Think you can lick it, get to the wicket, buy you a ticket, go!

Go by bus, by plane, by car, by train
New York, New York - what they call a somethin' else town
A city of more than 8 million people with a million people passing through everyday
Some come just to visit and some come to stay
If you scuffle hard enough then you ain't no dunce
You can always get by in New York City, I heard somebody say once
Yeah if you can't make it in New York city, man, you can't make it nowhere
So where do people come to scuffle? Right here!
Think you can lick it, get to the wicket, buy you a ticket, go!

New York, New York, a city so nice they had to name it twice
It may seem like a cold town, but man, let me tell you, it's a soul town
And it ain't a bit hard to find someone who's lonesome or forlorn here
But it's like a needle in a haystack to find someone who was born here
New York, New York, a somethin' else town alright
East Side, West Side, uptown, downtown, there's one thing all of New York City has:
And that's jazz!
A while ago there were cats reading while cats played jazz behind them
There was nothing happenin' so the musicians cooked right on like they didn't even mind 'em
I wrote the shortest jazz poem ever heard
Nothing 'bout huggin', kissin' - one word:

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