Greenberg's (Mark Cohen) Once there was Greenberg, Al Greenberg's son He had a deli since 1951 Once he had corned beef sandwiches on rye Fresh hot pastrami, so luscious, you could die Where is the deli that Greenberg used to own? Greenberg's is gone now, killed by the mall Gone are the blintzes with sour cream and all Now there's McDonald's and Wendy's everywhere I ask for corned beef, and all they do is stare Oh, how I wish we had Greenberg's back again I know, I know what made him go away But how can I keep eating these Big Macs every day? I hear those voices calling in the night: "Greenberg, I said well-done; can't you get it right?" So I'll keep on waiting, and each night I pray For a tornado to blow that mall away Bring back the deli, never more to part I'll drink an eggcream, and sing with all my heart- Burn...ing with passion, for Greenberg's once again! Copyright Mark Cohen 1986 see also Once There Were Greenfields tune: Greenfields MC
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