Barbra Streisand - Henry Street Lyrics




[Rose Brice's Saloon on Henry Street is the center of a block party decorated with banners congratulating Fanny. The neighbors and party guests all sing:]

[All:]
Henry Street,
No, it ain't Broadway, it's Henry Street.
Way after midnight
Lit up as bright as a lighthouse
Brighter tonight than the White House.
[Boys:]
We're proud to tell you that C.P.A.'s
We got in dozens, and lawyers, take your choice.
Messes and messes of young D.D.-esses,
A looney who teaches voice,
[Girls:]
Ah, ha, ha, ha--
[All:]
Henry Street has something it ain't had so far:
The greatest, most glamorous, genuine, glorified
Ziegfeld star.
We're proud to tell you that C.P.A.'s
We got in dozens, and lawyers, take your choice.
Messes and messes of young D.D.-esses,
A looney who teaches voice,
Ah, ha, ha, ha--
Henry Street has something it ain't had so far:
The greatest, most glamorous, genuine, glorified
Ziegfeld star.





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  1. Meredith Smith

    Henry Street
    No, it ain't Broadway, it's Henry Street
    Way after midnight
    Lit up as bright as a lighthouse
    Brighter tonight than the White House
    We're proud to tell you that C.P.A.'s
    We got in dozens and lawyers, take your choice
    Messes and messes of young D.D.-esses
    A looney who teaches voice
    Ah, ah, ah, ah
    Henry Street has something it ain't had so far
    The greatest, most glamorous, genuine, glorified
    Ziegfeld star
    We're proud to tell you that C.P.A.'s
    We got in dozens and lawyers, take your choice
    Messes and messes of young D.D.-esses
    A looney who teaches voice
    Ah, ah, ah, ah
    Henry Street has something it ain't had so far
    The greatest, most glamorous, genuine, glorified
    Ziegfeld star

  2. Matt Edwards

    This is a mindblower for me. In 1982 I was in the 4th grade and my mom enrolled me in a tap dance class, and we performed this number as part of a variety show we did as a school fundraiser. It wasn't until tonight I finally tracked down where this song came from, and the memories came flooding back. It doesn't seem like it was 33 years ago.

    Noe Berengena

    My question for you is who had the idea to have you children perform this number? It's a pretty snappy tempo for 4th grade tap dancers. But then again Shirley Temple was tapping with the best of them at a much younger age.

    Matt Edwards

    Our dance instructor and her husband decided on it. Mind you, we weren't as advanced as Shirley Temple was, but our moves were kept simple enough for us to follow. Thanks for asking!

  3. Noe Berengena

    Musicals from the 1960s were phenomenal and this song in particular captures all of the excitement of a talented ensemble. The tap dancing is a great touch.

  4. Tyler Eve

    THANK YOU SO MUCH!
    I am doing my school musical and this song helped me out so much :)