Track Title: Bambino
Prime Artist: Unknown
Lyrics by: Ira Gershwin (b. Israel Gershvin)
Lyrics by: Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Music by: Vincent Youmans
Outtake from: Piccadilly To Broadway 1920 (S)
When you and me first meet-a,
My heart he lose a beat.
For, Oh! You look so sweet-a,
You drive me off my feet.
I say, "Pasqual',
For you here's the only gal."
Into my heart you creep-a,
Now no more I can eat or sleep-a.
Oh, say that you love me, Bambino,
You're my queen-o, sweet Bambino.
See, I buy-a this new mandolino
Jus' to sing-a my love to you.
Oh, please-a don't treat-a me mean-o.
Maraschino, I'll be true.
The love moon is bright,
So let's make-a da hay.*
Come make-a with me monkey business till day.
For I must have love, sweet Bambino,
And no other girl will do.
*Alternate version of refrain, lines 7-8:
I'll climb to your window like in da romance.
I no give a rap if I rip-a da pants.
Contributed by Carlene Bogle