Hernando's Hideaway

by Johnnie Ray

Johnnie Ray (January 10, 1927 – February 24, 1990) was an American singer, songwriter, and pianist. Extremely popular for most of the 1950s, Ray has been cited by critics as a major precursor of what would become rock and roll, for his jazz and blues-influenced music and his animated stage personal…




I know a dark secluded place.  A place where no one knows your face.  A glass of wine, a fast embrace.  ItÆs called HernandoÆs Hideaway. Ole!    All youÆll see are silhouettes.  And all youÆll hear are castanets.  And no one cares how late it gets.  Not at HernandoÆs Hideaway. Ole!    At the Golden Fingerbowl or any place you go  You will meet your Uncle Max and everyone you know,  But if youÆll go to the spot that I am thinkinÆ of,  You will be free to gaze at me and talk of love.    Just knock thee times and whisper low  That you and I were sent by Joe,  Then strike a match and you will know  YouÆre in HernandoÆs Hideway. Ole!        Just knock three times and whisper low  That you and I were sent by Joe,  Then strike a match and you will know  YouÆre in HernandoÆs Hideaway.

Written by: JERRY ROSS, RICHARD ADLER

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