Father has a business strictlysecond hand
Everything from toothpicks to a baby-grand
Stuff in our apartment came from father’s store
Even clothes I’m wearing someone wore before
It’s no wonder that I feel abused
I never get a thing that ain’t been used
I’m wearingsecond handhats
That’s whythey callme
Even our piano in the parlor
Daddy bought for ten cents on the dollar
I’m wearingsecond handcurls
I never get a single think that’s new
Even Jake, the plumber, he’s a man I adore
He had the nerve to tell me he’s been married before!
Everyone knows that I’m just
From second Avenue!
From Second Avenue!