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Take Good Care of My Baby by Bobby Vee

"Take Good Care of My Baby" by Bobby Vee

Pop Music

The song “Take Good Care Of My Baby” went to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for Bobby Vee in 1961. The song, written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin, showcases Bobby Vee’s unique self-harmonization. Although Dion, Gary Lewis & The Playboys, Bobby Vinton, and The Beatles re-recorded the song, only Bobby Vee managed to make it a hit.

Bobby Vee was born Robert Thomas Velline on April 30, 1943, in Fargo, North Dakota. When he was 15, he and his band filled in for Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper, who had just died in the infamous plane crash on their way to a show in Fargo. A local radio station asked for replacements . Vee’s group called the station and showed up. They didn’t have a name until they got on stage and Vee said they were called “The Shadows.”  Vee has 38 top 100 hits and has been awarded seven RIAA gold records in his career. He toured and performed for many decades. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2011 and passed away in 2016.

Here are the lyrics to “Take Good Care of My Baby” by Bobby Vee:

“My tears are fallin’
‘Cause you’ve taken her away
And though it really hurts me so
There’s somethin’ that I’ve got to say

Take good care of my baby
Please don’t ever make her blue
Just tell her that you love her
Make sure you’re thinkin’ of her
In everything you say and do

Ah, take good care of my baby
Now don’t you ever make her cry
Just let your love surround her
Paint a rainbow all around her
Don’t let her see a cloudy sky

Once upon a time
That little girl was mine
If I’d been true
I know she’d never be with you

So, take good care of my baby
Be just as kind as you can be
And if you should discover
That you don’t really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Well, take good care of my baby
Be just as kind as you can be
And if you should discover
That you don’t really love her
Just send my baby back home to me

Ah, take good care of my baby
Well, take good care of my baby
Just take good care of my baby”

If you are interested in other songs by Bobby Vee:  “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes” and “Rubber Ball.”

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3 Comments

  1. […] other songs by Bobby Vee: “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “The Night Has a Thousand […]

  2. […] other songs by Bobby Vee: “Take Good Care of My Baby” and “The Night Has a Thousand […]

  3. bob says:

    My favorite Bobby Vee song. Also love “The Night Has a Thousand Eyes”.

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