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The wind is in from Africa
Last night I couldn't sleep
Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here, Carey
But it's really not my home
My fingernails are filthy, I got beach tar on my feet
And I miss my clean white linen and my fancy French cologne
Oh, Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
And I'll put on some silver (I'll put on some silver)
Oh, you're a mean old daddy, but I like you fine

Come on down to the mermaid café
And I will buy you a bottle of wine
And we'll laugh and toast to nothing
And smash our empty glasses down
Let's have a round for these freaks and these soldiers
A round for these friends of mine
Let's have another round for the bright red devil
Who keeps me in this tourist town
Come on, Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
I'll put on some silver (I'll put on some silver)
Oh, you're a mean old daddy, but I like you
I like you, I like you, I like you

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Maybe I'll go to Amsterdam
Or maybe I'll go to Rome
And rent me a grand piano
And put some flowers 'round my room
But let's not talk about fare-thee-wells now
The night is a starry dome
And they're playin' that scratchy rock and roll
Beneath the Matalla moon
Come on, Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
And I'll put on some silver (I'll put on some silver)
You're a mean old daddy, but I like you

The wind is in from Africa
Last night I couldn't sleep
Oh, you know it sure is hard to leave here
But it's really not my home
Maybe it's been too long at times
Since I was ramblin' down in the street
Now they got me used to that clean white linen
And that fancy French cologne
Oh, Carey, get out your cane (Carey, get out your cane)
I'll put on my finest silver (I'll put on my finest silver)
We'll go to the mermaid café, have fun tonight
I said, oh, you're a mean old daddy, but you're out of sight

Writer(s): MITCHELL JONI

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