King Of New York

Menken Alan

A pair of new shoes with matching laces 
A permanent box at Sheepshead Races 
A porcelain tub with boiling water 
A Saturday night with the Mayor's daughter! 
Look at me
I'm the King of New York!
I'm respectable
Staring right atcha
Lousy with stature 
Nobbin' with all the muckety-mucks
I'm blowing my dough and going deluxe 

And there I'll be!
Ain't I pretty?
(with Jack)
It's my city
I'm the King of New York! 
A corduroy suit with fitted knickers 
A mezzanine seat to see the flickers 
Havana cigars that cost a quarter 
An editor's desk for our star reporter! 

Tip your hat!
He's the King of New York 
How about that?
I'm the King of New York 
In nothing flat
He'll be covering
Brooklyn to Trenton
Our man Denton 
Making the headlines out of a hunch 
Protecting the weak 
And paying for lunch 
When I'm at bat
Strong men crumble 
Proud yet humble.
(with Denton) He's (I'm) the King of New York 

I gotta be either dead or dreaming
'Cuz look at that pape with my face beaming
Tomorrow they may wrap fishes in it
 But I was a star for one whole minute! 
Starting now
I'm the King (of New York!) 
Ain't you heard?
I'm the King of New York! 
Holy cow
It's a miracle
Pulitzer's crying
Weasel? He's dying!
Flashpots are shooting bright as the sun
I'm one hifalutin' sonuva gun!
Don't ask me how
Fortune found me
Fate just crowned me
I'm the King of New (York)
Look and see
Once a piker
Now a striker
I'm the King of New (York)
Front page story
Guts and glory
I'm the king
Of New York