Look away, look away
It’s a lovely day today in the USA
Like a great big strawberry shortcake
Or a turkey on Thanksgiving Day;
Like the Fourth of July or apple pie
It’s strictly USA.
Like a hot dog covered with mustard
Or an amateur hometown play;
Like a circus parade, or lemonade
It’s strictly USA.
Go to a picnic, go to clambake
Go to a barn dance, or county fair;
You’ll see the happy residents
Raising kids to be the future presidents!
Take a man like Abraham Lincoln,
Take a state like I-O-Way;
Take a sugar-cured ham, a candied yam,
Or take your favorite Uncle Sam
And shout a big hooray, it’s strictly USA.
You never can know a country 'til you know the folks,
See 'em in their native locales;
If you wanna see young acorns growing into oaks,
You gotta see the fellas and gals;
As as the sweetest extra-special bunch of merchandise
The all-American Gal wins the prize!
The All-American man is a hunk of man,
He’s a handy man in a pinch;
And maybe he can’t make love like a Latin can,
Still he’s quite a guy in a clinch;
The All-American fella wears a coat of high finance-
But the All-American Girl wears the pants!
Like the bell on the little red schoolhouse,
Or a vote on election day;
Like a brass spittoon, or Daniel Boone
It’s strictly USA.
Back East it’s “Hey, Bud”, Down South it’s “hi y’all”
Cowboys say “Howdy”, 'Injuns' say “How”;
No matter where you’re meetin' folks
It’s the real American way of greetin' folks;
Take a gal like Lydia Pinkham,
Take an oyster from Chesapeake Bay;
Take our ice cream cones, or Casey Jones
Take Mr. Tambo and Mr. Bones;
They’re really here to stay-
Cause it’s strictly USA!

More lyrics from Frank Sinatra

  • 01Dolores (Outtake)
    03:25
  • 01:48
  • 01Promotional Interview Discussing "The Kissing Bandit" & "Take Me Out To The Ball Game"
    03:16
  • 02Take Me Out To The Ball Game
    02:04
  • 02The Cradle Song (Brahms' Lullaby)
    01:37
  • 03Radio Spot For "Ship Ahoy" (Excerpt)
    02:09
  • 03Yes, Indeedy
    03:15
  • 04Moonlight Bay
    02:45
  • 01:59
  • 04O'Brien To Ryan To Goldberg
    04:02
  • 06Boys and Girls Like You and Me (outtake)
    03:24
  • 07Blue Skies (outtake)
    02:55
  • 07It's Fate, Baby It's Fate
    03:12
  • 08Finale: The Last Call For Love
    01:18
  • 08Acceptance Speech for Receiving Honorary Academy Award
    02:54
  • 08Strictly U.S.A.
    03:21
  • 09Finale: Strictly U.S.A.
    02:19
  • 11If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)
    01:28
  • 02:16
  • 01:43
  • 12You're Awful
    03:11
  • 13A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (orchestral version)
    03:12
  • 13Whose Baby Are You?
    00:57
  • 03:35
  • 14A Lovely Way to Spend an Evening (piano and vocal version)
    01:48
  • 14Pearl Of The Persian Sea
    02:06
  • 15You're On Your Own
    02:30
  • 15The Brooklyn Bridge (alternate Ending/outtake)
    01:05
  • 05:43
  • 16You're On Your Own (Reprise)
    00:57
  • 16Invention #1
    02:15
  • 16It's Only Money
    01:31
  • 17Finale: I Saw You First / lovely Way to Spend an Evening / The Music Stopped
    01:30
  • 18Finale: It's Only Money
    00:58
  • 19(There'll Be A) Hot Time In The Town Of Berlin
    02:28
  • 19The Song's Gotta Come From The Heart
    04:16
  • 20Otchi-Tchor-Ni-Ya
    00:46
  • 21Come Out, Come Out Wherever You Are
    02:02
  • 21La Ci Darem La Mano
    03:20
  • 22As Long As There's Music
    02:02
  • 22You're a Sweetheart
    02:20
  • 23Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered
    03:39
  • 23Where Does Love Begin?
