The Hands-Down BEST version of 'Baby, It's Cold Outside"

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Did you know that the song "Baby, It's Cold Outside" was written all the way back in 1944?  Wow!  And it has been recorded and sung by so many duets, it will make your head spin.  I love this song, really no matter who sings it.  It's just a fun and playful tune.  But, the absolute BEST version of this song is undoubtedly the version recorded by a rather unlikely pair, none other than the great Dolly Parton and Mr. Rod Stewart.  They recorded their famous version back in 2004, not so long ago compared to the longevity of the song itself. 

Here are a few other fun facts about the song:

The lyrics in this duet are designed to be heard as a conversation between two people, marked as "mouse" and "wolf" on the printed score. Every line in the song features a statement from the "mouse" followed by a response from the "wolf". Usually the "wolf" part is sung by a male and the "mouse" by a female. Though the song does not specifically reference any holiday, it is often regarded as a Christmas song due to the lyrics' depiction of a snowy backdrop, as well as the cozy interior setting that is described by the "wolf" character.



And in case you want to follow along, here are the lyrics:

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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
And my father will be pacing the floor - Just listen to the fireplace roar
Now really I'd better scurry - Sweetheart, what's your hurry
Well maybe just a half a drink more - Just put some record on while I pour
All the neighbors might think - But baby, it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink - No cabs to be had out there
Oh 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 sense in hurting my pride
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Ohh, but it's cold outside
I simply must go - Baby, it's cold outside
The answer is no - But baby, it's cold outside out there
Oh this welcome has been - So lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out the window at that storm
My sister will be suspicious - God, your lips look so delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
Oh my maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Oh baby you're so delicious
Well maybe just one little kiss more - Never such a blizzard before
Oh I've got to go home - You'll freeze out there
Say, lend me a comb - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - I swell when you touch my hand
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me
Oh,there's bound to be talk tomorrow - Making my lifelong sorrow
Well at least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
But I really can't stay - Get over that old out
Baby it's cold outside
Hey, I gotta get out of here
Come on, baby
Come on what?
Just give me five minutes more
You're sure ???, don't you
Okay, okay, okay, okay
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Enjoy!

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