"Coney Island Baby" as written by and Kathleen Brennan Tom Waits....
Every night she comes
To take me out to dreamland
When I'm with her, I'm the richest
Man in the town
She's a rose, she's the pearl
She's the spin on my world
All the stars make their wishes on her eyes
She's my Coney Island Baby
She's my Coney Island Girl
She's a princess, in a red dress
She's the moon in the mist to me
She's my Coney Island Baby
She's my Coney Island Girl

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"Coney Island Baby" as written by Thomas Alan Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General CommentPerfect.

    And I can't think of anything else.
    MardyAsson March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor you non NYers out there, 'Dreamland', located next to Astroland, was one of the amusement parks in Coney Island (1904-11).

    I believe it was the one that featured an entire miniature NYC peopled with midgets living on premises & where an infamous escaped elephant rampage occurred, which lead to the world's first electrocution of a living creature (done by Thomas Edison). Now, it is home to one of the worlds last freak shows. As you can see: Tom Wait's kind of place!

    P.S. Coney Island Baby was a 60s doo-wop song (not sure by who) & a Lou Reed Song as well.
    P.S.S. Love rhyming princess w/ red dress (something too dangerous about red for a princess to wear it), and off rhyming pearl w/ world - it makes you think of the world as a pearl, perhaps a pearl inside a clam washed up with the syringes and bottlecaps and flotsam, on a coney island beach.
    KubalahtKoalaon April 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentOh: the 'world is a pearl' in Wait's "Good Old World 'Gypsy Instrumental'. Looks like the rhyme was so nice, he used it twice.
    KubalahtKoalaon April 24, 2010   Link

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