Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

And the heel falls off her shoe
She says, "Look at me walk, John."
"Look at me walk, both feet."

Maybe she will marry the newspaperman
Or the one with the dinosaur missing
Cheekbones you could cut
La la la la la la la la la la la

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Thinks storms are lovely weather
She says, "What day is it John?"
"What day is it?"
And they begin

To think of them as one person
Really the girl and Spencer Tracy
Cheekbones you could cut
La la la la la la la la la la la

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Maybe if it all disappears it doesn't matter
Maybe if it all disappears it doesn't matter
Maybe if it all disappears it doesn't matter
La la la la la la la la may-ay-ay-ay may-ay-ay-aybe

Sweetens her tea with jam
Takes five baths a day
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby
Bringing up baby

Katharine Hepburn


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    General Commentwait, so, it actually is about the movie? I didn't realize that was "Katherine Hepburn" at the end until I saw this. That makes sense, now, the line about the dinosaur missing, and the heel... It's from Hepburn's character's perspective, obviously, who is just the kind of character Talulah Gosh is always empathizing with.
    Salty Kevinon January 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the "baby" that's being brought up in this song is Katharine Hepburn not the leopard like in the movie. This song contains personal details of Hepburn's life that doesn't relate to the movie or her character in the movie. Like the first two lines, "Sweetens her tea with jam" Katharine used to sweeten her tea with strawberry jam instead of sugar and "Takes five baths a day" Katharine claimed to take five baths a day to help her think. It also mentions her long term relationship with Spencer Tracy and how they complimented each other so well people started to think of them as one person,like Angela Landsbury for instance, "I began to think of them as one person, really. I suppose most people did."

    The band made a couple of factual errors. Cary Grant's character in Bringing Up Baby is not called "John", but David and Katharine Hepburn's character never called up David on the phone to ask him what day it is.
    tootwee4uon November 24, 2009   Link

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