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Manhattan in January

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The golfers are out. The Cherry Trees are blossoming. And, is it true that it is going to be around 69ºF this Saturday? Well, here is my almost happy song about global warming.

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Manhattan in January Strolling along in central park Everyone's out today The daisies and dogwoods are all in bloom Oh what a glorious day For picnics, and Frisbees, and roller skaters Friends and lovers and lonely sunbathers Everyone is out and merry Manhattan in January I brought ice tea, did you bring the bug spray The flies are the size of my head Next to the palm tree, did you see the gator? He looks happy and very well fed Everyone's out and Merry Manhattan in January My preacher said, "now don't you worry" The scientists have it all wrong And so who cares, it's winter here And I have my halter top on. The surfers on Park Avenue Avoid the old street signs They're glad that they survived the plague. And how the sun does shine

By Jill Sobule/Robin Eaton

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