Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Everybody's Going Down To Jersey (Pavoia Newport to be exact)

On Friday we visited the Pavonia Newport of Jersey City with Norbert and Weasley.   There are some amazing views of the Manhattan skyline in this area and we got some nice pictures.

  Now for the reason for the title of the post.  Did you know this was once a popular song in the 1920s its commemorated on a plaque in Pavonia Newport.

I could find no recording of the song but I think you will agree the lyrics are pretty great, here they are courtesy of the Halcyon Days Music website.  I particularly like the line about every kitchen being a brewery.

  First Verse
There's a certain little State No one thought was up to date Jokes about it made a lot of fun But folks are getting hunches Going there in bunches A mighty mob has started on the run Tho' small in size that state is wise nobody hesitates It's population soon will be the whole United States. 

Second Verse
People living there are fine Each one has a friend named "Stein" Anderson had better watch his step The cops are in a fury Each kitchen is a brewery They brew those hops that fill you full of pep From California Massachusetts, people far and near A train they take to join the wake, and gather 'round the 'bier' 

Everybody's on their way to Jersey Everybody's going there to stay And it's not the air That they're going over there There is something doing something brewing OH! BOY! buckets of joy Three and a half percent in dear old Jersey Is not the dividends the bankers pay Just hop on a train and tell the man that you want to go where they rush the can For everybody's on their way to Jersey.


  1. That is very lovely place, with wooden boardwalk and nice view of Manhattan :-)
    I like the lyrics of the song, sounds very cheerful!

  2. Great skyline and so pleased it has become popular again. Our area is very expensive but the younger ones are moving into cheaper areas next door and they are changing for the better becoming more vibrant and fun. For once change is good. Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Another nice outing. You lucky pups.

  4. The manhattan skyline is beautiful indeed! Looks like you guys had a great day trip. Love your bright red hair. And Norbert is huge!

  5. That skyline picture was just great! Thank you for your hair!
    stella rose

  6. You always go on such interesting trips, love the photos and the boardwalk.
    Lynne x

  7. Love the prose! those pics are just great too!

  8. What a neat spot! Love the boardwalk and the skyline.

    Meredith & Scarlet

  9. I grew up in Southern Jersey....such a different place indeed :-)

  10. Great pics! Looks like a fun time!

  11. What a fantastic outing, you always amaze us with your knowledge, we have learnt lots of new things and how to cook Bawahhaaawwwa Thank you xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

  12. You have great outings!! My goodness we can't get over how big Weasley has gotten. Love the picture of him and Dad
    Bailey, Hazel & Greta

  13. Lamar has the most soulful eyes, and Weasley is and always will be a supermodel. Oh, New York is pretty too.

  14. Hi, thanks for stopping by our blog. We've seen your comments, too...BUT SHE's been very slack in following up dogs whose comments we see frequently!

    Looks like you had a great day out.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. Woof! Woof!Great you took the dogs. You are sure having fun taking photos on your iPhone. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  16. Oh Weasley, you are such a big boy now. I read about Bob and Ping and it gives me hope that perhaps someday, these two will be okay.

    Thank you for dropping by and sending some POTP our way.

  17. I love that you found that old song, I'm gonna ask my Dad to sing it as I am sure he'll know it! I really like the effects on the photos too! Great skyline pixs too! Gosh I hope we get to go there!

  18. Really great photos! Bet you had a nice day.