In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town

Doris DayBuy this song

FAVORITE (3 fans)

Doris Day

Doris Day (born Doris Mary Ann Kappelhoff, April 3, 1922) is an American actress, singer, and animal rights activist, who began her career as a big band singer in 1939, but only began to be noticed after her first hit recording, "Sentimental Journey", in 1945. After leaving the Les Brown & His Band of Renown to try a solo career, she started her long-lasting partnership with Columbia Records, which would remain her only recording label. The contract lasted from 1947 to 1967, and included more than 650 recordings, making Day one of the most popular and acclaimed singers of the 20th century. In 1948, after being persuaded by Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne and her agent at the time, Al Levy, she auditioned for Michael Curtiz, which led to her being cast in the femal… more »

It's only a shanty
In old Shanty Town
The roof is so slanty 
It touches the ground
But my tumbled down shack 
By the old railroad track
Like a millionaire's mansion
Is calling me back

I'd give up a palace 
If I were a king
It's more than a palace
It's my everything
There's a queen waiting there
With a silvery crown
In a shanty in old Shanty Town

I'd give up a palace 
If I were a king
It's more than a palace
It's my everything
There's a queen waiting there
With a silvery crown
In a shanty in old Shanty Town

Written by: JACK LITTLE, IRA SCHUSTER, JOE YOUNG

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind

Discuss the In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town Lyrics with the community:

Citation

Use the citation below to add these lyrics to your bibliography:

Style:MLAChicagoAPA

"In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town Lyrics." Lyrics.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2017. Web. 17 Oct. 2017. <https://www.lyrics.com/lyric/15994828>.

Missing lyrics by Doris Day?

Know any other songs by Doris Day? Don't keep it to yourself!

Watch the song video

In a Shanty in Old Shanty Town