ROY ACUFF lyrics - Filipino Baby

ROY ACUFF
"Filipino Baby"

When the warship's left Manila sailing proudly o'er the sea deep blue sea
Many sailors hearts were filled with sad regret
Looking backward to this Island where they spent such happy hours happy hours
Making love to every pretty girl they've met

Well up stopped a little sailor with his pride eyes all aglow all aglow
Saying take a look at my girl's photograph
Then the sailors gathered round him just to look upon her face smiling face
And he said I love my Filipino baby

She's my Filipino baby she's my trasure and my pet loving pet
Her teeth are bright and pearly and her hair as black as jet
Her lips are sweet as honey and her heart is true I know true I know
She's my darling little dark eyed Filipino

[Banjo]

In a little rustic cottage in the port of Filipines Filipines
Dwells a pretty little maiden all alone
And she's thinking of her darling who is far across the sea deep blue sea
And her heart beats true for him and him alone

Then one day he whispered darling I've come back from Caroline South Caroline
I've come back to claim the only girl I love
Then that night there was a wedding as the ships crew gathered round all around
And he wed his little Filipino baby

She's my Filipino baby...
She's my darling little dark eyed Filipino