Baby Please Don't Go

DESCRIPTION: The prisoner begs his girl not to abandon him: "Now your man done gone (x3) To the county farm." "Baby, please don't go (x3) back to Baltimore." ""Turn your lamp down low." ""You know I loves you so." "I beg you all night long."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1935 (recording, Joe Williams)
KEYWORDS: love separation prisoner abandonment
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Courlander-NFM, pp. 108-109, "Baby, Please Don't Go" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Silber-FSWB, p. 65, "Baby, Please Don't Go" (1 text)

Sam Montgomery, "Baby Please Don't Go" (ARC 6-11-55, 1936)
Tampa Red, "Baby Please Don't Go" (Decca 7278, 1937, rec. 1936)
Joe Williams, "Baby Please Don't Go" (Bluebird B-6200, 1936, rec. 1935)
Richard Williams, "Baby Please Don't Go" (on USFlorida01)

File: CNFM108

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