The Subway Express
|The Subway Express (1907)
|Song from the musical Fascinating Flora.|
- (Boy) It was in no sheltered nook
- It was by no babbling brook
- when romantic'lly we met.
- (Girl) Ah, the scene I can't forget
- we were thrown together in the Subway Express.
- (Boy) You were clearly all at sea
- As you wildly clutched at me,
- When around that curve we swung.
- (Girl) Yes, and though I'd lost my tongue
- I made a hit with you, you must confess.
- (Boy) Yes you hit me in the back,
- and as around and round you flew
- I inquired if I could tender a supporting arm to you.
- (Girl) To which I answered "No, Sir!"
- when the guard yelled "Move up closer"
- And clearly there was nothing else to do.
- (Boy) We first met down at Spring Street
- and then up on my word.
- (Girl) I felt I'd known you all my life
- when we reached Twenty Third.
- (Boy) You won my heart at Harlem
- (Girl) At the Bronx I murmured yes,
- (Both) We lost no time in that hour sublime
- On the Subway Express.
- (Boy) When Grand Central hove in view
- Do you recollect how you wildly reaching for that strap
- (Girl) Tumbled in that fat man's lap
- what a situation for a Girlie was that?
- (Boy) As you sat upon his knee
- How I wished that I were he,
- But I helped you to your feet.
- (Girl) And the fat man held his seat
- I crushed him and I also crushed his hat.
- (Boy) As ostensibly we read the signs of breakfast food and ham
- If we weren't in a pickle, we were clearly in a jam.
- (Girl) 'Twas more like an excursion;
- Or just another version
- Of Mary and her faithful little Lamb.