John Downing

John Downing

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Flirting In A Foreign Language

Written By: John A Downing, Janet L Snare

FLIRTING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
(c) 2006 JOHN A DOWNING / JANET L SNARE

VERSE 1
I WENT DOWN SOUTH TO MAZATLAN
LOOKING FOR SOME SUN AND A CHANGE OF SCENE
KNEW A HANDFUL OF SPANISH WORDS
BUT NOT WHAT MANY OF THEM MEANED
I SAW THIS GIRL AT A FRUIT STAND
HEAVEN IN A MANGO DRESS
AND THOUGH MY SILVER TONGUE WAS TIED
LORD I STILL FELT BLESSED SO I SAID

CHORUS
HEY HEY SENORITA
I WANNA SAY I'M PLEASED TO MEET YA
HOLA CHIQUITITA
YOU ARE MUY BIEN BONITA
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND
BUT REALISE YOU HAVE ME AT A DISADVANTAGE
I'M FLIRTING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

VERSE 2
WELL SHE TURNED ROUND, AND SMILED AT ME
WAITING ON MY NEXT LINE EXPECTANTLY
I TOLD HER SHE HAD PRETTY ALMOND EYES
HOLDING UP BRAZIL NUTS TO HELP ME IMPROVISE
AT FIRST I WONDERED IF SHE THOUGHT I'D LOST MY MIND
BUT WHEN SHE LAUGHED OUT LOUD I KNEW THAT WE'D BE FINE, YEAH I SAID

CHORUS
HEY HEY SENORITA
I WANNA SAY I'M PLEASED TO MEET YA
HOLA CHIQUITITA
YOU ARE MUY BIEN BONITA
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND
BUT REALISE YOU HAVE ME AT A DISADVANTAGE
I'M FLIRTING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

SOLO

BRIDGE
AND THEN SHE SAID IN A SOUTHERN DRAWL "YOU LOCAL BOYS ARE CUTE"
BUT I'VE ONLY BEEN LEARNING TO SPEAK MEXICAN FOR A WEEK OR TWO
(SPOKEN: TURNS OUT SHE WAS FROM GEORGIA ALL ALONG. ONTO ME RIGHT FROM THE START)

CHORUS
HEY HEY SENORITA
I WANNA SAY I'M PLEASED TO MEET YA
HOLA CHIQUITITA
YOU ARE MUY BIEN BONITA
I DON'T KNOW IF YOU UNDERSTAND
BUT REALISE YOU HAVE ME AT A DISADVANTAGE
I'M FLIRTING IN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE

(SPOKEN: ADIOS AMIGOS)