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Thread #118230   Message #2559587
Posted By: SharonA
06-Feb-09 - 07:34 PM
Thread Name: New Jersey State Song
Subject: ADDPOP: Jersey Girl (Tom Waits)
Carnsarn it, I was going to suggest "On the Way to Cape May" but GLoux beat me to it. Who can ever forget the Al Alberts rendition?! (Well, just in case you did, here it is: Al Alberts sings "On the Way to Cape May") Now, sing it till ya learn it!

What about Springsteen's "Jersey Girl"? Cross the river to the Jersey side...

I don't understand this nostalgia for Wawa comvenience stores in NJ. Wawa is a Pennsylvania thing, headquartered in (where else?) Wawa, PA. I'm a Pennsylvania girl born and bred, I live in Mudcat Central country in the same town where ancestors from both sides of my family are buried, and there's a Wawa just down the street. Around here, Wawa calls 'em "hoagies". However, there are sub shops as well. I have yet to discover the difference.

As for Tastykake, does anyone besides me remember when peanut butter Kandy Kakes were peanut butter Tandy Takes? This was back when Tastykake only sold their products locally. Those were the days when they would put one long, thick ribbon of icing over the 3 chocolate cupcakes in a pack -- oooh, yeah.

Hey, my stomach just growled. I think I'll log out and go get a roast beef hoagie. Or a cheese steak wit'. And a Tastykake blueberry pie (one o' those little rectangular pies -- yummmm). Maybe some Herr's potato chips, the salt-and-vinegar kind... and a soda. NOT "pop"; "soda"!!!
"Jersey Girl" Lyrics added. -Joe Offer-

(Tom Waits)

I got no time for the corner boys
Down in the street making all that noise
Or the girls out on the avenue
'Cause tonight I wanna be with you

Tonight I'm gonna take that ride
Across the river to the Jersey side
Take my baby to the carnival
And I'll take her on all the rides

'Cause down the shore everything's all right
You and your baby on a Saturday night
You know all my dreams come true
When I'm walking down the street with you

Sing sha la la la, sha la la la, sha la la la
Sha la la la I'm in love with a Jersey girl
Sha la la la, sha la la la, sha la la la

You know she thrills me with all her charms
When I'm wrapped up in my baby's arms

Words and music by Tom Waits. Also recorded by Bruce Springsteen

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