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Q (Frank Staplin) Lyr Add: Isle of Capri (Jimmy Kennedy, W. Grosz) (16) Lyr Add: Isle of Capri 12 Oct 14

Wilhelm Grosz, music; Jimmie Kennedy, lyrics; 1934

Somewhere far away, over Naples Bay,
I heard a quaint lover's story,
Its magic thrill holds a spell on me still,
It's a story old, and that's been sadly told
Down by the shore in the moonlight
How love began for a girl and a man.

'Twas on the Isle of Capri that I found her,
Beneath the shade of an old walnut tree.
Oh, I can still see the flowers blooming 'round her,
Where we met on the Isle of Capri.

She was as sweet as the rose of the dawning
But somehow fate hadn't meant her for me.
And tho' I sailed with the tide in the morning,
Still my heart's on the Isle of Capri.

Summertime was nearly over,
Blue Italian skies above,
I said, "Lady, I'm a rover,
Can you spare a sweet word of love?"
She whispered softly, " 'Tis best not to linger."
Then as I kissed her hand I could see
She wore a plain golden ring on her finger,
'Twas goodbye to the Isle of Capri.

Ray Noble, vocal Al Bowlly

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