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