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02. "Ballad of 51st Street Park"by Neil Brian Goldberg, written for The Archies “Giant Jukebox.”  One of the first songs on Kid's TV with a positive message about working together to beautify your neighborhood.

 

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Chorus 2:

Ah, everybody workin’.  Everybody planned

From the youngest little kid to the oldest man.

And though it took a month of workin’ real hard,

They made a place of beauty from an old junk yard. 

 

Verse 2:

And that’s the way it happened.  Yes, it really did.

With a beautiful dream and some beautiful kids.

Down on 51st off of 10th Avenue

When New York saw a little dream come true.

 

Chorus 1:

Throwin’ out the garbage and the broken glass. 

Plantin’ baby trees and lots of beautiful grass.

Cleanin’ up and chasin’ all the rats away.

Puttin’ up the swings for all the kids to play.

 

Chorus 2:

Ah, everybody workin’.  Everybody planned

From the youngest little kid to the oldest man. 

And though it took a month of workin’ real hard,

They made a place of beauty from an old junk yard. 

 

Verse 3:

Throwin’ out the garbage and the broken glass. 

Plantin’ baby trees and lots of beautiful grass.

Cleanin’ up and chasin’ all the rats away.

Puttin’ up the swings for all the kids to play.

 

Chorus 2:

Everybody workin’.  Everybody planned

From the youngest little kid to the oldest man. 

And though it took a month of workin’ real hard,

They made a place of beauty from an old junk yard. 

 

(Chorus 1 fade)

 

 

Ba ba pa baba ba ba pa baba
Ba ba pa baba ba ba pa baba

 

Verse 1:

Once there was a lot down on 51st Street

Piled up with trash where the rats would meet.

One day the kids decided it was goin’ to waste. 

They said, “Let’s turn it in to a beautiful place.”

 

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Chorus 1:

Throwin’ out the garbage and the broken glass. 

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Plantin’ baby trees and lots of beautiful grass. Wooh.

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Cleanin’ up and chasin’ all the rats away.

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Puttin’ up the swings for all the kids to play.

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Songs:  1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  18  19  20  21  22  23  24  25  26  27  28  29  30  31  32

 

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