We Already Thought We Worshiped Janis, But Then We Heard Her Laugh During This Rare Studio Recording of “My Baby”
As if Janis wasn’t lovable enough on stage, this intimate and adorable recording of her working out the kinks during “My Baby” reveals her true and vibrant colors.
“And when they tell me love is pain, I said it might be true for you, honey. But not for Janis no more, no no no no.”
Lacking the diva attitude that an artist of this caliber is assumed to possess, Janis’s one-of-a-kind laugh during this take will be the best thing you hear all day.
As she has to maneuver through a few different takes of this iconic song, we understand her perfection at the time with confused clarity as she always channels the rock goddess soul every time she opens up her mouth next to a mic.
Fun Fact: This song started rumors that Janis was pregnant, but in truth the song was dedicated to Janis’s dad, whom she had a special relationship with.
The playful banter between Janis and Paul Rothchild, producer of The Pearl Sessions, is refreshing, entertaining and sweet.
+ My Baby Lyrics +
And when I work hard all day long
I tell you what, it don’t bother me nohow,
?Cause how could anything ever go wrong
When I got my baby, Lord, yes,
When I got my baby, oh Lord!
And when they tell me love is pain
I said it might be true for you, honey,
But not for Janis no more, no no no no.
All I’ve ever got to do is call my daddy?s name
Yeah and I got m-my baby, Lord, yeah,
Yes I got my baby, good good God,
Honey, I want to tell you something that I do.
Deep down, h-honey, in the dark of the night,
When I lay my head down, I want to go to sleep,
And I know everything is gonna be alright,
Yeah I got my baby, Lord yeah,
?Cause I got m-my baby, oh yeah.
And when I want to call the names
Or the things to be that want to be to you.
And when I want to reach out my hand
It always seems you hold me, dear,
Love, don’t you know how long I looked for you
Daddy, daddy, daddy.
Love, don’t you know how hard I tried,
But now I got my baby, Lord, yeah,
Now I got my baby, yeah.