Anything You Can Do Banana Boat (Oomba-Oomba-Oomba)
Written by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
© 1954 Ardmore Music Corp.

Released on Capitol 2776
Recorded March 10, 1954
Orchestra conducted by Nelson Riddle
Running Time: 2 mins 53 secs

Lyrics:
Oomba-oomba-oomba, Banana Boat
Take me, take me far away
Send your boat amigo
And when you float amigo
Float me to the USA

I see big white boat come in today, Si?
I go to boat and I say, Si?
Send your boat amigo
And when you float amigo
Float me to the USA

Oomba-oomba-oomba, Banana Boat
Take me, take me to the USA
Oomba-oomba-oomba, Banana Boat
Things are not so cool in San Jose
I will sell my chickens and my Nanny goat
Then Iíll pay you what you say
Send your boat amigo
And when you float amigo
Float me to the USA

How many pesos to New York, please?
You think they like me in New York, please?
I have nice maracas, I shake my maracas
Maybe then they let me stay

If I had a pen Iíd write New York a note
Friendly neighbor on her way
Send your boat amigo
And when you float amigo
Float me to the USA

I got the figure to succeed, Si?
And look is guaranteed, Si?
When they want some loviní
Iíll be just like an oven
I have just what Yankee need

Oomba-oomba-oomba, Banana Boat
Take me, take me to the USA
Oomba-oomba-oomba, Banana Boat
Things are not so cool in San Jose
I will sell my chickens and my Nanny goat
Then Iíll pay you what you say
Send your boat amigo
And when you float amigo
Float me to the USA

Float me to the USA
Float me to the USA