Baseball Game of Love
Music by Edith Barbier
Words by Arthur Longbrake
When first I gaz’d into your eyes,
Your image made a home run to my heart,
I tried to tag the feeling
Which into my heart was stealing,
But it had too great a start.
I thought ‘twas just a base hit that you made,
And you’d be caught in stealing second base,
But you went the whole way ‘round
And very soon I found
There was going to be a real live pennant race.
I was on first and you on second,
Cupid held the third base down,
He coax’d me to lead off and catch you,
But you saw me start I found,
And as we two reach’d third together,
Cupid gave us such a shove,
That we both slid for the home plate,
In our baseball game of love.
When first you gaz’d into my eyes,
You tried to steal from me a kiss of two,
And tho’ some trials were misses
Yet you stole enough of kisses,
That I lost the game to you,
I thought ‘twas just a foul tip that you made,
And soon in one, two, three I’d have you out,
But you seem’d to like my curves
And got what you deserv’d,
For you earn’d that one home run without a doubt.