Barry Manilow

Barry Manilow - Avenue C lyrics

rate me

Brass: N. Y. I dig

Reeds: What about it?

Brass: N. Y. is big

Reeds: People tout it

Brass: I flip my wig

Reeds: What about?

Brass: 'Bout a street I dig

Piano (Basie's solo):

One day I was walkin' n'

Finally came upon a series of alphabet streets

A-B-C and D, but I went for "C"

The most of the hard-to-forget streets

It's really and truly the dilly of all m'pet streets

Tenor sax: Hey, hey, hey everybody now

Brass: Come go walkin' with me now

Walk up avenue C now

Chicks all lookin' so pretty

They don't give me no pity

Avenue C is the grooviest in the city

Tenor sax: I never dug an avenue so enjoyable to me

"C" Avenue is groovy

Yes it was groovy as it could be

Brass: Walk with me down Avenue C

Tenor sax: Man I really hope to say

Brass: Come on baby, while we ramble

Walk beside me while we ramble

Tenor sax: You dig it too I feel you do

What a scenic hike

It's a walk that you're bound to like

Brass: Y'got "B" on the one side

Reeds: "A"

Brass: "D" on the other

Reeds: "B"

Brass: "C" in the middle

Reeds: "C"

Brass and Reeds: Baby!


The reason that you're feelin' so down, babe

Is 'cause you live in Stuyvesant Town, babe

I dug you down in Hamilton Fish, babe

And realized that you were my dish, babe

Walkin' home and you can walk with me

Walkin' hand in hand up Avenue C, Oh babe

And while we're walkin' we can do some talkin'

While the people dig us wonderin'

what we're puttin' down

While we, happy as we can be, glide on

Takin' life in stride up to Murphy Park

there beside the river

Brass: Well our feet got rhythm

Reeds: Pure pedal syncopation

Brass: 'N when we walk with 'em

Reeds: Demandin' admiration

Brass: Well our step is snappy

Reeds: Dig people step aside now

Brass: Because we're so happy

Reeds: We're takin' life in stride now

Brass: Avenue C your vibrations

are followin' me. Oh yes

Reeds: Everybody busily lookin'

Brass: Yes yes

Reeds: Me and baby steadily cookin'

Brass: Yes yes

Reeds: Start at one end talkin' and movin'

Brass: Yes yes

Reeds: To the other wiggin' and groovin'

Brass: So come

Reeds: You should

Brass: And view

Reeds: I would

Brass: This Ave-

Reeds: You could

Brass: Venue

Reeds: It's good

Brass: Walk on

Reeds: "C" Avenue, see it my way

Brass: Talk on

Reeds: No better view on a highway

Ensemble: Big town you don't know 'till you see it

Brass: Walk on


I never saw such a wonderful sight Drum break

Ensemble: You're gonna love it Break

Brass: I'm hip, you'll flip

Reeds: When you dig it you'll stop and linger

Brass: You'll pop your top

Reeds: What a pleasure and what a swinger

Ensemble: Go dig it cop that view

it's bound to thrill you

(Come on, come on, go)

Go dig it cop that view it's bound to thrill you

(Come on, come on, now, go)

Go dig it cop that view it's bound to thrill you

Go dig it cop that view it's bound to thrill you

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