Who Sang Tenement Symphony? Sammy Davis Jr.

Sammy Davis Jr. Salutes the Stars of the London Palladium cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2004
length: 5:16
Lyrics
Schubert wrote a symphony
Too bad he didn't finish it
Gershwin took a chord in 'G'
Proceeded to diminish it
I sought a variation
on a theme that I thought pretty
And I found my inspiration
on the east side of the city

The Cohens and the Kellys
The Campbells and Vermicellis
All form a part of my tenement symphony

The Cohen's pianola
The Kellys and their victrola
All warm the heart of my tenement symphony

The Campbells come tumb'lin' down the stairs
Hoodlie-ah, hoodlie-ah, hoodlie-ah
Oh Marie, oh Marie
You'll be late for your date with Izzy.

And from this confusion
I dreamed of a grand illusion
It's my tenement symphony in four flats

And from this confusion
I dreamed of a grand illusion
It's my tenement symphony in four flats

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Introduction by Sammy Davis Jr.
  • 2 My Kind of Girl
  • 3 Sophisticated Lady
  • 4 Ballin' the Jack
  • 5 Over the Rainbow
  • 6 (Here I Am) Brokenhearted
  • 7 Jalousie
  • 8 Smile
  • 9 This Was My Love
  • 10 Lazy River
  • 11 Give Me the Moonlight
  • 12 Tenement Symphony

  • Release information
    label: Collectors’ Choice Music
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 617742044928
    script: Latin