Eydie Gorme - Blame It On The Bossa Nova

EYDIE GORME


Blame It On The Bossa Nova Lyrics

Blame It On the Bossa Nova
Eydie Gorme
Written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil

- Peaked at # 7 in March, 1963

Note the woefully out-of-tune organ in the instrumental break of this song. Eydie Gorme
later tried a unsuccessful sequel nine months later called "Can't Get over the Bossa
Nova." Around the same time, Elvis had a related Top 10 hit, "Bossa Nova Baby" in October
of the same year. The phrase "bossa nova" means "new wave" in Portuguese.


I was at a dance when he caught my eye
Standin' all alone lookin' sad and shy
We began to dance, swaying' to and fro
And soon I knew I'd never let him go

Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love

(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Now was it the tune?)
Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
(The dance of love)



Now I'm glad to say I'm his bride to be
And we're gonna raise a family
And when our kids ask how it came about
I'm gonna say to them without a doubt

Blame it on the bossa nova with its magic spell
Blame it on the bossa nova that he did so well
Oh, it all began with just one little dance
But then it ended up a big romance
Blame it on the bossa nova
The dance of love

(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Now was it the tune? )
Yeah, yeah, the bossa nova
(The dance of love)

(Now was it the moon?)
No, no, the bossa nova
(Or the stars above?)
FADE
No, no, the bossa nova

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