Let's Take a Walk Around the Block
I never traveled further north than old Van Courtland park And never further south than the aquarium I've seen the charm of Jersey City, but first let me remark I saw it from the Empire State Solarium But we've been putting nickels in the postal savings bank And when those nickels pile up, we can toddle off in swank And I don't mean an ordinary cook's tour I mean a cabin deluxe tour Someday we'll go places New lands and new faces The day we quit punching the clock The future looks pleasant But at present Let's take a walk around the block You're just the companion I want at Grand Canyon For throwing old blades down the rock The money we have`ll go for travel Meantime, let's walk around the block Gangway, we'll begin When our, ship comes in I'll sit on your lap All over the map To London in may time To Venice in play time To Paris in time for a frock To Boston in bean time Darling, meantime Let's take a walk around the block In winter at Christmas We'll visit the isthmus And see how they lock up a lock And then in Caracas, on a jackass We'll take a ride around the block We'll keep to our promise To visit St. Thomas And then at Jamaica we'll dock The prospect is thrilling Still I am willing Just now to walk around the block Onward, to Cathay Then to Mandalay Boom on to Bangkok P'are'aps Vladivostok We'll send the folks cables Accumulate labels Buy souvenirs till we're in hock But since we are flat in old Manhattan Let's take a walk around the block
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