Saturday, May 23, 2015

Goin' Back to Rome

You can have New York.
I'll take the Coliseum
As I'll be in Rome.

"You can keep Madison Square Garden, give me the Coliseum." This wisp of a song, "Goin' Back to Rome" got one performance live in 1963, and is available on the super-hard-to-find "50th Anniversary Collection 1963" album. Here are the lyrics that I swiped off a website somewhere. I don't know what he's singing in the ?? parts either.

Well you know I'm lying 
But don't look at me with scorn.
Well you know I'm lying 
But don't look at me with scorn.
I'm going back to Rome
That's where I was born.

Buy me a ?? I can carry
Keep it for my friends.
Buy me a ?? I can carry
Keep it for my friends.
Don't go to Italy
All around the bend.

You can keep Madison Square Garden
Give me the Coliseum.
You can keep Madison Square Garden
Give me the Coliseum.
So I can see the gladiators,
Man I can always see 'em.





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