Track Title:               A Cafe On De Corner

Prime Artist:              Unknown

Lyrics by:                 Oscar Hammerstein II     (O. Greeley Clendenning H. II)
Music by:                  Georges Bizet
From the Show:             Carmen Jones   1943 (S)

Dere's a cafe on de corner, run by my frien', Billy Pastor,
A spot where a man takes a lady when he wants to move faster!
Guess I'll go an' say hello to Pastor.

How kin a lady drink alone?
How kin a lady dance alone?
No lady kin romance alone-
I oughta have a sweetie pie!-

De one I had I give de air to-
I threw his toothbrush out de door!
Now dat I'm free, my heart is sighin'.
I'm off de hook, an' lookin' for more!
Dozens o' fellers telephone me,
All axin' me to make a date.
I'm holdin' out for sumpin' special,
But I don' know how long I'll wait!

Where will I wind up?
Who'll I be true to?
Ain' made my mind up-
Waitin' for you to!
Whatcher say, brudder?
Whatcher say, boy?
Ain' it time dat we got away?

Dere's a cafe on de corner, run by my frien', Billy Pastor.
Dere's no way to know jus' how far I will go if I has ter!
Maybe dat's a promise, maybe it's a threat!

Contributed by Carlene Bogle