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Thread #6433   Message #4037481
Posted By: Jim Dixon
04-Mar-20 - 11:48 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Spanish Flea
Subject: Lyr Add: SPANISH FLEA (Allan Sherman)
You can hear this at YouTube:

Music: "Spanish Flea" which was famously recorded as an instrumental by Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass in 1965.
As recorded by Allan Sherman on "Togetherness" (1967)

It's good to be a Spanish flea.
The Spanish dogs all scratch at me.
I make my home in a spaniel
Called Jose or Manuel
Or Juan,
And I wouldn't put you on.

My summer place is some great Dane
In Barcelona, northern Spain,
And though it rains in July,
I keep dry way up high
'Cause the rain
Falls mainly in the plain.

Ah, but in the wintertime, I find a cozy Saint Bernard.
Up the Spanish alps we climb, complete with antifreeze.
More brandy, please!

I've got a sweetheart flea; cute kid!
Lives on a beagle near Madrid.
If she can sublet her beagle,
I'll make her my legal
First wife,
And we'll live a dog's life.

But, if she refuses me, I'm gonna shout: "Who cares?"
And move somewheres.

Perchance I'll fly to southern France,
Where any flea can find romance.
I'll pack my kit and caboodle
And find me a poodle
And dance.
'Scuse me, Rover: which way's France?