Rosalia: Puerto Rico...
You lovely island ...
Island of tropical breezes
Always the pineapples growing,
Always the coffee blossoms blowing...
Anita (mockingly): 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!
Others (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 can 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!
(The girls dance around Rosalia.)
Rosalia: I'll bring a TV to San Juan.
Anita: If there's a current to turn on!
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!