Uptown
Joe Bataan Lyrics


Hey! Hey!
Uptown
Shoop shoo dooby dooby
Uptown
How!
Uptown
Shoop shoo dooby dooby
Uptown
How!
Well it all started long ago
When I was a young boy and didn't know
That life could be very tough
On a young boy who grew up to be rough

It was uptown
On block of soul street
It was uptown
Where I was born

Well I didn't listen to the golden rule
And suddenly found myself kicked out of school
I was a-hanging 'round the blocks playing pool
I was a out and know I was a fool

It was uptown
In a private world of make believe
On a hundred and third street
Where all the fellas hang around

As I grew up and learned to tell the time
I found my life was a full time road of crime
And when the judge sentenced me far away
I knew right then and there that crime doesn't pay
For the sound of Manhattan on a summer day
Is just too much to bear when you've been away

Life is like a merry-go-round
First you're up and then you're down
Is it any wonder that a kid like me
Has so much trouble trying to stay free?

My life like is like a pearl
Always in the dark
Except the pearl is happier
As it doesn't own a heart

Uptown
The people try to put me down
It's gonna be my town
With a brand new sound

Hey! Hey!
Uptown
Shoop shoo dooby dooby
Uptown
How!
Uptown
Shoop shoo dooby dooby
Uptown
How!

Well it all started long ago
When I was a young boy and didn't know
That life could be very tough
On a young boy who grew up to be rough

It was uptown
On block of soul street
It was uptown
Where I was born

Well I didn't listen to the golden rule
And suddenly found myself kicked out of school
I was a-hanging 'round the blocks playing pool
I was a out and know I was a fool

It was uptown
In a private world of make believe
On a hundred and third street
Where all the fellas hang around

Life is like a merry-go-round
First you're up and then you're down
Is it any wonder that a kid like me
Has so much trouble trying to stay free?

My life like is like a pearl
Always in the dark
Except the pearl is happier
As it doesn't own a heart

Uptown
The people try to put me down
It's gonna be my town
With a brand new sound

Hey, everybody now!
All the fellas uptown
All the poor boys, hey!
Come on now and get yourself together
Anybody can do the thing
Just come on uptown

Writer(s): Joe Bataan

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Comments from YouTube:

hernan romero

FLAVOR AT ITS BEST!!!

ricardo vargas

UPTOWN FIRME CARNAL ATODA MADRE BUENA ROLA

byron martinez

my favorite joe bataan song ....

ricardo vargas

PURO JOE BATAAN BIEN CHINGON RAZA

Izzy_Is_Oran9e YT

Izzy love's salsa 🎸 💘 Enjoy 1969.