(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely

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"I Get So Lonely (When I Dream About You)[1]"
Single by The Four Knights
Released 1953
Format 7" vinyl
Recorded 1953
Length 2:02
Label Capitol
Songwriter(s) Pat Ballard

"(Oh Baby Mine) I Get So Lonely" is a popular song. It was written by Pat Ballard and was published in 1953.

Original recording[edit]

The biggest hit version was done by The Four Knights on Capitol Records in 1954.

Cover versions[edit]

Bing Crosby recorded the song January 29, 1954 accompanied by Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians in Los Angeles.[2] Anne Shelton with Ken Mackintosh and his orchestra recorded it in London on March 3, 1954. The song was released by EMI on the His Master's Voice label as catalog number B 10680.

Several other country and pop artists also recorded the song, including Johnnie & Jack, whose version was a #1 country hit in 1954, and The Statler Brothers, whose version was a #2 country hit in 1983. The Statlers' version was their first song to feature vocals by Jimmy Fortune, who had replaced the retired Lew DeWitt (who left due to health problems).

Also in 1983, Dutch singer/comedian Andre van Duin released it (with new lyrics) as De Heidezangers; in the accompanying video he portrayed a three-piece amateur-band of piano, guitar and bass. He famously turned "Oh baby mine" into the speech-impedimental "Ik ssspeel de basss" ("I play the bass").

Media culture[edit]

The song was sung by The Sportsmen Quartet and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson in the season 5 episode of The Jack Benny Program, "How Jack Found Mary", the song was also sung in the season 2 episode of The Bob Newhart Show, "My Wife Belongs to Daddy".

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Bing Crosby through the Years, volume six, 1953-1954, Sepia, 2010