Reconsider Baby

The blues song Reconsider Baby.

  • Reconsider Baby was written by Lowell Fulson in 1954.
  • Reconsider Baby has become a blues standard.
  • The blues song has been recorded by Elvis Presley and Freddie King among many others.
  • Eric Clapton included Reconsider Baby on the blues album From The Cradle which was released in 1994.

Acoustic version of Reconsider Baby.

Acoustic version of the blues song Reconsider baby in the style of Eric Clapton.

The man himself – Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton performs Reconsider Baby in a live TV recording.

Lyrics and chords

Lyrics and chords to Reconsider Baby by Lowell Fulson.

Intro |G7|G7|G7| 
      |G9|C9|G9|G9| C9|C9|G9|G9| D9|C9|G9|G9|

Verse 1--------------------------------------
   G9   C9                             G9
So long, oh, how I hate to see you go.
   C9                                  G9
So long, oh, how I hate to see you go.
        D9
And the way that I will miss you,
C9                             G9
  I guess you will never know.

Verse 2--------------------------------------
             G9
We’ve been together so long,
C9                              G9
  to have to separate this way.
               C9             
We’ve been together so long,
                              G9
to have to separate this way.
              D9
I’m gonna let you go head on now baby,
C9                             G9
  pray that you come back home someday.

Solo |G9|C9|G9|G9| C9|C9|G9|G9| D9|C9|G9|G9| x 2

Verse 3--------------------------------------
             G9        
You said you once had loved me,
C9                                   G9
  but now I guess you’ve changed your mind.
             C9
You said you once had loved me,
                                    G9
but now I guess you’ve changed your mind.
                D9
Why don’t you reconsider baby?
C9                                      Ab9 G9(9fr)
Give yourself just a little more time.

Lyrics

Lyrics to the blues song Reconsider Baby by Lowell Fulson.

So long, oh, how I hate to see you go.
So long, oh, how I hate to see you go.
And the way that I will miss you,
I guess you will never know.

We’ve been together so long,
to have to separate this way.
We’ve been together so long,
to have to separate this way.
I’m gonna let you go head on now baby,
pray that you come back home someday.

You said you once had loved me,
but now I guess you’ve changed your mind.
You said you once had loved me,
but now I guess you’ve changed your mind.
Why don’t you reconsider baby?
Give yourself just a little more time.