Manhattan Transfer

A-Tisket, A-Tasket – Manhattan Transfer

A-tisket, a-tasket
A brown and yellow basket
I sent a letter to my mommy
On the way I dropped it

I dropped it, I dropped it
Yes on the way I dropped it
A little girlie picked it up
And put it in her pocket

She was truckin’ on down the avenue
Not a single thing to do
She went peck, peck, peckin’ all around
When she spied it on the ground

She took it, she took it,
My little yellow basket
And if she doesn’t bring it back
I think that I will die

A-tisket, a-tasket
I lost my yellow basket
And if that girlie don’t return it
Don’t know what I’ll do

Oh dear, I wonder where my basket can be?
(So do we, so do we, so do we, so do we, so do we)
Oh gee, I wish that little girl I could see
(So do we, so do we, so do we, so do we, so do we)

Oh why was I so careless with that basket of mine
That itty-bitty basket was a joy of mine

A-tisket, a-tasket,
I lost my yellow basket
Won’t someone help me find my basket
And make me happy again, again!

(Was it green?)
No, no, no, no
(Was it red?)
No, no, no, no
(Was it blue?)
No, no, no, no
Just a little yellow basket

A little yellow basket


By admin on October 28, 2013 | A Song Lyrics | 24 comments
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A World Apart – Manhattan Transfer

Lost in a feelin’
so very deep inside of me
Something’s not healing ever since
you left this place
Oh, but I loved you and although
I didn’t know you
Just the idea of you brought
rapture to my face

I feel I almost got to know you
At least you made it to my heart
Even though we’ll always
be a world apart
Now I’m getting on without you
But I need to cry sometimes
?Cause I know we’ll always
be a world apart

Voices of children –
In the streets I hear them laughing
It all fades to one voice
I hear crying in the night
I think about you wondering
if you’re out there listening
As if the words I sing
will somehow bring you light

Well I almost got to know you
At least you made it to my heart
But I know we’ll always
be a world apart
Now I’m getting on without you
But there’s a shadow in my heart
‘Cause I know we’ll always
be a world apart

Seems I almost got to know you
At least you made it to my heart
But I know we’ll always
be a world apart
Through the constancy of memory
You will live inside my heart
Then we’ll never have to
be a world apart

Over and over I never knew
how much till you were gone
Over and over and over
you will be mine eternally


A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square – Manhattan Transfer

That certain night
The night we met
There was magic abroad in the air
There were angels dining at the Ritz
And a nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

I may be right
I may be wrong
But I’m perfectly willing to swear
That when you turned and smiled at me
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

The moon that lingered over London town
Poor puzzled moon
He wore a frown

Oh how could he know we two were so in love
The whole wide world was upside down
The streets of town were paved with stars
It was such a romantic affair
And as we kissed and said goodbye
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

A nightingale sang. A nightingale sang

The streets of town

Were paved with stars

It was such a romantic affair
And as we kissed and said goodbye
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square

A Gal In Calico – Manhattan Transfer

Met a gal in calico
Down in Santa Fe
Used to be her Sunday beau
‘Til I rode away
Do I want her
Do I want her love – yes, siree
Will I win her
Will I win her love – wait and see

Workin’ with the rodeo
Rode from town to town
Seen most every kinda gal
Every kind of gown
But who makes my heart sing
Yipee yi, yipee yo –
My little gal in calico

I’ll take my gal in calico
Down in Santa Fe
Guess I better let her know
That I feel this way
Is she waitin’ (is she waitin’)
Aw, she’d better be
Am I hopin’ to be ropin’ her
Yes siree

Gonna quit the rodeo
Gonna settle down
Buy a bolt of calico
For a wedding gown
And will I fence her in
Yip yipee yi, yip yipee yo —
My little gal in calico

Little gal in calico
My little gal in calico
Yipee yi, yipee yo ——-


15 Minute Intermission – Manhattan Transfer

Hey what’s the matter wit’ you guys back there,
You sure look beat or somethin’, you been knockin’ yourselves out?

We want a 15 minute intermission boss
We want a 15 minute intermission boss
We want a 15 minute intermission boss
With your permission!

You gotta be kiddin’ man!

We want a 15 minute intermission boss
We want a 15 minute intermission boss
We want a 15 minute intermission boss
With your permission!

Intermission!
When makin’ music gets to be a chore
An intermission is your only cure
To ease your palpitatin’ embouchure
You’ll never get to heaven if you treat us this way!

Want a 15 minute intermission boy,
15 minute intermission boy,
15 minute intermission boy–

Mmm — Intermission!


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10 Minutes Till The Savages Come – Manhattan Transfer

Spiked heels and porkpie hat –
Have you on the mend
in no time flat
A shimmy and a shake,
a pitter and pat
Hey there sugar –
Take a look at that!

