The Boy From New York City by The Ad Libs

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The Boy From New York City by The Ad Libs

The Boy from New York City by The Ad Libs

The song was written by George David and John T. Taylor. The dynamic team of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller produced it for The Ad Libs, a soul group, who formed in Bayonne, New Jersey. They were Hugh Harris, Danny Austin, Dave Watt, Norman Donegan, and Mary Ann Thomas. The song  was released at the end of 1964, and, in 1965, it went to #8 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and #6 on the R&B chart. There were a number of covers of the song, including versions by Darts and The Manhattan Transfer. The Beach Boys did a response song titled “The Girl from New York City.”

Here are the lyrics to “The Boy from New York City” by The Ad Libs:

Oo ah oo ah cool cool Kitty
Tell us about the boy from New York City
Oo ah oo ah come on Kitty (oh yeah)
Tell us about the boy from New York City

He’s kinda tall
He’s really fine (yeah yeah)
Someday I hope to make him mine, all mine (yeah yeah)
And he’s neat
and oh so sweet
And just the way he looked at me swept me off my feet (yeah yeah)
Oo ee you ought to come and see
How he walks (yeah yeah)
And how he talks (yeah yeah)

Oo ah oo ah cool cool Kitty (oh yeah)
Tell us about the boy from New York City

He’s really down
And he’s no clown (yeah yeah)
He has the finest penthouse I’ve ever seen in town (yeah yeah)
And he’s cute
in his mohair suit
And he keeps his pockets full of spending loot (yeah yeah)
Oo ee you ought to come and see
His pretty bar (yeah yeah)
And his brand new car (yeah yeah)

Everytime he says he loves me chills run down my spine
Everytime he wants to kiss me, ooh, he makes me feel so fine, yeah

Oo ah oo ah come on Kitty (oh yeah)
Tell us about the boy from New York City

Oh he can dance
And make romance (yeah yeah)
That’s when I fell in love with just one glance. (yeah yeah)
He was shy
and so was I
And now I know we’ll never ever say goodbye (yeah yeah)
Oo ee you ought to come and see
He’s the most (yeah yeah)
from coast to coast (yeah yeah)

Ooo aaa ooo aaa cool cool kitty (oh yeah)
Tell us bout the boy from New York City
Ooo ahh ooo ahhh come on kitty (oh yeah)
Tell us bout the boy from New York City.

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