2019 BWA New Year's Song at the Bonenkai

The BWA presented a song revised from an old classic from the early 30’s which has been recorded by artists ranging from Louie Armstrong to Frank Sinatra. We hope you enjoy listening to this new version with a Buddhist twist on the lyrics.

On the Buddhist Side of the Street
Revised lyrics by Mani

Grab your coat and get your hat
Leave your worry on the doorstep
Just direct your feet
To the Buddhist side of the street

Can’t you hear a pitter-pat?
And that happy tune is your step
Life can be so sweet
On the Buddhist side of the street

I used to walk in the shade
With those blues on parade
But I’m not afraid
This rover crossed over

If I never have a cent
I’d be rich as Rockefeller
Buddha at my feet
On the Buddhist,
Buddhist side of the street

Songwriters: Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh
”On The Sunny Side Of The Street” lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Shapiro Bernstein.