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Manhattan Tower (excerpt)

Listen all you New Yorkers
There's a rumor going round
That some of you good people
Want to leave this town

Well, you better consult with me
Before you go (yeah)
Cause I been to all those places
And I know

Chicago?
Well, Chicago's all right
It's got Marshall Field and
Soldier's Field and it's
On a nice lake

But it hasn't got
The hansoms in the park
It hasn't got a skyline after dark

(That's why New York's his home)
Let me never leave it
New York's my home, sweet home

San Francisco?
San Francisco is a lovely place
It's got lots of hills
And lots of thrills and it's
Near an ocean of some size

But it hasn't got
The Bowery or The Bronx
It hasn't got the Harlem honky tonks

(That's why New York's his home)
Yeah, it's my favorite city
New York's my home, sweet home

St.Louis?
Lots of people like St.Louis
It's got lots of shoes
And the St.Louis blues and one
Of our larger rivers runs by

But let's face it
It hasn't got the opera in The Met
It hasn't got a famous string quartet

(That's why New York's his home)
No, not a place to visit
New York's my home, sweet home

Hollywood?
Hollywood's got movie stars and
Movie czars and cocktail bars and
Shiny cars and a wonderful climate
So they say

But it hasn't got
The handy subway trains
You seldom find a taxi
When it rains

(That's why New York's his home)
Yeah, take your California
New York's my home, sweet home

So brother Ben, you better stay right there,
Save your time and trouble
Save your railroad fare

Cause when you leave New York
You don't go anywhere

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