Baby Mine was first heard in the 1941 Disney movie Dumbo. It is sung as a lullaby by Dumbo’s mother as she is cradling him in the circus wagon.
In 1988 the song was included in the soundtrack for the popular movie Beaches, performed by Bette Midler.
Baby mine, dry your eyes.
Rest your head close to my heart,
Never to part, baby of mine.
Pay no heed what they say.
Let your eyes sparkle and shine,
Never a tear, baby of mine.
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.
You’re not much, goodness knows.
But, you’re so precious to me,
Sweet as can be, baby of mine.