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TULIP TIME IN SING SING From the Broadway Show "Sitting Pretty" (1924) (Jerome Kern / P. G. Wodehouse) Merwin Goldsmith - 1989 Also recorded by: Arthur Siegel Up the river there's a college Which authorities acknowledge Is a cosy sort of place to go and dwell And with joy each student chortles As he passes through its portals And the faculty conducts him to his cell How I wish that there I'd waited Wish I'd never graduated For the memory of those days still stirs me so And the birdies every Spring sing "Aren't you coming back to Sing Sing Where you used to be so happy long ago" When it's tulip time in Sing Sing Oh, it's there that I would be There are gentle hearts in Sing Sing Watching and yearning for me Oh, I wish that I was back With a rock or two to crack With my pals of the class of ninety-nine And I miss the peace and quiet And the simple, wholesome diet Of that dear, old-fashioned prison of mine! Oh, I'd give a lot to go there Life was never dull or slow there Every night there was a concert or a hop Or I'd sit discussing Coué With my old pal Bat-eared Louie, Quite the nicest man who ever slugged a cop We were just a band of brothers Each as good as all the others As the humblest sort of sneak thief you might rank, But when you'd been there a week, well You were treated as an equal By the high and mighty swells who'd robbed a bank When it's tulip time in Sing Sing Oh, it's there that I would be There are gentle hearts in Sing Sing Watching and yearning for me Oh, there's no place like home And I'm tired of having to roam Through the world with its women and its wine So just bob my hair and shove me Where I know the warders love me In that dear old-fashioned prison of mine!

    


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