"Manhattan Downbeat" as written by Ira Gershwin and Harry Warren....
Tempo, you know that good old tempo:

Just give me that Manhattan Downbeat
That beats a tempo of its own;
You've got to shout, "This is it!"
The day you visit
The jumpinest town has ever been known.
Keep your Paree and London town beat
Up with your 'bockers stands alone;
Drive up any avenue, swing down any street,
No beat has Manhattan Downbeat beat!

Manhattan has a beat that's all its own,
Manhattan has a beat to call its own.
So, Mister Leader, when you give the band the downbeat,
A one, two, three;

And give 'em that Manhattan Downbeat
That beats a tempo of its own;
You've got to shout, "This is it!"
The day you visit
The jumpinest town has ever been known.
Keep your Paree and London town beat
Up with your 'bockers stands alone;
Drive up any avenue, swing down any street,
No beat has Manhattan Downbeat
No beat has Manhattan Downbeat
No beat has Manhattan Downbeat beat!


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"Manhattan Downbeat" as written by Ira Gershwin Harry Warren

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