image Of bonnets and sonnets and Easter parades

New York City’s Easter Parade down 5th Avenue is more than a hundred years old. It has evolved from its late 19th century elegance to its current incarnation – a  10-block promenade where  the cute and the zany, the heartwarming and the gawdy, the innovative and the traditional compete for the attention of onlookers, photographers, and other participants. It is five hours of smiling, good-natured fun that needs only a few lyrics from Irving Berlin to accompany it and no further commentary from me. 

In your Easter bonnet
In your Easter bonnet
With all the frills upon it
With all the frills upon it
You'll be the grandest lady
You’ll be the grandest lady
In the Easter parade
In the Easter parade
I'll be all in clover
I’ll be all in clover
'Cause when they look you over
‘Cause when they look you over
I'll be the proudest fella
I’ll be the proudest fella
In the Easter parade
In the Easter parade
On the Avenue
On the Avenue
Fifth Avenue
Fifth Avenue
The photographers will snap us
The photographers will snap us
And you'll find that you're in the rotogravure
And you’ll find that you’re in the rotogravure
Oh, I could write a sonnet
Oh, I could write a sonnet
About your Easter bonnet
About your Easter bonnet
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And of the girl I’m taking
To the Easter parade!
To the Easter parade!

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