Who Sang Manhattan? Bobby Short

Release information
Release Date: 2010-2-6
length: 4:20
Some other versions of "Manhattan"

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

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I Like the Likes of You
  • 2 Manhattan
  • 3 You Make Me Feel So Young
  • 4 You Are Not My First Love
  • 5 Gimme a Pigfoot
  • 6 Sweet Bye and Bye
  • 7 Autumn in New York
  • 8 From This Moment On
  • 9 Down With Love
  • 10 I've Got Five Dollars
  • 11 Sand In My Shoes
  • 12 At the Moving Picture Ball
  • 13 Bye Bye Blackbird
  • 14 The Most Beautiful Girl in the World
  • 15 Easy Come Easy Go
  • 16 So Near and Yet So Far
  • 17 Bedelia
  • 18 I Love You Samantha
  • 19 Hooray for Love
  • 20 Down in Mexico
  • 21 This Is What I Call Love
  • 22 Dream Dancing
  • 23 It's Bad for Me
  • 24 From Now On
  • 25 Lydia the Tatooed Lady
  • 26 Be My Host
    CD 2
  • 1 Some Fine Day
  • 2 Wake Up Chillun Wake Up
  • 3 Sweet So and So
  • 4 Changes
  • 5 Don't Bring Lulu
  • 6 Delia's Gone
  • 7 Just for Today
  • 8 Romance in the Dark
  • 9 Simon Smith & His Dancing Bear
  • 10 I Love to Rhyme
  • 11 Don't Mention Love to Me
  • 12 The Best Is Yet to Come
  • 13 Bojangles of Harlem
  • 14 Something to Live For
  • 15 And Her Mother Came Too
  • 16 On the Amazon
  • 17 I Can's Get Started
  • 18 Rap Tap on Wood
  • 19 A Room With a View
  • 20 If Love Were All
  • 21 I'll See You Again
  • 22 Losing My Mind
  • 23 Spring Is Here
  • 24 Our Love Is Here to Stay

  • Release information
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    script: Latin