Strictly U.S.A.

Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, MGM Studio Chorus, Betty Garrett, Dick Lane, Jules Munshin, Esther Williams

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Eugene Curran "Gene" Kelly (August 23, 1912 – February 2, 1996) was an American dancer, actor, singer, film director and producer, and choreographer. Kelly was known for his energetic and athletic dancing style, his good looks and the likeable characters that he played on screen. more »


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Oh look away, look away, look away! 
Look away, look away, 
It's a lovely day today in the USA. 
Like a great big strawberry short-cake, 
Or a turkey on Thanksgiving Day 
Like the Fourth of July or apple pie, 
It's strictly USA. 
Like a hotdog covered with mustard, 
Or an amateur hometown maid, 
Like a circus parade or lemonade, 
It's strictly USA. 
Go to a picnic, go to clambake, 
Go to a bar tent, or county fair, 
You'll be the happy resident, 
Maybe get to be the future president, 
Take a man like Abraham Lincoln, 
Take a state like I-O-Way 
Take a sugar-cured ham, a candied yam, 
Or take your favorite Uncle Sam, 
And shout a big hooray, it's strictly USA. 
You never can know a country 
Till you know the folks, see them 
In their own native locales. 
If you wanna see young acorns 
Growing into oaks, you gotta 
See the fellas and gals. 
And inspecting extra special, 
A bunch of merchandise, 
The all-American Cow wins the prize. 
Your All-American man is nice young man, 
He is a handy man in a pinch, 
Maybe he can't make love 
Like a clam who can, 
Till he gets his gal in a clinch. 
All-American Man may not get what he wants, 
For the All-American Girl wears the pants. 
Like the flag on the little red schoolhouse 
Like the ball on election day, 
Like a brass spittoon, and Daniel Boone, 
It's strictly USA. 
That is to say Bud! Down South it's hi-all, 
Cowboys say Howdy, Indians say How 
No matter where you're meeting folks. 
It's the real American way of greeting folks. 
Bring your gal to the rodeo in Reno 
Or to the beach in Chesapeake Bay 
Like the ice cream cones, or Casey Jones, 
Like Mr. Tambo and Mr. Bones 
They're really here to stay, but strictly USA.

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