IT'S DELIGHTFUL DOWN IN CHILE
from 1949 New York musical "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes"
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(Jule Styne (m) Leo Robin (l) 1949)
Carol Channing Rex Evans & Chorus
with Orchestra conducted by Milton Rosenstock
Can you visualise a little hacienda
Where we could spenda a weekend-a?
And I could pretend-a
That I'm a Chilean,
To whom you'd lend a
Couple of million!
A couple of million?
It's delightful down in Chile
Where the nights are nice and chilly,
And the golden moon is hanging low, oh!
Oh, you'd be such a
We could do a lot in Chile,
And it might get hot in Chile!
Even when the ocean breezes blow, oh!
When do we go?
You, why you would be beautiful there,
Wearing a rose in your hair.
Don't you think I ought to wear
It's just as nice in Piccadilly,
Or in Brooklyn or in Philly,
Yes, or in Raleigh,
Or in Bali-Bali!
Yes, it would be rather jolly
Down in Chile, on a chilly night!
Aye, why I could be happy no end,
Just think of the hours we'd spend!
Don't you think we ought to spend
Yes indeed, it would be topping
If we found some time for shopping,
But of course we'd have to stop for tea-a!
I'll si-si ya!
Down in Chile on a chilly night!
Down in Chile,
Way down in Chile on a chilly night!
But it's awf'ly nice in Paris,
There's a lot of spice in Paris
When a blondie feels like rendezvousing!
We could do what we'd be doing!
Down in Chile they'd be billing and cooing,
Down in Chile,
Way way way way way way way way down in Chile,
So don't you think it's really kind o' silly
To travel willy-nilly
Down to chile,
When in Paris men are slicker
And his friends are mighty quicker
On a chilly night?
Night, oooh, aah!
(Transcribed by Peter Akers - November 2013)