Song Lyric Sunday – May 3 2020 – Burrito /Fajita /Mexican /Tequila

song-lyric-sundayJim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs.

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This week’s prompt left me completely at a loss. I’ve never been to Mexico. I’ve never tried Tequila. I’ve never eaten Mexican food, and I couldn’t think of a song to fit.  What was I to do?

Then I remembered – It was a moonlit night in old Mexico.
I walked alone between some old adobe haciendas.
Suddenly, I heard the plaintive cry of a young Mexican girl

Song by Pat Boone

Speedy Gonzales

Lyrics

It was a moonlit night in old Mexico. 
I walked alone between some old adobe haciendas. 
Suddenly, I heard the plaintive cry of a young Mexican girl

You better come home, Speedy Gonzales
Away from tannery row
Stop all a your a-drinkin’
With that floozy named Flo
Come on home to your adobe
And slap some mud on the wall
The roof is leakin’ like a strainer
There’s loads a roaches in the hall

Speedy Gonzales, why don’t cha come home?
Speedy Gonzales, how come ya leave me all alone?

“Hey, Rosita – I hafta go shopping downtown for my mother
She needs some tortillas and chili peppers.”

Your doggy’s gonna have a puppy
And we’re runnin’ outta Coke
No enchiladas in the icebox
And the television’s broke
I saw some lipstick on your sweatshirt
I smelled some perfume in your ear
Well if you’re gonna keep on messin’
Don’t bring your business back a-here

Mmm, Speedy Gonzales, why don’t cha come home?
Speedy Gonzales, how come ya leave me all alone?

“Hey, Rosita – come quick 
Down at the cantina they giving green stamps with tequila!!”

Source: LyricFind

Songwriters: Buddy Kaye / David Hess / Ethel Lee

Speedy Gonzales lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Carlin America Inc

21 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – May 3 2020 – Burrito /Fajita /Mexican /Tequila

  1. I’m so sorry you have never had tequila or Mexican food. Holy cow! Both were like baby food to me. LOL! For not experiencing either, you chose a great tune! Green Stamps…we used to have them all over the place and us kids were responsible for licking them and putting them on the cards so our moms could get free merchandise. What a great memory! 🙂

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