Archie Bleyer - Hernando's Hideaway

First performance: 11/12/1975


Coverinfo

Bruce used the song 3 times as an instrumental snippet:
 
during ROSALITA
 
1975-12-12 - POST DOME, C.W. POST COLLEGE, GREENVALE, NY 
Played by Roy in the midsection
 
1978-05-30 - MUSIC HALL, BOSTON

 

1978-06-09 - MECCA ARENA, MILWAUKEE
 

Songinfo

"Hernando's Hideaway" is a tango show tune, from the musical The Pajama Game, written by Jerry Ross and Richard Adler and published in 1954. It was sung in the stage and film versions of the musical by Carol Haney. The most successful recording of the song was done by Archie Bleyer.
 
 
 

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

"Hernando's Hideaway"

I know a dark, secluded place
A place where no one knows your face!
A glass of wine, a fast embrace
It's called Hernando's Hideaway, a-way!

All you see are silhouettes
And all you hear are castanets
And no one cares how late it gets
Not at Hernando's hideaway, a-way!

At the Golden Finger Bowl or anyplace you go
You will meet your Uncle Max and everyone you know
But if you go to the spot that I am thinking of
You will be free to gaze at me and talk of love
Just knock three times and whisper low
That you and I were sent by Joe
Then strike and match and you will know
You're in Hernando's hideaway, a-way!

I know a dark, secluded place
A place where no one ever knows your face!
Wine is fine with a fast embrace
Hernando's Hideaway -away!

At the Golden Finger Bowl or anyplace you go
You will meet your Uncle Max and everyone you know
But if you go to the spot that I am thinking of
You will be free to gaze at me and talk of love
Just knock three times and whisper low
That you and I were sent by Joe
Then strike and match and you will know
You're in Hernando's hideaway!