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I Need Lovin'

    (Glamor-Johnson)

Transcribed from Blanche Calloway and her Joy Boys, vocal by Blanche Calloway;  recorded March 2, 1931.
From Andy Kirk and his Twelve Clouds of Joy 1929-1931; The Chronogical Classics 655.

Drawing of Blanche Calloway by Megaera Lorenz.
I need lovin', that's what I crave;
I need lovin', I can't behave,
I need attention and I need quite a lot,
And what it takes to give attention, I've got!

I need petting  into your arms,
I've got to get it somehow;
Say, don't you make me hesitate,
Take me, baby, I can't wait!
I need some lovin' now!

Now I'm sweet sixteen and never been kissed,
Come on, show me what I've missed,
I need some lovin';
Do you think I'm made of wood?
It's too darn lonesome when you're good!
I gotta have some lovin';
I'm a rag, a bone, a hank of hair,
I forget, baby, I don't care;
I need some lovin',
Oh, boys, let's go back; can't stand,
I need some lovin' now!


Transcribed from Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys, recorded July 27, 1934.
From Blanche Calloway and Her Joy Boys, 1925-1935; The Chronogical Classics 783.

Oh, I need lovin', that's what I crave,
I need lovin', I can't behave;
I need attention, and I need quite a lot,
And what it takes to give attention, I've got!

I need petting into your arms,
I've got to get it somehow,
Say, don't you make me hesitate,
Take me, baby, I can't wait,
I need some lovin' now!

Now, I'm sweet sixteen and never been kissed,
Come on, show me what I've missed;
I need some lovin'!
Aw, do you think I'm made of wood,
It's too darn lonesome when you're good;
I gotta have some lovin';
I'm a rag, a bone, a hank of hair,
I forget, baby, I don't care;
I need some lovin',
Oh, boys, let's go back; can't stand!
Waww-waww-waww-waww!


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Published 12/27/98.
Updated 2/27/99.


 

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