Titel: "Pretty Baby" Lied aus der Shubert Produktion "A World Of Pleasure"                

Komponist: Tony Jackson, Egbert van Alstyne

Texter: Gus Kahn

Verlag: Jerome H. Remick & Co., New York, Detroit

Erscheinungsjahr: 1916

Druckerei: Keine Angabe

Graphiker: Starmer

Sammlungsnummer: 6823


Ein bekanntes Liebeslied zur Zeit des Ersten Weltkriegs:


You ask me why I'm always teasing you,

You hate to have me call you Pretty Baby;

I really thought that I was pleasing you,

For you're just a baby to me.

Your cunning little dimples and your baby stare,

Your baby talk and baby walk and curly hair;

Your baby smile makes life worth while,

You're just as sweet as you can be.



Ev'rybody loves a baby that's why I'm in love with you, Pretty Baby, Pretty Baby;

And I'd like to be your sister, brother, dad and mother too, Pretty Baby, Pretty Baby.

Won't you come and let me rock you in my cradle of love, And we'll cuddle all the time.

Oh! I want a Lovin' Baby and it might as well be you, Pretty Baby of mine.


Your mother says you were the cutest kid;

No wonder, dearie, that I'm wild about you,

And all the cunnings things you said and did.

Why, I love to fondly recall,

And just like Peter Pan, it seems you'll always be

The same sweet, cunning, Little Baby dear to me.

And that is why I'm sure that I

Will always love you best of all.




In der Rubrik "Top Komponisten" gibt es weitere Informationen über Egbert van Alstyne, einer der Komponisten des Liedes.


In der Rubrik "Top Texter" gibt es weitere Hinweise zu Gus Kahn, der das Lied textete.


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