You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby (1938)
(w) Johnny Mercer (m) Harry Warren (I) film Hard to Get by Dick Powell (P) Bing Crosby No. 1 chart record. (CR) Tommy Dorsey Orch. Edythe Wright voc; (CR) Russ Morgan (R) 1949 film My Dream Is Yours by Doris Day. (R) 1961 Bobby Darin (R) Michael Bublé
Does your mother realize
The stork delivered quite a prize
The day he left you on the fam’ly tree?
Does your dad appreciate that you’re merely super great,
The miracle of any century?
If they don’t just send them both to me.
[Chorus] You must have been a beautiful baby,
You must have been a wonderful child.
When you were only startin’ to go to kindergarten,
I bet you drove the little boys wild.
And when it came to winning blue ribbons,
You must have shown the other kids how.
I can see the judges’ eyes as they handed you the prize.
I bet you made the cutest bow.
Oh, you must have been a beautiful baby,
‘Cause baby look at you now.