Bumble Bee
LaVern Baker Lyrics


I'm gonna have to put you down
You been treating me like a clown
You know you've hurt me once before
You'll never hurt me anymore

(CHORUS)
Shoo-ee, you hurt me like a bee
A bumble bee, a evil bumble bee

I gave you love as sweet as honey
My life, my soul and all my money
You didn't seem to realize
You had a home in paradise

(CHORUS)

Don't you know I cry
Night after night
Just one kiss before you go
Don't ever come back no more

Now, baby, there's no need of crying
I'm sick and tired of your lying
You know you've hurt my heart again
I'm sorry, baby, it's the end

(CHORUS)

Now, baby, there's no need of crying
I'm sick and tired of your lying
You know you've hurt my heart again
I'm sorry, baby, it's the end

(CHORUS)

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Muffs 55mercury

Just found this 45 at a yard sale. Wow does this song rock! Sad it only went to #46 on Billboard. This is so awesome!!!!!

Thomas Lombardo

Always loved Laverne’s Smokey soulful voice.

Marty Koven

Great song! I never hear it on any oldie stations. They should play it once in awhile.

gary adams

Always love this song . I think it was one of her best . Great stuff !!!

singinjohnny

This was never released on New York City radio, as far as I remember. I've only heard the Searchers' later version from early '65. I'm intrigued by the instrumental arrangement and the instruments used. I think I'm hearing the distorted low strings of an electric guitar played through a Leslie rotating speaker as well as chimes and possibly a vibraphone. Who would ever even dream of coming up with a combination such as that today? I can see the influence this had on the Searchers' rendition.

singinjohnny

Thank you, Mike for the input regarding the instruments used and musicians.

Miriam Bucholtz

I lived in CT when this song was popular (1960) and heard it on a New York radio station.

Mike Britcom

It is either Mickey Baker or Carl Lynch playing what sounds like a baritone guitar, probably a Danelectro.

GMan38cal

I'm just the opposite. I remember the original. I was surprised when I saw the Searchers' version.

beardedba

Lavern Baker...one of the very VERY greats!!!

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