Track Title:               Baby Me Blues

Prime Artist:              Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Music by:                  Vincent Youmans

From the Show:             Unproduced Chopin Show  1923 (S)
Success has only made me more lonely;
My days are lonesome affairs.
In that connection I crave affection,
But there is no one who cares.
There is not a soul I have mentioned this to;
You alone now know my secret.
I cannot hide it; I must confide it to you.


I'm lonesome all through the day,
Forever getting those Baby Me Blues.
(I want some petting.)
They tell me hugging has charms
Well, I've a lap, and two arms I could use.
(That's why I'm fretting.)
And I'm just realizing now, dear,
When your sweet smile I see,
There's no one else in all the world
I'd rather have baby me.
And so I hope and pray
You'll make me lose all those Baby Me Blues.
(I need a mamma.)

Contributed by Carlene Bogle