A boy went back to Napoli
Because he missed the scenery
The native dances and the charming songs
But wait a minute, something's wrong

(Hey-hey)
Now it's hey, mambo, mambo italiano
Hey mambo, mambo italiano
Go, go, Joe you mixed up siciliano
All you calabrese do the mambo like a crazy and-
Hey mambo, don't wanna tarantella
Hey mambo, no more a mozzarella
Hey mambo, mambo italiano

Try an enchilada with the fishy baccalà and then a-
Hey cumpa', I love a how you dance a rhumba
But take-a some advice, paesano
Learn-a how to mambo
If you gonna be a square
You ain't a gonna go nowhere

Hey mambo, mambo italiano
Hey mambo, mambo italiano
Go, go, Joe, shake like a Giovanno
Hello, che si dice, getta happy in the feets-a when you
(Mambo) Mambo italiano

Shake-a baby, shake-a, 'cause I love-a when you take a-me

And-a hey jadrool you don't-a have to go to school
Just make-a with the beat bambino
It's-a like a vino
Kid, you good a lookin' but you don't a-know what's cookin' till you

Hey (hey)
Hey (hey)
Hey (hey)
Hey (hey)
Hey (hey)
Hey (hey)

Shake-a baby, shake-a,'cause I love it when you take-a me
By the pizzeria that's where I'm gonna be-a
Don't ya tell your mama
Mama's gonna tell-a papa
There's-a nothin' to it
Come on baby let's-a do it

Hey mambo, mambo italiano
Hey mambo, mambo italiano
Go, go, Joe, you mixed up siciliano
It's-a so delish-a, everybody gonna preshi-ada
Mambo italiano

(Hey mambo)
(Hey mambo)

(Do the mambo)


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