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VP_001398 Verse 1The West, so they say, is the home of the jay, And Missouri's the state that can grind them. This may all be, but just take it from me, You don't have to go out West to find them. If you want to see the real jay delegation, The place where the real rubens dwell, Just hop on a train at the Grand Central Station, Get off when they shout "New Rochelle." Chorus 1Only fortyfive minutes from Broadway, think of the changes it brings; For the short time it takes, what a diff'rence it makes In the ways of the people and things. Oh! what a fine bunch of rubens, Oh! what a jay atmosphere; They have whiskers like hay, and imagine Broadway only fortyfive minutes from here. Verse 2When the bunco men hear that their game is so near, They'll be swarming here thicker than bees are; In Barnum's best days, why he never saw jays, That were easier to get to than these are. You tell them old jokes and they laugh till they sicken; There's giggles and grins here to let. I told them that one about "Why does a chicken" The rubens are all laughing yet. Chorus 2Only fortyfive minutes from Broadway, not a cafe in the town; Oh! the place is a bird, no one here ever heard Of Delmonico, Rector or Browne. With a ten dollar bill you're a spend-thrift; if you open a bottle of beer You're a sport so they say, and imagine Broadway only fortyfive minutes from here.
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E. A. Mills
Cohan, George M, "Forty - five Minutes form Broadway" (1905). Vocal Popular Sheet Music Collection. Score 480.