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"I Love Lucy" Lyrics
| I Love Lucy | Straw Hat Song | Lady In Red |
| Cuban Pete | Friendship |




"Friendship"
was just one of the memorable songs sung on "I Love Lucy".

Desi Arnaz usually took over most of the musical scores as Ricky Ricardo - usually in his club Tropicana or Club Babalu. "I Love Lucy" incorporated a lot of song in many episodes, especially the ones when Lucy eventually gets her chance in showbiz, when Ricky performs at the club, or, those talent shows and charity benefits that "I Love Lucy" characters got into a lot.



Above, Lucy and Ricky perform
"Under The Bamboo Tree", a regular vaudeville number.

The audience knew that Lucy Ricardo's voice was not always in tune...Desi usually took the spotlight in all the musical numbers. In fact, in a few of Lucy's past films including "Too Many Girls", her singing was dubbed.

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I LOVE LUCY

I love Lucy and she loves me
We're as happy as two can be
Sometimes we quarrel but then
How we love making up again

Lucy kisses like no one can
She's my Mrs. and I'm her man
And life is heaven you see
'cause I love Lucy
Yes I love Lucy
and Lucy loves me

STRAW HAT SONG

Whenever Old Man Trouble makes trouble arise
Just put a big straw hat over your eyes
You'll never see the circumstance making you frown
If you just push your eyes under the crown

Life can be a simple thing
A simple thing
To laugh and sing
Get yourself a hat of straw
And put it on
Don't take it off

And when the landlord tells you the rent's in arrears
A big straw hat over your ears
You'll never hear the dialog tragically grim
If you just push your ears under the brim

So life can be a simple thing
A simple thing to laugh and sing
Get yourself a hat of straw
Put it on
Don't take it off
And pretty soon your troubles will come to an end
Because you will not see or hear it my friend
To visualize permanent sun in the skies
(Just put) a big straw hat, big straw hat over your eyes

LADY IN RED

Oh the lady in red is as fresh as a daisy when the town is in bed
Dancing and dining and shining with originality
She's very proper
She's nothing more than a pal
Oh me and oh my
You'll never stop her
She'll be a dangerous gal
If she ever met the right guy

Oh the lady in red
The fellas are crazy for the lady in red
She's a bit gaudy but lord what a pretty personality

Say have you ever met the girl who's the toast of the town
A work of art without a question
You better write her number down, you fools.

CUBAN PETE/SALLY SWEET

They call me Cuban Pete
I'm the King of the Rumba beat
When I play the marracas
I go chick-chicky-boom
chick-chicky-boom

Yes, Sir, I'm Cuban Pete
I'm the craze of my native street
when I start to dance
everything goes chick-chicky-boom
chick-chicky-boom

There Senoritas they sing
and how they swing
with this rumbero
it's very nice so full of spice
and when they dance and they bring a happy ring of vaqueros
singing a song all the day long

So if you like the beat
take a lesson from Cuban Pete
and I'll teach you to chick-chicky-boom
chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom

Si, Senorita, I know that you will like the chicky boom chick
'cause it's the dance of Latin romance
and Cuban Pete doesn't teach you
in a hurry like Arthur Murray
I come from Havanah and there's always manana

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They call me Sally Sweet
I'm the Queen of Delancy Street
When I start to dance everything goes chick-chicky-boom
chick-chicky-boom

Excuse me Mister Pete

have the Cubans a different beat
if they have will you teach me to chick
chick-chicky-boom chick-chicky-boom

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Si, Senorita, I know that you will like the chicky boom chick
It's very nice so full of spice
I place my hand your hip and if you will just give me your hand
then we shall try just you and I


FRIENDSHIP

Friendship
If you're ever in a jam, here I am
If you're ever in a mess, S-O-S
If you ever feel so happy, you land in jail; I'm your bail.
It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships have been forgot,
Ours will still be hot.

If you're ever up a tree, phone to me.
If you're ever down a well, ring my bell.
If you ever lose your teeth, and you're out to dine... borrow mine.
It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships have been forgate,
Ours will still be great.

If they ever black your eyes, put me wise.
If they ever cook your goose, turn me loose.
If they ever put a bullet through your brain... I'll complain.
It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship.
When other friendships have been forgit,
Ours will still be it.

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