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THERE'S A BOY IN HARLEM From the film "Fools For Scandal" (1938) (Music: Richard Rodgers / Lyrics: Lorenz Hart) Jeni Le Gon & The Three Brown Sisters (Film Soundtrack) - 1938 Tommy Dorsey & His Orch. (vocal: Edythe Wright) - 1938 Red Norvo & His Orch. (vocal: Mildred Bailey) - 1938 Bob Crosby & His Orch. (vocal: Nappy Lamare) - 1938 There's a new dark music by a new dark man And he writes his symphonies in black and tan All his rhythms send you, other songs are tame But the outside world has never heard his name There's a boy in Harlem And he writes all the songs Manhattan belongs to him Oh, he won't leave Harlem But his tunes get about He pounds them out when the lights are dim Though his clothes are sloppy The boy has earned a good pile All the writers copy This person in the woodpile He only lives for pleasure He's in no one's employ And Harlem lives for her Harlem boy (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - April 2015)

    


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