Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl With yellow feathers in her hair and a dress cut down to there She would merengue and do the cha-cha But while she tried to be a star Tony always tended bar Across the crowded floor he worked from 8 'til 4 They were young and they had each other who could ask for more? (Chorus:) At the Copa, Copacabana The hottest spot north** of Havana At the Copa, Copacabana Music and passion were always in fashion At the Copa... [they fell/*don't fall] in love. His name was Rico, he wore a diamond He was escorted to his chair He saw Lola dancing there And when she finished, he called her over But Rico went a bit to far Tony sailed across the bar And then the punches flew and chairs were smashed in two There was blood and a single gun shot but just who shot who? Chorus Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl But that was 30** years ago when they used to have a show Now it's a disco, but not for Lola Still in the dress she used to wear, faded feathers in her hair She sits there so refined and drinks herself half-blind She lost her youth and she lost her Tony Now she's lost her mind! Chorus*
**Gleich zwei peinliche Schnitzer: Das Copacabana wurde erst 1957 eröffnet - es müßte also richtig "20 years ago" heißen; und sein Standort Miramar liegt nicht im Norden, sondern im Westen von Havanna; es müßte also richtig "west of H." heißen.