Blake Shelton - The Baby
Album: The Dreamer
Writers: Harley Allen/Michael White
**CAPO 2** (or see below for no capo chords)
My brother said that I, was rotten to the core
I was the youngest child, so I got by with more
I guess she was tired by, the time I came along
She'd laugh until she cried, I could do no wrong
She would always save me, because I was her baby
I worked a factory in Ohio, a shrimp boat in the Bayou
I drove a truck in Birmingham
Turned 21 in Cincinnati, I called home to mom and daddy
I said "Your boy is now a man."
She said "I don't care if you're 80, you'll always be my baby."
She loved that photograph, of our whole family
She'd always point us out, for all her friends to see
That's Greg he's doing great, he really loves his job
And Ronnie with his 2 kids, how 'bout that wife he's got
And that one's kinda crazy, but that one is my baby
I got a call in Alabama, said come on home to Louisiana
And come as fast as you can fly
Cause your momma really needs you, and says she's got to see you
She might not make it through the night
The whole way I drove 80, so she could see her baby
She looked like she was sleepin', and my family had been weepin'
By the time that I got to her side
And I knew that she'd been taken, and my heart it was breakin'
I never got to say goodbye
I softly kissed that lady, and cried just like a baby
*Note* the GD/F#Em7 progression in the verse is a little walkdown,
one strum on each chord to the Em7
If you want to play without a capo replace the chords listed with these:
A ----> B x24442
Bm ---> C#m x46654
D ----> E 022100
D/F#--> E/G# 422100
Em7---> F#m7 242222
G ----> A x02220
Man, don't even try to sing it without the emotion coming through. The emotion will show up in your voice and carry over to everyone in the audience and make you seem the better performer as well. -jclpn | 1/11/2005
I am actually from Cincinnati, OH so for whatever reason this song hits me from that point on.
I found that to get past emotional songs, is just to learn them and play them over....and over....and over....and over....and over....and...well you get the picture. By the time you learn it and play it well you are happy that you can play it and it doesn't seem to get you that bad. It was like that for me with Darius Ruckers' It Won't Be Like This, as well as Brad Paisley's Waitin on a Woman for me anyway.
I am going to learn this though come hell or high water and play it so everyone else cries and not me. Come to think of it every time I sing people cry, but that's for a whole different reason....PLEASE STOP!!! -jhempel24 | 9/20/2008