Hernando's Hideaway

Words & Music by Richard Adler & Jerry Ross
From the Broadway musical "The Pajama Game"
Recorded by Archie Bleyer, 1954

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I       know  a  dark se - clu - ded place,

A place where no one knows your face;

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A     glass  of  wine, a   fast embrace --

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It's called Hernando's Hideaway (o - le!)

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All you see  are  sil - hou - ettes,

And all you hear are castanets,

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And  no one cares how late it gets,

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Not at Hernando's Hideaway (o - le!)


At the golden finger bowl or anyplace you go,

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You will meet your uncle Max and ev'ryone you know;

But if you go to that spot that I am thinking of,

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   You will be free      to gaze at me   and talk of love.

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Just knock three times and whisper low

That you and I were sent by Joe,

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Then strike a  match and  you will know

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You're in Hernando's Hideaway (o - le!)

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