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GIVE ME THE TOWN, by            
First Line: Give me the town; let others go
Last Line: Give me the town.
Subject(s): Towns

GIVE me the town; let others go
Where babbling streams of water flow,
Where soars the lark on daring wing
(I'd rather hear De Reszke sing),
And where sweet-scented breezes blow.

I love to be where, to and fro,
Weary or eager, fast or slow,
The human tide is eddying;
Give me the town.

The balls, the theatres, the row,
Who would not find amusement so?
Here's where a man can have his fling,
Can drink the dregs of -- everything.
Would you change this for Surrey? Oh,
Give me the town.

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