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YOU'VE COME A LONG WAY, DANIEL KAMINSKY

You’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky

And there’s a warm, proud glow in my heart
‘Cos it’s a long, long journey from Brownsville to where you are



And Sammy tried to change your appearance 

And they tried to hide where you’re from
But like the bird in one of your stories you were the swan



And when they take the greatest few I’m sure that you should stand in line
Tell ‘em you’re the Brooklyn Kid, that’s what you did
And how I wish that life was mine
Well you’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky and that’s just fine



Well the sunshine state got you singing

And the Borscht Belt taught you your art
And by the time you made it to London you were the star
And beneath the Poconos sunshine and along came Sylvia Fine
Then in Anatole and Pavlova she made you shine



And when they take the greatest few I’m sure that you should stand in line
Tell ‘em you’re the Brooklyn Kid, that’s what you did
And how I wish that life was mine
Well you’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky and that’s just fine



In ’39 you gave us Tchaikovsky, and your jester still makes me smile
And when you gave us Skokie you brought a tear to my eye
You’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky

And there’s a warm, proud glow in my heart
‘Cos it’s a long, long journey from Brownsville to where you are

And when they take the greatest few I’m sure that you should stand in line
Tell ‘em you’re the Brooklyn Kid, that’s what you did
And how I wish that life was mine
Well you’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky,
You’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky
Yeah you’ve come a long way Daniel Kaminsky and that’s just fine

(Copyright Jules Benjamin)

From the album 'Studebaker's Dozen'

You've Come A Long Way, Daniel Kaminsky - Jules Benjamin
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