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 Hernando's Hideaway
Words and Music by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross - 1954
Number 1 on the Hit Parade in 1954, played for 14 weeks.
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8-beat intro.  Play 4-beats for each cell, reading from left to right.
This song is in the key of Fm.
I know a dark secluded place,  A place where no one knows your face,
A glass of wine, a fast embrace,  It's called Hernando's Hideaway.  Olay!
All you see are silhouettes,  And all you hear are castanets,
And no one cares how late it gets,  Not at Hernando's Hideaway.  Olay!
(2 measure instrumental)  At the Golden Fingerbowl or anyplace you go,
(2 measure instrumental)  You will meet your Uncle Max and ev'ry one you know,
(2 measure instrumental)  But if you go to the spot that I am thinkin' of,
You will be free, to gaze at me, and talk of love.
Just knock three times and whisper low,  That you and I were sent by Joe,
Then strike a match and you will know,  You're at Hernando's Hideaway.  Olay!

Arranged by Jim Bottorff
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