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 Lyrics as written by Kathleen Brennan, Thomas Alan Waits


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    And I can't think of anything else.

    MardyAsson April 01, 2006   Link
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    For 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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    Oh: 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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