Who Sang Baby, It’s Cold Outside? Ray Charles & Betty Carter

Betty Carter Ray Charles and Betty Carter cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1961-8
length: 4:12
producer: Sid Feller
conductor: Marty Paich
performer: Betty Carter
engineer: Steve Hoffman
arranger: Marty Paich
Some other versions of "Baby, It’s Cold Outside"

Lyrics
I really can't stay - Baby, it's cold outside
I've got to go away - Baby, it's cold out there
This evening has been - Been hoping 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 you're hurry
And father will be pacing the floor - Listen to that fireplace roar
So really I'd better scurry - Beautiful, please don't hurry
Well, maybe just a half a drink more - put some records on while I pour

And the neighbors might think - Baby it's bad out there
Say, what's in this drink? - No cabs to be had out there
I wish I knew how - Your eyes are like starlight now
To break the spell - I'll take your hat, your hair looks swell

I ought to say no, no, no sir - Mind if I move in closer?
At least I'm gonna say that I tried - What's the sense of hurtin' my pride?
I really can't stay - Baby don't hold out
Baby but it's cold outside

I simply must go - but Baby it's cold outside
The answer is no - but baby, it's cold outside
The welcome has been - How lucky that you dropped in
So nice and warm - Look out that window, at the storm

My sister will be suspicious - Gosh, your lips look delicious
My brother will be there at the door - Waves upon a tropical shore
My maiden aunt's mind is vicious - Gosh, your lips are delicious
Well maybe just a cigarette more - Oh, never such a blizzard before

I've got to go home - Baby, you'll freeze out there
Say, lend me your coat - It's up to your knees out there
You've really been grand - I thrill when you touch my hand
But don't you see - How can you do this thing to me

There's bound to be talk tomorrow - Think of my lifelong sorrow
At least there will be plenty implied - If you caught pneumonia and died
I really can't stay - Get over that hold out
Baby but it's cold out side

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye
  • 2 You and I
  • 3 Intro: Goodbye / We'll Be Together Again
  • 4 People Will Say We’re in Love
  • 5 Cocktails for Two
  • 6 Side by Side
  • 7 Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  • 8 Together
  • 9 For All We Know
  • 10 Takes Two to Tango
  • 11 Alone Together
  • 12 Just You, Just Me

  • Release information
    label: ABC-Paramount
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin