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Ann Street

Language: English

Quaint name, Ann street.
Width of same, ten feet.
Barnums mob - Ann street,
Far from obsolete.

Narrow, yes. Ann street,
But business, both feet.
(Nassau crosses Ann Street)
Sun just hits Ann street,
Then it quits - some greet!
Rather short, Ann street...

Translation(s): FRE

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First published in The New York Herald, 1921

Submitted by Emily Ezust [Administrator]


Musical settings (art songs, Lieder, mélodies, (etc.), choral pieces, and other vocal works set to this text), listed by composer (not necessarily exhaustive)

Available translations, adaptations, and transliterations (if applicable):

  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Ann Street", copyright © 2015, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

Text added to the website between May 1995 and September 2003.

Last modified: 2014-06-16 10:01:42
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Word count: 44

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Ann Street

Language: French (Français) after the English

Drôle de nom, Ann street,
Sa largeur, dix pieds.
Foule d'un cirque -- Ann street,
Loin d'être obsolète.

Étroite, oui. Ann street,
Mais affairée, des deux pieds,
(Nassau croise Ann street)
Le soleil vient frapper Ann street,
Puis la quitte -- certains se réjouissent !
Plutôt courte, Ann street...

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Based on
  • a text in English by Maurice Morris
      • This text was set to music by the following composer(s): Gary Bachlund, Charles Edward Ives. Go to the text.


Text added to the website: 2015-07-27.
Last modified: 2015-07-27 16:03:27
Line count: 10
Word count: 47