Jim Ferrie / Studiodawgs Productions
Babysittin' (Mama said)
Lyrics
You look so beautiful tonight
All dressed in white and sleepin' softly
I feel so light feels like I'm floatin' in mid air
Holdin' you in my arms tonight

It's taken me quite by surprise
Forced to do the job that no-one wanted
I'm fourteen years and should be goin' out with friends
Instead of holdin' you tonight

Mama said she had plans for me tonight
And, Boy, she meant it
On your face so fair and pure a moonbeam falls, shhh
I think the angels sent it

I know this moment won't last long
I'll watch, you'll kick and squeal and scratch and bite again tomorrow
But for now I'm feelin' like the world will never end
Ain't no-one else but us tonight

Mama said she had plans for me tonight
And, Boy, she meant it
On your face so fair and pure a moonbeam falls, shhh
I think the angels sent it

Inst.

Now, so many years have passed us by
Now the church is full of friends and neighbours
And as you lift the veil up from your pretty face
I say you look real beautiful tonight

I never thought I'd take his place
As we walk on towards the altar
To hand you over to the man who stole your heart
Just like an older brother ought'er

Mama said she'd had plans for me that night
I don't regret it
Watchin' you so radiant and fair
Ain't no way I'll forget it

My babysittin' days are done
My kids these days are so much older
But if you need me I will still be there for you
Your big babysittin' brother

I'll see your sparkle in their eyes
Recall the memory that I prize
Of holdin' you that night so long ago

Your babysittin', ever lovin' brother

Copyright © 2007 Jim Ferrie Music
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Jim Ferrie
Music Credits: Jim Ferrie
Producer Credits: Jim Ferrie
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Performance Credits: Jim Ferrie
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Description
Short Song Description:
Situational song about an older brother praising a moment which cemented his close relationship with his younger sister. A love song with a difference. (Semi-finalist song in UKSC 2008)
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Story Behind the Song:
Metadata
Song Length: 4:21
Primary Genre: Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Folk-Alternative
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Brother
Subject Matter 2: Sister
Mood 1: Glad
Mood 2: Endearing
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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