Track Title:               The Nevada

Prime Artist:              Unknown
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  William Daly

Music by:                  Joseph Meyer
From:                      Unproduced Chopin Show  1923 (S)


If your mate, you find, is out of date,
Then don't you hesitate;
Just come this way.
If your partner isn't in your heart,
And if your sky has start-
Ed turning gray-
Then I am sure I've got a cure that will endure.
It comes from Reno; it's a dance.
Come on and take your chance,
For everybody's prancing
It today.


Dance along with me;
Come and do the step they call Nevada.
(Change your partner.)
Let's go on a spree;
Come and get the pep they call Nevada.
(Change your partner.)
Look around until you find a new love
Who'll be a true love,
Who has the smile that you love-
Maybe Baby-
Go to blue-eyed Baby;
Ask her when will the day be.
If she's full of charm,
Show her you're a wonderful romancer.
(Make it snappy.)
Take her by the arm!
Never take a "No, sir!" for an answer.
(You'll be happy.)
But if she is cold and tries to chill you,
Just dance until you
Find somebody who can thrill you.
If you want to be*
Gay and fancy-free,
Do the Nevada with me.

*Alternate version of refrain, lines 22-24:
Let's go on a spree
Let's be fancy-free.
Do the Nevada with me.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle