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Kiss Your Baby Nice

    (Corrine-Dowell) Photo of Ethel Waters.

Transcribed from vocals by Ethel Waters, recorded 8/1921.
From Ethel Waters 1921 - 1923, The Chronogical Classics, vol. 796.

Look, boy, your cockamamy style,
Why, it just gets me going when I see you smile;
Why are you so pleasing?
Oh, but you're teasing,
With your smiling and your winning way,
Me, I don't like it when you fool and play,
But I just simply have to have my way;
Now, I want some lovin'
And some huggin',
So here is what I've got to say:

Oh, when I ask you for a kiss,
Just do it nice,
Don't make your baby cry and ask for it twice;
Those wonderful sips
From your honey lips,
Why, it gives me such a feeling to my fingertips;
I just got a buzzin' when I look at you;
I lose my sense and manner, too,
Why, you're so appealing,
It sets me reeling,
And starts me raving,
And has me saying;
Come kiss your pretty baby twice,
Come kiss your pretty baby nice!

Now, when I ask you for a kiss,
Oh, come and do it nice,
Don't make your baby cry and ask for it twice;
Why, those wonderful sips
From your honey lips,
Why, it gives me such a tricky sensation to my fingertips;
I just got a buzzin' when I look at you;
I lose my sense, and my manner, too,
Why, you're so appealing,
It sets me reeling,
Starts me raving,
And has me saying;
Come kiss your pretty baby twice,
Come, darling, kiss your pretty baby nice!


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Published 5/12/99.

Ethel Waters starred in both the stage and film version of Cabin in the Sky. The movie also starred Lena Horne and Eddie "Rochester" Anderson. Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington had minor roles. Waters commented in her remarkable autobiography, His Eye is on the Sparrow, that she didn't enjoy making the movie -- too much behind-the-scenes back-biting.

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