When I was a youngun'
I knew a lad from Valley Bunion
He hadn't got a single penny to his name
You might say!
He had a raggedy coat
And two rubber boots
He kept his Wellington boots on from December until May
From 1994, Canadian indie band Cub and "New York City" (later covered by They Might Be Giants).
'Cause everyone's your friend in New York City
And everything looks beautiful when you're young and pretty.
The streets are paved with diamonds
And there's just so much to see
But the best thing about New York City is
You and me.