I’ll Take ManhattanSummer journeys to Niagara 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 townWe’ll have Manhattan, the Bronx and Staten Island too
It’s lovely going through the zooIt’s very fancy on old Delancy Street, you know
The subway charms us so, when balmy breezes blow to and froAnd tell me what street compares with Mott Street in July?
Sweet pushcarts gently gliding by
The great big city’s a wondrous toy just made for a girl and boy
We’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joyWe’ll go to Yonkers where true love conquers in the whiles
And starve together, dear, in Chiles
We’ll go to Coney and eat baloney on a roll
In Central Park we’ll stroll, where our first kiss we stole, soul to soulAnd “My Fair Lady” is a terrific show, they say
We both may see it close some day
The city’s glamor can never spoil the dreams of a boy and goil
We’ll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy
Songwriters: Lorenz Hart / Richard RodgersManhattan lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Carlin America Inc
Photographs courtesy of the New York Public Library Digital Collections
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