My Baby's Gone

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Hold back the rushing minutes
Let the wind lie still
Don't let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry all the raindrops
Hold back the sun
My world has ended
My baby's gone

The milkman whistles softly
As he comes up to my door
The mailman brings the letters by
Just like he did before
They seem so busy all day long
As if there's nothing wrong
Don't they know the world has ended
My baby's gone

Hold back the rushing minutes
Let the wind lie still
Don't let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry all the raindrops
Hold back the sun
My world has ended
My baby's gone

I wake up sometimes in the night
And realize you're gone
And then I toss upon my bed
And wait for day to come
I try to tell my lonely heart
It must go on alone
But it cries the world has ended
My baby's gone

Hold back the rushing minutes
Let the wind lie still
Don't let the moonlight shine
Across the lonely hill
Dry all the raindrops
Hold back the sun
My world has ended
My baby's gone

Don't they know the world has ended
My baby's gone

My Baby's Gone
Written byHazel Houser
Performed byElvis Costello & The Imposters with Emmylou Harris
Produced byChris Shepard (recording and mixing)
MusiciansElvis Costello - vocal, guitar
Emmylou Harris - vocal
Steve Nieve - keyboards
Davey Faragher - bass
Pete Thomas - drums
RecordedSeptember 17, 2004, Hi-Tone Cafe, Memphis, TN
ReleasedApril 19, 2005
PromosLive In Memphis Audio Sampler, 2005
VideosClub Date: Live In Memphis, 2005

First known performance:
April 5, 1989, Pittsburgh, PA
Last known performance:
October 2, 2008, San Francisco, CA
     (23 known performances)



Club Date: Live In MemphisClub Date Live In Memphis dvd cover.jpg


Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
The Louvin Brothers  1958
 The Wilburn Brothers  1961
 The Browns  1965
 Glen Campbell  1968
 Ray Price  1968
George Jones  1989
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen  1996
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell  2003


Chords

D
 Hold back the rushing minutes
G
 Make the wind lie still
A
 Don't let the moonlight shine
   G               D
Across the lonely hill
D
 Dry all the raindrops
G
 And hold back the sun
A
 My world has ended
           D
My baby's gone

 A
Milkman whistles softly
       G              D
As he comes up to my door
     A
The mailman brings the letters by
 G                  D
Just like he did before
  D
They seem so busy all day long
                            G
As though there's nothing wrong,
             A            
Don't they know the world has ended
           D            
My baby's gone

Chorus

I wake up sometimes in the night
And realize you're gone
And then I toss upon my bed
And wait for day to come
I try to tell my lonely heart
It must go on alone
But it cries the world has ended
My baby's gone

Chorus
             A
Don't they know the world has ended
           D    A D
My baby's gone