If You Ever Get to Rio

Lyrics and music by V. J. Pacilio

I’ve been a lot of places…Seen a lot of faces,
Got pictures of some pretty scenes!
I’ve sailed in California and I’ve skied in Maine,
and I’ve Mardi Gra’d in New Orleans!
I’ve been to Waikiki, I’ve been across the sea,
saw Europe on ten bucks a day!
But still my heart belongs ..to that city of songs..,
on the shores of Guanabarra Bay.

(So) If you ever get to Rio…..Say “hello” for me.
(I aint knocken’ this land of ours, cause it surely is “the land of the free”)
But if you ever get to Rio..you’re gonna see why I say,
‘I know I’m never gonna be the same, ‘til I’m back on Guanabarra Bay’!

In Rio De Janeiro…where Carioca’s play,
the Samba music echoes thru the night.. ‘til the early hours of the day……
In Rio De Janeiro…the people laugh and they sing.
They know what happiness is all about..where life can be a beautiful thing!

So if you ever get to Rio…tell everybody you see…
from Ipanima cross to Copa Cabana,
that they haven’t seen the last of me!!
And when I get back down to Rio…I’m gonna laugh and I’ll sing,
And feel what happiness is all about, where life can be a beautiful thing!

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In Rio De Janeiro…Where Carioca’s play,
the Samba music echoes thru the night.. ‘til the early hours of the day…..
In Rio De Janeiro…where people laugh and sing…
and know what happiness is all about where life is such a beautiful thing!

So if you ever get to Rio…tell all the people you see e e,
from Corcovado to the streets of Leblon,
that they haven’t seen the last of me!
And when I get back down to Rio…I’m gonna laugh and I’ll sing
and see what happiness is all about, where life can be a beautiful thing.

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One response to “If You Ever Get to Rio

  1. Very nice and easy listening music with a bit of Jimmy Buffet sound to it. I enjoyed it but do not know who the singer is. From Pete Goddard, St Pete, FL email = pagoda1967@yahoo.com 8/30/14 Thank you!

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