BABY NEEDS A PARENT
Baby don’t need no silver spoon
Don’t need no rub-a-dub-dub
It’s apparent that a baby needs a parent who
Can give that baby some love!
Now every baby’s got one Mama
And every baby’s got one Pop
These days some babies live with one or the other
’Cause the parents get all split-up!
Now if a baby’s only got one person
To guide that baby along
Well you might think “that’s a one-sided baby”
But maybe you might be wrong
Though everybody says that a baby girl
Needs to learn a woman’s gentle touch
And a boy needs a man to raise him, and
To show him how to be tough, . .
You know a baby can grow-up gentle
When a gentle Daddy takes good care
And a baby can grow up strong and brave
When a strong, brave Mama is there!
Now every baby’s gotta have at least one person
Who can be both gentle and strong
Well if the Mama and the Daddy can both do that
Then that baby’s never gonna go wrong!
Written by Peter Alsop, ©1980 Moose School Music (BMI)