I’m in Love With an Indian

By Deborah Bernick

Published January 16, 2004, issue of January 16, 2004.
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(To the tune of “Give It Back to the Indians” by Rodgers and Hart)

Looked for doctors, looked for lawyers

Eligible countrymen

All-American Tom Sawyers

But I’m stuck on an Indian.

Moral, wise and steady ego

Gorgeous eyes and olive skin

What is your advice, amigo —

Should I go with my Indian?

He’s got an accent quite unique.

Not just some Brooklynese.

It’s “Yiddish-British” that we speak —

Wherever we two may roam

Is home of the “om” and “shalom.”

Oh Lord Krishna, Oh Calcutta

Now a Hindu next-of-kin

Wait until I tell my muddah

I’m in love with an Indian…

Guess who is moving in! [wink]






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