I’m in Love With an Indian

By Deborah Bernick

Published January 16, 2004, issue of January 16, 2004.

(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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