Need help identifying a song
February 9, 2007 9:50 PM   Subscribe

What is the name of this song (8386 KB MP3), and who is singing it? I'm pretty sure it's called "Maybe". Lyrics inside.

It's a solo female singer, and sounds like it's from the '50s or '60s. The lyrics start begin with:
Maybe if i prayed every night
You'll come back to me
And maybe if i cried every day
You'll come back to stay
Oh baby
Maybe if i hold your hand
You will understand
posted by DakotaPaul to Media & Arts (9 answers total)
"Maybe" by The Three Degrees
posted by jessamyn at 9:59 PM on February 9, 2007

It was done by the Chantels long ago (late 50's) and then the Shangri-La's a few years later (early 60s) and later (early 70's) by the Three Degrees. But this version isn't any of them.
posted by Dee Xtrovert at 10:01 PM on February 9, 2007

I was thinking the Three Degrees, because they came up when I Googled the lyrics, but the sample of the song from one of their albums on Amazon wasn't even close.
posted by DakotaPaul at 10:02 PM on February 9, 2007

The tags say it's Stevie Ray Vaughn. Pretty sure that is a chick though.
posted by Matt Oneiros at 10:35 PM on February 9, 2007

Yeah, I figured the tags were way off—unless it's SRV in is pre-pubescent years. :-)
posted by DakotaPaul at 10:59 PM on February 9, 2007

A Google search on a line or two of the lyrics is often an easy way to identify a song.
posted by chrisch at 11:09 PM on February 9, 2007

Sounds a little like Lucinda Williams belting out a cover.

posted by Max Power at 5:25 AM on February 10, 2007

Given that Lou Ann Barton did a few albums with Stevie Ray Vaughan and recorded a version of Maybe, it's her.
posted by TheRaven at 9:32 AM on February 10, 2007

To clarify, Stevie Ray was the guitarist in Lou Ann Barton's band before hitting it big on his own.
posted by wsg at 11:10 AM on February 10, 2007

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