Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York (125 W. 43rd. St., New York) : Harry Von Tilzer Music Publishing Co., ©1909

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[Verse 1]
Way down in Cuba where skies are clear,
Where it is summertime all of the year,
Dey has de lovinest dance I know,
Come along honey babe
And I’ll show you;
Get away closer hon,
Squeeze me tight,
Ragadag to de left den to de right,
Shake it up, shake it up, side by side,
Cuddle right up to me as we slide.
Aint it entrancin’, when you’re a dancin’,
Dat Cubanola glide.

Glide, Glide, keep on a glidin’,
Slide, Slide, keep on a slidin’,
Honey look into your baby’s eyes,
Throw your arms around me
Ain’t you glad you found me,
Tease, squeeze, lovin’ and wooin’
Oh babe, what are you doin’,
Ride to glory by your baby’s side,
When you do de Cubanola glide.

[Verse 2]
I’m goin’ crazy hon, hear dat band,
Aint It a daisy it’s certainly grand,
Never heard music like dat before
Rag it some more and we’ll Glide to glory,
Pucker you rosey lips lift de lid,
Slip me a lovin’ kiss O-Oh you kid,
Honey bunch, Honey bunch, whisper low,
Tell me you love me babe
Let me know.
I feel so spoony, I’m goin’ looney,
Don’t ever let me go.



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