“Baby, All Night Long”


Floating blues verses; "I'm going to the depot/Look up on the board"; "If I had listened/To what mama said," etc. Chorus is "All night long/Baby, all night long/Got the Richmond blues/Baby, all night long."


The Oscar Craver recording uses the same tune and structure, but most of the lyrics are variants on "Mary Had a Little Lamb" verses. - PJS

Same tune

  • Byrd Moore, "All Night Long" (Gennett 6686, 1928/Conqueror 7259 [as by Oscar Craver], 1929)

Cross references


  • [Clarence] Ashley & [Gwen] Foster, "Baby, All Night Long" (Vocalion 02780, 1934)
  • [Richard] Burnett & [Leonard] Rutherford (Columbia 15314-D, 1928; rec. 1927; on BurnRuth01, KMM)
  • Clint Howard & Fred Price, "The Richmond Blues" (on Ashley02, WatsonAshley01)
  • Frank Hutchison, "All Night Long" (OKeh 45144, 1927)
  • Earl Johnson & his Dixie Entertainers, "All Night Long" (OKeh 45383, 1929; rec. 1927)
  • Miles & Bob Pratcher, "If It's All Night Long" (on LomaxCD1703)
  • [Leonard] Rutherford & [John] Foster, "Richmond Blues" (on KMM)
  • Roba & Bob Stanley, "All Night Long" (OKeh 40295, 1925; rec. 1924)


  1. Cohen/Seeger/Wood, pp. 172-173, "Baby, All Night Long" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Silber-FSWB, p. 74, "All Night Long" (1 text)
  3. BI, CSW172


Alternate titles: “Richmond Blues”
Author: unknown (credited to Ada Jones & Shelton Brooks on the Stanleys' recording)
Earliest date: 1924 (recording, Roba & Bob Stanley)
Found in: US(SE)