It Happened in Monterey


Lyrics by:  Billy Rose

Music by:  Mabel Wayne

Arranged By:  Nelson Riddle

From the Film:  King Of Jazz  (1930)

Label:  Capitol Records

Recorded:  January 12, 1956



It happened in Monterey, a long time ago, I met her in Monterey, in old Mexico

Stars and steel guitars and luscious lips, as red as wine

Broke somebody's heart and I'm afraid, that it was mine

It happened in Monterey, and without thinking twice

I left her and through away, the key to paradise

My indiscreet heart, longs for the sweetheart that I left in old Monterey.