Historic Sheet Music Collection

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MacIntosh Collection

New York: Harry Von Tilzer Music Pub. Co. 37 W. 28th St., (1907)

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[Verse 1]
Two friends from old New York town,
Met in a foreign land,
One sang the praises of gay Paree,
And the strand,
London grand;
Softly the other replied,
“I know a place too,” he sighed,
“And though I roam, it is my home sweet home,
Uncle Sammy’s pride”

Take me back to New York town, New York town, New York town,
There’s where I long to be,
When the friends so dear to me,
Coney Island down the bay,
And the lights of old Broadway,
Herald square I don’t care anywhere
New York town, take me there.

[Verse 2]
Sing of the beautiful Rhine,
Say that it beats the band,
Just take a trip up old Hudson bay,
Ain’t it grand,
Yankee land;
Rave of the sights o’er the sea,
England and old Germany,
Give me Broadway, where it’s fay, night and day,
That’s the place for me.



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