When in Rome

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Tony Bennett

Anthony Dominick Benedetto, better known as Tony Bennett (born August 3, 1926), is an Italian-American singer of popular music, standards, show tunes, and jazz. Bennett is also a serious and accomplished painter, having created works—under the name Anthony Benedetto—that are on permanent public… more »

When in Spain for reasons I don't explain I remain enjoying a brew
Don't deplore my fondness for fundador You know how a fundador can lead to a few
And baby when in Rome I do as the Romans do

If per chance I'm saying farewell to France And romance drops in from the blue Cherchez l'amour I beg of you please endure
My taking a brief detour with somebody new
It's just that when in Rome I do as the Romans do

And though from Italy I lied to you prettily Why think of me bitterly You know that I'm true
 Except now and then in Rome
I get that old yearn in Rome
And naturally when in Rome
I do as the Romans do

If I write happily
Best wishes from Napoli Don't cable me snappily To tell me we're through 
'Cause I'm once again in Rome
In somebody's den in Rome
Well pussycat, then in Rome
I do as the Romans Disregard the signs and the omens When in Rome I do as the Romans do


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When in Rome