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    "Let's Take A Walk Around The Block" Lyrics

    Mel Tormé feat. George Shearing

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    I never traveled further North
    Than old Van Courtland Park
    And never further South than the aquarium
    I've seen the charm of Jersey City,
    But first let me remark
    I saw it from the empire state solarium

    But we've been putting nickels
    In the postal savings bank
    And when those nickels pile up,
    We can toddle off in swank
    And I don't mean an ordinary cook's tour
    I mean a cabin de-luxe tour

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

    You're just the companion
    I want at Grand Canyon
    for throwing old blades down the rock
    The money we have'll go for travel
    Meantime, let's walk around the block.

    Gangway, we'll begin
    When our, ship comes in
    I'll 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
    Let's take a walk around the block.

    In Winter at Christmas,
    We'll visit the isthmus
    And see how they lock up a lock
    And then in Caracas, on a jackass,
    We'll take a ride around the block.

    We'll keep to our promise,
    To visit St. Thomas
    And then at Jamaica we'll 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
    Perhaps Vladivostok

    We'll send the folks cables,
    Accumulate labels,
    Buy souvenirs till we're in hock,
    But since we are flat in old Manhattan
    Let's take a walk around the block.
    This song was submitted on August 18th, 2013 and last modified on November 24th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © S.A. MUSIC , SHAPIRO BERNSTEIN & CO. INC..
    Written by E.Y. HARBURG, HAROLD ARLEN.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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