"South of the Border (Down Mexico Way)" as written by Michael Carr and Jimmy Kennedy....
South of the border - down Mexico way
That's where I fell in love, where 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, I kissed a smile - upon her face
'Cause it was fiesta - and we were so gay
South of the border - Mexico way

Then she smiled as she whispered "ma'ana"
Never dreaming that we were parting
Then I lied as a whispered "ma'ana"
'Cause our tomorrow never came

South of the border - I jumped back one day
There in a veil of white, by the candle light - she knelt to pray
The mission bells told me (ding-dong) - that I musn't stay
South of the border - Mexico way

Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

"South of the Border" as written by Mark Reinhardt Craig Honeycutt

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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