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Have you ever been down to Haiti when
The summer sun was sinkin' low
There's nothing but romance just everwhere you glance
And the native hearts are all aglow.

But when the Cuban Queen comes upon the scene
They all stare like a statue out of stone
When they realize what's before their eyes
The other girls are left all alone.

Down in the Caribbean it's not a dream you're seein'
When you get a glimpse of the lady with the charm
But from miles away you can see her sway
To the beat of the Cuban Conga line that forms.

Up in a tree so high way up in the sky
Sits a wide eyed monkey on a limb
He wonders why the people go to so much trouble
Just to try to be like him.

He doesn't understand that it's a lady's hand
That makes a heart feel so sublime
But before too long he starts singin' the song
And then he gets in the Conga line.

--- Instrumental ---

Columbus searched for spices but he missed the nicest
Part of the Caribbean
He didn't see the charms and the open arms
It was the gold that he was seein'.

Oh but I'm glad he missed the sweetest thing I've kissed
Cause we're on our honeymoon
I'm so sorry Chris to talk about you like this
But you were five hundred years too soon.

Down in the Caribbean it's not a dream you're seein'
When you get a glimpse of the lady with the charm
But from miles away you can see her sway
To the beat of the Cuban Conga line that forms...



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