ROSALIA Puerto Rico, You lovely island . . . Island of tropical breezes. Always the pineapples growing, Always the coffee blossoms blowing . . .
ANITA 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 I like to be in America! O.K. by me in America! Ev'rything 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 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. [ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/america-lyrics-wand-betty.html ]
ANITA If there's a road you can drive on.
ROSALIA I'll give my cousins a free ride.
ANITA How you get all of them inside?
ALL Immigrant goes to America, Many hellos in America; Nobody knows in America Puerto Rico's in America!
ROSALIA I'll bring a T.V. to San Juan.
ANITA If there a current to turn on!
ROSALIA I'll give them new washing machine.
ANITA What have they got there to keep clean?
ALL I like the shores of America! Comfort is yours in America! Knobs on the doors in America, Wall-to-wall floors in America!
ROSALIA When I will go back to San Juan.
ANITA When you will shut up and get gone?
ROSALIA Everyone there will give big cheer!
ANITA Everyone there will have moved here!