What is Mambo?
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What are the lyrics to the song 'Mambo Italiano'?
The song Mambo Italiano has an Italian title and English lyrics. The reason lies in the English-speaking audiences for which it is intended, as a 1954-released composition by New Jersey-born composer and lyricist Bob Merrill (May 17, 1921 - February 17, 1998) and a recording by Kentucky-born cabaret singer Rosemary Clooney (May 23, 1928 - June 29, 2002). The lyrics take the following, original form: A girl went back to Napoli because she missed the scenery, the native dances, and the charming songs. But, wait a minute! Something's wrong! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Go, go, go! You mixed up siciliano! All you Calabraise-a do the mambo like crazy. Hey mambo! Don't wanna tarantella! Hey, mambo! No more-a mozzarella! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Try an enchilada with a fish baccala and then-a! Hey, gumba! I love-a how you dance rhumba! But take-a some advice, paisano! Learn how to mambo! If you gonna be a square, you ain't-a gonna go nowhere! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Go, go, Joe! Shake like-a Giovanno! E lo che se dice: Get you happy in the feets when you Mambo Italiano! Shake-a Baby! Shake-a! 'Cause I love-a when you take-a me! Mama say, "Stop-a or I'm gonna go to papa!" And-a hey, chadrool! You don't-a have to go to school! Just make-a with a big bambino! It's-a like a vino. Kid, you good-a lookin', but you don't-a know what's cookin' till you... . Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Hey, mambo! Mambo Italiano! Ho, ho, ho! you mixed up siciliano. It's-a so delish-a. Ev'rybody come! Capisce? How to Mambo Italiano-o-o-o-o-o! 'Ats nice! Unh!