I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher

February 3, 2022

Today’s song is the love song “I Got You Babe” by Sonny and Cher. 

Even though some people think this song doesn’t have true feeling behind it, it does. 

Not only did Sonny write this song specifically for Cher, but he would wake her up in the middle of the night to hear her sing. 

Here are some facts about this beautiful love song.

Song Facts: 

  • Sonny wrote this song at his home, using his piano and a piece of cardboard to write the lyrics.
  • Cher originally didn’t like this song, but after changing it up a little bit, she loved it.
  • One of the partners of the record company didn’t like the song and refused to use it. Sonny then went down to a radio station with a copy for them to play. With a great reaction to it, they were forced to make it A-side of the US Single album.
  • Even though the hippie crowd loved “I Got You Babe,” it isn’t an anti-war song at all.
  • This song was released in 1965. It then hit the top 100 charts by August 14, 1965.
  • “I Got You Babe” spent three weeks at number 1 on the Billboard Top 100 Hits. It also hit number 1 in the United Kingdom and Canada.
  • This album sold 1 million copies, earning it a gold record.
  • The last time Sonny and Cher performed this song together was November 13, 1987. Later on, in 2002, Cher performed this song with R.E.M for the first time without Sonny.

Lyrics:

(AZ Lyrics)

[Her:]

They say we’re young and we don’t know

We won’t find out until we grow

[Him:]

Well I don’t know if all that’s true

‘Cause you got me, and baby I got you

[Him:]

Babe

[Both:]

I got you babe I got you babe

[Her:]

They say our love won’t pay the rent

Before it’s earned, our money’s all been spent

[Him:]

I guess that’s so, we don’t have a plot

But at least I’m sure of all the things we got

[Him:]

Babe

[Both:]

I got you babe I got you babe

[Him:]

I got flowers in the spring

I got you to wear my ring

[Her:]

And when I’m sad, you’re a clown

And if I get scared, you’re always around

[Her:]

So let them say your hair’s too long

‘Cause I don’t care, with you I can’t go wrong

[Him:]

Then put your little hand in mine

There ain’t no hill or mountain we can’t climb

[Him:]

Babe

[Both:]

I got you babe I got you babe

[Him:]

I got you to hold my hand

[Her:]

I got you to understand

[Him:]

I got you to walk with me

[Her:]

I got you to talk with me

[Him:]

I got you to kiss goodnight

[Her:]

I got you to hold me tight

[Him:]

I got you, I won’t let go

[Her:]

I got you to love me so

[Both:]

I got you babe

I got you babe

I got you babe

I got you babe

I got you babe

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