Appalachia Music

I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby

The louvin brothers

The Louvin Brothers greatly influenced the music of Pap and Paul and even Chatter and Chitter strive to reach the Louvins’ level of harmonic perfection in their singing.

While The Louvins had tons of hits, only one song I Don’t Believe You’ve Met My Baby made it all the way to number one. I grew up hearing the song and always liked it. The story of the song makes me feel sorry for the man in the beginning; and then makes me happy for him as the last lines of the song are reached. The song details the dream of a man who believes he may have lost his sweetheart.

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Last night my dear the rain was falling
I went to bed so sad and blue
Then I had a dream of you

I dreamed I was strolling in the evening
Underneath the harvest moon
I was thinking about you

Then we met out in the moonlight
The stars were shining in your eyes
But another was there too

I don’t believe you’ve met my baby
You looked at him, he looked at you
I wondered who you were taking to

I shook the hand of your stranger
But I was shaking low inside
I was still wondering who

Your arm was resting on his shoulder
You smiled at him, you smiled at me
His eyes were filled with victory

He said “My sister wants to marry”
Then my heart was filled with ease
I knew that you would marry me

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I hope you enjoyed the love story with a happy ending and the way Pap and Paul delivered it.

Tipper

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11 Comments

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    dolores
    February 2, 2014 at 3:19 pm

    A great love story! You are sticking to your promised theme. Great deal!

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    Tamela
    February 2, 2014 at 2:17 pm

    Nice twist. May everyone’s endings be happy.

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    Ken Roper
    February 2, 2014 at 1:49 pm

    Tipper,
    You all did a nice job on the Lovin
    Brothers song. I liked it!
    Today the ground hog saw his blooming
    shadow, so I guess we got 6 more weeks
    of Winter. (I knew that anyway!)
    Hope everybody enjoys the Super Bowl
    this evening and I hope the rain gets
    here and melts my snow. I ’bout wore
    my Jeep out lately, going in and out
    of 4-wheel drive…Ken

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    Tom
    February 2, 2014 at 11:50 am

    Great song, one of my favorites. As usual, Pap and Paul are spectacular!

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    Eva Nell Mull Wike, PhD
    February 2, 2014 at 11:42 am

    Well Tipper: I loved those Louvin Brothers way back! Pap and Paul did a great rendition of the song today. Kind of matches our weather over here in Tennessee – just a gentle and warm rain falling, which reminds me of April showers!
    HAPPY FEBRUARY!
    Eva Nell

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    Sam Ensley
    February 2, 2014 at 11:27 am

    The Louvin Brothers have been my favorite act from the time I first heard them when I was about eleven years old. They did a show for the students at Towns County High School one afternoon, and another one for the general public that night. I attended both performances. I saw them once more at the Grand Ole Oprey about a year later.
    The first time I heard the Wilson Brothers was at the folk school estival. Until I got close enough to see them, I thought they were playing a Louvin Brothers record.

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    Ron Banks
    February 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I loved it!!

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    Ron Banks
    February 2, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I loved it!!

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    Shirla
    February 2, 2014 at 9:46 am

    I kept turning the volume up! Those guys are amazing. In my opinion, they are as good or better than the Louvin Brothers.

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    b. Ruth
    February 2, 2014 at 9:01 am

    Tipper,
    The birds are singing love songs this morning. Afterall it is the 2nd of February and they start pairing up this month, if they haven’t already. It must be the warmer day and a feel of Spring rain here. I guess they have missed the big ice/snow event for Monday. I must say it won’t hurt my feelings.
    Pap and Paul did a wonderful rendition of “I Don’t Believe You Met My Baby”, and evidently he had not met her brother! LOL
    Great tune, great stoyline.
    A lovin’ song from the Lovin Brothers in the month of love…
    delivered by the much loved Blind Pig and Acorn family.
    Thanks Tipper,

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    Sheryl Paul
    February 2, 2014 at 7:56 am

    A wonderful love song.

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