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LaVern Baker Bumble Bee

LaVern Baker Bumble Bee

R&B

The song was written by Leroy Fullylove and LaVern Baker. It is arranged and conducted by Jesse Stone. In 1960, “Bumble Bee” went to #46 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Delores LaVern Baker began singing in Chicago clubs in 1946. In 1953 she changed her stage name to LaVern Baker and signed with  Atlantic Records, where she had a succession of hits on the R&B charts over the next several years with her backing group The Gliders.  Here most successful songs were  “Jim Dandy,”  “Tweedle Dee,” and “I Cried a Tear.”  In addition to singing, Baker also did some work with Ed Sullivan and Alan Freed on TV and in films, including Rock, Rock, Rock and Mr. Rock & Roll.

Here are the lyrics to “Bumble Bee” by LaVern Baker:

i’m gonna have to put you down
you been treating me like a clown
you know you’ve hurt me once before
you’ll never hurt me anymore

(chorus)
shoo-ee, you hurt me like a bee
a bumble bee, a evil bumble bee

i gave you love as sweet as honey
my life, my soul and all my money
you didn’t seem to realize
you had a home in paradise

(chorus)

don’t you know i cry
night after night
just one kiss before you go
don’t ever come back no more

now, baby, there’s no need of crying
i’m sick and tired of your lying
you know you’ve hurt my heart again
i’m sorry, baby, it’s the end

(chorus)

now, baby, there’s no need of crying
i’m sick and tired of your lying
you know you’ve hurt my heart again
i’m sorry, baby, it’s the end

(chorus)

If you are interested in reading about and listening to another song by LaVern Baker: “Jim Dandy.”

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