Mr. President ~ original album circa 1962

They Love Me ~ Kaye Ballard 
Oh! What a trip! 
What a wonderful trip! 
And to think that I was worried 
at the start of the trip! 
I must confess that I was filled with doubt 
but there was really nothing to worry about!
 
They love me, they love me! 
I'm welcome everywhere with open arms! 
They love me, they love me! 
I never knew I had so many charms!
 
In Pakistan they took me sailing on a lovely lake 
In India they let be see a mongoose kill a snake 
because they love me, they love me 
an' they want me to come back again!
 
They love me, they love me! 
In Tokyo they think that I'm a "dream"  
They claimed me an' named me 
"America's Ambassador Supreme"
 
They always have a banquet 
on the day that I arrive 
In Borneo they made me eat 
an octopus "alive!"
Because they love me? . . . they love me 
an' they want me to come back again!
 
They love me, they love me! 
With every place I visit it's the same! 
They meet me, an' greet me! 
With every kind of present you can name!
 
A chieftain in New Guinea 
with his forehead painted "red"  
presented me with a poison arrow 
an' a "shrunken head"
Because they love me . . . oh they love me 
an' they want me to come back again!
 
They love me, they love me! 
I smile when I'm presented with a key! 
In Thailand 'twas my land 
I spent a happy day from two to three!
 
The day I left Arabia 
my seat was full of bumps . . . 
They made me ride a camel 
where I sat between the humps!
Because they love me . . . they love me 
an' they want me to come back
they want me to come back
they want me to come back again!
 
Words and Music by Irving Berlin
The Best of Irving Berlin's Songs from 'Mr. President'
Performed by Kaye Ballard
with Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra
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Produced for records by Hugo & Luigi
Orchestrations by Philip J. Lang
Vocal Arrangements by Ray Charles
With Mitchell Ayres' Orchestra & the Ray Charles Singers
Also with Kaye Ballard and Sandy Stewart
Recorded in Webster Hall, New York City
Recording Engineer: Bob Simpson
Recorded October 1st, 1962

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