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Angelina
Out Of The Woodwork V
May 28, 2004 by Gary E. Andrews
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Chords:
G 32OOO3
C/G bass 332O1O
D XXO232
D7 XXO212
(1) OOO21O

Angelina, Your cantina,
Is so cool.
I want to stay here,
All day.
Y siesta.
Y fiesta.
Just we two.
But you know why
I can't pay.

I'll do you dishes
And I'll feed your horses hay.
I long for kisses.
Please don't make me go away.

Angelina, Your cantina,
In moonlight.
I could stay here,
All night.
No, caliente'.
Si, picante'.
It's so hot!
Angelina, come quickly!
See the sun rise!

I'll fix your windows,
If you'll only let me stay.
I want to hold you.
Please don't send me away.

Angelina.
Oh! Angelina!
Oh! Angelina, let me stay.

Angelina, Your cantina,
Is in flames.
Why didn't you tell me
You wanted to get away?
We'll go
To Rio,
And dance the night away!
We'll make a new life
In Angelina's Cafe.

I'll do you dishes
And I'll feed your horses hay.
I long for kisses.
Please don't make me go away.

Angelina.
Oh! Angelina!
Oh! Angelina, let me stay.

Angelina, Your cantina,
Is so cool.
I want to stay here,
All day.
Y siesta.
Y fiesta.
Just we two.
(Fade)

More Info...
Angelina May 28, 2004 by Gary E. Andrews
All Rights Reserved For The Globe

Awake in the wee hours, yet again, and "Angelina" came to me. It was easy to effect a Hispanic accent (Antonio Banderas-like, or I thought so) on some lines, like, "I want to stay here, all day."

Why doing her dishes came to me I don't know, but that began to form the vision that he is Angelina's handyman, and she his love interest. The line about feeding the horses came to me in the second verse. I moved it to the first to get those chores closer together, to convey earlier in the song what their relationship is.

I was trying for Spanish words, "siesta" (nap or sleep?), "fiesta" (feast, festival or party?), "caliente'" (hot to the touch), "picante'" (hot to taste, due to spiciness, or, metaphorically, in love), and "y" (pronounced "ee," meaning 'and.')

Calling her name three times gives the change of dynamics that refreshes the listeners' interest. This, with a simplistic instrumental interlude, enables a third repetition of the musical movement of the first and second verses to finish. I do the bass riff three times just because my impulse is that it anticipates a change after the first two.

The final verse handily completes the story, with Angelina possibly burning the cantina, he joking, "Why didn't you tell me wanted to get away?" and the two going off to Rio and opening Angelina's Cafe'.

I see a lovely girl, a handsome man, all very romantic. Then he draws a red silk hand kerchief from his white suitcoat, takes off rose-colored glasses to clean them, and we see he's an old, poverty-stricken man, and Angelina is an overweight, middle-aged woman. The bell rings as she exits the cantina with a bag of garbage in her hand, the cantina a tawdry little joint. He puts the glasses bac on and the young man in the tailored suit runs to help lovely Angelina with her gaily-wrapped packages. It's his fantasy. And mine.