Jill Sobule

Global warming's theme song, "Manhattan in January"

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Okay.

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♫ Strolling along in Central Park ♫

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♫ Everyone's out today ♫

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♫ The daisies and dogwoods are all in bloom ♫

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♫ Oh, what a glorious day ♫

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♫ For picnics and Frisbees and roller skaters, ♫

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♫ Friends and lovers and lonely sunbathers ♫

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♫ Everyone's out in merry Manhattan in January ♫

0:51

(Laughter) (Applause)

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♫ I brought the iced tea; ♫

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♫ Did you bring the bug spray? ♫

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♫ The flies are the size of your head ♫

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♫ Next to the palm tree, ♫

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♫ Did you see the 'gators ♫

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♫ Looking happy and well fed? ♫

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♫ Everyone's out in merry Manhattan in January ♫

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(Whistling)

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Everyone!

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(Whistling) (Laughter)

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♫ My preacher said, ♫

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♫ Don't you worry ♫

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♫ The scientists have it all wrong ♫

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♫ And so, who cares it's winter here? ♫

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♫ And I have my halter-top on ♫

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♫ I have my halter-top on ♫

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♫ Everyone's out in merry Manhattan in January. ♫

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(Applause)

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Chris Anderson: Jill Sobule!

A happy song about global warming, from Jill Sobule.

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Jill Sobule · Singer/songwriter

Jill Sobule isn't just another singer-songwriter with catchy tunes and smart lyrics, she's one of the more insightful satirists of our age. Each of her fanciful songs captures an issue or irony, an emotion or epiphany that helps us understand what it's like to live now.

Jill Sobule isn't just another singer-songwriter with catchy tunes and smart lyrics, she's one of the more insightful satirists of our age. Each of her fanciful songs captures an issue or irony, an emotion or epiphany that helps us understand what it's like to live now.