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Thread #105249   Message #2163391
Posted By: Jim Dixon
04-Oct-07 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: I'll See You in C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
Subject: Lyr Add: I'LL SEE YOU IN C-U-B-A (Irving Berlin)
From the sheet music at Indiana University Sheet Music Collections.

Irving Berlin
New York: Irving Berlin, Inc., © 1920.

1. Not so far from here,
There's a very lively atmosphere.
Ev'rybody's going there this year;
And there's a reason the season opened last July.
Ever since the USA went dry,
Ev'rybody's going there and I'm going too.
I'm on my way to--

CHORUS: Cuba, there's where I'm going.
Cuba, there's where I'll stay:
Cuba, where wine is flowing,
And where dark-eyed Stellas
Light their fellers' panatelas.
Cuba, where all is happy,
Cuba, where all is gay.
Why don't you plan a wonderful trip
To Havana? Hop on a ship
And I'll see you in C-U-B-A.

2. Take a friend's advice:
Drinking in a cellar isn't nice.
Anybody who has got the price
Should be a Cuban. Have you been longing for the smile
That you haven't had for quite a while?
If you have, then follow me and I'll show the way.
Come on along to-- CHORUS

[This song is full of delightful internal rhymes: reason/season, Stellas/fellas'/panatelas, plan-a/Havana, see-you/C-U, Cuban/you-been.]