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 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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