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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: November 13, 2002   
Album: to be released Feb 2003
Written by: Harley Allen and Michael White

          THE BABY  Blake Shelton
E           A           B7                E
My brother said that I was rotten to the core
E             A          F#m               B7
I was the youngest child so I got by with more
E                 A       B7                E
I guess she was tired by the time I came a-long
E                  A        F#m             B7
She'd laugh until she cried I could do no wrong
C#m                        B7               E
She would always save me because I was her baby
             C#m               A
I worked a factory in Ohio A shrimp boat in the Bayou
    E                       B7               C#m  
I drove a truck in Birming-ham Turned twenty-one in Cincinnati
A                              E                        B7        
I called home to Mom and Daddy I said Your boy is now a man
            C#m                         B7                  E  
She said I don't care if you're eighty You'll always be my baby
E                 A       B7                 E
She loved that photograph of our whole fami-ly
 E             A          F#m                     B7  
She'd always point us out for all her friends to see
E                 A          B7                   E
That's Greg he's doing great He really loves his job
E                A           F#m                      B7  
And Ronnie with his two kids How 'bout that wife he's got
     F#m                   B7                     E 
And that one's kinda crazy    but that one is my baby
         C#m                            A
I got a call in Alabama  Said Come on home to Louisianna 
E                           B7              C#m  
And come as fast as you can fly Cause your momma really needs you 
And says she's got to see you 
E                                      B7
And she might not make it through the night
C#m                          B7                        E 
The whole way I drove eighty    So she could see her baby
      C#m                                 A
She looked like she was sleeping And my family had been weeping
E                              B7         C#m                  
By the time that I got to her side And I knew that she'd been taken 
         A                   E                        B7  
And my heart it was breaking I never got to say good-bye
    C#m                    B7                         E
I softly kissed that lady      And cried just like a baby