When I was still an only child, my mother was studying for her Masters in Anaesthesiology at the University Hospital, and I was old enough to know when she was and wasn’t around. So on the nights before she went on call, she would put me to bed and sing the song Baby Mine from the Walt Disney animated movie Dumbo, and even though it made me bawl my eyes out, it still made me feel better.
I suppose after all these years I’m still a little mother’s girl, because even now, whenever I hear that song now I still cry and think of how close we’ve always been, and how she always told me in secret that even though she loves my younger brother, she would still love me better. Now that she’s all the way on the other side of the world, and I’m facing such uncertain times, I know I would sell my soul to have her put me to bed and sing Baby Mine to me again.
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 you say
Let those eyes sparkle and shine
Never a tear, baby of mine
From your head to your toes
You’re so sweet, goodness knows
You are so precious to me
Cute as can be, baby of mine