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  • Jimmy Luxury & the Tommy Rome Orchestra from the CD "A Night in the Arms Of..." http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:fpfexq8kldhe
  • (http://www.barrypopik.com/index.php/new_york_city/entry/manhattan_1925_not_ill_take_manhattan/) “Manhattan” (1925) (not “I’ll Take Manhattan") "Manhattan" (1925) by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart was written for the revue Garrick Gaieties. As Nancy Groce writes in New York: Songs of the City (1999), oages 19-20: "Today, this song is often called "I'll Take Manhattan," and few people are aware that the clever first verse is followed by some even wittier later verses. (...) "Although only Manhattan, the Bronx, aqnd Staten Island are mentioned in the chorus, references to Jamaica Bay in Queens, and Brooklyn's Canarsie and Coney Island in the verses make this one of the very few songs to mention all five boroughs." The song is old enough to present the wonderful lyrics in full. http://www.apluslyrics.com/lyrics/29227/Ella_Fitzgerald/Manhattan/ Summer journeys to niag'ra And to other places aggra- Vate all our cares. We'll save our fares! I've a cozy little flat in What is known as old manhattan We'll settle down Right here in town! We'll have manhattan The bronx and staten Island too. It's lovely going through The zoo! It's 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 city's a wonderous toy Just made for a girl and boy. We'll turn manhattan Into an isle of joy! We'll go to yonkers Where true love conquers In the whiles And starve together dear, in chiles We'll go to coney And eat baloney on a roll In central park we'll 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 city's glamour can never spoil The dreams of a boy and goil We'll turn manhattan Into an isle of joy! Transcribed by todd peach (from this specific recording) Guy from bath england sent me this more complete version: Verse Summer journeys to niag'ra And to other places aggra- Vate all our cares. We'll save our fares; I've a cozy little flat in What is known as old manhattan, We'll settle down Right here in town. Chorus 1 We'll have manhattan, The bronx and staten Island too. It's lovely going through the zoo. It's very fancy On old delancey 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 gliding by. The great big city's a wondrous toy Just made for a girl and boy -- We'll turn manhattan Into an isle of joy. Chorus 2 We'll go to greenwich, Where modern men itch To be free, And bowling green you'll see with me. We'll bathe at brighton, The fish you'll frighten When you're in, Your bathing suit so thin Will make the shellfish grin, Fin to fin. I'd like to take a Sail on jamaica Bay with you, And fair canarsie's lakes we'll view. The city's bustle cannot destroy The dreams of a girl and boy -- We'll turn manhattan Into an isle of joy. Chorus 3 We'll go to yonkers, Where true love conquers In the wilds And starve together, dear, in childs'. We'll go to coney And eat bologny On a roll, In central park we'll stroll Where our first kiss we stole, Soul to soul. And south pacific Is a terrific Show they say, We both may see it close some day. The city's clamour can never spoil The dreams of a boy and goil -- We'll turn manhattan Into an isle of joy. Chorus 4 We'll have manhattan, The bronx and staten Island too, We'll try to cross fifth avenue. As black as onyx We'll find the bronix Park express, Our flatbush flat, I guess, Will be a great success, More or less. A short vacation On inspiration Point we'll spend, And in the station house we'll end. But civic virtue cannot destroy The dreams of a girl and boy -- We'll turn manhattan Into an isle of joy!
  • Could you possibly mean "First We Take Manhattan" by Leonard Cohen? I'll list the lyrics anyway. Due to their awesomeness. They sentenced me to twenty years of boredom For trying to change the system from within I'm coming now, I'm coming to reward them First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin I'm guided by a signal in the heavens I'm guided by this birthmark on my skin I'm guided by the beauty of our weapons First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin I'd really like to live beside you, baby I love your body and your spirit and your clothes But you see that line there moving through the station? I told you, I told you, told you, I was one of those Ah you loved me as a loser, but now you're worried that I just might win You know the way to stop me, but you don't have the discipline How many nights I prayed for this, to let my work begin First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin I don't like your fashion business mister And I don't like these drugs that keep you thin I don't like what happened to my sister First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin I'd really like to live beside you, baby ... And I thank you for those items that you sent me The monkey and the plywood violin I practiced every night, now I'm ready First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin I am guided Ah remember me, I used to live for music Remember me, I brought your groceries in Well it's Father's Day and everybody's wounded First we take Manhattan, then we take Berlin
  • Dean Martin in 1962.

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