Who Sang I Happen to Like New York? Judy Garland

Judy Garland The Garland Touch cover art
Release information
Writer(s): Cole Porter
Release Date: 1962
I happen to like New York, I happen to love this town
I like the city air, I like to drink of it
The more I see New York, the more I think of it
I like the sight and the sound and even the stink of it
I happen to like New York

I like to go to Battery Park and watch the liners booming in
I often ask myself why should it be
That they come so far across the sea?
I suppose it's because they all agree with me
They happen to like New York

Last Sunday afternoon, I took a trip to Hackensack
But after I gave Hackensack the once over
I took the next train back
I happen to like New York

And oh, the Easter Show at the Music Hall
A perfect delight
And oh, pastrami on rye at the Carnegie Deli
There's joy in each pie

And Madison Square for a Friday night fight
Or a walk along Broadway to guest at the lights
And at Carnegie Hall where the atmosphere's right
Life at the lights, at the night

I happen to like New York, I happen to love this burg
And when I have to give the world my last farewell
And the undertaker comes to ring my funeral bell
I don't wanna go to heaven, don't wanna go to [unverified]
I happen to like New York, I happen to like New York
I happen to like New York


Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Lucky Day
  • 2 I Happen to Like New York
  • 3 Comes Once in a Lifetime
  • 4 Judy at the Palace (Medley):
  • 5 Shine on Harvest Moon
  • 6 Some of These Days
  • 7 My Man
  • 8 I Don't Care
  • 9 Happiness Is a Thing Called Joe
  • 10 Sweet Danger
  • 11 You'll Never Walk Alone
  • 12 Do I Love You?
  • 13 More Than You Know
  • 14 It's a Great Day for the Irish

  • Release information
    label: Capitol Records
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl