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Blame it on El Niño

words by L.O. Mearns & Z. Gallon, copyright 1997
(to the tune of "Blame it on the Bossa Nova," recorded by Eydie Gorme, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil)


When the trade winds nearly die
And the SSTs begin to rise

Blame it on El Niño,
It's HOT as hell.
Blame it on El Niño,
You might as well.

When the hurricane winds do blow
And the downpour rains begin to flow

Blame it on El Niño,
It's WET as hell.
Blame it on El Niño, You might as well.

Well, the price of coffee's going up
Ya gotta work two jobs to fill your cup

Blame it on El Niño,
It's DRY as hell.
Blame it on El Niño,
You might as well.

If two days after your mother dies
Your husband with appendicitis lies

Blame it on El Niño,
It's COLD as hell.
Blame it on El Niño,
You might as well.

When you lose a princess and a saint
--in one week
You think it's random, but it ain't

Blame it on El Niño,
It's BLOWIN' like hell.
Blame it on El Niño,
You might as well.

Department of Commerce says
"Too good to be true!
It's U.S. made, or no computer for you!"

Blame it on El Niño,
THE STORM FROM HELL!
Blame it on El Niño
You might as well--
BLAME IT ON EL NINO!