Mick "rubber lips" Jagger on vocals as the sound's so bluesy. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
Pretty good stuff.
The best of Van the Man is almost the best of everyone.
My favorite pure rock n roll song of all time.
Always dug this song.  It was overshadowed by Gloria on the radio at the time but it was deserving of a lot more play.
Outstanding, by far the best version of this tune that I've heard.
Love the stuff from Van's work with Them.
Good stuff. This song was originally recorded in 1935 by Big Joe Williams. Van Morrison and Them recorded it as a single in '64


First of all, how can there NOT be any comments about this song?   lol... 

Brilliant!!!!
Sweet