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"Bilbao Song" was written by Weill, Kurt/brecht, Eugen Berthold.
"Bilbao Song" was written by Weill, Kurt/brecht, Eugen Berthold.

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Bill's beer hall in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao
Was the most fantastic place I've ever known
For just a dollar you'd get all you wanted
All you wanted, all you wanted

Of whatever kind of joy you called your own
But if you had been around to see the fun
Well I don't know you might not like what you'd've seen
The stools at the bar were damp with rye
On the dancefloor the grass grew high

Through the roof the moon was shining green
And the music really gave you some return on what you paid
Hey Joe, play that old song they always played

That ol' Bilbao
Down where we used to go
Who remembers the words
It's so long ago
I don't know if it would have brought you joy or grief but

It was fantastic
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
Beyond belief

Bill's beer hall in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao
Came a day the end of May in 1908
Four guys from Bristol came with sacks of coal dust
Sacks of coal dust, sacks of coal dust

And the time they showed us all was really great
But if you had been around to see the fun
Well I don't know you might not like what you'd've seen
The brandy bottles smashing through the air
And the chairs flying everywhere

Through the roof the moon's still shining green
And those fog eyes all going crazy with their pistols blazing high
"Think you can stop 'em ? Go ahead and try!"

That ol' Bilbao
Down where we used to go
Da da da da da da
Who remembers the words ?

That ol' Bilbao
Casting its golden glow
That ol' Bilbao

Love never laid me low
That ol' Bilbao
Why does it haunt me so ?
I don't know if it would have brought you joy or grief but

It was fantastic
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
Beyond belief

Bill's beer hall in Bilbao, Bilbao, Bilbao,
Now they've cleaned it up and made it middle class
With potted palms and aspree
Very bourgeois, very bourgeois
Just another place to put your ass

But if you could come around to see the fun
Well, I don't know, you might not find it such a strain
Ha, they've cleaned up all the booze and broken glass
On parquet floors you can't grow grass

They've shut the green moon out because of rain
And the music makes you cringe now when you think of what you paid
Hey Joe, play that ol' song they always played

That ol' Bilbao
Down where we used to go
That ol' Bilbao
Casting its golden glow

That ol' Bilbao moon
Love never laid me low
That ol' Bilbao
Why does it haunt me so ?
I don't know if it would have brought you joy or grief but

It was fantastic
It was fantastic
It was fantastic
Beyond belief
So long ago

Songwriters
WEILL, KURT/BRECHT, EUGEN BERTHOLD

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