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Old Man Harlem

Writer(s): Rudy Vallee / Hoagy Carmichael
Originally made famous by: Rudy Vallee, 1933

Day-light gives me the shivers,
Harlem did it somehow.
Always having the jitters,
Should be used to it now.
Seventh Avenue night life,
Gets me body and soul,
Lenox Avenue midnight,
Gets my Satur-day roll.

Chorus:
Old Man Harlem gives me Sunday headaches.
I’ve got Old Man Harlem in my bones.
Always finds me dancing when the day breaks,
But that Old Man Harlem keeps me rolling on.
He takes all your dough and keeps you skimping,
Makes you old and gray before you’re limping.
Old Man Harlem gives me Sunday head-aches,
But that Old Man Harlem keeps me rolling on.

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