I'M ONLY A BABY
as recorded by Jessie Matthews
with Fred Elizalde (piano)
Men say I'm the most unsophisticated baby that there is,
All because I believe in santa Claus, and I still believe in fairies!
Men declare I'm innocent, but they
Don't know that's what I mean my men to say!
I may be only a baby,
But I get there just the same!
I'll admit I am young,
But my foot's on the rung
Of the ladder that leads to fame!
So men a man treats me rough, girls,
I cry like a baby cries,
Until he has bought me enough pearls
To dry my innocent eyes!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - August 2013)