Who Sang Manhattan? Rod Stewart duet with Bette Midler

Bette Midler Stardust… The Great American Songbook, Volume Ⅲ cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004-10-18
Genre: Jazz Pop
Style: Easy Listening/Swing/Big Band
length: 2:54
lead vocals: Bette Midler
lyricist: Lorenz Hart
composer: Richard Rodgers

Summer journeys to Niagra
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!

(Sing to me, Bette, come on)

It's very fancy
On old Delancy street you know. (I know)
The subway charms us so
When balmy breezes blow
To and fro

I'd like to take a
Sail on Jamaica Bay with you
And fair Canarsie's Lakes we'll view

The city's bustle cannot destroy
Oooh, the dreams of a girl and boy
We'll turn Manhattan
Into an isle of joy

Ooh, yeah

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
Ooh, just made for a girl and boy
We'll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy!
We'll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy!

Copy Control CD 1
  • 1 Embraceable You
  • 2 For Sentimental Reasons
  • 3 Blue Moon
  • 4 What a Wonderful World
  • 5 Stardust
  • 6 Manhattan
  • 7 ’S Wonderful
  • 8 Isn’t It Romantic
  • 9 I Can’t Get Started
  • 10 But Not for Me
  • 11 A Kiss to Build a Dream On
  • 12 Baby, It’s Cold Outside
  • 13 Night and Day
  • 14 A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • 15 You Belong to Me