Rubettes, The - Baby I Know Lyrics




You called me to tell me goodbye
I told you that I was some other guy
You said that you'd phone when he got home
You told me to tell him that you'd called
Now you don't have to tell me goodbye
You don't have to hear me cry
You don't have to tell me to go
'Cause baby
Baby I know
The phone rang again for some time
I knew it was you on the line
I hurt you before I knew it for sure
Forgive me for being unkind
Now you don't have to tell me goodbye
...

When you called much later that night
I said he'd out till daylight
But if there's something I can tell him
Forgive me for asking but is something not right
And than you broke down and cried
Told me you loved him
But your love had been denied
He didn't want you no more
I told her don't you be so sure
He'll never want you to go
'Cause baby
Baby I know
Baby
I know
I know
Baby
I know
I know





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Rubettes, The Baby I Know Comments
  1. Berger fon Koenig

    "Rubettes" in "country" ??? It's some funny, but listening very pretty.

  2. Zsuzsa Nagyne

    Nagyon jó dal.

  3. Bernardita Mella

    SWETT VOICE RUBETTES FOR EVER I LOVE YOU💕💕💕💕💕💕🎹🎸👏🎶💞💞💞

  4. Bernardita Mella

    FANTASTIC, BAND🎹🎸👏💕💕💕👍💕💕💕

  5. Luis Flores

    Good música and sound👍👍👍👍 yo los escucho desde el 2018

  6. Nilza Brigida Brigida

    Amo ouvir vocês cararem . Parabens !

  7. xing mieh

    Macgyver on drums

  8. slimshine918

    Interesting and pleasant departure from the group's usual repertoire... which of course is quite fine as well.

  9. Phillip Robinson

    Paul Burnett,who presented this episode,said its a good song!..like he did today on BBC Radio Solent!..42 years on!

  10. AmeRiicA RaMiireZ Depp Potter Skellington-Williams

    You called me to tell me goodbye
    I told you that I was some other guy
    You said that you'd phone
    when he got home
    You told me to tell him that you'd called
    Now you don't have to tell me goodbye
    You don't have to hear me cry
    You don't have to tell me to go
    'Cause baby
    baby I know

    The phone rang again for some time
    I knew it was you on the line
    I hurt you before
    I knew it for sure
    Forgive me for being unkind
    Now you don't have to tell me goodbye
    You don't have to hear me cry
    You don't have to tell me to go
    'Cause baby
    baby I know
    baby I know

    When you called much later that night
    I said he'd out 'til daylight
    But if there's something
    I can tell him
    Forgive me for asking
    but is something not right
    And than you broke down and cried
    Told me you loved him
    But your love
    had been denied
    He didn't want you no more
    I told her don't you be so sure
    He'll never want you to go
    'Cause baby
    baby I know
    Baby I know
    I know
    baby I know
    I know

  11. Susan Swarbrick

    Beautifully brilliant ❣️

  12. wintle brian

    The kids today don't know what real music is everything today is artificial

  13. nepiris

    Great tune and the lyrics are fantastic.

  14. Soledad Fuentes

    Maravillosos vaya voces más dulces al unísono todos muy bien gracias chicos por siempre besitos.

  15. Christiane Krug

    Your show, Tone

  16. laurence burgess

    i've played this song countless times through my life, i just love it !

  17. raymiebarnes71

    Someone somewhere out there must have a Spare piss.n TIME MACHINE. Need one asap.

  18. wintle brian

    Never cared for this one at first but some records just grow on you it's your pesonal taste in music

  19. Daniel Derroitte

    Love song !

  20. Sandra Luz Fortuna

    Wanderful song Rubettes, I Love Alan Forever ,2019

  21. Araceli Aldana Rodriguez

    gran banda...Tony Thorpe excelente voz!!!

  22. ian mcgregor hart

    My second favourite song by the Rubettes 'Baby I know'

  23. Anxiety Entertainment

    The missing ingredient from the current Rubettes incarceration is definately Tony Thorpe. With Tony the band was progressing from the 50's-inspired pop to a Country-Rock hybrid. After his departure the band reverted back to their old sound.

