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New York Lullaby

The taxi double-parks and of course he blows his horn

but it's only three o'clock in the morning

and from a nearby street you hear those soothing sounds

of fire engines and sirens wailing.

Close your eyes, close your eyes

and listen to the New York lullaby.

Good night, New York, good night.

Now isn't that the old familiar melody

of one car running into another?

And don't you love to hear the brakes and slamming doors

as they get out and yell at each other?

Close your eyes...

How do people get to sleep without the subway trains

and jack hammers and trucks hauling garbage

or those back-up beepers and endless car alarms --

they all fit into one relaxing chorus.

Close your eyes...

The rough cut video was posted on YouTube on 3/28/09 - click here to watch that video. This song is available in a version done for Fast Folk on Vol. 6, No. 7, which was called Songs from the Garden State, and you can find that CD here. This song is the CD closer.

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