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HELLO! MA BABY (Ida Emerson / Joseph E. Howard) Arthur Collins - 1899 Len Spencer - 1899 Al Jolson - 1937 Martha Stewart (feat. in the film "I Wonder Who's Kissing Her Now") - 1947 Benay Venuta (feat. in the Broadway show "Hazel Flagg") - 1953 Chet Atkins (Instr.) - 1953 The Chordettes - 1953 Bill Roberts (feat. in the cartoon film "One Froggy Evening") - 1955 Del Wood (Instr.) - 1959 Bob Gerry - 1959 Marilyn Powell (feat. in the film "A Big Hand for the Little Lady") - 1966 Wayne Newton - 1968 Ivor & Amelia - 1978 Dick Wellstood (Instr.) - 1987 Miss Dorothy's Roaring 20's Band - 1995 Phish - 1997 Joan Morris &, William Bolcom - 1998 Jesse Gelber & Kate Manning - 2008 Megan Lynch - 2009 Also recorded by: Lester Lanin & His Orch; Buffalo Bills; The Three Suns; Bing Crosby; Lou Breese, His Banjo And Orch.; The Happy Harts; The Quartones; The Andrews Sisters ........... and others. Original 1899 Lyrics: I'se got a little baby, but she's out of sight I talk to her across the telephone I'se never seen my honey, but she's mine all right So, take my tip an' leave this gal alone Ev'ry single morning you will hear me yell "Hey, Central, fix me up along the line" He connects me with ma honey, then I rings the bell And this is what I say to baby mine Hello, ma baby, hello, ma honey Hello, ma ragtime gal Send me a kiss by wire Baby, my hearts on fire If you refuse me Honey, you lose me Then you'll be left alone, oh baby Telephone and tell me I'se your own This morning through the telephone She said her name was Bess And now I kind of know where I am at I'se satisfied because I've got my babe's address Here pasted in the lining of my hat I am mighty scared, 'cause if the wires get crossed 'Twill seperate me from my baby mine Then some other coon will win her and my game is lost And so each day I shout along the line Hello, ma baby, hello, ma honey Hello, ma ragtime gal Send me a kiss by wire Baby, my hearts on fire If you refuse me Honey, you lose me Then you'll be left alone, oh baby Telephone and tell me I'se your own (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - January 2016)

    


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