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Two Little Babes In The Wood (Cole Porter)

1. There's a tale of two little orphans who were left in their Uncle's care
To be reared and ruled and properly schooled till they grew to be ladies fair
But, oh, the luckless pair

2. For the Uncle, he was a cruel trustee and he longed to possess their gold
So he led them hence to a forest dense where he left them to die of cold
That, at least, is what we're told

- They were two little babes in the wood, two little babes, oh so good
Two little hearts, two little heads longed to be home in their two little beds
So the two little birds built a nest where the two little babes went to rest
While the breeze, hovering high sang a last lullaby
To the two little babes in the wood

3. They were lying there in the freezing air when fortunately there appeared
A rich old man in a big sedan and a very, very fancy beard
He saw those girls and cheered

4. Then he drove them down to New York Town where he covered them with useful things
Such as bonds and stocks, and Paris frocks and Oriental pearls in strings
And a showcase full of rings

- Now those two little babes in the wood are the talk of the whole neighbourhood
For they've too many cars, too many clothes, too many parties and too many beaus
They have found that the fountain of youth is a mixture of gin and vermouth
And the whole town's agreed that the last thing in speed
Is the two little babes in the wood

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