I Beg Your Pardon Dear Old Broadway

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I Beg Your Pardon Dear Old Broadway  (1910) 
by Irving Berlin
Cover page to the sheet music.

[1st verse:]

Broadway, Broadway, I've a message from a friend across the foam

From someone who loves you dearly

Tho' he's miles away from home

Kind applause is not his cause

Because I know he loves you true

I'll feel better when I read his letter

Here's the words he wrote to you:


[chorus:]

I beg your pardon, dear old Broadway

For list'ning to a foreign song

I thought I'd find a street with which you could compete

I only found that I was wrong

My hat's aloft to you, old Broadway

You're in a class alone today

And if I thought for a minute that the others were in it

Won't you pardon me, Broadway?


[2nd verse:]

Broadway, I too said goodbye to all the sights across the sea

Joy! once more for soon I saw

The Statue of Old Liberty!

Hand in air, she greets you there

To drive away all care and pain

Joy smiles at you, while the great big statue

Seems to say, "Never again

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