NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY

Original Stevie Wonder version


Hey!

Nothing's too good for my baby
Nothing's too good for my girl
Nothing's too good for my baby
Oh, no
(Nothing's too good for my girl)

I'm the luckiest guy in the world
'Cause I've got one pearl of a girl
For my baby I work part-time
Down at the neighborhood five-and-dime
Half of my money goes to buy her
Some of the things her little heart desires
The other half goes dime by dime
To show my cookie a real good time, 'cause

Nothing's too good for my baby
Nothing's too good for my girl
Nothing's too good for my baby
Oh, no
(Nothing's too good for my girl)

She's sweet and she's kind
And she tells me that she's
Mine all mine, now
Ain't that lovin', ain't that livin'
Ain't that half the fun of givin'

Nothing's too good for my baby
Nothing's too good for my girl
Nothing's too good for my baby
Oh, no
(Nothing's too good for my girl)

I walk around with my chest stuck out
'Cause my baby's worth bragging about
Every Johnnie, Jack, and Jim
Wished that she belonged to him
I gave up the old gang of mine
'Cause with my girl goes all my time
One of these days I'm gonna buy her a ring
And marry her, and everything, 'cause

Nothing's too good for my baby
Nothing's too good for my girl
Nothing's too good for my baby
Oh, no
(Nothing's too good for my girl)

She's sweet and she's mellow
And she tells me that I'm one
Heck of a fellow, now
Ain't that lovin', ain't that livin'
Ain't that half the fun of givin'

Nothing's too good for my baby
Nothing's too good for my girl
She's all right and out of sight (Nothing's too good for my baby)
And I love her ah-ha-ha, yeah (Nothing's too good for my girl)
Ah-ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
Ah-ha-ha, yeah, I'm gonna get (Nothing's too good for my baby)
her a diamond ring, everything (Nothing's too good for my girl)
'Cause nothing's too good for my girl (Nothing's too good for my baby)
A-ha, yeah, ah (Nothing's too good for my)


Info

NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY is a song written by Sylvia Moy, Henry Cosby, and William "Mickey" Stevenson. It was originally recorded by Stevie Wonder who released it on his 1966 album Up-Tight (Everything's Alright).

Stevie Wonder -- Up-Tight (Everything's Alright)
Stevie Wonder -- Up-Tight (Everything's Alright)

LP - Tamla (S-268) - USA, 1966

Bruce Springsteen's Version

As far as it's known, Bruce Springsteen has never performed NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY in full, but during the Born To Run Tour he occasionally incorporated the chorus lines from the song into the midsection of KITTY'S BACK. See the lyrics for the live 14 Aug 1975 version of KITTY'S BACK for an example.

Credits

Thanks Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the lyrics help.

Available Versions

List of available versions of NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY on this website:

NOTHING'S TOO GOOD FOR MY BABY [Original Stevie Wonder version]

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