Sunday, January 21, 2007

I'll Take Manhattan

I have a favorite version of the Rodgers & Hart standard "Manhattan."

Blossom Dearie's interpretation of the song sounds like strolling around New York while falling in love. It's a soft, reflective song that feels like an intimate conversation, rather than an upbeat, blaring showtune.

You know the song:

I'll take Manhattan
the Bronx and Staten Island too.
It's lovely going through the zoo.

It's very fancy
on old Delancey Street you know.
The subway charms us so
when balmy breezes blow
to and fro.

And tell me what street
compares with Mott Street in July?
Sweet pushcarts gently gliding by.

The great big city's a wonderous toy
made for a girl and boy.
We'll turn Manhattan
into an isle of joy.

You can hear the song here and buy it here on iTunes and on Amazon.

No comments: