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August 01, 2013

The Kare Takers - Have You Seen My Baby? (1967)

This band was made up of five local high school kids from Youngstown, Ohio. Most of the band’s members were in the tenth grade, or around fifteen years old, when they recorded their first and only single heard below. It was recorded on the WAM record label, which was a local outfit that charged a bargain fee for studio time and getting records pressed.

Backed with the B-Side “My Jane,” this song was released on the WAM label in either 1966 or 1967, with various claims. The lyrics and music were written by George Fecko, a member of the band who had been born November 20, 1948 (which makes him a bit older than most members of the band) and passed away in June 1982, at the age of thirty-three.

Update (11/21/2016): According to some sources in the comments below, George Fecko was indeed a member of the band. The narrative above has been edited to remove any confusion about his relation to the group.

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The Kare Takers - Have You Seen My Baby? (1967)

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Lyrics:

Have you seen my baby?
Have you seen my girl?
Ever since she left me
My heart’s been in a whirl

She said she’d be mine
‘til the end of time
But time hasn’t ended yet
And she ran out on me

Oh, why did I have to lose
When I was so far ahead?
If she don’t come back to me
Please have some sympathy
On me

Have you seen my baby?
Have you seen my girl?
Ever since she left me
It’s been the end of the world
For me

She’s out runnin’ ‘round
With every man in town
Since she put me down
Way down on the ground

Oh, why did I have to lose
When I was so far ahead?
If she don’t come back to me
Please have some sympathy
On me

Have you seen my baby?
Have you seen my baby?
Have you seen my baby?

3 comments:

  1. It's groovy. George Fecko's niece tells me he was indeed a member of the band.

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  2. He was a member of the band. He was my uncle.

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