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Song Released: 1964


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Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby's in black and I'm feeling blue
Tell me, oh what can I do?

She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
And though he'll never come back, she's dressed in black
Oh dear, what can I do?
Baby's in black and I'm...

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    deathcow9110
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    Jan 2nd, 2009 1:16pm report


    I agree with the last post but I would also like to add that if shes dressed in black because of him he has no reason why she would dress in black. Oh wait I get it Black is funeral colers.



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    so123
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    Oct 17th, 2008 10:09pm report


    Ok let me explain a little more. I believe that "Baby is Asrtid Kirchherr an early friend of the Beatles who became the bands first photographer . She is the one who dressed them all in black in the early photos . You can see photo's taken of her in the early years she's often dressed in black and it's said that a room in her house was also designed all in black even the furniture . I also believe that " Him " is Stuart Sutcliffe early member of the Beatles and John Lennons friend. This was a time for them before fame and it seems that Astrid fell for Stuart over John .

    Oh dear what can I do ?
    Baby's in black and I'm felling blue . Johns felling bad
    for astrids loss

    She thinks of him and so she dresses in black
    And though he'll never come back she's dressed in black . Astrids devestated by Stuarts death , but John knows he's not comming back .

    I think of her , but she thinks only of him
    and although it's only a whim she thinks of him
    Oh how long will it take till she sees the mistake she has made ? John cannot get Astrid ot of his thoughts , but he understands that her thoughts are with Stuart not him . John ponders how long will it take yo see the mistake she has made suggesting there may have been a competition for Astrid between John and Stuart .

    Stuart Sutcliffe died in 1962 this song was released in 1964 so the time line makes sense. Although I have never heard this explanation of these lyrics before after listening to this song and doing a little research I believe this interpretation to be correct.



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    so123
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    Sep 28th, 2008 9:31pm report


    Perhaps "baby" is Astrid and "Him" is Stuart ?



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    anonymous
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    Jul 9th, 2007 7:01am report


    The Baby in Black is sad because she is in love with a man who doesn't love her back and Mr. Lennon is blue when Baby in Black doesn't love him.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 20th, 2006 4:56pm report


    The baby in black's boyfriend has just died, and she still thinks of him, yet Lennon cannot stop thinking about her.




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