Words:Lorenz Hart
Music:Richard Rodgers
Performed By:  Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald (1956)
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(Intro Verse:)
Summer journeys to Niag'ra 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.
It's 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 Sreet in July?
Sweet pushcarts gently gliding by.
The great big city's a wond'rous toy just made for a girl and boy.
We'll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy.

We'll go to Yonkers, where true love conquers in the wilds,
And starve together, Dear, in Childs'.
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 soul.
And "My Fair Lady" is a terrific show, they say;
We both may see it close someday.
The city's clamour can never spoil the dreams of a boy and goil;
We'll turn Manhattan into an isle of joy.
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