As we celebrate this special time of year, the Cincinnati Children's family extends to all this simple expression of love and hope.
"Baby Mine" performed by vocalists (and Cincinnati Children's employees) Sherri Roberts and John Scott, accompanied by Cincinnati Children's music therapist Brian Schreck on guitar. The song is from the 1941 Disney movie "Dumbo," originally performed with music by Frank Churchill, lyrics by Ned Washington and vocals by Betty Noyes. Other artists, including Bette Midler, Bonnie Raitt and Alison Krauss have covered it. The Cincinnati Children's version is our tribute to all the parents who sing it to their kids and have the honor of holding them.
Baby mine, don't you cry.
Baby mine, dry your eyes.
Rest your head close to my heart,
Never to part, baby of mine.
Little one, when you play,
Don't you mind what they say.
Let those eyes sparkle and shine,
Never a tear, baby of mine.
If they knew sweet little you,
They'd end up loving you, too.
All those same people who scold you,
What they'd give just for the right to hold you.
From your head to your toes,
You're not much, goodness knows.
But you're so precious to me,
Sweet as can be, baby of mine.