Faron Young: "I Just Came to Get My Baby"

On February, the great Faron Young would have turned 88 years old. He was the first country singer I ever heard and remains one of my all-time favorites in the genre, a superb, versatile vocalist with a wonderful sense of humor. Here's a mighty fine one from the Shreveport, LA native: "I Just Came to Get My Baby," introduced by Billy Walker.

Faron Young (February 25, 1932 – December 10, 1996) was an American country music singer and songwriter from the early 1950s into the mid-1980s and one of its most successful and colorful stars. Hits including "If You Ain't Lovin' (You Ain't Livin')" and "Live Fast, Love Hard, Die Young" marked him as a honky-tonk singer in sound and personal style; and his chart-topping singles "Hello Walls" and "It's Four in the Morning" showed his versatility as a vocalist. Known as the Hillbilly Heartthrob, and following a movie role, the Young Sheriff, Young's singles reliably charted for more than 30 years. He committed suicide in 1996. Young is a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame.


"I Just Came to Get My Baby" is a single by American country music artist Faron Young. Released in July 1968, it was the second single from his album Here's Faron Young. The song peaked at number 8 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. It also reached number 1 on the RPM Country Tracks chart in Canada.



Well I didn't come in here to cause you no trouble

And bartender just forget that glass of beer

And I'm sorry old buddy that I pulled her from your arms

But I just came to get my baby out of here

Would you believe she's never been inside of a tonky tonk

And would you believe she can't stand the taste of beer

Well I just don't know what's come over my baby

And I just came to get my baby out of here


Well I know exactly what you're up to

Cause I've been watching what you've been doing from the door

And I told you once to keep your hands off of her

And I ain't gonna tell you anymore

Would you believe she's never been

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