My Girl Back Home

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My Girl Back Home

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Two transplanted Americans, Nellie Forbush and Lt. Joe Cable, muse over what they left at home, and what awaits them when they return.

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“My Girl Back Home” LYRICS

Cable:
My girl back home—
I’d almost forgot!
A blue-eyed kid—
I liked her a lot.

We got engaged—
Both families were glad;
And I was told by my uncle and dad
That if I were clever and able
They’d make me a part of a partnership
Cable, Cable—and Cable!

How far away!
Philadelphia, PA—
Princeton, NJ—
How far are they

From coconut palms
And banyan trees
And coral sands
And Tonkinese!

Nellie:
How far away!
Little Rock, ARK—

Cable:
Princeton, NJ—
How far are they—

Nellie:
How far are they—

Both:
From coconut palms
And banyan trees
And coral sands
And Tonkinese!