Manhattan
Garrick Gaieties, (1925)
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
Manhattan
Lorenz Hart (w), Richard Rodgers (m)
The Garrick Gaieties, 1925
VERSE
Summer journeys
To Niag'ra
And to other places
Aggravate 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.
REFRAIN 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.
REFRAIN 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 lake
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.
REFRAIN 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 baloney
On a roll.
In Central Park we'll stroll,
Where our first kiss we stole,
Soul to soul.
Our future babies
We'll take to "Abie's
Irish Rose."
I hope they'll live to see
It close.
The city's clamor can never spoil
The dreams of a boy and goil.
We'll turn Manhattan
Into an isle of joy.
REFRAIN 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 Bronnix
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!
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RecordedPerformersLabelCat.#Matrix
Bob Haring & His OrchestraCameo7841596
Les BaxterCapitol2632
Lee Wiley W Bobby Hackett OrchestraColumbia39202CO44734
Harry JamesColumbia39684ZSP10075
Chauncey Gray & His OrchestraDecca2848483445
Bill Wirges & His OrchestraPathé Actuelle36293106174
Tony MartinRCA Victor20-4277
Tony Martin & Dinah ShoreRCA Victor20-4345
06/30/1925Night Club OrchestraVocalion15074-ANN985/7
07/15/1925The KnickerbockersColumbia422-D140765
07/30/1925Imperial Dance Orchestra (Wirges)Banner15856133
08/04/1925Imperial Do (Wirges)Oriole4646133
08/04/1925Bill Wirges OrchestraPerfect14474106174
08/04/1925Imperial Dance OrchestraRegal98846133
09/01/1925Paul Whiteman & His OrchestraVictor19769-B33332
10/14/1925The Manhattan Dance MakersHarmony53-H141134
11/06/1925Jud Hill's OrchestraChampion15050G09815
11/06/1925Jud Hill's SouthernersGennett3180G09815
11/11/1925Regent Club Orchestra (Haring)Brunswick2984E16875
07/07/1939Dick Todd & His OrchestraBluebirdB10374038236
07/30/1951Jimmy Dorsey & His OrchestraColumbia39578HCO4542
YearTitleMediumTypeUsage
1925Garrick Gaietiesstagestage originalintroduced
1948Words And Musicfilmfilm originalinterpolated
Manhattan