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She’s My Baby

This Traveling Wilburys song was written by all four members of the band George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty and each of them sings a portion of the track.  This was the opening song on the 1990 album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 which followed Roy Orbison’s death which was their second album and it won the Grammy for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group.  The Traveling Wilburys were George Harrison’s creation which he put together out of a desire to play with his mates and Harrison, Lynne, Petty, Dylan, and Orbison didn’t want to use their own names, so they made up pseudonyms.  George and Jeff had been calling the studio equipment (limiters, equalizers) “wilburys”, so they first named their five some, The Trembling Wilburys, but Jeff suggested “Traveling” would work better.  Everybody sang, everybody wrote, everybody produced and they all had a lot of fun.

The Traveling Wilburys changed their names for Traveling Wilburys Vol. 3 and Harrison became Spike, Dylan was Boo, Petty was Muddy and Lynne became Clayton.  George Harrison decided to bring in Gary Moore to play lead guitar on ‘She’s My Baby’ and he played under the name of Ken Wilbury.  ‘She’s My Baby’ was issued as a single in the UK, but the single was not released in America even though it became a radio hit and none of the singles from this album charted in America.  Jim Keltner played drums and percussion on both Traveling Wilburys albums under the pseudonym of “Buster Sidebury”.  This was one of the three songs where Bob Dylan reached #2 on the mainstream rock charts, with the other two being the Traveling Wilburys songs ‘Handle with Care’ in 1988, and ‘End of the Line’ in 1989.

This is a real rock and roll song with silly lyrics.  You can feel the energy in this song being sort of like a locomotive ramping up to top speed as the electric guitars play.  Other musicians on this track included Jim Horn playing saxophone and Ray Cooper on percussion.  “She’s got her pudding in the oven and it’s gonna be good,” probably comes from when a woman is pregnant, some people say she is in the pudding club, because of the similarity between the shape of a pudding and the shape of a woman’s abdomen during the later stages of pregnancy.

She’s got her pudding in the oven
And it’s gonna be good
She better not leave me
And go out to Hollywood
She got the best pudding in the neighborhood
She’s my baby

She can drive a truck
She can drive a train (My baby, m-my my baby)
She can even drive an aeroplane
She’s so good to look at in the rain
She’s my baby

She’s comin’ down the sidewalk
She’s stumblin’ through the door
She’s coming home from places
She’s never been before
She sits down on the sofa
She pours herself a drink
Says, honey, honey, honey, ain’t no time to think

My baby
My baby

My baby

She’s got a body for business
Got a head for sin
She knocks me over like a bowling pin
She came home last night and said
Honey, honey, honey, it’s hard to get ahead

My baby
My baby

She can build a boat
She can make it float (My baby, m-my my baby)
She can play my guitar
Note for note
She likes to stick her tongue right down my throat
She’s my baby
My baby
My baby
My baby
My baby

The challenge today is to focus on this song and use it for a short story, a piece of flash fiction, or a poem that you can share with the WordPress writing community.  There is no need to stick with this song, as if you like to write about another Traveling Wilburys song, or a song by Roy Orbison, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne, Bob Dylan or Tom Petty, then go with that.  You might also go with a song that mentions the word baby in it.  Or you could write a post about a song that mentions the word bowling, or building a boat, or playing guitar.  If you would like to write about going to Hollywood, or driving a truck, that would also work.

The whole point of this MM Music challenge is to get you to think, to trigger something so that you can show how creative you are and everyone is welcome to participate.  This challenge is very loose, so pretty much whatever you come up with will be acceptable.  I try to throw some ideas out there for you and if they seem right, then go with it.  You could write about what makes a group into a supergroup, or any song by a group that you consider to be a supergroup.  Maybe you would like to write about how you feel when someone refers to you as honey or baby. As that would work out great. 

Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie brings you a dose of fetish, good friends and an incomparable muse and Dylan Hughes will be here next Friday on September 25 with her First Line Friday and she will provide the first line for your post and then you get to write whatever comes afterward, with the length, genre, and structure being completely left up to you.  I will be back on Friday, October 2 with another MM Music Challenge where we will discuss the song ‘Only Love Can Break Your Heart’.  When you are finished writing your post, create a ping back to this post, but you can also place your link in the comments section below if you desire.  This Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie MM Music challenge has a special feature called Mr. Linky, which will allow you to instantly link your post after you click the Mr. Linky Button, and permit everyone to read your post sooner that way, and then follow the directions that are given.

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12 comments on “She’s My Baby

  1. newepicauthor
    September 18, 2020

    Reblogged this on A Unique Title For Me and commented:

    The Traveling Wilburys wanted to remain incognito, so they began operating using the pseudonyms of Charlie T., Nelson, Otis, Lefty, and Lucky Wilbury. They even went through the trouble to create a nonsense backstory, which is detailed in the liner notes of their Volume 1 album that says, “The Original Wilburys were a stationary people who, realizing that their civilization could not stand still forever, began to go for short walks–not the ‘traveling’ as we now know it, but certainly as far as the corner and back. They must have taken to motion, in much the same way as penguins were at that time taking to ledges, for the next we hear of them they were going out for the day (often taking lunch or a picnic). Later, we don’t as yet know how much later, some intrepid Wilburys began to go away for the weekend, leaving late Friday and coming back Sunday. It was they who evolved simple rhythmic forms to describe their adventures.
    A remarkable sophisticated musical culture developed, considering there were no managers or agents, and the further the Wilburys traveled the more adventurous their music became, and the more it was revered by the elders of the tribe who believed it had the power to stave off madness, turn brunettes into blondes and increase the size of their ears. As the Wilburys began to go further in their search for musical inspiration they found themselves the object of interest among many less developed species – nightclub owners, tour operators and recording executives. To the Wilburys, who had only just learnt to cope with wives, roadies and drummers, it was a blow from which many of them never recovered.
    A tiny handful survived – the last of the traveling Wilburys – and the songs gathered here represent the popular laments, the epic heroic tales, which characterize the apotheosis of the elusive Wilbury sound. The message of the music travels, as indeed they traveled and as I myself must now travel for further treatment. Good listening, good night and let thy Wilbury be done.”

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  3. Lorraine
    September 18, 2020

    Thank you for choosing the Traveling Wilburys! Seems most weeks there is a link between your song and the way my mind has been “traveling.” I was listening to them, and thinking of how many of them have left us. But their music keeps on traveling.

    Believe it or not, I do try to pull together a post, but most times it stays half finished.

    • newepicauthor
      September 18, 2020

      Their first album was great and it shouldn’t be that hard to find a song from it. I hope that you decide to join in Lorraine.

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    • newepicauthor
      September 18, 2020

      This was wonderful, thanks for joining in today Paula.

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  7. Melanie B Cee
    September 18, 2020

    I loved the Wilburies. So sad that most of them have passed away now. R.I.P guys. Some AWESOME music. Here’s my contribution: https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/09/18/mlm-friday/

    • newepicauthor
      September 18, 2020

      Yes Dave and Darla with the big teeth. Nice post Melanie.

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