Come Up To My Place lyrics

- On The Town

Come Up To My Place lyrics

Come Up To My Place

CHIP:
My father told me, "Chip, my boy,
There'll come a time when you leave home;
If you should ever hit New York,
Be sure to see the Hippodrome."

HILDY:
The Hippodrome?

CHIP:
The Hippodrome.

HILDY:
Did I hear right?
Did you say the Hippodrome?

CHIP:
Yes, you heard right.
Yes, I said the Hip-

(Hildy brakes.)

Hey what did you stop for?

HILDY:
It ain't there anymore.
Aida sang an "A"
And blew the place away!

CHIP:
Aw, I wanted to see the Hippodrome!

HILDY:
Give me a chance, kid;
I may not have 5,000 seats but the one I have is a honey!
Come up to my place.

CHIP:
Oh no, lady; the Forrest The-a-tre.

When I was home I saw the plays
The Ladies Drama Circle showed.
Now I am here, I want to get
Some tickets for "Tobacco Road."

HILDY:
"Tobacco Road?"

CHIP:
"Tobacco Road?"

HILDY:
Did I dig that?
Did you say "Tobacco Road"?

CHIP:
Yes, you dug that,
Yes, I said "Tobac-"

(Hildy brakes again.)

Hey what for did you stop?

HILDY:
That show has closed up shop.
The actors washed their feet
And called it "Angel Street."

CHIP:
Aw, I wanted to see "Tobacco Road."

HILDY:
Stick with me, kid, and I'll show you the road to ruin.
Come up to my place.

CHIP:
Oh no, Battery Park.

Back home I dreamt of catching fish
So big I couldn't carry 'em.
They told me that they have my size
Right here in the Aquarium.

HILDY:
Aquarium?

CHIP:
Aquarium.

HILDY:
Hold the phone, Joe?
Did you say Aquarium?

CHIP:
I'm still ringing;
But I said Aquar-

(She brakes again.)

Did you stop for what, hey?

HILDY:
The fish have flown away;
They're in the Bronx instead,
They might as well be dead!
Come up to my place.

CHIP:
No, Chambers Street.

They told me I could see New York
In all its spreading strength and power
From the city's highest spot,
Atop the famous Woolworth Tower.

HILDY:
The Woolworth Tower?

CHIP:
The Woolworth Tower.

HILDY:
Beat me, Daddy,
Did you say the Woolworth Tower?

CHIP:
I won't beat you,
But I said the Wool-

(Hildy brakes again.)

Did you stop for hey what?

HILDY:
That ain't the highest spot.
You're just a little late,
We got the Empire State!
Let's go to my place!

CHIP:
Let's go to Cleopatra's Needle.
Let's see Wanamaker's Store.
Let's go to Lindy's, go to Luchow's;
Let's see Radio City and Herald Square.
Go to Reuben's! Go to Macy's!
To the Roxy! Cloisters! Gimbel's!
Flatiron Building! Hippodrome!!

HILDY:
My place!!!
Last Update: June, 26th 2013


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