• Oscar Brown, Jr.

THE APPLE

(Appreciated when listening to Scrapple From The Apple, by Charlie Parker)


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"The Apple" is the city New York

"The "Big Apple" is the city of New York

It's so exciting when it's lit up bright

When the "Big Apple's" alight

Let me be there to check out the sight


"The Apple" is the city, New York

"The Big Apple" is the city of New York

Where architecture's taken to great height

I've got a big appetite

I want to give "The Apple" a bite


New York New York

New York New York

New York New York

New York New York


"The Apple" is the city, New York

"The Big Apple" is the city of New York

New Yorker if you indicate you might

You are the one I'll invite

To help me eat "The Apple" tonight


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"The Apple" is the city New York

"The Big Apple" is the city of New York

Millions of people crowded up for spite

Black and Hispanic and white

Plus Oriental jammed in uptight


"The Apple" is the city, New York

"The Big Apple" is the city of New York

It puts a plenty people in a plight

Forcing them into a fight

To just get by almost, but not quite


New York New York

New York New York

New York New York

New York New York


The Apple" is the city, New York

"The Big Apple is the city of New York

Where many residents reside in fright

Neighborhoods going to blight

I'd flee if I could finance my flight


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