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"Englishman in New York" is a song by Sting, from his 1987 album …Nothing Like the Sun. The "Englishman" in question is the famous eccentric Quentin Crisp. Sting wrote the song not long after Crisp moved from London to an apartment in New York's Bowery. Crisp had remarked jokingly to the musician "…that he looked forward to receiving his naturalization papers so that he could commit a crime and not be deported."

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I don't drink coffee I take tea, my dear
I like my toast done on one side
And you can hear it in my accent when I talk
I'm an Englishman in New…

Sting - Englishman in New York Lyrics


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