Who Sang Manhattan? Blossom Dearie

Blossom Dearie Once Upon a Summertime cover art

Some other versions of "Manhattan"
Credits
publisher: ©CARLIN AMERICA INC , IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers
release date: 1959
genres: Jazz
styles: Swing/Contemporary Jazz
length: 4:19
producer: Norman Granz
engineer: Tommy Nola
double bass: Ray Brown
drums (drum set): Ed Thigpen
guitar: Mundell Lowe
piano: Blossom Dearie
vocal: Blossom Dearie
Summer journeys to Niag'ra
and to other places aggra-
vate 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 Delancy
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 gli-ding by.

The great big city's a wonderous toy
just made for a girl and boy.
We'll turn Manhattan
into an isle of joy!

We'll go to Yonkers
Where true love conquers
In the whiles
And starve together dear, in Chiles

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

And "My Fair Lady" is a terrific show they say
We both may see it close, some day

The city's glamour can never spoil
The dreams of a boy and goil
We'll turn Manhattan
into an isle of joy!



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Tea for Two
  • 2 Surrey With the Fringe on Top
  • 3 Moonlight Saving Time
  • 4 It Amazes Me
  • 5 If I Were a Bell
  • 6 We're Together
  • 7 Teach Me Tonight
  • 8 Once Upon a Summertime
  • 9 Down With Love
  • 10 Manhattan
  • 11 Doop-Doo-De-Doop (A Doodlin' Song)
  • 12 Our Love Is Here to Stay

  • Album Information
    label: Verve
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin