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NEW YORK CITY
The Statler Brothers


She came to me shortly after Christmas

Said she hated sport & New Year's Eve

But the truth doesn't wait to come in season

and what we had feared was now believed

She said she'd leave come Monday mornin'

Catch a plane if I'd split the fare

She said she had friends in New York City

She'd look them up and have the baby there


And now she's alone in New York City

Livin' like Lord I wonder how

An angel in hell in New York City

But I can't think about that now


Honey, will you tell him Bible stories

and give him all the love I never could?

But never tell him too much about his daddy

'Cause there's not much to say that's good

He'll have to learn it all from his mother

How to count and say his ABC's

and when you teach him prayers to say at bedtime

Leave out "God bless daddy," won't you please?


And now they're alone in New York City

Livin' like Lord I wonder how

2 angels in hell in New York City

But I can't think about that now

I can't think about that now


THE STATLER BROTHERS

The Statler Brothers were an American country music vocal group founded in 1955 in Staunton, Virginia.

Originally performing gospel music at local churches, the group billed themselves as The Four Star Quartet, and later The Kingsmen. In 1963, when the song "Louie, Louie" by the garage rock band also called The Kingsmen became famous, the group elected to bill themselves as The Statler Brothers. Despite the name, only two members of the group (Don and Harold Reid) are actual brothers and none have the surname of "Statler". ... Read More