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LET'S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK From the show "Life Begins At 8:40" (1934) (Harold Arlen / Ira Gerswin / E.Y. Harburg) Recorded by: Ella Fitzgerald; Doris Day; Maureen McGovern; Four Freshmen; Mel Tormť; Phillip Officer; K.T. Sullivan; Sylvia McNair & Andrť Previn. 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. ***** LET'S TAKE A LONG WAY HOME / LET'S TAKE A WALK AROUND THE BLOCK (Medley) Let's take the long way home Let's look for the long way home And on the way let's pretend That this wonderful night won't end Through Asia would be much too soon We'll circle once around the moon Our dream boat will carry us across the foam We'll take the long way Make sure it's the wrong way Let's take the long way home 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 ***** LET'S TAKE THE LONG WAY HOME From the film "Here Come The Waves" (1944) (Harold Arlen / Johnny Mercer) Bing Crosby - 1944 Jo Stafford - 1945 Cab Calloway - 1945 Also recorded by: Rosemary Clooney; Marlene VerPlanck; Weslia Whitfield; Dominique Eade; Jeanne MacDonald. Letís take the long way home, Letís look for the long way home And on the way, letís pretend That this wonderful night wonít end. Through Asia would be much too soon, Weíll circle once around the moon, Our dream boat will carry us across the foam, Weíll take the long way, make sure itís the wrong way, Letís take the long was home. Shall we fly through the night, Shall we dream as we go? See the star on your right, See the farm down below? The whole trip it appears, Only takes a million years. If youíre in the mood to roam Then letís take the long way home. (Contributed by Carlene Bogle - July 2003)

    


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