Betty Garrett Come Up to My Place cover

Come Up to My Place
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Come Up to My Place Lyrics

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Verse 1
Betty the taxi driver: First we see the sights, then let's come to my place
Verse 2
Frank: Oh no, then we will have to go looking for Davey's girl
Verse 3
Betty: No, then up to my place. Where do you want to go first?
Verse 4
Frank: Well, my grandpa told me, Chip my boy, there'll come a time when you
leave home, and if you should ever see New York, be sure to see the
Hippodrome.
Verse 5
Betty: The Hippodrome!
Verse 6
Frank: Yeah, the Hippodrome
Verse 7
Betty: Did I hear right? Did you say the Hippodrome?
Frank Yes, you heard me right, yes, I said the Hippo.
Verse 8
Betty: (applies the brakes)
Verse 9
Frank: Hey what did you stop for?
Verse 10
Betty: It ain't there any more. They tore it down you know a dozen years
ago.
Verse 11
Frank: Oh, I wanted to see that Hippodrome.
Verse 12
Betty: Hey, what year is that guide book anyway?
Verse 13
Frank: Oh, 1905.
Verse 14
Betty: 19 hundred and 5, no wonder. Don't you realize that a big city like
this changes all the time? But there's one thing that doesn't change, kid.
Come up to my place.
Verse 15
Frank: No. My grandpa saw the girly show that will hold me hot and curly,
and told me the hottest show in town is of the Floradora Girl.
Verse 16
Betty: Floradora Girl!
Verse 17
Frank:Yes, the Floradora Girl.
Verse 18
Betty:Did I dig right, was that the Floradora Girl
Verse 19
Frank: Yes. You dug right, that was, that was the Flora..what stop for did
you hey?
Verse 20
Betty: You may not feel that way. That girly show folded up forty years
ago. Come up to my place.
Verse 21
Frank: No. My grandpa said I've seen New York in all its beauty and its
power from the city's highest spot, the famous Woolworth Tower
Verse 22
Betty: Woolworth Tower!
Verse 23
Frank: Yes, the Woolworth Tower
Verse 24
Betty: Hold up, Bozo, did you say the Woolworth Tower?.
Verse 25
Frank: Yes I said the Woolworth Tower.. What'd you stop for hey what?
Verse 26
Betty: It ain't the highest spot, not since the date they built the Empire
State. Let's go to my place.
Verse 27
Frank, (Betty): Let's go to Cleopatra's Needle. (Let's go to my place)
Let's see Wanamaker's store (Let's go to my place)
Let's go to Lindy's, go to Lucha's (go to my place)
Let's see Radio City and Harold's Square (go to my place)
Go to Rueben's (go to my place), go to Macy's (go to my place)
Go to Roxy's (go to my place), Gimbel's (my place)
Madison Square (My place), (Hippodrome!) (My place!)
Verse 28
Betty: Well, this it, my place.

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