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Fernando the Matador song lyrics

Song lyrics to Fernando the Matador, a very funny song from the I Love Lucy episode, Bullfight Dance – author unknown, sung by Desi Arnaz

I am Fernando the Matador
I fight the bulls as you see
I’m known far and near, face death without fear
Fernando the Fearless, that’s me
Ole! Ole! Ole! Fernando the Fearless, that’s me
Ole! Ole! Ole!

As fearless as fearless can be
Today I meet Toro the Terrible
He’s mean and he’s brave and he’s tall
A shiny black hide with a devil inside
El Toro, the king of them all
Ole! Ole! Ole! Fernando the Fearless, that’s me
Ole! Ole! Ole!
As fearless as fearless can be

The trumpets blare
Let the contest begin
The gates open wide
The bull rushes in
Toro! Toro!

The arena is hushed
There is no sound
He lowers his head
And paws at the ground
Toro! Toro! Toro!

Closer and closer
He lunges by With a look of anger
And hate in his eyes
Toro!

The fight rages on
Beast against man
The blood will soon
Run red on the sand

El Toro is weary from my attack
To show who is master I turn my back (thump)
I take out my sword
The end is near
The moment for the kill is here

Toro!

I am Fernando the Matador
I kill El Toro today

Ole!