Sidewalks Of New York

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East Side, West Side, all around the town
The kids sang "ring around rosie", "London Bridge is falling down"
Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rourke
We tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York.

East Side, West Side, all around the town
Sweet Mamie grew up and bough herself a sweet little Alice-blue gown
All the fellas dug her, you should have heard them squark
When I escorted Mamie round the sidewalks of New York.

East Side, West Side, riding through the parks
We started swinging at Jilly's then we split to P. J. Clark's
On to Chuck's Composite, then a drink at The Stork
We won't get home until morning 'cause we're going to take a walk
On the sidewalks of New York.

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Information About Sidewalks Of New York

The sidewalks of New York, is a song depicting life in New York during the 1890's. It was created by James Blake and Charles Lawlor.

The words of the song depict Blake's childhood, and includes the names of some of his friends.

Despite the fact that there are many renditions of the song, the chorus remains the same.

The song was used by Al Smith in his 1928 presidential campaign. It has also been used in films and cartoons as well as in television commercials.

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Down in front of Casey's old brown wooden stoop
On a summer's evening we formed a merry group
Boys and girls together we would sing and waltz
While Tony played the organ on the sidewalks of New York

East Side, West Side, all around the town
The tots sang "ring-around-rosie," "London Bridge is falling down"
Boys and girls together, me and Mamie O'Rourke
Tripped the light fantastic on the sidewalks of New York

That's where Johnny Casey, little Jimmy Crowe
Jakey Krause, the baker, who always had the dough
Pretty Nellie Shannon with a dude as light as cork
She first picked up the waltz step on the sidewalks of New York

Things have changed since those times, some are up in "G"
Others they are wand'rers but they all feel just like me
They'd part with all they've got, could they once more walk
With their best girl and have a twirl on the sidewalks of New York

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Alpha Skua, USA

18 November 2015 at 11:29pm

EAST SIDE WEST SIDE THE MUGGERS ARE OUT IN FORCE,HIDING AND ROBBERS AND RAPING ON THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK

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Loren, Australia

16 March 2013 at 1:22pm

Ok

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