American Old Time Song Lyrics: 25 It Couldn't Occur In New York

Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 25

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It Couldn't Occur in New York.
Written and Sung by Lew Dockstader.

Mayor Grant was to cut the poles down, so it's said,
But it couldn't occur in New York;
You may fool with a wire without dropping dead,
But it couldn't occur in New York;
The wires over head may be put under ground,
Corporations with wealth may be easily downed,
But it couldn't occur in New York.

They tell me in Chicago that the World's Fair
Couldn't occur in New York;
That their fame for big "feats " will attract it out there,
So it couldn't occur in New York;
They do things in Chicago that we wouldn't dare,
Like that Anarchist meeting in Haymarket Square,
To say nothing at present of the Cronin affair,
Which couldn't occur in New York.

They have peers in England, at least I'm told,
But they never appear in New York;
Whose titles date back to the great days of old,
But they never appear in New York;
And that's rather queer because over here
Such big fish as they are outrageous dear;
Just to think! Thirteen thousand for one "oyster " pier,
And that paid right here in New York.
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