Hello! Ma Baby

Album: Beggars Banquet: The Punk Singles Collection (1899)
  • I'se got a little baby but she's outta sight
    I talk to her across the telephone
    I'se never seen my honey, but she's mine, alright
    So, take my tip and leave this girl alone

    Ev'ry single morning, you will hear me yell
    "Hey, Central, fix me up along the line"
    He connects me with my honey, then I rings the bell
    And this is what I say to baby-mine

    Hello, ma baby! Hello, ma honey!
    Hello, ma ragtime gal!
    Send me a kiss by wire
    Baby, my heart's on fire

    If you refuse me, honey, you'll lose me
    Then you'll be left alone, oh baby
    Telephone and tell me I'se your own

    This morning through the phone she said her name was Bess
    And now I kind of know where I am at
    I'se satisfied because I've got my babe's address
    Here pasted in the lining of my hat

    I am mighty scared that if the wires get crossed
    'Twill separate me from my baby-mine
    Then some other coon will win her and the game is lost
    And so each day I shout along the line

    Hello, ma baby! Hello, ma honey!
    Hello, ma ragtime gal
    Send me a kiss by wire
    Baby, my heart's on fire

    If you refuse me, honey, you'll lose me
    Then you'll be left alone, oh baby
    Telephone and tell me I'se your own
    Lyrics from a song in Public Domain

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