Be My Baby Lyrics

Be My Baby – The Ronettes

Lyrics and Guitar Lessons

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Be My Baby Lyrics

The night we met I knew I, needed you so
And if I had the chance I’d, never let you go

So won’t you say you love me
I’ll make you so proud of me
We’ll make ’em turn their heads, every place we go

So won’t you please (Be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby (My one and only baby)
Say you’ll be my darlin’ (Be my, be my baby)
Be my baby now (My one and only baby)
Wha-oh-oh-oh

I’ll make you happy baby, just wait and see
For every kiss you give me, I’ll give you three

Oh, since the day I saw you
I have been waiting for you
You know I will adore you ’til eternity

So won’t you please (Be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby (My one and only baby)
Say you’ll be my darlin’ (Be my, be my baby)
Be my baby now (My one and only baby)
Wha-oh-oh-oh

Solo

So come on and be (Be my, be my baby)
Be my little baby (My one and only baby)
Say you’ll be my darlin’ (Be my, be my baby)
Be my baby now (My one and only baby)
Wha-oh-oh-oh

Drum break

(Be my, be my baby) Be my little baby
(My one and only baby) Ooh-oh-oooh
(Be my, be my baby) Ooh-oh-oooh
(My one and only baby) Wha-oh-oh-oh

(Be my, be my baby) Ooh-oh-oooh
(My one and only baby) Ooh-oh-oooh
(Be my, be my baby) Ooh-oh-oooh


Guitar Lessons


Be My Baby – Step 1

In this lesson, we start working on Be My Baby, an early Motown smash hit produced by Phil Spector and performed by The Ronettes.

Before we get into building the guitar part, let’s have a listen to the complete song.

Go to Be My Baby step 1.


Be My Baby – Step 2 (Free Preview)

In this lesson, we learn how to play big barre chord shapes as we play the verse for Be My Baby.

As the song is in the key of E, we can take advantage of open strings. This will help when trying to create a wall of sound.

Go to Be My Baby step 2.


Be My Baby – Step 3

In this lesson, we work out what to play the bridge, it too uses big, arpeggiated chord shapes, just like the verse.

Be My Baby really is a great example of classic songwriting. The chord progressions, the structure, it’s like the ABC of how to write a song.

Go to Be My Baby step 3.


Be My Baby – Step 4

Today we work out what to play the chorus. The progression is E – C#m – A – B. That’s a I – VI – IV – V progression.

Let’s learn it all over the neck so we can improvise up our favorite part.

Go to Be My Baby step 4.


Be My Baby – Step 5

Today we play all three sections you’ve learned so far in the verse, the bridge, and the chorus.

Your goal is to improvise up as many different parts as you can.

Go to Be My Baby step 5.


Be My Baby – Step 6

The step from playing chords with a couple of licks here and there to soloing isn’t as far as you may think.

If you swap the chord playing for playing a melody, but keep the licks, you’re soloing!

Go to Be My Baby step 6.


Be My Baby – Step 7

In this lesson, I’ll play the complete song with the band.

Playing along with me is a good way to prepare for playing the song on your own in the final step.

Go to Be My Baby step 7.


Be My Baby – Step 8

Today we finish off our study of Be My Baby as it’s your turn to play the song with the band.

Remember, explore that fret board – The longer you can keep improvising for, the better.

Go to Be My Baby step 8.


Related Pages


Chords and Guitar Lessons

Be My Baby is an early “wall of sound production” by Phil Spector.

When playing this with a band, we need to create a big sounding guitar part to compensate for the lack of an orchestra.

Go to Be My Baby chords and guitar lesson.


Phil Spector

Phil Spector is a guitarist, record producer, and songwriter who found fame working with The Crystals, The Ronettes, Tina Turner, and The Beatles.

His most famous tunes include River Deep, Mountain High, Unchained Melody, Be My Baby, The Long And Winding Road, My Sweet Lord, Let It Be, and Imagine.

Go to Phil Spector biography.


The Ronettes

The Ronettes are the 60s vocal group behind one of Phil Spector’s biggest wall of sound hits, Be My Baby.

The lead singer, Veronica Bennett, later known as Ronnie Spector, eventually married the eccentric producer who ended up taking her off a Beatles support tour only to lock her up in his mansion.

Go to The Ronettes biography.


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