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Mel Tormé - Sidewalks Of New York



Down in front of Casey's
Old brown wooden stoop
On a summer's evening
We formed a merry group;
Boys and girls together
We would sing and waltz
While the "Ginnie" played the organ
On the sidewalks of New York

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East side, West side
All around the town
The tots sang 'Ring-a-Rosie'
'London Bridge is falling down!
Boys and girls together
Me and Mamie O'Rorke
Tripped the light fantastic
On the sidewalks of New York

That's where Johnny Casey
And little Jimmy Crowe
With Jakey Krause the baker
Who always had the dough
Pretty Nellie Shannon
With a dude as light as cork
First picked up the waltz step
On the sidewalks of New York
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Things have changed since those times
And some are up in "G,"
Others are wand'rers
But all feel just like me
They would part with all they've got
Could they but once more walk
With their best girl and have a twirl
On the Sidewalks of New York

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