Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby?

Words & Music:

Louis Jordan (1944)


Em  D  C  B7  [2 beats each - preferably just the bass notes]


Em      D         C      B7   Em      D      C    B7

I got a gal who's always late when we go out on a date.

       A9                D9      G  B7

But, I love her.  Yes, I love her.


I'm gonna walk right up to her gate, see if I can get it straight.

'Cause I want her.  I'm gonna ask her...


Em     B7    Em     B7       Em  Em6  Em  Em6

Is you is or is you ain't my baby?

    A9                D7              G       B7

The way you're actin' lately makes me doubt.

Em B7      Em       B7    Em  Em6  Em  Em6

You---- is still my baby, baby.

A9                D7                    G   G7

Seems my flame in your hearts done gone out.



  C          Cm                G           G7

A woman is a creature that has always been strange.

C                        Cm

Just when you're sure of one,

               F        E7     Am

You find she's gone and made a change.


Em     B7    Em     B7       Em  Em6  Em  Em6

Is you is or is you ain't my baby?

   A9          D7             F   E7

Or has my baby found somebody new?

   A9         D7            G       B7

Or is my baby still my baby true?




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