Pretty Baby

Words & Music by Tony Jackson, Gus Kahn & Egbert VanAlstyne
Recorded by Dean Martin, 1957

A    E7           D9
Ev'rybody loves a baby, 

            E               E7 
That's why I'm in love with you --

Fdim   A6   E7  Fdim    A6
Pretty baby,    pretty baby. 

A         E7            D9
And I'd like to be your sister, brother, 

E               E7
Dad and mother, too,

Fdim   A6   E7  Fdim    A6
Pretty baby,     pretty baby. 

 E7       A                A7
Won't you come and let me rock you 

       D         D6
In my cradle of love?  

F#7              B7       E7
And we'll cuddle all the time. 

A      E7           D9 
Oh, I want a lovin' baby, 

         E              E7 
And it might as well be you --

D      E7  Fdim A
Pretty baby of mine!

*Suggested by recent visitor Carol Helmer.

Here's a case of how wierd the mind can be when it comes to music. When this was requested, it rang no bells at all in my memory...up until I found it, and realized that this was the song on which the obnoxious "party pooper" parody is based. If ever a song deserved better treatment, this is it.

The lyric and guitar chord transcriptions on this site are the work of The Guitarguy and are intended for private study, research, or educational purposes only. Individual transcriptions are inspired by and and based upon the recorded versions cited, but are not necessarily exact replications of those recorded versions.