Walkin' My Baby Back Home Nat 'King' Cole, Ted Weems (#8 in 1931),
Nick Lucas (#8 in 1931), Johnnie Ray (#4 in 1952)

Gee, it's great after bein' out late,
Walkin' my baby back home.
Arm in arm over meadow and farm,
Walkin' my baby back home.

We go 'long harmonizing a song,
Or I'm reciting a poem
Owls go by and they give me the eye
Walkin' my baby back home.
We stop for a while, she gives me a smile
And snuggles her head on my chest.
We startin' to pet
And that's when I get
Her talcum all over my vest.
After I kinda straighten my tie,
She has to borrow my comb.
One kiss then I continue again
Walkin' my baby back home.
She 'fraid of the dark, so I have to park
Outside of her door till it's light
She says if I try
To kiss her, she'll cry
I dry her tears all through the night.
Hand in hand to a barbeque stand,
Right from her doorway we roam,
Eats, and then it's a pleasure again
Walkin' my baby, a-talkin' my baby,
Lovin' my baby, I don't mean maybe
Walkin' my baby Back home.

-Artist: Nat King Cole
-peak Billboard position #8 in 1952
-Words and Music by Roy Turk and Fred Ahlert in 1930
-charted in 1931 by Nick Lucas (#8), Ted Weems (also #8), the Charleston
-Chasers (#15), and Lee Morse (#18).
-also charted in 1952 by Johnnie Ray at # 4
-title song from the 1953 film starring Donald O'Connor, Janet Leigh, Buddy
-Hackett, and Scatman Crothers