    02:14
  • 23It's the Same Old Dream (reprise)
    02:36
  • 24Finale: The Brooklyn Bridge
    00:54
  • 25Some Other Time (duet version) (feat. Gloria DeHaven)
    03:14
  • 25Presentation of Modern Screen Magazine's Award for 'most Popular Filmstar of 1946'
    02:04
  • 26And Then You Kissed Me (Outtake)
    02:07
  • 27Finale: As Long As There's Music / Some Other Time / As Long As There's Music / Where Does Love Begin?
    04:37
  • 27Promotional Spot for 'the Chapel of Four Chaplains' & 'the Miracle Ofthe Bells'
    01:45
  • 29Senorita
    02:15
  • 30Siesta
    02:10
  • 31What's Wrong With Me?
    01:31
  • 32We're On Our Way
    03:01
  • 33Finale: If I Steal a Kiss
    01:24
  • -(I Got a Woman Crazy for Me) She's Funny That Way (Edited Version)
    01:31
  • -Lonesome Man Blues (edited version)
    01:27
  • 01From Here To Eternity/Re-Enlistmant Blues
    02:54
  • 01Soliloquy (incomplete outtake)
    08:25
  • 02Acceptance speech for receiving "Best Supporting Actor" Academy Award
    01:16
  • 02The Man With The Golden Arm
    03:22
  • 03Promotional Spots For "A Hole In The Head"
    01:47
  • 04Interview Discussing Latest Film Work
    03:08
  • 04Promotional Spots for "High Society"
    01:16
  • 05Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (alternate mix)
    02:01
  • 06Your'e Sensational
    03:09
  • 06Main Title: Can-Can/Montmart
    03:02
  • 07Someone to Watch Over Me (alternative mix, orchestral version)
    02:21
  • 07Well, Did You Evah (alternate mix)
    03:39
  • 07I Love Paris (full length version with outake)
    03:40
  • 09Let's Do It
    02:48
  • 10You, My Love (alternate mix)
    02:13
  • 10I Cried For You (Now It's Your Turn To Cry Over Me)
    01:35
  • 11Necessity
    02:30
  • 11Heart Of Mine
    02:18
  • 12Ad Lib Blues
    01:56
  • 01:44
  • 12Promotional Spot For "Come Blow Your Horn"
    00:58
  • 13That Great Come-and-Get-It Day
    02:11
  • 13All The Way (Version 2)
    02:09
  • 14Medley: Out of Nowhere/Swingin' on a Star
    01:45
  • 15If This Isn't Love
    02:20
  • 15Medley: Naturally/Ah, So Pure/Naturally
    01:56
  • 15The Girl Who Stole The Eiffel Tower
    01:36
  • 16Old Evil Moon
    08:00
  • 16All The Way (Parody)
    01:07
  • 16My Kind Of Town (Chicago Is)
    02:58
  • 17Old Evil Moon (Reprise)
    00:24
  • 17Chicago (That Toddlin' Town)
    02:07
  • 18Necessity (duet version) (feat. Ella Fitzgerald)
    03:01
  • 18Promotional Spots For "Pal Joey"
    00:49
  • 19Finale: How Are Things in Glocca Morra
    01:00
  • 20Finale: Don't Be a Do-Badder
    01:11
  • 21Don't Be a Do-Badder (vocal tracking session)
    05:28
  • 23Adelaide
    03:15
  • 24Sue Me with Vivian Blaine
    02:56
  • 24Finale: Dream Sequence/What Do I Care For A Dame?/I Could Write A Book (Reprise)
    05:57
  • 25(Love Is) The Tender Trap (main title version)
    03:09
  • 26(Love Is) The Tender Trap (piano & vocal version)
    03:10
  • 27(Love Is) The Tender Trap (end title version)
    00:48