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Words & Music by Jay Livingston & Ray Evans
Recorded by Nat "King" Cole, 1950 (#1) (Academy award winner, 1950)
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Mona Lisa, Mona Lisa men have named you;
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You're so like the lady with the mystic smile.
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Is it only 'cause you're lonely men have blamed you
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For the Mona Lisa strangeness in your smile?
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Do you smile to tempt a lover, Mona Li-sa,
Or is this the way you hide a broken heart?
Many dreams have been left upon your doorstep;
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They just lie there, and they die there.
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Are you warm, are you real, Mona Lisa,
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Or just a cold and lonely, lovely work of art.
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Mona Lisa, Mona Li-sa.