ROAD TO MOROCCO

ROAD TO MOROCCO
ROAD TO MOROCCO
Song
Jimmy Van Heusen
Johnny Burke
Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Dorothy Lamour
Paramount Music Corporation
On the Road to Morocco
The “Road to Morocco” starts as a Coney Island attraction and becomes the adventure in North Africa. Note the different lyrics for the film as compared with the sheet music.

A. Sheet music Version

Let’s meet on the road to Morocco,
Instead of the tunnel of love.
The desert night, the Arab tents, the harem atmosphere,
It’s the best attraction Coney Island has this year.
Let’s meet on the road to Morocco,
Though our Brooklyn moon shines above,
I’ll whisper how I love you to the strains of native flutes,
And your arms will thrill me more all the chute-the-chutes.
Tell the gang so they won’t hang around,
Like Webster’s Dictionary we’re Morocco bound.

Let’s meet on the road to Morocco,
Let’s dream for the price of a dime.
We’ll ride the magic carpet that looks absolutely real,
Don’t you think that’s more romantic than the Ferris wheel?
Let’s meet on the road to Morocco,
It beats Central Park any time,
The funny streets are nice and dark, the music is unique,
You can be the kidnapped girl and I can be the sheik.
Tell the gang so they won’t hang around,
Like Webster’s Dictionary we’re Morocco bound.

B. Movie Version

We’re off on the Road to Morocco,
This taxi is tough on the spine.
Where we’re going, how we’re going,
How can we be sure?
I’ll lay you 8 to 5 that we meet Dorothy Lamour.

We’re off on the Road to Morocco,
and on to the end of the line.
I hear this country’s where they do
the dance of seven veils,
We’d tell you more but we would have
the censor on our tails,

We certainly do get around,
Like Webster’s Dictionary we’re Morocco-bound.

We’re off on the Road to Morocco,
Look out, well clear the way, ’cause here we come.
the ——- sleep on nails and saw their wives in half,
it seems to me there should be
easier ways to get a laugh.

We’re off on the Road to Morocco,
and somewhere I feel kind of numb.
For any villains we may meet
we haven’t any fear,
Paramount will protect us
’cause we’re signed for five more years.
We certainly do get around,
[spoken] Like a complete set of Shakespeare
that you get at the corner drugstore for a dollar-ninety-eight,
[sung] we’re Morocco-bound.
[spoken] or like a volume of Omar Khayyam
you buy in a department store
at Christmastime for your cousin Julia,
[sung] we’re Morocco-bound.

Morocco
ROAD TO MOROCCO