Oh, Babe, What Would You Say?
Words & Music:
Norman "Hurricane" Smith
Norman was the recording engineer for The Beatles. This tune went to #1 in 1972, in part because of the rough sound he had to his voice, due to recent throat surgery. He never had another personal hit, but recorded, engineered & produced many tunes you know and love. He died in March 2008. This version more accurately reflects the vaudeville nature of this tune.
INTRO: C G#7 Dm7 G7+
C Cm7 C Cm7 Cm7/6 Cm7 C Cm7
Have I-- a hope-- or--- half a chance
Cm7 A7/9 Am7 A7/9 A9 A7/9 Am7 A7/9 Am7 Dm Dm7+ Dm7 Dm6
To-- e-----ven ask-- if-- I--- could dance with you?
Gdim Dm Dm7+ Dm7
Dm6 Dm Dm7 Fm Fdim C C/B Am7
Would you greet me or po-lite-ly turn a-way?
Am7/G Dm Dm7+ Fm Fdim C C/B B7
Would there sudden-ly be sunshine on a cold and rainy day?
Dm Dm7+ Dm7 Fdim G7 Fdim G7 G Am7 G/B
Oh, babe--------- what would you say?
For there are you, sweet lollipop & here am I with such a lot to say.
Just to walk with you along the Milky Way,
To caress you through the nighttime, bring you flowers everyday.
Dm Dm7+ [Dm7 Fdim G7 Fdim G7 G] Am7
Oh, babe,-------- what would you say?
B C G C G B C
'Cause, oh, baby I know,
G C Gdim Cdim Dm Dm7+ Dm7 Gdim Dm Dm7+ Dm7
I know I could be so--- in--- love--------- with-- you.
G Am7 Dm7 Dm7/5- Fm Fdim C
And I know that I could make you love me, too.
Dm Dm7+ Fm Fdim C G Cdim Am7 Dm Dm7+ Dm7
And if I could only hear you say you do----------------------------.
Fdim G7 Fdim G7 Cdim G7 G/B C
But any---way-------, what would you say?