Manhattan TransferBirdland

5000 light years from Birdland But I'm still preachin' the rythym Long gone uptight years from Birdland And I'm still teachin' it with 'em Years from the land of the Bird And I am still feelin' the spirit 5000 light years from Birdland But I know people can hear it Bird named it, Bird made it Bird heard it, then played it Well stated Birdland It happened down in Birdland In the middle of that hub I remember one jazz club Where we went to pat feet Down on 52nd Street Everybody heard that word That they named it after Bird Where the rythym swooped and swirled The jazz corner of the world And the cats they gigged in there Were beyond compare Birdland, I'm singing Birdland Birdland, old swingin' Birdland Hey man, the music really turns you on Really? Ya turn me around and turn me on Down them stairs, lose them cares Where? Down in Birdland Total swing, Bop was king there Down in Birdland Bird would cook, Max would look Where? Down in Birdland Miles came through, trane came too there Down in Birdland Basie blew, Blakie too Where? Down in Birdland Cannonball played that hall there Down in Birdland, yeah There will never be nothin' such as that No more, skoo be wah, no more Down in Birdland, that's where it was at I know, ah ah ah ah ah, I know Back in them days Bop was ridin' high Hello, heh heh heh heh heh, goodbye! How well those cats remember their first Birdland gig To play in Birdland is an honor we still dig Yeah, that club was like in another world Sure enough, yeah baby All those cats were cookin' on People just sat and they were steady lookin' on Then Bird, he came and spread the word Birdland Yes indeed he did Yes indeed he did Yes indeed he did Yes he did Parker played in Birdland Yes he really did Yes indeed he really did told the truth way down in Birdland Yes indeed he did, Yard bird Parker played in Birdland Yes indeed he really did, Charlie Parker played in Birdland Bird named it, Bird made it Bird heard it, then played it Well stated Birdland It happened down in Birdland Everybody dug that beat Everybody stomped their feet Everybody digs be bop And they'll never stop Down them stairs, lose them cares Yeah, down in Birdland Total swing, Bop was king Yeah, down in Birdland Bird would cook, Max would look Yeah, down in Birdland Miles came through, trane came too Yeah, down in Birdland Basie blew, Blakie too Yeah, down in Birdland Cannonball played that hall Yeah, down in Birdland Down them stairs, lose them cares Yeah, down in Birdland Total swing, Bop was king Yeah, down in Birdland Bird would cook, Max would look Yeah, down in Birdland Miles came through, trane came too Yeah, down in Birdland Basie blew, Blakie too Yeah, down in Birdland Cannonball played that hall Yeah, down in Birdland Down them stairs, lose them cares Yeah, down in Birdland Total swing, Bop was king Yeah, down in Birdland Bird would cook, Max would look Yeah, down in Birdland
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