A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from July 26, 2005
“Lead us not into Penn Station”
"Lead us not into Penn Station" is a child's classic mangling of the Lord's Prayer ("Lead us not into temptation"). It received great popularity when mention in the nationally syndicated "This Week" magazine in 1949. It's since become the title of a book and a song.

Other mangled verses of the Lord's Prayer include "give us this day our jelly bread" and "deliver us from Meadville."

(Book title)
Lead us not into Penn Station / Bruce Ducker.
Sag Harbor, N.Y. : Permanent Press, c1994.
224 p. ; 23 cm.

(Google)
Lead Us Not into Penn Station
Lead Us Not into Penn Station by Bruce Ducker Science Fiction The year is 1955,
and the world of Danny Meadoff spins with ease and stability. ...
e-reads.com/book.asp?bookid=269 - 19k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
Lead Us not Into Penn Station
Lead Us Not Into Penn Station goes after religious sacred cows, such as bible-belt
journalism, Christian funerals, and the death penalty. ...
http://www.evolvefish.com/fish/product2486.html - 9k - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
http://www.acousticmusic.com/fame/p00165.htm
Lead Us Not Into Penn Station
Professor and Maryann
Bar None Records
P.O. Box 1704
Hoboken, NJ 07030
(201) 795-9424
A review written for the Folk & Acoustic Music Exchange
by David Schultz
()

Sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of two musicians.
It started in the Big Apple,
Standing outside Penn Station,
Standing outside Penn Station.

(Google)
MP3 music download website, eMusic
Lead Us Not Into Penn Station. Artist: Professor And Maryann Release Date: 1996
Label: Bar None Records / KOCH Dist. Genre: Country/Folk ...
http://www.emusic.com/album/10860/10860423.html - 20k - Jul 24, 2005 - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
Professor & Maryann - music designed to be listened to, not just LEAD US NOT INTO PENN STATION. Feb 20, 1996 Bar None Records. Songs written by Ken
Rockwood Vocals: Danielle Brancaccio Guitar and Vocals: Ken Rockwood. ...
http://www.professorandmaryann.com/albums.htm - 8k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
Prayer - The Lord's Prayer
The Prayer Jesus Taught Us ... And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen. ... When we pray his prayer, his spirit becomes our own. ...
http://www.cptryon.org/prayer/teach.html - 12k - Cached - Similar pages

(Google)
http://hrshbrgr.com/humor.htm
"Yield not to Penn Station, but deliver us from evil."

(Google)
The Stop Bit: Riding a nightmare ... first grade student -- you know, the one that begins "Our Arthur" and includes such gems as "Harold B. thy name" and "deliver us from Penn Station." The last ...
http://www.computerbits.com/archive/2000/0600/leon0006.html - 7k - Supplemental Result -

(Google Groups)
Jesus H. Christ revisited - (nf)
The well known prayer for travelers states: ... and lead us not into Penn Station.
net.misc - Jul 13 1983, 10:50 am by - 1 message - 1 author

(Google Groups)
Tuesday laugh
... Gladly, the consecrated, cross-eyed bear. He carrots for you. Bringing in the
Sheets. Yield Not to Penn Station. Dust Around the Throne. ...
novell.community.chat - Oct 16 2001, 1:41 pm by Timothy A. Leerhoff - 2 messages - 2 authors

16 January 1949, Los Angeles Times, pg. F2:
DISTAFF SIDE: Today we offer three reasons why we are fond of womenfolk. Regardless of age, it seems they are never at a loss for the word that expresses their feminine feelings best.

Example One, a young miss of six, lives far from the city. Being small, she dislikes the struggle through crowds at Pennsylvania Station which occurs every time she comes to New York. Small wonder, then, that when she learned the Lord's Prayer recently, the part she liked best was the phrase "...and lead us not into Penn Station."

6 March 1949, Los Angeles Times, pg. G2:
HOME TOWN: The latest and, we are certain, by no means the last juvenile misreading of the Lord's Prayer comes to us from a lady in Meadville, Pa. Following on the heels of the little girl who said (THIS WEEK, Jan. 16) "Lead us not into Penn Station," is a youngster who, the lady says, has been piping earnestly, night after night, "but deliver us from Meadville..."
Posted by Barry Popik
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