By Chris Moore:
Welcome to today’s edition of the Laptop Sessions! I am proud to bring you “Only Wanna Be With You,” a song from an artist we haven’t covered yet, although we’ve played it many times in concert- Hootie and the Blowfish, starring Darius Rucker. In our MoU live shows, Mike and I shared the lead, and in our recent “Laptop Sessions Live” concert, Jim and I made it our own. Now, all we need is for Jeff to take a turn…
“Only Wanna Be With You” is a great 90’s tune that I’ve loved for a long time for several reasons. Aside from being catchy and acoustic-based, it includes the line “Ain’t Bobby so cool?…” — meaning, of course, Bob Dylan. The lyrics directly quote “Idiot Wind,” a 1970’s Dylan song that I hope to record soon, AND “Tangled Up in Blue,” another Blood On the Tracks alum that I have already recorded. Needless to say, it was a lot of fun to play! Plus, this song was just begging for an acoustic cover version of it, don’t you think?
I hope you’ll rate and/or comment once you’ve watched tonight’s acoustic cover song music video of “Only Wanna Be With You” by Hootie and the Blowfish, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for an all-new Original Wednesday installment from Jeff at https://laptopsessions.com, where he’ll play a great original song on his trusty acoustic guitar.
See you next session!
Only Wanna Be With You
Hootie & the Blowfish
E Asus2 E Asus2 You and me, we come from different worlds, You like to laugh at me when I look at other girls. Sometimes you’re crazy, and you wonder why I’m such a baby, ‘cause the dolphins make me cry
B Asus2 E Asus2 Well, there’s nothing I can do; I’ve been looking for a girl like you.
You look at me, you’ve got nothing left to say, I’ll only pout at you until I get my way. I won’t dance, you won’t sing, I just want to love you but you want to wear my ring. Well there’s nothing I can do… I only wanna be with you. You can call me your fool… Only wanna be with you. Put on a little Dylan, sitting on a fence I say that line is great, you ask me what I meant by Said I shot a man named Gray, took his wife to Italy She inherited a million bucks, and when she died it came to me I cant help it if I’m lucky… Only wanna be with you. Ain’t Bobby so cool… Only wanna be with you (Solo) Yeah I’m tangled up in blue… Only wanna be with you. You can call me your fool… Only wanna be with you. Sometimes I wonder if it will ever end You get so mad at me when I go out with my friends Sometimes you’re crazy, and you wonder why I’m such a baby yeah, the dolphins make me cry… Well there’s nothing I can do… Only wanna be with you. You can call me your fool… Only wanna be with you. Yeah I’m tangled up in blue… Only wanna be with you.
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