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Let's Take a Walk Around the Block Lyrics

"Let's Take a Walk Around the Block" was written by Gershwin, Ira / Arlen, Harold / Harburg, E. Y..
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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 I'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

I give you my promise
We'll visit St. Thomas
And then, at the Virgins, we'll dock
The Virgins can wait, sir
It grows late, sir
Let's take a 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

SCATTING INTERLUDE

Gangway, we'll begin
When our ship comes in
You'll sit on my lap
All over the map

We'll send the folks cables,
Accumulate labels,
Buy souvenirs 'til we're in hock
Right now, we are flat in
Old Manhattan,
Let's take a walk around the block

Let's take a walk around the block

Songwriters
GERSHWIN, IRA / ARLEN, HAROLD / HARBURG, E. Y.

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