Song Lyrics From Around The World

Home | Email Us | 0-9 | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | Christmas | Soundtracks | Web Hosting with TotalChoice

big text small text home back forward print

FILIPINO BABY (Billy Cox / Clarke Van Ness) Cowboy Copas - 1944 Ernest Tubb - 1946 As recorded by COWBOY COPAS: When the warship left Manila Sailin' proudly o'er the sea, deep blue sea All the sailor's hearts were filled with fond regret Looking backward to this island Where they'd spent those happy hours, happy hours Making love to every pretty girl they met When up stepped a little sailor With his bright eyes all aglow, all aglow Sayin, "Take a look at my gal's photograph" Then the sailors gathered round him Just to look upon her face, smilin' face And he said, "I love my dark-faced Filipino" She's my Filipino baby She's my treasure and my pet, lovin' pet Her teeth are bright and pearly And her hair is black as jet Oh, her lips are sweet as honey And her heart is true I know, yes I know And he said, "I love my dark-faced Filipino" (Instrumental Break) Then one day he whispered, "Darlin', I've come back from Caroline, South Caroline I've come back to claim the only girl I love And that night there was a wedding While the ship's crew gathered 'round, all around And he wed his little dark-faced Filipino She's my Filipino baby She's my treasure and my pet, lovin' pet, you bet Her teeth are bright and pearly And her hair is black as jet Oh, her lips are sweet as honey And her heart is true I know, yes I know, pure as snow And he said, "I love my dark-faced Filipino" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - January 2013) ******************** As recorded by ERNEST TUBB, 17th September 1946: When the warship left Manila Sailing proudly o'er the sea All the sailor's hearts were filled with fond regret Lookin' backward to this island Where they'd spent such happy hours Makin' love to ever' purty girl they met When up steps a little sailor With his bright eyes all aglow Sayin, "Take a look at my gal's photograph" Then the sailors gathered round him Just to look upon her face And he said, "I love my Filipino Baby" She's my Filipino baby She's my treasure and my pet Her teeth are bright and pearly And her hair is black as jet Oh, her lips are sweet as honey And her heart is true I know She's my darlin' little Filipino Baby (Instrumental Break) In a little rustic cottage in the far-off Philippines Dwells a lonely little maiden all alone She is thinkin' of her true love Though he's far across the sea And her heart beats true for him and him alone Then one day he whispered, "Darlin', I've come back from Caroline I've come back to claim the only girl I love" Then that night there was a wedding While the ship's crew gathered 'round And he wed his little Filipino Baby She's my Filipino baby She's my treasure and my pet Her teeth are bright and pearly And her hair is black as jet Oh, her lips are sweet as honey And her heart is true I know She's my darlin' little Filipino Baby (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2012)

    


International Lyrics Playground       Private Guitar Lessons in Connecticut!       Web Hosting with TotalChoice       Click and start earning!       Privacy Policy