  24. jean françois bannier

    c'est une des plus belle chanson qui ont écrit

  25. Ronnie Haywood

    Tony Thorpe lives in Harle syke Married a Burnley girl. Top Talent

  26. Ronnie Haywood

    Tony Thorpe pure genius listen carefully blue grass on a strat this must be there finest work Tony was so under rated.

    Christiane Krug

    So I think...

  27. Raymond McMenemy

    The Rubettes go country. Great record.

  28. Gary Thomas

    SO underrated in so many ways!

  29. Richard Leigh

    This was a great track from a great band should have hit the charts a lot higher then it did

  30. Kar Gra

    Kocham Was całym sercem 💗💗

  31. Sandra

    Love this song

  32. vanda santos

    Good Good

  33. jb27

    beautiful song fantastically sung

  34. CAVERN1234

    I was 18 when this came out. Fantastic song, best one they did.

  35. Stephen Potts

    What a great song and beautiful harmonies

  36. Rafael Washington

    I remember this!

  37. Stevengeorge61

    Still great, totally underrated band.

  38. duboc patricia

    JE VOUS AIME

  39. Robert GIMENEZ

    Ma préférée de toutes celles interprétées ....

  40. James Campbell

    i was 16 loved this song great band

  41. Elaine W

    Lovely song, terrific lead voice from a lovely looking singer.

    Frank Mccormick

    Maggie M lovely looking singer? The gob on him😀😀

    Elaine W

    Well I fancy him. Maybe it's the leather trousers, Frank ...

  42. glenys pike

    Terrific song

  43. glenys pike

    Terrific song

  44. Anxiety Entertainment

    A real "Country" ballad feel to it. When sung by this member of the band the sound is so unlike their 50's-inspirred songs. it's beautiful!

  45. GusMcC

    Classic Rubettes and remember it well. Their last top 10 hit. Great group and left a really good pop legacy.

  46. robin breslow

    THE RUBETTES ROCK AND ROLL LEGENDS, HALL OF FAME! ONE OF BEST BRITISH ROCK AND ROLL GROUPS EVER!

    brian okane

    i totally agree ,cause i was probably only about 14 then,pure class

  47. Roland Pratt

    He looks like Sid Little! Great song though.

  48. robin breslow

    RUBETTES TO BRAZIL, SAO PAULO, 50.000 PEOPLE, SATURDAY NIGHT, ALLIANZ PARK CROWDED! COME ON OVER!

  49. robin breslow

    THE RUBETTES TO SAO PAULO, BRAZIL, ALLIANZ PARK 50.000 PEOPLE ONE NIGHT ONLY! COME ON OVER!

  50. robin breslow

    THE RUBETTES COME ON OVER TO SAO PAULO BRAZIL ALLIANZ PARK STADIUM 50.000 PEOPLE ONE NIGHT ONLY!

  51. Nicholas Davies

    don't make records like this anymore! Bloody brill the 70.s

  52. Peter Cockerell

    lovely. makes me feel 15 again :) I've been playing it in the car recently and my 5-year-old loves it. she also likes Comfortably Numb and Zombie by the Cranberries :D

  53. glenys pike

    Love this song the lyrics are super.

  54. michael mccarthy

    i love this song

  55. glenys pike

    Very nice song. He has a terrific voice.

  56. Robert Bolton

    as a child of the 70s this song brings back so many memories . cracking song and rearly played these days. I'll have to start reading the Burnley post !

