Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby

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"Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby"
Song
Genre Barbershop
Language English
Composer Les Applegate

"Goodbye, My Coney Island Baby" is a popular barbershop song composed in 1924 by Les Applegate. Its tune is very similar to Texas A&M's Aggie War Hymn, which was written in 1919, while J.V. "Pinky" Wilson was serving his country overseas during World War 1. As was Mr. Wilson's original rendition Coney Island Baby was often included in the repertoire of a barbershop quartet. The lyrics are not related to Coney Island directly, but are about a man abandoning his lover (whom he apparently met at Coney Island) to avoid marriage, the drudgery of which is lamented in the middle section, often known separately as "We All Fall."

In popular culture[edit]

  • In the Emergency! episode,'Firehouse Four' station 51 performed this song (except Roy)for a barbershop quartet contest for the firefighters picnic.

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