Mambo Italiano

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Rosemary Clooney

Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 – June 29, 2002) was an American singer and actress. She came to prominence in the early 1950s with the novelty hit "Come On-a My House" written by William Saroyan and his cousin Ross Bagdasarian (better known as David Seville, the father figure of Alvin and the Chi… more »

A girl went back to Napoli 
 Because she missed the scenery 
The native dances and the charming songs 
But wait a minute, something's wrong 

Hey, mambo, mambo italiano
Hey, mambo, mambo italiano 
Go, go, go you mixed up siciliano 
All you calabrese do the mambo like a crazy with a 
Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella 
Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella 
Hey mambo, mambo italiano

Try an enchilada with the fishy baccalà and then a 
Hey cumpa', I love a how you dance a rhumba 
But take a some advice, paisano 
 Learn how to mambo 
If you gonna be a square 
You ain't a gonna go nowhere 

Hey mambo, mambo italiano 
Hey mambo, mambo italiano 
Go, go, Joe, shake like a Giovano 
Hello, cosa dici, getta happy in the feets a when you
 Mambo italiano 

Shake-a baby, shake-a 'cause I love a when you take a me 

Mama say stop-a or I'm gonna tell papa 
And a hey già drool you don't a have to go to school 
Just make-a wid da beat bambino 
It's a like a vino 
Kid, you good a lookin' but you don't a-know what's cookin' till you 

Hey mambo, mambo italiano 
Hey mambo, mambo italiano 
Ho, ho, Joe, you mixed up siciliano 
It's a so delish a everybody come, capisci 
How to mambo italiano 

'Ats nice! (unh)

Written by: BOB MERRILL

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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