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Manhattan
Lee Wiley Lyrics


Summer journeys
To Niagara
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

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

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

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

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

Lyrics © CARLIN AMERICA INC, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers

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MARKMANIATT

A window into a lost World when high musical art was better appreciated.
Simply a masterpiece!

Kimiaki Ooyama

I've been to New York City eight times from Tokyo, influenced by Lee Wiley's Manhattan.

bigguy43055

What an amazing period in history. The true epitomy of class!

Cass Daley

Best version of this much-recorded song.

Atticus Jazz

This fabulous version was recorded in 1950 and not in 1951! Thanks for posting!

Frank Birchall

Manhattan is a wonderful tune with wonderful lyrics and .... Lee Wiley's rendition is just perfect; best version I've ever heard!

HFritzson

Lee Wiley and Bobby Hackett were a match made in heaven. Listen to them both on "A Woman's Intuition."

bbren1971

My favorite! This version is perfection in every way !

Michael Leannah

Bravo! Wonderful video behind this flawless rendition. I love Lee Wiley.

Stephanie Birdsong

@Rena1934 yes, it really is! How could that be? With such a great library of wonderful recordings, you would think there would be something on film. So glad you are in contact with her family. i hope they know there are many who still appreciate her.

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