Tico-TicoWords & Music by Aloysio Oliveira & Jose Abreu
English lyric by Ervin Drake*
Recorded by The Andrews Sisters, 1943
Am F Am F E7 Oh Tico Tico tick! Oh Tico Tico tock! F E7 Bm7-5 E7 Fdim Am This Tico Tico he's the cuckoo in my clock. Am7 F Dm7 F Am Am+7 And when he says: "Cuckoo!" he means it's time to woo; Am7 E7 Bm7-5 Cdim Bm7-5 E7 It's Tico time for all the lovers in the block. Am F Am F E7 I've got a heavy date, a tete-a-tete at eight, F E7 Bm7-5 E7 Fdim Am So speak, oh Tico, tell me is it getting late? Am7 F Dm7 F Am Am+7 If I'm on time, "Cuckoo" but if I'm late, "Woo-woo!" Am7 E7 Bm7-5 E7 Fdim Am G The one my heart has gone to may not want to wait! Bridge: Fdim C C/B Am7 Am7/G F For just a birdie, and a birdie who goes nowhere, Dm7 G Cdim G7 Cdim CM7/6 C He knows of ev'ry Lovers' Lane and how to go there; G C CM7 Dm7 G7 For in affairs of the heart, my Tico's terribly smart, Cdim G Cdim Dm7 G/B C He tells me: "Gently, sen - ti - ment' - ly at the start!" Fdim C C/B Am7 Am7/G F Oh, oh, I hear my little Tico Tico calling, Dm7 G Cdim G7 Cdim CM7/6 C Because the time is right and shades of night are fall - ing. C7 F Dm Dm7 Fdim C I love that not-so-cuckoo cuckoo in the clock: G Cdim G7 G/B Fdim C Tico Tico Tico Tico Tico tock.
*Lyrics as provided to www.thepeaches.com by author Ervin Drake. Suggested by recent visitor Bob in Devon England