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South Of The Border
Jimmy Kennedy / Michael Carr // 1939

South of the border, down Mexico way
That's where I fell in love, when the stars above came out to play
And now as I wander, my thoughts ever stray
South of the border, down Mexico way

She was a picture in old Spanish lace
Just for a tender while he kissed a smile upon her face
'Cause it was fiesta and they were so gay
South of the border, down Mexico way

Then she sighed as she whispered, "mañana"
Never dreaming that they were parting
And he lied as he whispered, "mañana"
'Cause their tomorrow never came

South of the border, I rode back one day
There in a veil of white, by the candlelight, she knelt to pray
The mission bells told me that I mustn't stay
South of the border, Mexico way

Ay Ay Ay Ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay

Then she sighed as she whispered, "mañana"
Never dreaming that they were parting
And he lied as he whispered, "mañana"
For that tomorrow never came

South of the border, I rode back one day
There in a veil of white, by the candlelight, she knelt to pray
The mission bells told me that I mustn't stay
South of the border, down Mexico way

Ay Ay Ay Ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay
Ay Ay Ay Ay