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You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Words by Johnny Mercer, Music by Harry Warren -1938
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1938, played for 8 weeks.
F              Fmaj7 F7               D7 G7              C7 F               C7
F F7    E+7   Am7   Ab7 C                G7 C
Gm7 G7              A7 |
D7              D9 D+7 G7            Dm7 G7
C9 Gm7           C9 F               Ddim Gm7            A7
D7              D9      D+7 G7             Dm7 G7
F                 F+ Dm             F+ F                Dm7 G9             Ddim
F                 A7 D7             D+7 G7              C7  F      (A7 repeat chorus)
8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of F.
Does your mother realize, The stork delivered quite a prize, The day he left you on the family tree?
Does your dad appreciate, That you are merely super-great, The miracle of any century?
If they don't, just send them both to me.
You must have been a beautiful baby, You must have been a wonderful child,
When you were only startin', To go to kindergarten, I bet you drove the little boys wild,
And when it came to winning blue ribbons, You must have shown the other kids how,
I can see the judge's eyes, When they handed you the prize, I bet you made the cutest bow,
Oh, you must have been a beautiful baby, 'Cause baby, look at you now.
Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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