Lean Baby

Writer(s): Roy Alfred / Billy May / arr. Axel Stordahl

My lean baby – tall and thin, five feet seven – of bones and skin
But when she tells me maybe she loves me, I feel as mellow as a fellow can be
She’s so skinny – she’s so drawn
When she stands sideways – you (would) think (that) she’s gone
But when she calls me: “baby” – I feel fine, to think she’s frantically, romantically mine
She’s slender, but she’s tender, she makes my heart surrender
And every night, when I hold her tight, the feeling is nice – my arms can go around twice
My lean baby – she’s so slim, a broomstick’s wider – but not as trim
And when she starts to kiss me – then I know, I love her so, I’ll never, ever, let her go
My lean baby – strange to see, and all that nothing – it belongs to me
And though she may be scrawny – she’s OK, because I wouldn’t want her any other way
She’s so skinny – she’s so drawn,
When she stands sideways – you (would) think (that) she’s gone
But when she calls me: “baby” – I feel fine, to think she’s frantically, romantically mine
I chased her – and I caught her, then a diamond ring – I bought her
(Hey) The diamonds shine – the ring is so fine
But here is the twist – she wears it right on her wrist
My lean baby – she’s so slim, a broomstick’s wider – but not as trim
And when she starts to kiss me – then I know, I love her so, I’ll never, ever, let her go
My lean baby – tall and thin… (do-do-do-do-do,…)

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