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The Animals

Baby Let Me Take You Home

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“Baby Let Me Take You Home”, a song credited to Bert Russell (a.k.a. Bert Berns) and Wes Farrell, was The Animals’ debut single, released in 1964. In the UK, it reached #21 on the pop singles chart. In the U.S. its B-side, “Gonna Send You Back to Walker” (retitled “to Georgia”), was released but was not a significant hit, placing only at #57 on the pop singles chart. The song is an arrangement of Eric Von Schmidt’s rendering of “Baby, Let Me Follow You Down” as covered by Bob Dylan, on his first, self-titled, album. The Animals’ version opens with striking unaccompanied guitar arpeggios, inserts a middle section with spoken words over an organ riff and closes with a frantic double-time coda. The result was a key influence on Dylan’s change to electric music and... Read on...

Song lines: ♪ It's all right, it's all right ... Baby, let me take you home ... Baby won't you be my man

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