  57. Jase-ville

    Released bang in the middle of punk, this cabaret-circuit number made sure the former number-one hitmakers drifted off into (non) memory. Except for the bespectacled singer of this particular number, Tony Thorpe. I'm from Burnley and our local newspaper is called the Burnley Express. He ended up with a column in the late 80's, telling you who was on and where in Burnley and which of the local bands were worth seeing. Now i don't know what his payment would have been, but his writing skills were abysmal and he looked as much of a twat as he did with the Rubettes, but i would think it would be a fiver and all the tea you could drink or something like that. On the front cover of the Express it used to show a kind of "who's in this weekends edition" and it only comes out on Tuesday and Fridays. It showed a picture of him wasn't an old photo of him they used but a recent (then) one and on it he was wearing a white suit with his big collared shirt open to the waist and flares with that fucking flat cap and glasses. Dunno what he's up to now but i heard a few years ago that he was "quite thirsty" at one point so it may be he's perfectly alright and happily married living off the mega-royalties his string of hits made him, as in the 70's you had to sell around 250,000 copies of a single to go serious top ten and many of their singles did. Or it may be he shuffles around in that very same suit (albeit a bit yellow) with a nice brown cardy which stinks of piss. You decide......

    LIZZYJPGIRL65

    Tony is actually a very interesting guy. He was a journalist but is now retired. He left the Rubettes two years after this record as he wanted to pursue a different musical direction to the one in which the band were headed. Country music is more his thing. He is no longer married as his wife sadly passed away after a long illness three years ago.(Thought you would have known that as you live in Burnley. It was in the paper.) His autobiography was published also three years ago. It is entitled, `A Bride`s Nightie`. A fascinating read. Alan, John and Mick have just completed a huge successful tour of the UK and are now touring in France for the next three months as The Rubettes featuring Alan Williams accompanied by Steve Etherington. Hardly a memory when they`re still pulling in the crowds today after 40+ years. Not many bands achieve that accolade. Bill Hurd has his own Rubettes band under his name and they are also still active. I suggest you take a look at Tony`s podcast on You Tube. It makes interesting viewing.If you do, you may wish to retract some of your rather rude comments.

    Jase-ville

    Yeah, i do know he lives local, and i was merely jesting when making enquiries as to Tonys fate since stardom. Just one more point, i don't read the Burnley Express and i don't know of anyone else who does because it's garbage. I retract any comments anyone thought rude.

    Robert Bolton

    Jase-ville

  58. ron ninj

    Never really sure who was supposed to be calling who here?? Great tune anyway

    Ruby Bettes

    ron ninj listen to the words!

  59. robin breslow

    VIACOM THE RUBETTES FILM & STORY TO THEATERS?

  60. Kevin White

    Utterly enduring classic.

  61. TONY MOLLOY

    Class...remember this well...

  62. starchaser77

    A bit of an Eagles/Eric Clapton influence on this one I think.

    Steven carlton-king

    No, it was RUBETTES pure and simple!

    anonymous person

    I thought it were the Hollies performing Lying eyes.

    Flat Feelings

    eric clapton is a crackhead who made crackhead music

    modern studies

    and a bit roy orb too

    slimshine918

    @Flat Feelings ~ Clapton didn't do crack you imbecile.

  63. Jane Rawlinson

    brilliant they are a great band this is one of my favourites I was 14 when this came out I love it x

    schypczynski nadine

    Jane Rawlinson 8

    schypczynski nadine

    I love the rubettes ist lover for me y a frencher sorry for m'y anglais nadine français e

    bill keane

    same here where did the years go

    Christiane Krug

    @bill keane 😎

    bill keane

    ha ha where indeed @Christiane Krug

  64. jim strachan

    the 70s were good times, remember this well !!

  65. Annie M

    I like their doo-wop, but this a great one. I think some of their best stuff came from what I think of as their flannel shirt days

  66. Paddy Mc Monagle

    Great song

  67. luxyaltz219

    Best thing they ever did ,this   was   so different from what they had been doing and my all time fav  Rubettes song , I think it was their last song to chart to before they succumbed down the road  into the nostalgic cabaret  route .

    paul eggins

    +luxyaltz219 sounds like it should be in the soundtrack of Every which way but loose.

    Kevin White

    This is inspired and enduring.

    una mckillen

    Where else could they go as a boy band? I think these guys became more musically assured and clever as they went on but their time passed.

