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(with Tom Scott)

See I flew in from the West Coast

Just the other day.

Yes, I flew in from the West Coast

and we circled J.F.K.

The movie ended and I pulled up the shade,

looked out the window while the Muzak played.

But in my head I`m singin`,

singin` the Brooklyn Blues. Oh, yeah

When you`re growin` up in Brooklyn

the Bridge is like a friend.

Said when you`re growin` up in Brooklyn

that Bridge is sure your friend.

Because that river, looks a hundred miles wide

when all your dreams are on the other side,

and that can start you singin`

singin` the Brooklyn Blues. Oh, yeah

Now I`ve got myself some money

a mansion in Bel-aire.

Yes I`ve spent a lot of money

and I`ve been most everywhere.

But still there`s somethin`

missin` I`ve got to find,

a part of me I must`ve left behind,

that makes a guy start feelin`,

feelin` those Brooklyn Blues. My my.

I`ve sung love songs to a princess

more than once or twice.

I"ve sung rock `n` roll in Paris,

jazz in paradise.

But there`s a song of mine I couldn`t have sung,

a tune I started back when I was young.

Now I`ve come home to finish,

finish my Brooklyn Blues.

My Brooklyn Blues.

Release History

The Barry Manilow song "Brooklyn Blues" appears on the following albums:
Barry Manilow Classics
2004

Brooklyn Blues

  1. Brooklyn Blues (5:10)

Swing Street

  1. Swing Street (3:34)
  2. Brooklyn Blues (5:10)
  3. Sweet Heaven (3:32)
  4. Who Needs to Dream? (3:56)
Swing Street
1987

Swing Street

  1. Swing Street (3:34)
  2. Big Fun (3:55)
  3. Stompin' at The Savoy (2:43)
  4. Black and Blue (4:03)
  5. Hey Mambo (2:55)
  6. Summertime (4:18)
  7. Brooklyn Blues (5:10)
  8. Stardust (5:20)
  9. Once when You Were Mine (2:52)
  10. One More Time (4:09)
The Complete Collection and Then Some
10 November 1992

The Complete Collection and Then Some

  1. Copacabana (Home Cassette edit) (1:32)
  2. Give My Regards to Broadway (3:46)
  3. The Best of Me (Intro) (0:45)
  4. This One's for You (demo) (3:09)
  5. Copacabana (at The Copa) (5:44)
  6. Lay Me Down (4:43)
  7. Send in the Clowns / Looks Like We Made It (5:50)
  8. Sweet Life (Unreleased Live at Carnegie Hall) (4:12)
  9. Big City Blues (4:20)
  10. Can't Smile Without You (5:54)
  11. Dancin' Fool (2:40)
  12. I Am Your Child (Unreleased Live at Continental Baths) (2:35)
  13. Beautiful Music (4:39)
  14. Could It Be Magic (As Featherbed) (2:34)
  15. I'm Your Man (4:58)
  16. Somewhere Down the Road (demo) (4:07)
  17. A Little Travelling Music,Please (4:27)
  18. Could It Be Magic (6:51)
  19. Fugue for Tinhorns (2:51)
  20. Hey Mambo (2:55)
  21. Big Fun (3:55)
  22. Brandy (original by Scott English) (1:29)
  23. My Girl / No One in the World (5:25)
  24. You Could Show Me (1:49)
  25. Ave Maria (4:00)
  26. Don't Talk Me Out of Love (4:10)
  27. Mandy (Unreleased Original First take) (3:47)
  28. Riders to the Stars (live) (4:52)
  29. I Wanna Be Somebody's Baby (Unreleased Live Outtake) (4:17)
  30. It's A Miracle (3:51)
  31. Look to The Rainbow (4:33)
  32. The Last Duet (4:02)
  33. Daybreak (Live) (3:51)
  34. Joey (demo) (3:16)
  35. Sandra (Unreleased Live From Carnegie Hall) (4:33)
  36. Wild Places (4:14)
  37. Even Now (Unreleased Live in Tokyo) (3:36)
  38. I Write The Songs (3:53)
  39. Never Met a Man I Didn't Like (4:60)
  40. Please Don't Be Scared (5:37)
  41. As Sure As I'm Standing Here (4:54)
  42. Baby It's Cold Outside (5:26)
  43. Life Will Go On (Unreleased Live in London) (3:44)
  44. Who Needs to Dream? (3:56)
  45. Memory (live on Broadway) (4:28)
  46. New York City Rhythm (4:45)
  47. Read 'em and Weep (5:27)
  48. When October Goes (3:50)
  49. Ain't It a Shame (outtake) (3:37)
  50. Let Freedom Ring (4:56)
  51. Ships (live on Broadway) (4:00)
  52. Tryin' to Get the Feeling Again (Unreleased Alternate take) (4:45)
  53. All The Time (3:18)
  54. Brooklyn Blues (5:10)
  55. If I Can Dream (live on Broadway) (4:50)
  56. Le Me Be Your Wings (3:46)
  57. How Do I Stop Loving You? (demo) (5:04)
  58. If Tomorrow Never Comes (4:47)
  59. One Voice (live in Britain) (3:02)
  60. Ready to Take a Chance Again (3:03)
  61. Another Life (4:20)
  62. Just Remember (live From Los Angeles) (3:23)
  63. Somewhere in The Night (3:29)
  64. I Can't Teach My Old Heart New Tricks (4:02)
  65. I Made It Through The Rain (4:25)
  66. The Old Songs (Unreleased Alternate take) (4:54)
  67. I Don't Want to Walk Without You (3:56)
  68. The Best of Me (4:06)
  69. Weekend in New England (3:45)
  70. If I Should Love Again (Unreleased Alternate take) (5:02)
The Essential Barry Manilow
01 October 2010

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