I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY

Original The Pretenders version


Ah ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ha
Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ha
Ah ah-ah-ah-ah
(La-la, la-la)

Why am I so lonely
Why am I so blue
Yes I could be so happy
If I could only have you

Yes I've got to have you, have you, baby
Got to have you ??? maybe
Got to have you, have you, baby
Got to have you for my own

I need you, need you, baby
Need you ??? maybe
Need you, need you, baby
Because I'm so all alone

Ah ah, come over here you sweet little girl
Come on and dance with me
Let me whisper in your ear
How you been tenting me

I'll be your everything
When you want me just me a ring
Yes I want you, I need you, baby
'Cause I just can't do without you

I've got to have you, have you, baby
Got to have you ??? maybe
Got to have you, have you, baby
Got to have you for my own

I need you, need you, baby
Need you ??? maybe
Need you, need you, baby
Because I'm so all alone

Ah ah, come over here you sweet little girl
Come on and dance with me
Let me whisper in your ear
How you been tenting me

I'll be your everything
When you want me just me a ring
Yes I want you, I need you, baby
'Cause I just can't do without you

I've got to have you, have you, baby
Got to have you ??? maybe
Got to have you, have you, baby
I got to have you for my own


Info

I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY is a song written by Jimmy Jones and George Goldner and originally released by The Pretenders featuring Jimmy Jones as a single in 1956. The above lyrics are for the original The Pretenders version of I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY as released in 1956.

The Pretenders featuring Jimmy Jones -- "I've Got To Have You Baby / Possessive Love"
The Pretenders featuring Jimmy Jones -- "I've Got To Have You Baby / Possessive Love"

7" single - Rama (RR-198) - USA, 1956

The Pretenders was a doo-wop group, led by Jimmy Jones, who released a number of singles between 1956 and 1964 under several aliases, including The Savoys, The Pretenders, Jimmy Jones & The Pretenders, and Jimmy Jones & The Jones Boys.

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen covered I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY with The Bruce Springsteen Band in 1971 and 1972. See the studio rehearsal version for more details.

Available Versions

List of available versions of I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY on this website:

I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY [Studio rehearsal version]
I'VE GOT TO HAVE YOU BABY [Original The Pretenders version]

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