FCS Daily Music Video – ‘Baby What You Want Me To Do’ Etta James with John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers (1982)

Jamesetta Hawkins (January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012), known professionally as Etta James, was an American singer who performed in various genres, including gospelbluesjazzR&Brock and roll, and soul.  She faced a number of personal problems, including heroin addiction, severe physical abuse, and incarceration, before making a musical comeback in the late 1980s.

John MayallOBE (born 29 November 1933) is an English blues singer, guitarist, musician, keyboardist and songwriter, whose musical career spans over sixty years. In the 1960s, he was the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, a band that has counted among its members some of the most famous blues and blues rock musicians.

Lyrics below

“baby, what you want me to do”

you got me runnin’,
got me hidin’,
run round hidin’ runnin’ anyway you want it. let it roll. yeah,
yeah,
yeah,
aw yeah. yeah,
you got me where you want me now,
baby what you want me to do. i’m going up,
i’m going down. up,
down,
down,
up anyway you want it. let it roll. yeah,
yeah,
yeah,
aw yeah. yeah,
you got me where you want me now,
baby what you want me to do. oh baby,
you don’t have to go. no,
no,
no. oh baby,
baby,
honey you don’t have to go. i’m gonna pack my things,
and down the road i go. oh baby,
honey what’s wrong with you?,
whoa!,
oh baby,
baby,
honey,
honey,
honey what’s wrong with you?,
you don’t treat your momma like you used to do.


Don Matthews
August 2022




Published by donmatthewspoetry

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