circle left oh you must have been a beautiful baby yeah you must have been a beautiful child well those men star right and then go rolling along and do an allemande left that corner lady, weave that old ring when it came to winnin' blue ribbons swing that lady round and promenade the ring you must have been a beautiful baby cause baby take a look at you now
FIGURE Mainstream, corner progression
heads (sides) square thru & take 'em 4 hands you go see my corner lady, dosado swing thru & now all the boys run right bend the line & pass the ocean, girls trade boy fold behind that girl, girls zoom back behind that boy boys turn back, swing and promenade her too you must have been a beautiful baby cause baby take a look at you now
4 ladies promenade a walkin' you'll go swing your man around, around you know join hands and circle left in a ring allemande left that corner then you weave that ole ring oh beautiful, so beautiful swing your lady, promenade the ring you must have been a beautiful baby cause baby take a look at (sides face grand square)
grand square-full I could see the judge's eyes as they handed you the prize I know you took the cutest bow you must have been a beautiful baby, cause baby take a look (meter down) you swing her round-n-round I said baby, take a good look at you now
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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 are merely super great,
The miracle of any century!
If they don't, just send them both to me.
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.
Composed by Harry Warren. Lyrics by Johnny Mercer and Harry Warren. Recorded by Tommy Dorsey; Bing Crosby; Bobby Darin; others.