Without My Baby (feat. Gypsy Twang)

03:09
Sarah Barker
2014
Brad Piccolo

Story

 

I first heard this country shuffle tune on YouTube.  The Rangers had played it at the Woody Guthrie Festival, and it was a clip from their performance.  It sounds like an instant classic!  A friend suggested I should learn it, so I did.  We’ve been playing it in the band ever since.  Brad Piccolo is a great songwriter, and I’m pleased to have one of his songs on our disc.   This song is featured on the Red Dirt Rangers’ Lone Chimney album ~ a must-have in any Red Dirt collection.

As Brad says, “Keep spreadin’ the dirt!”

 

 

Lyrics

Without my baby I’m lonesome

Without my baby I’m blue

Without my baby I’m nothing and I’ve got nothing to lose

Without my baby I’m breaking one piece at a time

Without my baby I’m slowly going out of my mind

There was a time we were happy in our little home

Then I started out rambling and I started to roam

Somehow we lost our connection, no reason or rhyme

Without my baby I’m slowly going out of my mind

Going out of my mind, drinking whiskey and wine

Now I’m doing time for this honky-tonk crime

Without my baby I’m breaking one piece at a time

Without my baby I’m slowly going out of my mind

Without my baby I’m sinking, Lord I’m going down fast

Hey there mister bartender won’t you fill up my glass?

You’d better make it a double, it’s nearly closing time

Without my baby I’m slowly going out of my mind