cowboy copas – “filipino baby”

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Filipino Baby
Lloyd ‘Cowboy’ Copas
1946 King Records Inc. Nashville, TN.
Transcriber: Awcantor@aol.com

When the warship left Manila
Sailing proudly o’er the sea, deep blue sea Ê
All the sailor’s hearts were filled with fond regret

Looking backward to this island
Where they’d spent such happy hours, happy hours
Makin’ love to every pretty girl they met

When up stepped a little sailor
With his bright eyes all aglow, all aglow
Sayin’, ‘Take a look at my gal’s photograph’ Ê

Then the sailors gathered ’round him
Just to look upon her face, smilin’ face
And he said, ‘I love my dark-faced, Filipino’ Ê

She’s my Filipino baby
She’s my treasure and my pet, lovin’ pet
Her teeth are bright n’ pearly Ê
And her hair is black as jet

Oh, her lips are sweet as honey
And her heart is pure I know, yes I know
And he said, ‘I love my dark faced Filipino’ Ê

Then one day he whispered, ‘Darlin’,
I’ll come back from Caroline, South Caroline
I’ll come back to claim the only girl I love

And that night there was a wedding
While the ship’s crew gathered ’round, all around
And he wed his little dark-faced Filipino

She’s my Filipino baby
She’s my treasure, she’s my pet, lovin’ pet
You bet!

And her teeth are bright an’ pearly
And her hair is black as jet
Oh her lips are sweet as honey
And her heart is pure, I know, yes I know
Pure as snow!

And he said, ‘I love my dark faced Filipino’

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