ME AND MY BABY GOT OUR OWN THING GOING

Original Lyn Collins version


Hey, yeah, I want all you brothers and sisters to stand up
I want everybody to stand up and be counted tonight
Brothers and sisters if you know we got to pray together
I want you to stand on up

Now, I got something to tell you
I told you how to think about it
And now I wanna tell how to get your thing together
So come on now and get a groove going
Stand up and clap your hands, y'all
Hit me now, hey!

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

I don't want ???
And I don't want a ride on top
Things like that would just ruin it
My people get ready
No, you got to be groovin'
Hey

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

But give me a man who can pay my bills
'Cause I don't wanna die ??? taking pills
Sisters who work hard to help their man, yeah
But the man need to do, he need to do what he can, hey

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out, hey, yeah
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

I said, me and my, me and my baby
Me and my baby, yeah, got it all worked out, hey, yeah
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

Now I told you to think about it
Come on, everybody, come on and get to think about it
'Cause me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about

Me and my baby got our own thing going
Me and my baby got it all worked out
Me and my baby got our own thing going
We don't need nobody to tell us what it's all about
We don't need, we don't need [fades]


Info

ME AND MY BABY GOT OUR OWN THING GOING is a song written by James Brown and Lyn Collins and released by Collins in 1972 as a single. The above lyrics are for the original Lyn Collins version of ME AND MY BABY GOT OUR OWN THING GOING as released in 1972. The song was included as a bonus track on a Japanese CD reissue of Collins' 1975 album Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now.

Lyn Collins -- "Me And My Baby Got Our Own Thing Going / I'll Never Let You Break My Heart Again"
Lyn Collins -- "Me And My Baby Got Our Own Thing Going / I'll Never Let You Break My Heart Again"

7" single - People Records (PE 615) - USA, 1972
Lyn Collins -- Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now
Lyn Collins -- Check Me Out If You Don't Know Me By Now

CD - P-Vine Records (PCD-1318) - Japan, 1991

According to the original 1972 single label, the song is titled "Me And My Baby Got A Good Thing Going" and is credited to James Brown and Lyn Collins. However, the song is filed at the U.S. Copyright Office under the title "Me And My Baby Got Our Own Thing Going" (which corresponds to the lyrics) and is credited to James Brown, Lynn Collins, Fred Wesley, and Charles Bobbit. According to original 1972 single label, the latter two are also the writers of the single's B-side I'LL NEVER LET YOU BREAK MY HEART AGAIN.

Bruce Springsteen's Version

Bruce Springsteen has never performed ME AND MY BABY GOT OUR OWN THING GOING, but Cindy Mizelle recites the first verse from the song at the end of SHACKLED AND DRAWN, on the studio version and on live versions.

Credits

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ME AND MY BABY GOT OUR OWN THING GOING [Original Lyn Collins version]

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