Ray Charles and Dionne Warwick – “Baby, It´s Cold Outside” (Live) UPDATE with lyrics

The perfect song for days like this.

Sung by a perfect duo.

After the video, I’ve posted the lyrics, as originally written.

Here are the original lyrics by Frank Wildhorn

I really can’t stay (but baby, it’s cold outside)
I’ve got to go away (but baby, it’s cold outside)
This evening has been (been hoping that you’d drop in)
So very nice (i’ll hold your hands, they’re just like ice)
My mother will start to worry (beautiful what’s your hurry?)
My father will be pacing the floor (listen to the fireplace roar)
So really I’d better scurry (beautiful please don’t hurry)
But maybe just a half a drink more (put some records on while I pour)
The neighbors might think (baby, it’s bad out there)
Say what’s in this drink? (no cabs to be had out there)
I wish I knew how (your eyes are like starlight now)
To break this spell (i’ll take your hat, your hair looks swell)
I ought to say, no, no, no sir (mind if I move in closer?)
At least I’m gonna say that I tried (what’s the sense in hurtin’ my pride?)
I really can’t stay (oh baby don’t hold out)
But baby, it’s cold outside
I simply must go (but baby, it’s cold outside)
The answer is no (but baby, it’s cold outside)
Your welcome has been(how lucky that you dropped in)
So nice and warm (look out the window at this dawn)
My sister will be suspicious (gosh your lips look delicious)
My brother will be there at the door (waves upon the tropical shore)
My maiden aunts mind is vicious (gosh your lips are delicious)
But maybe just a cigarette more (never such a blizzard before)
I’ve gotta get home(but baby, you’d freeze out there)
Say lend me a coat(it’s up to your knees out there)
You’ve really been grand (i thrill when you touch my hand)
But don’t you see? (how can you do this thing to me?)
There’s bound to be talk tomorrow (think of my lifelong sorrow)
At least there will be plenty implied (if you got pnuemonia and died)
I really can’t stay (get over that old out)
Baby, it’s cold
Baby, it’s cold outside

Cincy baseball manager PAUSES his rant at the Umpire when the stadium speakers played “God Bless America” (Plus a special bonus with Ray Charles)

It’s the 7th inning and a Cincinnati player had just been thrown out.

The manager comes out and starts yelling, naturally.

Then everybody–including the manager and the ump–paused as God Bless America was played during the 7th inning stretch.

As soon as the song ended, they resumed arguing!

The story and the video are here (Total Pro Sports)


A welcome contrast to those NFL players who kneel.

I identify with Daffy, not Colin, here.


Much as I like “God Bless America,” I love “America the Beautiful”

To be more specific:

Our National Anthem should be
Ray Charles Singing “America the Beautiful”

Others would be allowed to sing along.

Here, as we remember 9/11, is Ray’s spine-chilling version (sung in 1972, at the height of his powers).

Through Ray’s genius, it captures both the beauty and the pain of our history.