Rolling Down to Rio
Words by Rudyard Kipling, music by Peter Bellamy
(Recorded by Lewis, Pint & Dale on Making Waves)
I never sailed the Amazon and I never
But the Don and the Magdalena they can go there when they will,
And weekly from Southampton great steamers white and gold,
Go rolling down to Rio, roll down, roll down to Rio,
And I'd like to roll to Rio someday before I'm old.
I've never seen a jaguar nor yet an armadill - o,
Dillo'ing in his armour, and I s'pose I never will,
Unless I go to Rio, these wonders to behold,
Go rolling down to Rio, roll really down to Rio,
and I'd like to roll to Rio someday before I'm old.
Yes I'd love to roll to Rio someday before I'm old.