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TOP OF THE TOWN (Jimmy McHugh (m) / Harold Adamson (l) ) As sung by Gertrude Niesen 1937 as a 78 single (Cy Feuer and His Orchestra) As recorded by: Clarence Williams and His Orchestra Boilermaker Jazz Band Top of the town We're on the top of the town And it's a thrill looking down On old Manhattan. High in the clouds Just watching the crowds of people below Living in dreams where everything seems Like part of a show. Nothing is real The world is paper mâché And darling, that's why I feel I want to stay. Up where it's hazy Far from the crazy merry-go-round Oh, there's nothing can top Being up on the top of the town. (bridge) Nothing is real The world is paper mâché And darling, that's why I feel I want to stay. Up where it's hazy Far from the crazy merry-go-round Oh, there's nothing can top Being up on the top of the town. Notes: TOP OF THE TOWN is the title song for the 1937 B & W Universal Pictures musical comedy by the same name. Director: Ralph Murphy / Same White Leads: Doris Nolan / George Murphy / Ella Logan / Hugh Herbert / Gertrude Niesen. Gertrude Niesen was a vocalist, actress and songwriter during the big band era of the 1930s and 40s. She achieved her most significant success in the popular musical < Follow The Girls >, a wartime production. This ran for many performances, first on Broadway and then at London West End. Additional Note: If this delightful song is of interest to you and you care for cabaret piano, there exists a very catchy and upbeat rendition sung by a unidentified professional singer/pianist.It may be located on the Internet (as of 2014) using the following search link / Top Of The Town (HAROLD ADAMSON-JIMMY MCHUGH) / The lyrics for this work are: What a perfect night We're high above the town and it's lights What a perfect time For us to climb to dazzling heights. You made love so inviting And life is really exciting... Top of the town We're on the top of the town And it's a thrill looking down On old Manhattan. High in the clouds Just watching the crowds of people below Living in dreams where everything seems Like part of a show. Nothing is real The world is paper mâché And darling, that's why I feel I want to stay. Up where it's hazy Far from the crazy merry-go-round For there's nothing can top Being up on the top of the town. (Transcribed by David Story- April 2014)

    


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