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Photo of the artist West Side Story

[Anita]
Puerto Rico
My heart's devotion
Let it sink back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing

[All women]
That's right

[Anita]
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming

I like the island Manhattan

[Women]
I know you do!

[Anita]
Smoke on your pipe
And put that in

[All]
Ole! Ole!

All women
I like to be in America
Okay by me in America
Everything free in America

[Bernardo]
For a small fee in America

[All]
Ole!

[Anita]
Buy on credit is so nice

[Bernardo]
One look at us and they charge twice

[Women]
I have my own washing machine

[Men sharks]
What will you have, though, to keep clean

[Anita]
Skyscrapers bloom in America

[Women]
Cadilacs zoom in America

[Women]
Industry boom in America

[Sharks]
Twelve in a room in America

[Anita]
Lots of new housing with more space

[Bernardo]
Lots of doors slamming in our face

[Anita]
I'll get a terrace apartment

[Bernardo]
Better get rid of your accent

[Anita]
Life can be bright in America

[Sharks]
If you can fight in America

[All women]
Life is all right in America

[Sharks]
If you're all-white in America

La la la la America
America

La la la la America
America

[Anita]
Here you are free, and you have pride

[Sharks]
Long as you stay on your own side

[Anita]
Free to be anything you choose

[Sharks]
Free to wait tables and shine shoes

[Bernardo]
Everywhere grime in America
Organized crime in America
Terrible time in America

[Anita]
You forget I'm in America

[Bernardo]
I think I go back to San Juan

[Anita]
I know a boat you can get on

Bye-bye

[Bernardo]
Everyone there will give big cheer

[Anita]
Everyone there will have moved here

Go! Go! Go! Go!

Ole!

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