WHERE did you come from, baby dear ?
Out of the everywhere into here.
Where did you get those eyes so blue ?
Out of the sky as I came through.
What makes the light in them sparkle and spin ?
Some of the starry twinkles left in.
Where did you get that little tear ?
I found it waiting when I got here.
What makes your forehead so smooth and high ?
A soft hand stroked it as I went by.
What makes your cheek like a warm white rose ?
I saw something better than anyone knows.
Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss ?
Three angels gave me at once a kiss.
Where did you get this pearly ear ?
God spoke, and it came out to hear.
Where did you get those arms and hands ?
Love made itself into bonds and bands.
Feet, whence did you come, you darling things ?
From the same box as the cherubs' wings.
How did they all just come to be you ?
God thought about me, and so I grew.
But how did you come to us, my dear ?
God thought about you, and so I am here.
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