Catana (from Captain From Castille)

 

Written by:  Alfred Newman

Written by:  Eddie DeLange

Arranged By:  Axel Stordahl

From the Album:  Columbia Years, 1943-1952

Label:  Columbia Records

Recorded:  December 26, 1947

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Catana, what goddess gave you the name

That has this heart of mine so aflame?

Tell me, Catana, what heaven gave you your eyes?

What elfin fiddler plays for your sighs?

 

Fashioned of Venus, that is your form and your face,

Two clinging vines for arms, hold me in tender embrace.

While the mood poses from lips made of roses,

Each word opposes all else but love,

Catana, like a Madonna, you I'll adore forevermore.

 

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While the mood poses from lips made of roses,

Each word opposes all else but love,

Catana, like a Madonna, you I'll adore forevermore.