When it’s red hot in town and the sun’s beating down,
And you long for a breath of fresh air
There is only one way,
And of that I can say
The others with it can’t compare
In the day or the night,
Ev’ry thing is just right,
If you go up the Hudson or Sound
So take a straight tip
Just go on a trip
Where pleasure and comfort abound
Noons we go up the Hudson,
In the evening we’re on the Sound
In the steamer city of Worcester a floating palace is found
With music soothing our senses,
And a breeze blowing fresh and strong
It is one joyful song,
As we’re sailing along,
Up the Hudson or on the Sound.
Ganger and Sullivan, "Up The Hudson Or On The Sound" (1909). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1235.
The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.