Isle of Capri

Words & Music by Jimmy Kennedy & Will Grosz
Recorded by Frank Sinatra, 1958

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`Twas on the Isle of Capri that I found her,

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Beneath the shade of an old walnut tree;

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Oh, I can still see the flow'rs bloomin' round her

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Where we met on the Isle of Capri.

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She was as sweet as a rose at the dawning,

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But somehow fate hadn't meant her for me;

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And though I sailed with the tide in the morning,

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Still my heart's on the Isle of Capri.


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Summertime was nearly over, blue Italian sky above;

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I said "Lady, I'm a rover, can you spare a sweet word of love?"

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She whispered softly "It's best not to linger."

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And then as I kissed her hand I could see,

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She wore a lovely meatball on her finger

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'Twas goodbye at the Villa Capri.

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