It’s Nice to Go Trav’ling

Writer(s): Sammy Cahn / Jimmy Van Heusen

It’s very nice to go trav’ling, to Paris London and Rome
It’s oh so nice to go trav’ling
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 your homeward wingin’ across 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’ling, but it’s oh so nice to come home
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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 Gipsies will roam
It’s quite the life to play gypsy
But your heart starts singin’ when you’re homeward wingin’ across 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.

*maedchen means “girls” in German.

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