American Old Time Song Lyrics: 59 Summer Nights At Battery Park
Theater, Music-Hall, Nostalgic, Irish & Historic Old Songs, Volume 59
Summer Nights at Battery Park.
Copyright, 1897, by the Orphean Music Publishing Co.
Words and Music by John Walsh.
The grandest place in summer to while away the hours
Is Battery Park, with its shade trees and its wealth of rarest flowers;
Where children play upon the green, young lovers laugh and tease.
And mothers with their babes in arms enjoy the ocean breeze.
On a summer's night, when work is o'er, we boys and girls all meet;
We sing the songs we love so well, and dance to the music sweet.
Kid Hogan and his sweetheart, Liz, are always there for a lark.
And the band plays all of the popular tunes, summer nights at
We're soon to have a jolly time, when Hogan marries Liz;
He'll have to quit his foolishness and settle down to biz.
He says he'll always love her, when married they will spark,
Just as they now do every night in dear old Batt'ry Park.-Chorus