Two friends from old New York town,
Met in a foreign land,
One sang the praises of gay Paree,
And the strand,
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.
Sing of the beautiful Rhine,
Say that it beats the band,
Just take a trip up old Hudson bay,
Ain’t it grand,
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.
Sterling, Andrew B. and Tilzer, Harry Von, "Take Me Back to New York Town" (1907). Historic Sheet Music Collection. 1479.
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