Manhattan lyrics

Summer journeys to niagra
And to other places aggra-
Vate all our cares.
Well save our fares!

Ive a cozy little flat in
What is known as old manhattan
Well settle down
Right here in town!

Well have manhattan
The bronx and staten
Island too.
Its lovely going through
The zoo!

Its very fancy
On old delancy
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 gli-ding by.

The great big citys a wonderous toy
Just made for a girl and boy.
Well turn manhattan
Into an isle of joy!

Well go to yonkers
Where true love conquers
In the whiles
And starve together dear, in chiles

Well go to coney
And eat baloney on a roll
In central park well stroll
Where our first kiss we stole
Soul to soul

And my fair lady is a terrific show they say
We both may see it close, some day

The citys glamour can never spoil
The dreams of a boy and goil
Well turn manhattan
Into an isle of joy!

Transcribed by todd peach <todd@thepeaches.com>
(from this specific recording)

Guy from bath england sent me this more complete version:
Verse

Summer journeys to niagra
And to other places aggra-
Vate all our cares.
Well save our fares;

Ive a cozy little flat in
What is known as old manhattan,
Well settle down
Right here in town.

Chorus 1

Well have manhattan,
The bronx and staten
Island too.
Its lovely going through the zoo.

Its 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 citys a wondrous toy
Just made for a girl and boy --
Well turn manhattan
Into an isle of joy.

Chorus 2

Well go to greenwich,
Where modern men itch
To be free,
And bowling green youll see with me.

Well bathe at brighton,
The fish youll frighten
When youre in,
Your bathing suit so thin
Will make the shellfish grin,

Fin to fin.

Id like to take a
Sail on jamaica
Bay with you,
And fair canarsies lakes well view.

The citys bustle cannot destroy
The dreams of a girl and boy --
Well turn manhattan
Into an isle of joy.

Chorus 3

Well go to yonkers,
Where true love conquers
In the wilds
And starve together, dear, in childs.

Well go to coney
And eat bologny
On a roll,
In central park well stroll
Where our first kiss we stole,
Soul to soul.

And south pacific
Is a terrific
Show they say,
We both may see it close some day.

The citys clamour can never spoil
The dreams of a boy and goil --
Well turn manhattan
Into an isle of joy.

Chorus 4

Well have manhattan,
The bronx and staten
Island too,
Well try to cross fifth avenue.

As black as onyx
Well find the bronix
Park express,
Our flatbush flat, I guess,
Will be a great success,
More or less.

A short vacation
On inspiration
Point well spend,
And in the station house well end.

But civic virtue cannot destroy
The dreams of a girl and boy --
Well turn manhattan
Into an isle of joy!

Submitted by Guest

What do you think is the meaning of Manhattan by Ella Fitzgerald?