IRVING BERLIN lyrics - Always Treat Her Like A Baby

IRVING BERLIN
"Always Treat Her Like A Baby"

[1st verse:]
See those sweethearts
They've just been married, they'll be leaving soon
They're getting ready to begin a lifelong honeymoon
See the old folks crowding around them
Gladness fills the room
Just hear the bride's old mother
Whispering to the groom

[Refrain:]
Treat her like a baby, for she's only a baby
When you take her with you, lad
You are taking all we had
I know she'll be a comfort to you like she's always been to me
So do be kind and keep unhappiness away
And when you find her golden hair is turning gray
Continue to treat her like a baby

[2nd verse:]
See those sweethearts
Rocking a cradle with a baby boy
After a year of wedded bliss, he came to bring them joy
Listen to them planning his future
Hear his father say
"I picture some girl's mother
Saying to him someday"

[Double version:]
I would like to marry you, honey
-You don't mean it, dear
Honest and truly, won't you have me?
-You won't do, I fear
I've saved up a bundle of money
-Love you cannot buy
How can I make you love me?
-Dear, would you like to try?
Yes

-Treat me like a baby
You'll grow tired of it maybe
-Baby names just set me wild
I think you're a spoiled child
-At night when I grow tired and weary
I'll hold you on my knee
-And while I sleep
I'll keep the "boogie-man" away
-I'll never weep
And when your hair is turning gray
-Continue to treat me
Like a baby