To A Sleeping Beauty

Jimmy Dean


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Jackie Gleason, Larry Markes
album: Track 10 in album Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales
release date: 1961-12
popularity : 94 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 5:16

Album Information

label: Columbia
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

Cover Art

Jimmy Dean Big Bad John and Other Fabulous Songs and Tales cover art


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Dear daughter, I tiptoed in your room tonight and I looked down at
And I thought how much like Sleeping Beauty a little girl is. When I
Evening you crawl on your dad's lap and throw your arms around his neck,

Car and yet too old to be carried in the house half asleep on daddy's
You're going on a very exciting trip. You'll travel from yesterday all
Leaving behind you measles, mumps, freckles, bumps, bubble gum and me.
I promise not to feel too hurt when you discover that the world is more
The neighborhood's best tree climber. Tomorrow you'll be blue organdy and
Heel shoes.
Yesterday you could mend a doll's broken leg with a hug; tomorrow you'll
Could get lost one aisle away from me at a supermarket now I have to worry
Just at the point where you're growing pains stop, mine begins. Yesterday
Be an ache in my heart when your not.
Tomorrow you'll lay aside your jump rope and tie up the telephone lines
Sit out a dance with you. The clock is countin' the minutes for you and the
Its' shiniest day.
Oh I, I can't expect you to live in a doll house forever. Sooner or later,
But when you grow up and out of my arms; when you finally get too big for my
Through every room in the house; but you spread sunshine too. The dust is
The corners of our hearts.
So, here I am talking in your sleep, because, well if you saw this look on
Yea! honey when I looked at you tonight you were a Sleeping Beauty. So, I
According to the legend only the handsome young prince can open your eyes

Lady and you won't even realize that you've changed courses in the middle
Different somehow. A little sadder, a little wiser, but a whole lot richer.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Big Bad John
  • 2 Smoke, Smoke That Cigarette
  • 3 Sixteen Tons
  • 4 Make the Waterwheel Roll
  • 5 Gotta Travel On
  • 6 Oklahoma Bill
  • 7 Night Train to Memphis
  • 8 Grasshopper Macclain
  • 9 I Won't Go Huntin' With You Jake (But I'll Go Chasin' Wimmin)
  • 10 To a Sleeping Beauty