The Sidewalks Of New York

Melody - & text: Chas. B. Lawlor and James W. Blake, 1894

Down in front of Casey's,
Old brown wooden stoop,
On a summers evening,
We formed a merry group,
Boys and girls together,
We would sing and waltz,
While the "ginnie" played the organ
On the sidewalks of New York
East side, West side,
All around the town,
The tot sang "Ring a Rosie,"
"London Bridge is falling down."
Boys and girls together,
Me and Mamie Rourke,
Tripped the light fantastic,
On the sidewalks of New York.
  That's were Johnny Casey,
And little Jimmy Crowe,
With Jakey Krause the baker
Who always had the dough,
Pretty Nellie Shannon,
With a dude as light as cork,
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 on the hog
But they all feel just like me,
They would part with all they've got,
Could they just once more walk,
With their best girl and have a twirl,
On the sidewalks of New York.

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