When on foreign shores I amVery truly yours I amBut if inclined to play I amSweetheart, that's the way I am
When in SpainFor reasons I don't explainI remain enjoying a brewDon't deploreMy fondness for fundadorYou know how a fundadorCan lead to a fewAnd baby when in RomeI do as the Romans do
If per chanceI'm saying farewell to FranceAnd romanceDrops in from the blueCherchez l'amourI beg of you please endureMy taking a brief detourWith somebody newIt's just that when in RomeI do as the Romans do
And though from ItalyI lied to you prettilyOh don't think of me bitterlyBut know that I'm trueExcept now and then in RomeI get that old yearn in RomeAnd naturally when in RomeI do as the Romans do
E molto difficileResistere agli uomini di ItaliaPer esempio, per esempio i biondiI biondi di Firenze, di VeneziaE i bruni di Palermo, di MilanoYou know what I mean?
If I write happilyBest wishes from NapoliDon't cable me snappilyTo tell me we're through
'Cause I'm once again in RomeIn somebody's den in RomeWell honey, but when in RomeI do as the Romans doSo just disregardThe signs and the omensWhen in RomeI do as the Romans doVeni, vidi, vince!