Don’t you despair ?cause your
fantasy life is nowhere
Under my care you’ll be
back in the pink
Drunk without a drink

Tunnel down in soft silk and satin
Loosen up and roll to the
rumble of the drum
Make believe it’s midnite
in Manhattan
10 minutes till the savages come

Come here and don’t look back –
Meet me at the end
of the cul-de-sac
Come on! Stand up at attention
and I’ll do the same
Hey there tiger,
now don’t you be ashamed

Life has a way of destroying our
sense of child’s play
But under my wing you’ll be
back in the pink
Drunk without a drink

Tunnel down in soft silk and satin
Let your backbone roll to the
rumble of the drum
Make believe it’s midnite
in Manhattan
10 minutes till the savages come

Sigmund Freud himself
Wouldn’t have needed to worry
If his hands were tied by me
There’s no neurosis that this
doctor can’t diagnose
I’ll find the monster and
deliver a lethal dose

Life has a way of destroying
our sense of child’s play
But under my wing you’ll be
back in the pink
Drunk without a drink

(Repeat 1st Chorus)
(Repeat 1st Verse)


Walk In Love – Manhattan Transfer

Walk in love
A sandy beach, we’re barefoot
We walk in love
A time and place so sacred
Only lovers/love will see the magic we can be –

We came – we saw – we fell in love
Two birds as one above
No need to conquer love

We came – we saw – we fell in love
Two birds as one above
No need to conquer love

Talking hands
We walk in silence but we have talking hands
They speak of feelings like our words could never do
My love, I shine for you –

We came – we saw – we fell in love
Two birds as one above
No need to conquer love

We came – we saw – we fell in love
Two birds as one above
No need to conquer love

Laugh to laugh
We take our clothes off
Moonlit to love (to love)
Ooh, to love (ooh, to love)
We spread the blanket, lie down rising with the waves
And falling like a star –

We came – we saw – we fell in love
Two birds as one above
No need to conquer love

We came – we saw – we fell in love
Two birds as one above
No need to conquer love

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Unchained Melody – Manhattan Transfer

Oh my love, my darling (yeah)
I hunger for your t-t-t-t-t-t-touch, oooooh
Time goes by so slowly
Yes and time can do so m-m-m-m-m-m-much
Are you still mine–

I need your love (Need it, need it, need it, need it, need it, need it)
I need your love (Need it, need it, need it, need it, need it, need it, need it)
Godspeed your love right now (Yeah, yeah)

Lonely rivers flow to the sea, (Yeah, yeah, flow, flow to, Sea sea look at the sea)
To the open arms (Cmon pretty baby do you too – Yeah yeah)
Of the sea (Of the sea, sea look at the sea)
Time (C’mon pretty baby one more time, yeah yeah)
Near the side (Near the side side, wait for me, me wait for me)
Wait for me (I’ll be comin’ home my baby I, yeah yeah)
I’ll be comin’ home, wait and see (be comin’ home)

Oh my love, my darling (yeah)
I hunger for your t-t-t-t-t-t-touch ooooh
Time goes by so slowly
Yes and time can do so m-m-m-m-m-m-much
Are you still mine–

I need your love (Need it, need it, need it, need it, need it, need it)
I need your love (Need it, need it, need it, need it, need it, need it, need it)
Godspeed your love right now (Yeah, yeah)

Oh my love, my darling (yes)
I hunger for your t-t-t-t-t-t-touch ooooh
T-t-t-t-t-t-touch ooooh, t-t-t-t-t-t-touch ooooh, t-t-t-t-t-t-touch ooooh
T-t-t-t-touch ooooh
T-t-t-t-touch ooooh
(Repeat to fade)


Occapella – Manhattan Transfer

There’s music in the streets
And music in the air
A little ol’ soul beat
Dancin everywhere
I would tell the whole world
I’d tell ’em if I could
To add a little song into each life
And make it finger poppin’ good

Whoa, whoa
Oh pardon me but you could use it
We’re gonna make a little music
You got soul now don’t you lose it
We’re gonna make a little music
Everything’s gonna be mellow
We would just sing it occapella
Everything’s gonna be mellow
Listen while we sing it occapella

Whoa, whoa
(Vocal breakdown)

Repeat from top, fade out at the end


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Manhattan Transfer – Fair And Tender Ladies

Come all ye fair and tender ladies
Take warning how you board young men
They’re like a star on summer mornin’
They’ll thirst a fear and then they’re gone

They’ll tell to you some lovin’ story
And they make you think that they love you well
Then away they’ll go and court some other
And leave you there in grief to dwell

I wish I was on some tall mountain
Where the ivy rocks are black as ink
I’d write a letter to my lost true lover
Whose cheeks are like the mornin’ pink

For love is handsome, love is charming
And love is pretty while it’s new
But love grows cold as love grows old
And fades away like the mornin’ dew
And fades away like the mornin’ dew
And fades away like the mornin’ dew


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