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  ON THE DOWNTOWN SIDE OF AN UPTOWN STREET  

On the downtown side of an uptown street
Is the home of a girl that I'd like to meet,
    But I'm on the uptown,
    And she's on the downtown,
On the downtown side of an uptown street.
On the uptown side of the crowded old "L,"
I see her so often I know her quite well,
    But I'm on the downtown
    When she's on the uptown,
On the uptown side of the crowded old "L."

On the uptown side of a downtown street
This girl is employed that I'd like to meet,
    But I work on the downtown
    And she on the uptown,
The uptown side of a downtown street.

On a downtown car of the Broadway line
Often I see her for whom I repine,
    But when I'm on a uptown
    She's on a downtown,
On a downtown car of the Broadway line.

Oh, to be downtown when I am uptown,
Oh, to be uptown when I am downtown,
    I work at night time,
    She in the daytime,
Never the right time for us to meet,
Uptown or downtown, in "L," car or street.

                                             William Johnston.


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