Dance Music For Nerds


Isle of Joy
4/10/2008, 7:31 am
Filed under: Happy!, Music, Nostalgia

Here’s a romantic little tune about a city that I romanticize.

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Summer journeys to Niagra
And to other places aggra-
Vate all our cares.
Well save our fares!

I’ve a cozy little flat in
What is known as old Manhattan
Well settle down
Right here in town!

Well have Manhattan
The Bronx and Staten
Island too.
Its lovely going through
The zoo!

Its very fancy
On old Delancy
Street you know.
The subway charms us so
When balmy breezes blow
To and fro.

And tell me what street
Compares with Mott Street
In july?
Sweet pushcarts gently gli-ding by.

The great big citys a wonderous toy
Just made for a girl and boy.
Well turn Manhattan
Into an isle of joy!

Well go to Yonkers
Where true love conquers
In the whiles
And starve together dear, in Chiles

Well go to Coney
And eat baloney on a roll
In Central Park well stroll
Where our first kiss we stole
Soul to soul

And My Fair Lady is a terrific show they say
We both may see it close, some day

The citys glamour can never spoil
The dreams of a boy and goil
Well turn Manhattan
Into an isle of joy!

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