Thursday, May 25, 2006

The Fleet Is In!


In honor of Fleet Week!

OZZIE: Come on, Gabey, hurry up!
CHIP: Twenty-four hours!
SAILOR: Hey, why don't ya look where you're goin'. You'd think it was your first time in New York!
GABEY: It is!
GABEY, CHIP, OZZIE: New York, New York! It's a helluva town!
GABEY: We've got one day here and not another minute to see the famous sights!
OZZIE: We'll find the romance and danger waiting in it, Beneath the Broadway lights; But we've hair on our chests, so what we like the best are the nights! Sights! Lights! Nights!
GABEY, CHIP, OZZIE: New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the groun'. New York, New York, it's a helluva town!
CHIP: Hey, Gabey! Gabey, look. Gabey, it says here "There are 20,000 streets in New York, not counting MacDougal Alley the heart of Green-Witch Village, a charming thoroughfare filled with..."
OZZIE: Here we go again!
CHIP: The famous places to visit are so many, or so the guidebooks say. I promised Daddy I wouldn't miss on any. And we have just one day. Got to see the whole town from Yonkers on down to the Bay.
GABEY, CHIP, OZZIE: In just one day! New York, New York, a visitor's place, Where no one lives on account of the pace, But seven millions are screaming for space. New York, New York, it's a visitor's place!
GABEY: Hey! Look who's comin' back! It's Tom and Andy!
OZZIE: Hey, Tom, Andy! Hey, fellas, how are the New York dames?ANDY: Wonderful - I don't remember a thing!
TOM: Awful! I remember everything!
OZZIE: Manhattan women are dressed in silk and satin, Or so the fellas say; There's just one thing that's important in Manhattan, When you have just one day; Gotta pick up a date...
CHIP:Maybe seven...
OZZIE: Or eight on your way.
GABEY, CHIP, OZZIE: In just one day! New York, New York, a helluva town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the groun'. New York, New York, it's a helluva town!!

From On the Town - Lyrics and Book: Betty Comden + Adolph Green + Leonard Bernstein

2 comments:

Renee said...

Sarah,
One of my favorite shows/songs ever! Great choice for fleet week!
Renee

Kristen said...

Ah, fleet week.... I'm sorry, I forgot what else I was going to say. Sigh... :)

Kristen