Dolly Parton

Baby It's Cold Outside

Song Information
By: Frank Loesser
Original Appearance: Stardust...The Great American Songbook Vol. III [Rod Stewart]
Compilations: None
Alternate Versions: None

I really can't stay, baby it's cold outside
I've got to go away, baby it's cold outside
This evening has been, been hoping that you'd drop in
So very nice, I'll hold your hands, they're just like ice

My mother will start to worry, beautiful words you're humming
And father will be pacing the floor, just listen to that fireplace roar
Now really I'd better scurry, sweetheart, what's your hurry
Well, maybe just a half a drink more, why don't you put some records on while i pour?

The neighbors might think, but baby it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink? No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how, your eyes are like starlight now
To break this spell, I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell

I ought to say no, no, no sir, mind if I move in closer?
Well, at least I'm gonna say that I tried, what's the sense in hurtin' my pride?
I really can't stay, baby don't hold out
Oh but it's cold outside

I simply must go, baby it's cold outside
The answer is no, but baby it's cold out there
This welcome has been, so lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm, look out that window at that storm

My sister will be suspicious, gosh your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door, waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious, baby you're so delicious
Well, maybe just one little kiss more, never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home, you'll freeze to the bone out there
Say, lend me your comb, it's up to your knees out there
Now you've really been grand, I'm thrilled when you touch my hand
But don't you see, how can you do this thing to me?

There's bound to be talk tomorrow, making my lifelong sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied, if you caught pneumonia and died
But I really can't stay, get over that hold-out
Baby it's cold outside