Audio: Mambo Italiano by Bette Midler

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Mambo Italiano by Bette Midler

A boy went back to Napoli,
because he missed the scenery,
the native dancers and the charming songs.
But wait a minute, something’s wrong.

Hey! Hey!
Now it’s hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Go, go, , you mixed up Sigiliano.
All you Calabrese do the mambo like crazy.

And hey Mambo! Don’t wanna tarantella,
Hey No more-a moozzarella.
Hey Mambo! Hey Mambo Italiano.
Try an enchilada with a fish-a-barcalada.

Hey goombah!
I love-a how you dance rumba.
But take-a some advice paisano,
learn how to mambo.
If you’re gonna be a square,
you’re never gonna go nowhere.

Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Hey Mambo, hey Mambo Italiano!
Go, go, Joe, shake-a like a Gioviano.
Hello quesadicha,
you getta happy in the feets-a
when you Mambo Italiano!

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

Hey Jagool!
You don’t-a have to go to school,
just make a little beef flambino.
It’s-a like-a vino.
Kid you’re good-lookin’,
but you don’t know what’s-a cookin’ till you
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey!

Shake-a baby, shake-a,
’cause I love it when you take-a me
by the pizzeria down-a where I’m gonna be-a.
Don’t ya tell your mama.
Mama’s gonna tell-a papa.
There’s-a nothin’ to it.
Come on baby let’s-a do it!

Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Hey Mambo, Mambo Italiano!
Go, go, Joe, you mixed up Sigiliano.
It’s-a so delish-a, everybody gonna preshi-ada.
Mambo Italiano!

Do the mambo!

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