See you in Seattle (at the Big World’s Fair)!

I’m teaching an English as a Second Language (ESL) class at Literacy Source. We’re studying the 1962 Seattle World’s Fair as a great way to also learn about Seattle’s history and practice English at the same time. KCTS, our public television station, has a really helpful curriculum that’s making it easier to do lesson planning.

One unit is about the music from the fair. There was a theme song called See you in Seattle (at the Big World’s Fair) performed by the Lancers. I don’t think it topped the charts. I was looking for the lyrics online because the interwebs usually know everything but I couldn’t find them anywhere!

Lancers See You in Seattle Album Cover
So I carefully transcribed them and am providing them here as my little contribution to the world wide web: (listen along here)

Look to the moon.
Ride to a star.
Pack up your troubles wherever you are.

See you in Seattle.
See you at the fair.
Take a way ahead look at tomorrow, just as if you were there!
Take a rocket trip to Mars.
Have your dinner way up in the clouds.
Stroll up Boulevards of the World.
Have fun with the happy go lucky crowds.

See you in Seattle at the big World’s Fair!

Everybody’s talking ‘bout the big world’s fair in Seattle
Where a thousands different thrills are setting the base
For a fascinating trip into a world of space.

You zoom the moon – take a ride in a star
You’ll be in orbit wherever you are.

Pack up your troubles and forget your care.
Pack up your family and head for the fair.

See you in Seattle.
See you at the fair.
Take a way ahead look at tomorrow, just as if you were there!
Take a rocket trip to Mars.
Have your dinner way up in the clouds.
Stroll up Boulevards of the World.
Have fun with the happy go lucky crowds.

See you in Seattle at the big World’s Fair!

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