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SAY "SI SI" (Para Vigi Me Voy) (Music: Ernesto Lecuona / Original Lyrics: Francia Lubin / English Lyrics: Al Stillman) Xavier Cugat & His Waldorf-Astoria Orch.(vocal: Perdo Berrios) - 1936 The Andrews Sisters - 1940 Glenn Miller & His Orch. - 1940 Woody Herman & His Orch. - 1940 Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. - 1940 Will Bradley & His Orch. - 1940 Gene Krupa & His Orch. - 1940 Louis Prima & His Band - 1940 Richard Himber & His Orch. - 1940 The Mills Brothers - 1953 Eugenie Baird - 1953 Max Bygraves - 1953 Bing Crosby & Rosemary Clooney - 1958 Also recorded by: Jack Harris & His Orch.; Billy Vaughn & His Orch.; Pearl Bailey; Felix Mendelssohn & His Hawaiian Serenaders; Edmundo Ros; Gertrude Niesen; Chet Atkins. As recorded by THE ANDREWS SISTERS: In Spain they say "Si, Si" In France you'll hear "Oui, Oui" Ev'ry little Dutch girl says "Ya, Ya" Ev'ry little Russian says "Da, Da" But, Sweetheart, tell me why No matter how I try You won't listen to my plea Won't say "Yes" in any language to me When will you say "Si, Si" "Si, Si", "Si, Si" "Si, Si", "Si, Si" Ev'ry little Dutch girl says "Ya, Ya", ya-ya-ya Ev'ry little Russian says "Da, Da" But, Sweetheart, oh, why won't you tell me why No matter how much I try, please tell me why La-la-la-la-da, won't listen to my plea Won't say "Yes" on any language to me Oh-woh, and when you say "Si, Si", say "Si, Si" La la la la la la la da da da da La da da da da da da da La da da da da da da da Da da da da da da da da daaa (Orchestral Interlude) If you could only say "Si, Si", "Oui, Oui", "Ya, Ya", "Da, Da," Da da da la da And all my life would be a song, Nothing could go wrong, go wrong, go wrong If you give in, I'll win I won't give up, give up Darling, if you give in I must hear you say "Si, Si" Oh, won't you listen to my plea Please say "Yes" in any language to me Won't you say "Si, Si", say "Si, Si" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - January 2005) ******************** As recorded by ROSEMARY CLOONEY & BING CROSBY with Billy May & His Orch., Aug 11th 1958, Los Angeles: In Spain they say "Si si!", In France you'll hear "Oui oui!" Every little Dutch girl says "Ya ya!, Every little Russian says "Da da!". But sweetheart, tell me why, No matter how I try, You won't listen to my plea, Won't say "Yes!" in any language to me; When will you say "Si si!"? Here's a little knowledge, quite good; Maybe it won't help me, but it could! You can't go places unless You've learned how Lains say "Yes!", That educational, inspirational, mos sensatioal "Yes!". In Spain they say "Si si!", In France you'll hear "Oui oui!" Every souther ladt knows her stuff, 'Cause her answer always is "Sure 'nough!". But sweetheart, tell me why, no matter how I try You won't listen to my plea Won't say "Yes!" in any language to me When will you say "Si si!"? (Transcribed by Peter Akers - September 2011) ******************** As recorded by MAX BYGRAVES with PETER BROUGH as the voice of ARCHIE ANDREWS: MAX: Ooh, Archie, our music. ARCHIE: Oh yes, Mister Bygraves. MAX: You're looking very pleased with life, son. ARCHIE: Ah, but then, you see, I'm just off on my holidays. MAX: Are you, you oughta go abroad, son. That's the place. Lovely girls. Oooohh. ARCHIE: But then, you see, I don't speak the language, Mister B. MAX: You don't have to know the language, boy. All you wanna know is how they say 'Yes'. ARCHIE: Ah, but then, you see, suppose they say 'No'. MAX: That's the same in any language, a bash on the bonce! ARCHIE, Uh, but tell me, how do they say 'Yes'? MAX: Listen and I'll give you the benefit of my experience. ARCHIE: Thank you. MB: In Spain they say "Si Si!" AA: Do they really, Mister B ? MB: In France you'll hear "Oui Oui!" AA: Oh, I've heard that before MB: Every little Scotch girl says "Och Aye" AA: That's right, but what do all the girls say in Shanghai? MB: You would bring that up! MAX: But, Archie, tell me why, no matter how I try Girls will listen to my plea Say "Yes!" in any language to me When will you say "Si Si" ARCHIE: Oh, poor Mister Bygraves AA: Here, you know I'd like to go to Greece for my holiday. MB: Greece, yuh, nice place Greece, a lot o' Greeks there. AA: And how do they say 'Yes' in Greece, Mister B ? MB: Yes, yes, yes, well, uh, they must've 'ad a word for it. Now, we'll 'ave a lesson, boy, and we'll see what you've learnt. AA: All right. MB: In Spain they say AA: "Si Si" MB: Gracias MB: In France you'll hear AA: "Oui Oui" MB: Ooh la la AA: Aah MB: Every little Dutch girl says AA: "Ya Ya" MB: That is good, mein Archie MB: Every little Danish girl says AA: "Da" MB: Yes MAX: But, Archie, tell me why, no matter how I try Girls will listen to my plea Say "Yes!" in any language to me When will you say "Si Si, Si Si" for me When will they say "Si Si" (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2015) ******************** ALTERNATE VERSES: In Hindustan "Ug, Ug" Means "Okay, Babe, let's hug" Never was a Panamama who Told her Trinidaddy "No can do" On ev'ry Virgin Isle They say it with a smile But you never hear my plea Won't you say "Yes" in any language to me When will you say "Si, Si" *****

    


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