It's Nice To Go Trav'ling
Words:Sammy Cahn
Music:Jimmy Heusen
Performed By:  Frank Sinatra
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Lyrics by:  Sammy Cahn
Music by:  Jimmy Van Heusen
Arranged By:  Billy May
From the Album:  Come Fly With Me  (1958)
Label:  Capitol Records
Recorded:  October 8, 1957
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It's very nice to go trav'lin' to Paris, London, and Rome
It's oh, so nice to go trav'lin'
But it's so much nicer, yes, it's so much nicer to come home
 
It's very nice to just wander the camel route to Iraq
It's oh, so nice to just wander
But it's so much nicer, yes it's oh, so nice to wander back
 
The mam'selles and frauleins, and the senoritas are sweet
But they can't compete 'cause they just don't have
What the models have on Madison Ave.
 
It's very nice to be footloose, with just a toothbrush and comb
It's oh, so nice to be footloose
But your heart starts singin' when you're homeward wingin' 'cross the foam
 
And you know your fate is where the Empire State is
All you contemplate is the view from Miss Liberty's dome
It's very nice to go trav'lin', but it's oh, so nice to come home
 

 
You will find the *maedchen * and the gay muchachas are rare
But they can't compare with that sexy line
That parades each day at Sunset and Vine
 
It's quite the life to play gypsy, and roam as Gypsies will roam
It's quite the life to play gypsy
But your heart starts singin' when you're homeward wingin' 'cross the foam
 
And the Hudson River makes you start to quiver like the latest
flivver
That's simply drippin' with chrome
It's very nice to go trav'ling but it's oh, so nice to come home
 
No more Customs
Burn the passport
No more packin'
And unpackin'
Light the home fires
Get my slippers
Make a pizza

NOTE: *maedchen" was confirmed by my pal Walter Vogel in Germany.  It 
means "girls" in German.
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