The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #8026   Message #48878
Posted By: Joe Offer
10-Dec-98 - 04:03 PM
Thread Name: Origins:Matilda [Mathilda](King Radio/Norman Span)
Subject: Lyr Add: MATILDA, MATILDA! (Norman Span)
MATILDA, MATILDA!
By Norman Span, AKA King Radio
┬ęcopyright 1953 by MCA Music & General Publishing co., Inc.


Chorus:
Matilda, Matilda, Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.
Everybody!
Matilda, Matilda, Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.

Five hundred dollars, friends I lost
What made me sell me cat and horse,
Hey - a - Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.

Well, de money was just inside me bed,
Stuck up in de pillow beneath me head.
Don't you know Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.

Well, me friends, nevah to love again,
All me money gone in vain,
Hey -a - Matilda, she take me money and run Venezuela.