Keep Your Hands off My Baby

Little Eva

About Keep Your Hands off My Baby

"Keep Your Hands off My Baby" is a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King. It has been recorded by many artists, most notably Little Eva, who had a #12 hit with the song on the Billboard charts in 1962. Other artists who have recorded versions of the song include The Beatles, Kirsty MacColl, Helen Shapiro, Lindisfarne, Skeeter Davis, The Trashmen, Ol' 55 and Wayne Fontana. The Beatles recorded the song for the BBC radio show Saturday Club on 22 January 1963, which was first broadcast four days later. They also performed it in the following month on their first British tour. It was released on their album, Live at the BBC, in 1994. 


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1996
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We've been friends for oh, so long 
I let you share what's mine 
But when you mess with the boy I love 
It's time to draw the line 
Keep your hands (keep your hands) off my bay-ee-a-by 
I ain't gonna tell you but-a one more time 
Oh, keep your hands (keep your hands) off my bay-ee-a-by 
Girl, you get it through your head 
That boy is mine 
I don't mind when you lend my clothes 
My jewelry and such 
But, honey, let's get something straight 
There's one thing you don't touch 
Keep your hands (keep your hands) off my baby 
Girl, you get it through your head 
That boy is mine 
Keep your hands (keep your hands) off my bay-ee-a-by 
I ain't gonna tell you but-a one more time 
Oh, keep your hands (keep your hands) off my bay-ee-a-by 
Girl, you get it through your head 
That boy is mine 
(Keep your hands) 
Oh, keep your hands (off my) off my baby (bay-ee-a-by ) 
I ain't gonna tell you twice 
(Keep your hands off my) 
He's mine (bay-ee-a-by) 
Yay, yay, yeah, he's mine 
(Keep your hands off my) 
You better watch yourself, now (bay-ee-a-by)

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Little Eva

Eva Narcissus Boyd (June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003), known by the stage name of Little Eva (after a character from Uncle Tom's Cabin), was an American pop singer. more »

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Written by: CAROLE KING, GERRY GOFFIN

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Tratore

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9 facts about this song

Songwriters
"Keep Your Hands off My Baby" is a song written by renowned songwriting duo Carole King and Gerry Goffin. King also recorded her version of the song.
Original Singer
Even though the song was covered by many artists, it was originally performed by Little Eva. Eva was best known for her hit song "The Loco-Motion".
Beatles Cover
The song was covered by The Beatles in 1962 and was performed in their early live shows. Despite its popularity in their live performances, The Beatles never released their cover as a studio recording. It was later released in the album "Live at the BBC" in 1994.
Helen Shapiro's Version
British Pop singer Helen Shapiro also covered the song in 1962. Her version of the song was included in her album 'Helen´s Sixteen'.
Lindisfarne's Adaptation
British folk rock band, Lindisfarne recorded their cover of "Keep Your Hands off My Baby" in 1979 for the album "The News".
Skeeter Davis's Take
American country singer Skeeter Davis included her version of the song in her studio album "Here's the Answer" released in 1961.
Inclusion in Films
The song has been used in films like "Carole King: One to One" and "Good Ol' Frida".
Recorded by The Trashmen
American Rock Band, The Trashmen recorded their version of the song and included it in their 2015 album "Teen Trot / King of the Surf".
Recognition
The song has been recognized and revered in the music world for its catchy tune and playful lyrics, earning it covers from numerous notable artists worldwide.

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