Buddy Holly and The Crickets – Maybe Baby

Maybe Baby” was was written by Buddy Holly and the producer Norman Petty and recorded by Holly and the Crickets in 1957. The song peaked at #17 in the US Charts, #4 in the UK, and #8 in Canada in 1958.

In 1957 they recorded this song in the  Officers Club at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City. The Crickets were scheduled to perform at the Oklahoma City Municipal Auditorium on Sept. 29 as one of the acts with the Show of Stars ’57.

I’ve always looked at Buddy Holly as one of the founding members of power pop.

From Songfacts

This was recorded Sept, 1957 at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma. Background vocals were added later at Petty Studios in Clovis, NM.

Charles Hardin and Norman Petty wrote this. Hardin is Buddy Holly (real name Charles Hardin Holley) and Petty was his producer and manager. Holly’s first 2 singles flopped, but he had a string of hits after he started working with Petty. 

This was credited to The Crickets, who were Holly’s band. Holly had a deal with Decca Records where some songs were released under his name and others credited to the band.

Decca is a name the company made up. It was chosen because it was easy to say and pronounced the same way in any language.

The album The Buddy Holly Story is a compilation of his songs that was released a few weeks after he died in a plane crash.

Maybe Baby

Maybe baby, I’ll have you
Maybe baby, you’ll be true
Maybe baby, I’ll have you for me (all for me)

It’s funny honey, you don’t care
You never listen, to my prayer
Maybe baby, you will love me some day (someday)

Well, you are the one that makes me glad
And you are the one that makes me sad
When some day, you’ll want me
Well, I’ll be there, wait and see

Maybe baby, I’ll have you
Maybe baby, you’ll be true
Maybe baby, I’ll have you for me (all for me)

Da-da-ta-da-da-da da-da-da
Da-da-ta-da-da-da da-da-da
Da-da-ta-da-da-da da-da-da
Ahh-ahh-ahh

Well, you are the one that makes me glad
And you are the one that makes me sad
When some day, you’ll want me
Well, I’ll be there, wait and see

Maybe baby, I’ll have you
Maybe baby, you’ll be true
Maybe baby, I’ll have you for me (all for me)

Maybe baby I’ll have you for me (you’re for me)

Author: badfinger20

Power Pop fan, Baseball fan, old movie and tv show fan... and a songwriter, bass and guitar player.

14 thoughts on “Buddy Holly and The Crickets – Maybe Baby”

  1. One of my favorite artist, Max. He was so innovative. To me, he was an original. Take the way the used the metronome in “Everyday.” I guess that’s my favorite Buddy Holly song, but Maybe Baby is great too. All of his stuff. He’s the godfather of Alternative Rock.

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  2. I like the way this is set up, with the clipped first part then the drawn out second part. It’s a catchy tune. Never really got into Buddy Holly, but have liked whatever hit the airwaves that he did.

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