    Anxiety Entertainment

    This was the main difference between The Rubettes and their colleges MUD. While MUD pretty much stayed the the same for their entire career, The Rubettes progressed as a band, developing a new, more mature style as they went on. It looked as if they had ditched the 50's-inspired pop and dress for a Country-Rock hybrid. However, once Tony Thorpe left they slowly reverted back to nostalgia. Not completely, as they have produced some fine, underrated newer songs, but I guess they knew where the money was and what most audiences labelled them as.

  68. Julie Dutton

    Great song good vocals

  69. Possetred

    The bass player still got his hat on from their hey-day. Good song.

  70. József Lukács

    imádom ezt  a dalt

  71. Aaron Spacey

    Great song, fab harmonies. Great band ! :)))))

  72. Sonja Verswijver

    mooie song, puber liefde die echt pijn kan doen 

    Reiny leek

    ERG MOOI!

    Sonja Verswijver

    dank jullie allemaal 

    Yorkie Bar

    Je hebt een goede smaak in muziek Sonja. :-D

    Sonja Verswijver

    dank je wel Mark 

    arthur verbraak

    op het moment dat tony begon te zingen waren ze zoveel beter dan daarvoor. maar ook under one roof van john is een pareltje

  73. Wendy Bee

    I was 13 when this came out. And it`s still as perfect now as it was when I first heard it.

  74. Joëlle PINOT

    it's a marvellous song !

  75. miezination

    Wonderful song as a part of memory to a century with so much beautiful songs. And the Rubettes were the best band of the Seventies

  76. ferenc borbely

    FC Liverpool, always was my favorite back in 70s, very good party songs, very good memories of those home parties, sometime I'm just wondering those girls thinking the same about that time, that was awesome

  77. bettler müller

    einfach fantastisch.Ich liebe es .

  78. liam steele

    happy days 2 litres of cider and a shift

  79. TONY MOLLOY

    brilliant song

  80. Philip Chance

    what can i say completely forgot about this superb song awesome absolutely gobsmacked!

  81. Paul Sanderson

    I was 17 when this came out, what a brilliant song, even today it pulls at the heart strings
    songs were songs in them days..

  82. gary wesson

    always love this song

  83. Veronica Martínez

    I like much!!! ;)

  84. Veronica Martínez

    Perfect!!

  85. elan4872

    My favourite Rubettes song. Lyrics are fantastic. Very underrated in their time. Matured with age :-)

  86. B Finn

    yummy I like this

  87. una mckillen

    I agree. It is weird. They were the most "popsical" group ever. I loved their songs as they were a bit of a sound track for my youth but I understand the "bubble gum" label but those guys matured and were allowed to. Their later stuff is great, I think, quite musically assured with good lyrics. I had to eat my assumptions.

  88. juttajanedoe

    Does anybody ever listen to the lyrics? THEY are great!

  89. clive tear

    Take your point but it wasn't so much that they were miming the song, I don't think they were, but they weren't playing the guitars, (no electric leads) so they must have been using a backing tape.

    Colin Mortimore

    clive tear looks like a TOTP performance. Miming was mandatory in those days.

    Peter Cockerell

    Colin Mortimore yes, they'd have to record a version for TOTP then mime to that live on the show. pretty sure that's what Bev Bevan said in his autobiography...

  90. clive tear

    Hardly matters, they were miming anyway!

  91. Ian Smith

    3 people 'don't know'! Pax to all from 73soulboy.Xxx.

  92. GoldenOldiesOn45RPM

    @bohsgerry What does that mean in plain English ?

  93. William Covington

    superb band vocally and instrumentally. The lead player is a fantastic player.

  94. kev24444872

    2 people must be gary glitter fans !

  95. gerry bohemians

    roy orbison lookede a lot better lads.no wonder punk came,when we'd to listed to teds like these,mud,wizzard,and showaddywaddy.crap

  96. spartacusvikinga

    Anyone remember that when you bought the album 'Wear it's at' there was a paper Rubettes hat inside the album????? God knows why I like his group but I do.