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RIO RITA From the Broadway Musical "Rio Rita" (1927) (Music: Harry Tierney / Lyrics: Joseph McCarthy) J. Harold Murray & Ethelind Terry (Broadway Production) - 1927 Nat Shilkret & His Orch. (vocal: Lewis James) - 1927 Nat Shilkret & The Victor Light Opera Company (vocal: Lewis James) - 1927 Ben Selvin's Knickerbockers (vocal: Charles Kaley) - 1927 The Jazz Kings (vocal: Tony Morello) - 1928 Carl Fenton's Orch. - 1928 John Boles (Film Soundtrack) - 1929 Bebe Daniels - 1929 Richard Crooks - 1929 Colonial Club Orch. - 1929 Harry Reser's Rounders (vocal: Rodman Lewis) - 1929 Edith Day & Geoffrey Gwyther - 1930 John Carroll (Film Soundtrack) - 1942 Buddy Morrow & His Orch. - 1950 The Four Coins - 1957 Also recorded by: Jean Cartier ...... and others. Down by the river Rio Grande On silver sand, that's where I found you And now my heart's at your command Want to be near your hand, lingering round you Your love like mine, it has no returning Give me one sign, tell me you are yearning, learning Rio Rita Life is sweeter, Rita, when you are near Rio Rita Life's completer, Rita, to have you here ** All I ask from above Is one day your lips will say "I love you" Rio Rita Senorita, here is my heart Rio Rita Life is sweeter, Rita, when you are near Rio Rita Life's completer, Rita, to hold you, dear All I ask from above Is one day your lips will say "I love you" Rio Rita Senorita, here is my heart **In some versions this line is sung as "Life's completer, Rita, to hold you, dear" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2013)

    


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