Baby, It's Cold Outside

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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, what's your hurry
My father will be pacing the floor - Listen to the fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well Maybe just a half a drink more - Put some music on while I pour

The neighbors might think - 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 a little closer
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the use of hurting 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 - Ooh baby, it's cold outside
This welcome has been - I'm lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm -- Look out the 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 - Gosh your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Oh, baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your comb - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - I thrill 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 - Think of my life long sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that hold out
Oh, but it's cold outside

Baby, It's Cold Outside (unreleased cover)
Written byFrank Loesser
Performed byElvis Costello & Anne Sofie von Otter with The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
 Dinah Shore & Buddy Clark  1949
 Margaret Whiting & Johnny Mercer  1949
 Don Cornell & Laura Leslie  1949
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Jordan  1949
 Esther Williams & Ricardo Montalban  1949
 Pearl Bailey & Hot Lips Page  1949
Louis Armstrong & Velma Middleton  1949
 Robert Palmer & Carnie Wilson  1992 Ridin' High
 Cerys Matthews & Tom Jones  1999 Reload
Zooey Deschanel & Leon Redbone  2003 Elfsoundtrack
Willie Nelson & Norah Jones  2010

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