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The Sidewalks Of New York

Posted by Bruce Kahl on November 02, 2000

In Reply to: Re: Trip the Light Fantastic posted by Bob on November 02, 2000

: : I know the meaning of the phrase but does anyone know the origin? Is it Shakespeare or what?

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
Chorus:
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.