Whole Wide World

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When I was a young boy
My mama said to me
There's only one girl in the world for you
And she probably lives in Tahiti

I'd go the whole wide world
I'd go the whole wide world
Just to find her

Or maybe she's in the Bahamas
Where the Carribean sea is blue
Weeping in a tropical moonlit night
Because nobody's told her 'bout you

I'd go the whole wide world
I'd go the whole wide world
Just to find her
I'd go the whole wide world
I'd go the whole wide world
Find out where they hide her

Why am I hanging around in the rain out here
Trying to pick up a girl
Why are my eyes filling up with these lonely tears
When there're girls all over the world

Is she lying on a tropical beach somewhere
Underneath the tropical sun
Pining away in a heatwave there
Hoping that I won't be long

I should be lying on that sun-soaked beach with her
Caressing her warm brown skin
And then in a year or maybe not quite
We'll be sharing the same next of kin

I'd go the whole wide world
I'd go the whole wide world
Just to find her
I'd go the whole wide world
I'd go the whole wide world
Find out where they hide her

Whole Wide World (unreleased cover)
Written byEric Goulden
Performed byElvis Costello & The Attractions

First known performance:
October 21, 1977, Manchester, England
Last known performance:
October 22, 1977, Leicester, England
     (2 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Wreckless Eric  1977  A-side of single, and on Wreckless Eric, 1978
The Monkees  1986
Mental As Anything  1995
 Bill Lloyd  2002 The Stiff Generation

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