A Couple Of Swells Lyrics

Judy Garland

publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Irving Berlin
album: Track in album The Essential Judy Garland
release date: 2002
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genres: Jazz Blues Pop Stage & Screen
styles: Vocal/Schlager
length: 2:42
vocal: Judy Garland and Fred Astaire

Cover Art

Judy Garland The Essential Judy Garland cover art
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We're a couple of swells
We stop at the best hotels
But we prefer the country far away from the city smells
We're a couple of sports
The pride of the tennis courts
In June, July and August we look cute when we're dressed in shorts
The Vanderbilts have asked us up for tea
We don't know how to get there, no siree
No, siree

We would drive up the Avenue, but we haven't got the price
We would skate up the Avenue, but there isn't any ice
We would ride on a bicycle, but we haven't got a bike
So we'll walk up the Avenue
Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue
And to walk up the Avenue's what we like

Wall Street bankers are we
With plenty of currency
We'd open up the safe but we forgot where we put the key
We're the favorite lads
Of girls in the picture ads
We'd like to tell you who we kissed last night but we can't be cads
The Vanderbilts are waiting at the club
But how are we to get there, that's the rub
That's the rub

We would sail up the Avenue, but we haven't got a yacht
We would drive up the Avenue, but the horse we had was shot
We would ride on a trolley car but we haven't got the fare
So we'll walk up the Avenue
Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue
Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue till we're there

We would swim up the Avenue but we haven't any lake
So we'll walk up the Avenue
Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue
Yes, a walk up the Avenue's what we'll take

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Over the Rainbow
  • 2 Stompin' at the Savoy
  • 3 Liza, All the Clouds'll Roll Away
  • 4 But Not for Me
  • 5 Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart
  • 6 I'm Just Wild About Harry
  • 7 Embraceable You
  • 8 Easter Parade
  • 9 I Wish I Were in Love Again
  • 10 The Boy Next Door
  • 11 Our Love Affair
  • 12 How About You?
  • 13 Cry, Baby, Cry
  • 14 Swanee
  • 15 Fascinating Rhythm
  • 16 Swing Mr Charlie
  • 17 A Couple of Swells
  • 18 If You Feel Like Singing, Sing
  • 19 Everybody Sing
  • 20 Put Your Arms Around Me Honey
    CD 2
  • 1 Get Happy
  • 2 That Old Black Magic
  • 3 I Got Rhythm
  • 4 Meet Me in St Louis
  • 5 Oceans Apart
  • 6 I'm Nobody's Baby
  • 7 In-Between
  • 8 I'm Always Chasing Rainbows
  • 9 For You, for Me, for Evermore
  • 10 Who?
  • 11 Blues in the Night
  • 12 F.D.R. Jones
  • 13 All God's Chillun Got Rhythm
  • 14 It's a Great Day for the Irish
  • 15 Johnny One Note
  • 16 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • 17 Love
  • 18 For Me and My Gal
  • 19 When You Wore a Tulip (And I Wore a Big Red Rose)
  • 20 Be a Clown
    CD 3
  • 1 The Trolley Song
  • 2 Friendship
  • 3 On the Sunny Side of the Street
  • 4 You've Got Me Where You Want Me
  • 5 Yah-Ta-Ta, Yah-Ta-Ta
  • 6 You Made Me Love You (Dear Mr Gable)
  • 7 You Can't Have Everything
  • 8 You'll Never Walk Alone
  • 9 Love of My Life
  • 10 Aren't You Kinda Glad We Did?
  • 11 Look for the Silver Lining
  • 12 On the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe
  • 13 Play That Barbershop Chord
  • 14 Sleep, My Baby, Sleep
  • 15 Ten Pins in the Sky
  • 16 It Never Rains but What It Pours
  • 17 Buds Won't Bud
  • 18 Sweet Sixteen
  • 19 (Can This Be) The End of the Rainbow
  • 20 I Don't Care