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America!

ROSALIA:
Puerto Rico...
You lovely island...
Island of tropical breezes
Always the pineapples growing,
Always the coffee blossoms blowing...

ANITA: (sarcastically)
Puerto Rico...
You ugly island...
Island of tropic diseases
Always the hurricanes blowing,
Always the population growing...
And the money owing,
And the babies crying,
And the bullets flying.
I like the island Manhattan--
Smoke on your pipe and put that in!

ALL (except ROSALIA):
I like to be in America!
Okay by me in America!
Everything free in America
For a small fee in America!

ROSALIA:
I like the city of San Juan--

ANITA:
I know a boat you can get on

ROSALIA:
Hundreds of flowers in full bloom--

ANITA:
Hundreds of people in each room!

ALL (except ROSALIA):
Automobile in America
Chromium steel in America
Wire-spoke wheel in America--
Very big deal in America!

ROSALIA:
I'll drive a Buick through San Juan--

ANITA:
If there's a road you can drive on

ROSALIA:
I'll give my cousins a free ride--

ANITA:
How you get all of them inside?

ALL (except ROSALIA):
Immigrant goes to America
Many hellos in America
Nobody knows in America
Puerto Rico's in America!

ROSALIA:
When I will go back to San Juan--

ANITA:
When you will shut up and get gone?

ROSALIA:
I'll give them new washing machine--

ANITA:
What have they got there to keep clean?

ALL (except ROSALIA):
I like the shores of America
Comfort is yours in America
Knobs on the doors in America
Wall-to-wall floors in America!

ROSALIA:
I'll bring a TV to San Juan--

ANITA:
If there's a current to turn on

ROSALIA:
Everyone there will give big cheer!

ANITA:
Everyone there will have moved here!

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