The Top 10 Allan Sherman Lyrics

Author of 'Overnight Sensation' Offers His Best

Sherman’s March: Allan Sherman, seen here on a TV show in 1965, paved the way for a whole new generation of Jewish comedians.
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Sherman’s March: Allan Sherman, seen here on a TV show in 1965, paved the way for a whole new generation of Jewish comedians.

By Mark Cohen

Published July 23, 2013, issue of July 26, 2013.
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10 - “King Louie was living like a king” (“You Went The Wrong Way Old King Louie”)

9 - “Al ‘n Yetta watched an operetta/Leonard Bernstein told them what they saw” (“Al ‘n Yetta”)

8 - “Come let us go there/Live like Thoreau there” (“Here’s to the Crabgrass”)

7 - “And you won’t have a feeling of dismay/Next May” (“Shticks and Stones”)

6 - “I shot and Sam crumbled/Just like a piece halvah” (“The Streets of Miami”)

5 – “They just throw their fedoras wherever the floor is/And start doing horas and taps” (“Mexican Hat Dance”)

4 - “We’ve got Scarsdale men, we’ve got Great Neck/And just lately we’ve been sneaking into Darien” (“On the Streets Where We Live” My Fair Lady parody)

3 – “And the head coach, wants no sissies/So he reads to us from something called Ulysses” (“Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh!”)

2 - “And Stein with and E-I and Styne with a Y” (“Shake Hands With Your Uncle Max”)

1 - “He was trampling through the warehouse/Where the drapes of Roth are stored.” (“The Ballad of Harry Lewis”)


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