Botch-a-Me (Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina)

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"Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina"
Song by Alberto Rabagliati
Language Italian
English title "Botch-a-Me"
Written 1940
Composer(s) Luigi Astore
Lyricist(s) Riccardo Morbelli (Italian), Eddie Stanley (English)

"Botch-a-Me" is a popular song, written in 1940. The original Italian version ("Ba-Ba-Baciami Piccina") by Alberto Rabagliati was written by Riccardo Morbelli (words) and Luigi Astore (music). English lyrics were written by Eddie Stanley. Baciami in Italian means "kiss me".

The song was popularized by Rosemary Clooney in 1952. The recording was released by Columbia Records as catalog number 39767. The record first reached the Billboard magazine charts on June 20, 1952 and lasted 17 weeks on the chart, peaking at number two.[1]

The Rosemary Clooney version appears in season one of the TV show Mad Men, as well as the Mad Men, Vol. 1 album.[2]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (1973). Top Pop Records 1940-1955. Record Research. 
  2. ^ "Mad Men, Vol. 1". iTunes. Archived from the original on 10 November 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013.