Baby Guitar

Album: Affectionately (Born To Be) (1969)
  • Have you heard the word
    Our friend is gonna be a star
    She's gonna get the chauffer
    And she's gonna get the car
    And she's gonna get the love
    Of the people at the bar
    And she's gonna give birth
    To a baby guitar

    Now rumor says our good friend
    Has done some carryin' on
    And rumor says in public
    She makes love to all her songs
    In front of the frustration
    Of the people at the bar
    She's got the nerve to mess around
    With her guitar

    Oh, it was sad
    To see the breakdown
    Of the princess' fallin' star
    One day when she was doin'
    All the people at the bar
    She did a little don't, yeah
    And the pulled her head apart
    And neatly tuck'd away inside
    Her eyelid was her heart
    Then they look'd at one another
    And said we knew it
    There you are, oh
    A nameless illegitimate baby guitar

    Now a loving loyal friend
    Took the off-spring as his own
    And accordin' to it's birthright
    He built it a throne
    And now just like his mommy
    He does the people at the bar
    And they look at one another
    And say he's gonna be a star
    Rememb'rin' well the mother
    Of the baby guitar Writer/s: MELANIE SAFKA
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG Rights Management, CARLIN AMERICA INC
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