Give my Regards to Broadway

Original Text: 
George M. Cohan, Little Johnny Jones .
2When the good ship's just about to start for Old New York once more?
3With a tear-dimmed eye they say goodbye, they're friends without a doubt;
4When the man on the pier shouts, "Let them clear!", as the ship strikes out ...
Chorus
7    Whisper of how I'm yearning to mingle with the old time throng;
8    Give my regards to old Broadway and say that I'll be there ere long.
11Mention my name ev'ry place you go, as 'round the town you roam;
12Wish you'd call on my gal, now remember, old pal, when you get back home...
Chorus
13    Give my regards to Broadway, remember me to Herald Square,
14    Tell all the gang at Forty-Second Street, that I will soon be there;
15    Whisper of how I'm yearning to mingle with the old time throng;
16    Give my regards to old Broadway and say that I'll be there ere long.

Notes

1] Yankees: now affectionate nickname for Americans, but originally used in a derogatory way by the British before the War of Independence. Back to Line
5] Broadway: oldest north.-south main avenue in New York City, and the home of American theatre.
Herald Square: intersection of Broadway, Sixth Avenue, and 34th Street in New York City, named for the New York Herald newspaper building. Back to Line
6] Forty-Second Street: a showplace for New York theatres, meeting Broadway at Times Square. Back to Line
9] Coney Island: a peninsula in south Brooklyn, New York City, that had a beach and an amusement park on the Atlantic Ocean. Back to Line
10] Waldorf-Astoria, a luxurious hotel originally on Fifth Avenue.
smile: an alcoholic drink. Back to Line
Publication Start Year: 
1904
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
2010
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