I am taking a day off to prepare for a weekend with three concert gigs. In between cleaning the mouthpieces, setting the reeds, and practicing the gnarly parts, I am looking for some music to highlight in next year’s concert season for the Microsoft Jazz Band. One of the charts I discovered and luv is Baby it’s cold Outside by those fabulous folks at Cabot Music in the UK. Click on the link and start the audio while you read this post.
I really can’t stay, but, baby, it’s cold outside,
I’ve got to go ‘way, oh, baby, it’s cold outside,
This evenin’ has been, been hopin’ 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?
So really I’d better scurry, oh, beautiful, please don’t hurry,
Oh, maybe just a half a drink more, why don’t you put some records on while I pour?
The neighbours might think, oh, baby, it’s bad out there,
Say, what’s in this drink? but there’s 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 a little closer?
At least there will be, oh, but I tried, ah heh, What’s the sense in hurting my pride?
I really can’t stay, baby, don’t hold out,
We don’t have a male vocalist because I luv to give our singer Shaz as many songs as I can, 6 to 8 per gig. But I happened to hear our lead alto Mark sing last night and thought, he could so do this duet and maybe even mimic Tom Jones! What a fun number this would be. Picking exciting music for my bands is very exciting for me and a labor of luv. Wonder if it’s a genetic predisposition thang?