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# Title Principal Artiste Composers Lyricist / Date written Place Date recorded Matrix Label&cat.no. Additional Information
1230 Nicky The Greek (Has Gone) Al Bowlly & Jimmy Mesene (Radio Stars With Two Guitars) Dimitri Pavlou w/m `41 London April 2, 1941 OEA-9226-1-2 HMV BD-922-Take 1. (Avid AMSC758 3CD set-Take 2) Al Bowlly - g; Jimmy Mesene - g; Pat Dodd - piano



Nicky The Greek (Has Gone)
Avid AMSC758
Al Bowlly & Jimmy Mesene

Nicky The Greek (Has Gone)

(Dimitri Pavlou)

Al Bowlly & Jimmy Mesene (Radio Stars With Two Guitars)


Take 1:

At night a face keeps haunting me
It lingers in my memory
Tonight I seem to realise
I miss the smiling dark brown eyes

Nicky the Greek has gone
Nicky the Greek has gone
I miss his cry of
'Peanuts, my lady; peanuts I have for you'

Standing against the wall
Not more than five feet tall
You'll find him there in all kinds of weather
Smiling to one and all

He was no Adonis, I declare
A man you'd meet most anywhere
Yet deep down in my heart I know
He's back in the land where olives grow

Somehow I want to cry
I know the reason why
Nicky the Greek has gone and I'm sorry
We didn't say goodbye

Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
[Goodbye, goodbye Nicky]
Nicky, you mean the world to me
Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Bless you, wherever you may be

"Greek"

Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Nicky, you mean the world to me
Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Bless you, wherever you may be


A very different Take 2:

At night a face keeps haunting me
It lingers in my memory
Tonight I seem to realise
I miss the smiling dark brown eyes

Nicky the Greek has gone
Nicky the Greek has gone
I miss his cry of
'Peanuts, my lady; peanuts I have for you'

Standing against the wall
Not more than five feet tall
You'll find him there in all kinds of weather
Smiling to one and all

He was no Adonis, I declare
A man you'd meet most anywhere
Yet deep down in my heart I know
He's back in the land where olives grow

Somehow I want to cry
I know the reason why
Nicky the Greek has gone and I'm sorry
We didn't say goodbye

Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Nicky, you mean the world to me
Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Bless you, wherever you may be

He was no Adonis, I declare
A man you'd meet most anywhere
Yet deep down in my heart I know
He's back in the land where olives grow

Somehow I want to cry
I know the reason why
Nicky the Greek has gone and I'm sorry
We didn't say goodbye

Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Nicky, you mean the world to me
Ya ssou, ya ssou Nikaiki
Bless you, wherever you may be