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Thread #151844   Message #3549506
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
15-Aug-13 - 02:33 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Puttin' On The Ritz (Irving Berlin)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Puttin' On The Ritz (Irving Berlin)
Jim- I used a lyrics site, but here it is from "The Complete Lyrics...." Kimball and Emmet: Sorry, I mis-spelled levee.

Spangled gowns upon a bevy
Of high browns from down the levee,
All misfits,....

Bloomberg proposes levees to protect NYC- news item, 2013

There are levees in New Jersey (North New Jersey esp.). Superstorm Sandy broke a New Jersey levee, damaging three towns.

New York also has levees on some rivers.