Asbestos City Lyrics


 

78-Year-Old Music Teacher, Store Owner and Accordion Player Extraordinaire  Manville, NJ

If, during the summer of 2004, you lived in Middlesex County, New Jersey you might have spent a warm afternoon or evening enjoying the upbeat pulsating sounds of Nick Novicky and his Verstyles Polka Band. Or maybe, last December 13, 2004, you spent Tuesday evening at the Manville Public Library where you stuffed yourself with holiday goodies and played games while listening to the songs of the season during Nick Novicki’s Holiday Extravaganza.

Added Note:  My family and I were there for his Holiday performance.  When I locate the photos of Nick with his accordion, I will post at a later date; but be patient this pre digital camera.


In 1969, Nicholas J. Novicky, an accomplished accordion artist, wrote the music and words to “Asbestos City, USA,” a polka that celebrated the hardworking people and prosperity of Manville, New Jersey, home of the Johns-Manville Corporation for 74 years. The lyrics are as follows:

Asbestos City USA
Where people work hard
to earn their pay
The grass grows green here
the skies are blue
Asbestos City – We’re all for you

Well Manville is the city’s name
Johns Manville products
have brought it fame
The girls are pretty
and friendly too
Asbestos City – We salute you

The people came from everywhere
From Pennsylvania and Delaware
From New York City – Chicago too
Asbestos City – Hello to you

You’ve heard our story
About our town
So why not stop in
And look around
In central Jersey not far away
Come visit Manville
You’ll want to stay
Come visit Manville
You’ll want to stay

*** POSTED ON DECEMBER 28, 2005 ***

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