Who Sang The Carioca? Mel Tormé & The Marty Paich Dek-Tette

Release information
Release Date: 1990
length: 3:19
Some other versions of "The Carioca"

Lyrics
Say, have you seen a Carioca?
It's not a foxtrot or a polka
It has a little bit of new rhythm, a blue rhythm that sighs

It has a meter that is tricky
A bit of wicked wacky-wicky
But when you dance it with a new love, there's a true love in her eye

You dream of a new Carioca
Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
You dream of a new Carioca
When music and lights are gone we say goodbye

Two heads together, they say are better than one
Two heads together, that's how the dance is begun
Two arms around you and lips, that's why I'm yours and you are mine
And you are mine

Now that you've done the Carioca
You'll never care to do the Polka
And then you'll realize the blue hula and bamboola are through

Tomorrow morning you'll discover
You're just a Carioca lover
And when you dance it with each new love, there'll be true love just for you

Now you'll dream of a new Carioca
Its theme is a kiss and a sigh
You'll dream of a new Carioca
When music and lights are gone and we're saying goodbye
Goodbye

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Lulu’s Back in Town
  • 2 They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • 3 Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 4 The Way You Look Tonight
  • 5 A Foggy Day
  • 6 Lullaby of Birdland
  • 7 The Lady Is a Tramp
  • 8 Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
  • 9 When April Comes Again
  • 10 A Fine Romance
  • 11 Cheek to Cheek
  • 12 Let’s Face the Music and Dance
  • 13 The Piccolino
  • 14 The Blues
  • 15 Top Hat, White Tie and Tails
  • 16 Something’s Gotta Give
  • 17 The Carioca
  • 18 Sing for Your Supper
  • 19 When the Sun Comes Out
  • 20 I Love to Watch the Moonlight
  • 21 I Like to Recognize the Tune
  • 22 Keeping Myself for You
  • 23 Fascinatin’ Rhythm

  • Release information
    label: Giants of Jazz
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 8004883530106
    script: Latin