Hey Baby
Del Shannon Lyrics


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Hey, hey hey baby!
I want to know if you'll be my girl
Hey, hey hey baby!
I want to know if you'll be my girl
When I saw you walking down the street
I said that's a kind of girl I'd like to meet
She's so pretty, Lord she's fine
I'm gonna make her mine, all mine

Hey, hey hey baby!
I want to know if you'll be my girl
When you turned and walked away
Thats when I want to say
C'mon baby, give me a whirl
I want to know if you'll be my girl

Hey, hey hey baby!
I want to know if you'll be my girl
When you turned and walked away
Thats when I want to say
C'mon baby, give me a whirl
I want to know if you'll be my girl

Hey, hey hey baby!
I want to know if you'll be my girl




Hey, hey hey hey hey, baby
C'mon, baby now

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Del Shannon's "Hey Baby" express the singer's desire for a woman's affection. He asks her if she will be his girl, indicating his interest in pursuing a romantic relationship with her. The singer is infatuated with the woman's appearance, calling her pretty and fine. He makes it clear that he wants her to himself, declaring that he will make her his all mine.


As the woman turns and walks away, the singer wants to convince her to give him a chance. He wants to know if she will be his girl and invites her to "give me a whirl," suggesting that she should take a chance on him. The repetition of the phrase "hey, hey, hey baby" throughout the song creates a playful and upbeat tone, emphasizing the singer's enthusiasm for the woman.


Overall, "Hey Baby" is a classic song about a man pursuing a woman he finds attractive. The lyrics are simple and direct, capturing the excitement and hopefulness of new romantic relationships.


Line by Line Meaning

Hey, hey hey baby!
A way of getting the attention of the girl he is interested in


I want to know if you'll be my girl
Asking her if she would be interested in a potential romantic relationship


When I saw you walking down the street
Recalling the moment when he first laid eyes on her


I said that's a kind of girl I'd like to meet
Expressing his immediate interest and attraction towards her


She's so pretty, Lord she's fine
Describing her physical appearance in a positive and admiring light


I'm gonna make her mine, all mine
Determined to pursue a romantic relationship with her


When you turned and walked away
Referencing a specific moment when she walked past him and continued on her way


Thats when I want to say
Describing his desire to speak up in that moment


C'mon baby, give me a whirl
Asking her to give him a chance to get to know her and pursue a romantic relationship


Hey, hey hey hey hey, baby
Continuing to get her attention and express his interest in her


C'mon, baby now
Encouraging her to take a chance on him and give him a chance at a romantic relationship




Lyrics © Kanjian Music, BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Bruce Channel, Margaret Cobb

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Comments from YouTube:

sparky lokz

I love this song, i wish they still made music like this, i wish i was born in the 50s and 60s. I wouldve been a greaser (:

Richard Betz

Del always did cover songs like the originals!

Kelvin Araujo

Awesome Version!

Julie Zimmi

♡♥♡♥

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