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Thread #87364   Message #3546016
Posted By: Joe Offer
06-Aug-13 - 02:32 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req/Add: Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk
Subject: ADD: Let's Take an Old-Fashioned Walk (I Berlin)
I found a version that's a bit longer and slightly different.

(Irving Berlin, 1948)

HE: Some couples go for a buggy ride
When they start caring a lot.
Others will bicycle side by side
Out to some romantic spot.
But when you haven't a sou,
There's only one thing to do.

Let's take an old fashioned walk;
I'm just bursting with talk—
What a tale could be told
If we went for an old fashioned walk!
Let's take a stroll through the park,
Down a lane where it's dark,
And a heart that's controlled
May relax on an old fashioned walk
I know for a couple who seemed to be miles apart,
There's nothing like walking and having a heart-to-heart
I know a girl who declined,
Couldn't make up her mind—
She was wrapped up and sold
Coming home from an old fashioned walk.

SHE: I used to dream of a millionaire
Handsome and rich from the States,
Taking me out for a breath of air,
Saying, "The carriage awaits."
But since you haven't a sou
And I have nothing to do—


This song appeared in the 1949 Musical Play, Miss Liberty. It was originally intended for the 1948 film Easter Parade, but it was replaced by "We're a Couple of Swells."

Source: The Complete Lyrics of Irving Berlin, edited by Robert Kimball and Linda Emmet (Alfred A.Knopf, New York, 2001) page 413

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