Let's Take A Walk Around The Block lyrics

I never traveled further north than old van courtland park
And never further south than the aquarium
Ive seen the charm of jersey city, but first let me remark
I saw it from the empire state solarium

But weve been putting nickels in the postal savings bank
And when those nickels pile up, we can toddle off in swank
And I dont mean an ordinary cooks tour
I mean a cabin de-luxe tour

Someday well go places
New lands and new faces
The day we quit punching the clock
The future looks pleasant,
But at present
Lets take a walk around the block.

Youre just the companion
I want at grand canyon
For throwing old blades down the rock
The money we have`ll go for travel
Meantime, lets walk around the block.

Gangway, well begin
When our, ship comes in
Ill sit on your lap
All over the map

To london in may time
To venice in play time
To paris in time for a frock
To boston in bean time
Darling, meantime
Lets take a walk around the block.


In winter at christmas,
Well visit the isthmus
And see how they lock up a lock
And then in caracas, on a jackass,
Well take a ride around the block.

Well keep to our promise,
To visit st. thomas
And then at jamaica well dock
The prospect is thrilling,
Still I am willing,
Just now to walk around the block.

Onward, to cathay
Then to mandalay
Boom on to bangkok
Praps vladivostok

Well send the folks cables
Accumulate labels
Buy souvenirs till were in hock
But since we are flat in old manhattan
Lets take a walk around the block.

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