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26 June 2013
A page of handwritten lyrics in Rick James' hand for the song Give It To Me Baby, 1981, the 27 lines written in pencil on one side of a single sheet of paper, showing minor additions and deletions to the song's wording, including to the first verse all that good stuff you got you keep, you say how can I love you coming home intoxicated which was later changed to you wouldn't even talk to me, said I'm so crazy, coming home intoxicated and alterations to the chorus come on girl give it to me baby, give me some of that good, good stuff give it to me baby, I'll make you hotter you've had enough instead of give it to my baby, give it to me baby, make it hot like you've had enough; accompanied by a document concerning the provenance (2)
Lisa Sarna, Original Background Vocalist (The Colored Girls) with Rick James, 1979 - 1983
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Give It To Me Baby was the lead song and single from Rick James' 1981 album Street Songs and became his second Number One single on the R&B chart.
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