Baby It’s Cold Outside (with Nadirah Shakoor)

by Frank Loesser

from the album ‘Tis the SeaSon



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

But my puppy will start to worry – My goodness, what’s your hurry?
She’ll be racing and pacing the floor – listen to the fireplace roar
So really I’d better scurry – Bubba please don’t hurry
Maybe just a half a drink more – put some records 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 – mind if I move in closer?
At least I’m gonna say that I tried – Wwat’s the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can’t stay – baby don’t hold out
Ah, but it’s cold outside

I simply must go – baby it’s cold outside
The answer is no – Jimmy it’s cold outside
Your welcome has been – so lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm – look out that window at the storm

My sister will be suspicious – don’t your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door – waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden is vicious – oh your lips are delicious
Maybe just a little bit more – never seen such a blizzard before

I’ve gotta get home – you’re gonna freeze out there
Left my coat on my boat – It’s up to your knees out there
You’ve really been grand – a thrill when you touch my hand
Why don’t you see – how can you do this thing to me?

There’s bound to be talk tomorrow – but I won’t have a job tomorrow
At least there will be plenty implied – if you caught pneumonia and died
I really can’t stay – get over that hold out
Baby it’s cold outside