Pinwheel of Death

Lorenz Hart


SONGS

Writers Lorenz Hart, Richard Rodgers

Genres Standard, Seasons

Recorded 1956

Lyrics verse:
SUMMER JOURNEYS
TO NIAGARA
AND 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!

Chorus 1:
WE'LL HAVE MANHATTAN
THE BRONX AND STATEN
ISLAND TOO.
IT'S LOVELY
GOING THROUGH
THE ZOO.
IT'S 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 CITY'S
A WOND'ROUS TOY
JUST MADE
FOR A GIRL
AND BOY.
WE'LL TURN MANHATTAN
INTO AN ISLE OF JOY.

Chorus 2:
WE'LL GO TO GREENWICH
WHERE MODERN MEN ITCH
TO BE FREE
AND BOWLING GREEN
YOU'LL SEE
WITH ME.
WE'LL BATHE AT BRIGHTON
THE FISH YOU'LL FRIGHTEN
WHEN YOU'RE IN.
YOUR BATHING SUIT
SO THIN
WILL MAKE THE SHELLFISH
GRIN,
FIN TO FIN.
I'D LIKE TO TAKE A
SAIL ON JAMAICA
BAY WITH YOU.
AND FAIR CANARSIE'S
LAKES WE'LL VIEW.
THE CITY'S BUSTLE
CANNOT DESTROY
THE DREAMS
OF A GIRL
AND BOY.
WE'LL TURN MANHATTAN
INTO AN ISLE OF JOY.

Chorus 3:
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 SOUTH PACIFIC
IS A TERRIFIC
SHOW THEY SAY
WE BOTH MAY SEE IT
CLOSE SOME DAY
THE CITY'S CLAMOR
CAN NEVER SPOIL
THE DREAMS
OF A BOY
AND GOIL.
WE'LL TURN MANHATTAN
INTO AN ISLE OF JOY.

original lyric:
OUR FUTURE BABIES
WE'LL TAKE TO ABIE'S
IRISH ROSE.
I HOPE THEY'LL LIVE
TO SEE IT CLOSE.

Chorus 4:
WE'LL HAVE MANHATTAN
THE BRONX AND STATEN
ISLAND TOO.
WE'LL TRY TO CROSS
FIFTH AVENUE.
AS BLACK AS ONYX
WE'LL FIND THE BRONNIX
PARK EXPRESS.
OUR FLATBUSH FLAT,
I GUESS,
WILL BE
A GREAT SUCCESS,
MORE OR LESS.
A SHORT VACATION
ON INSPIRATION
POINT WE'LL SPEND,
AND IN THE STATION HOUSE
WE'LL END.
BUT CIVIC VIRTUE
CANNOT DESTROY
THE DREAMS
OF A GIRL
AND BOY.
WE'LL TURN MANHATTAN
INTO AN ISLE OF JOY.
 

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Cowriters: Richard Rodgers