Angelina

Words and Music by : Irving Burgie

Recorded by Harry Belafonte:
Recording date: June 16, 1961
Playing time: 3:53
45: 47-9370, VP-4-2388, 3-20375
LP : LSP-2388, LPM-9940, AYL1-3860, CAS-2599, PJL1-8103, ADEH282127LP, HB7015, CCSLP-186SRS.585, PJL-27500, 73905, SDL003,
Tape: FTP-1093
CD: 29454, BVCP-8002, 07863-58555-2, CD15094, 07863-53860-2, B93001, CD66057, RMB75089, SACD1203, 74321-43683-2, 07863-67403-2, GSS515374321-10730-2CDS51020, ND90562, PD89796, 74321-62230-2, 74321-86210-2, 07863-68097-2, 796961, CD66112, 74321-97545-2, 74321-84443-2, BB6100250801, GSS5336, 82876-66951-2, 74321-13952-2, 82876-69242-2, RGMCD071


Also recorded by:
Irving Burgie Angel 52222, VLT-15170


Lyrics:

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
I say Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea


Yes it's so long since I've been home
Seems like there's no place to roam
Well I've sailed around the Horn
I've been from San Josť up to Baffin Bay
And I've rode out many a storm

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea


Well I've heard the bawdy tunes
I've been in honky tonk saloons
I took my liquor by the vat
Well I stayed on call for a rousing brawl
Home was where I hung my hat

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea


Now I've courted many a girl
I've been in ports all around the world
But my rambling days are done
I've been from Curacao up to Tokyo
And I've found there's only one

And she is Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea

(orchestral part)
Yes it's so long since I've been home
Seems like there's no place to roam
Well I've sailed around the Horn
I've been from San Josť up to Baffin Bay
And I've rode out many a storm

And she is Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
All together now
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
Once again now:
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
A little softer
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea
A little softer
Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea

Angelina, Angelina, please bring down your concertina
And play a welcome for me 'cause I'll be coming home from sea