NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

The Original Cast Album

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Song Book

Click on a song below to read the lyrics!

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“SWEET AND LOWDOWN”

GRAB A CAB AND GO DOWN  

TO WHERE THE BAND IS PLAYING;

WHERE MILK AND HONEY FLOW DOWN

WHERE EV’RY ONE IS SAYING

“BLOW THAT SWEET AND LOW-DOWN!”

 

BUSY AS A BEAVER,

YOU’LL DANCE UNTIL YOU TOTTER;

YOU’RE SURE TO GET THE FEVER

FOR NOTHING COULD BE HOTTER –

OH, THAT SWEET AND LOW-DOWN!

PHILOSOPHER OR DEACON,

YOU SIMPLY HAVE TO WEAKEN.

HEAR THOSE SHUFFLING FEET –

YOU CAN’T KEEP YOUR SEAT –

 

PROFESSOR, START YOUR BEAT!

COME ALONG, GET IN IT –

YOU’LL LOVE THE SYNCOPATION!

THE MINUTE THEY BEGIN IT,

YOU’RE SHOUTING TO THE NATION:

“BLOW THAT SWEET AND LOW-DOWN!”

 

THERE’S A CABARET IN THIS CITY

I CAN RECOMMEND TO YOU;

PEPS YOU UP LIKE ELECTRICITY

WHEN THE BAND IS BLOWING BLUE.

THEY PLAY NOTHING CLASSIC, OH NO! DOWN THERE;

THEY CRAVE NOTHING ELSE BUT THE LOW-DOWN

THERE.

IF YOU NEED A TONIC

AND THE NEED IS CHRONIC –

IF YOU’RE IN A CRISIS,

MY ADVICE IS…

 

GRAB A CAB AND GO DOWN  

TO WHERE THE BAND IS PLAYING;

WHERE MILK AND HONEY FLOW DOWN

WHERE EV’RY ONE IS SAYING

“BLOW THAT SWEET AND LOW-DOWN!”


[repeats]

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“NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT”

THE MAN WHO ONLY LIVES FOR MAKING MONEY

LIVES A LIFE THAT ISN’T NECESSARILY SUNNY

LIKEWISE THE MAN WHO WORKS FOR FAME

THERE’S NO GUARANTEE THAT TIME WON’T ERASE

HIS NAME

 

THE FACT IS, THE ONLY WORK THAT REALLY BRINGS

ENJOYMENT

IS THE KIND THAT IS FOR GIRL AND BOY MEANT

FALL IN LOVE AND YOU WON’T REGRET IT

THAT’S THE BEST WORK OF ALL, IF YOU CAN GET IT.

 

HOLDING HANDS AT MIDNIGHT

‘NEATH A STARRY SKY

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

AND YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU TRY.

 

STROLLING WITH THE ONE GIRL

SIGHING SIGH AFTER SIGH

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

AND YOU CAN GET IT IF YOU TRY

 

JUST IMAGINE SOMEONE

WAITING AT THE COTTAGE DOOR

WHERE TWO HEARTS BECOME ONE

WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE?

 

LOVING ONE WHO LOVES YOU

AND THEN TAKING THAT VOW

IT’S NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT

AND IF YOU GET IT, WON’T YOU TELL ME HOW?

 

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“DEMON RUM”

DEMON RUM,

WE’LL EFFACE YOU!

DEMON RUM,

YOU DISGRACE, YOU!

YOU’RE AN EVIL TOO MANY MEN CRAVE!

 

DEVIL’S BREW!

SATAN’S NECTAR!

SOON SHALL YOU

BE A SPECTER!

FOR WE’RE DIGGING YOUR LIQUORY GRAVE!

 

DOWN WITH SIN

ALCOHOL WE’LL THROTTLE!

WHEN WE WIN

THE BATTLE OF THE BOTTLE!

 

DEMON RUM

YOU’RE A GONER!

DEMON RUM,

ON MY HONOR –

LIPS THAT TASTE OF WINE

SHALL NEVER TOUCH MINE!

 

[repeats]

 

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“SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME”

THERE’S A SAYING OLD

SAYS THAT LOVE IS BLIND

STILL WE’RE OFTEN TOLD

“SEEK AND YE SHALL FIND.”

SO I’M GOING TO SEEK

A CERTAIN LAD I’VE HAD IN MIND.

 

LOOKING EV’RYWHERE,

HAVEN’T FOUND HIM YET;

HE’S THE BIG AFFAIR

I CANNOT FORGET

ONLY MAN I EVER

THINK OF WITH REGRET.

I’D LIKE TO ADD HIS INITIAL TO MY MONOGRAM,

TELL ME, WHERE IS THE SHEPARD FOR THIS LOST

LAMB.

THERE’S A SOMEBODY I’M LONGING TO SEE

I HOPE THAT HE

TURNS OUT TO BE

SOMEONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME.

 

I’M A LITTLE LAMB WHO’S LOST IN THE WOOD.

I KNOW I COULD

ALWAYS BE GOOD

TO ONE WHO’LL WATCH OVER ME.

 

ALTHOUGH HE MAY NOT BE THE MAN SOME

GIRLS THINK OF AS HANDSOME

TO MY HEART HE CARRIES THE KEY.

 

WON’T YOU TELL HIM PLEASE TO PUT ON SOME SPEED-

FOLLOW MY LEAD –

OH! HOW I NEED

SOMEONE TO WATCH OVER ME.

 

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“DELISHIOUS”

WHAT CAN I SAY

TO SING MY PRAISE OF YOU?

I MUST REVEAL THE THINGS I FEEL.

WHAT CAN I SAY

EACH LOVELY PHASE OF YOU

JUST SEEMS TO BAFFLE MY DESCRIPTIVE POWERS

FOUR-AND-TWENTY HOURS OF EV’RY DAY

WHAT CAN I SAY?

WHAT IS THE THING I’D LOVE TO SING?

THEY’VE SAID YOU’RE MARVELOUS

THEY’VE SAID YOU’RE WONDERFUL;

AND YET THAT’S NOT IT.

NOW LET ME SEE; I THINK I’VE GOT IT!

 

YOU’RE SO DELISHIOUS

AND SO CAPRISHIOUS;

I GROW AMBISHIOUS

TO HAVE YOU CARE FOR ME.

 

IN THAT CONNECSHION,

YOU’RE MY SELECSHION

FOR TRUE AFFECSHION

FOR ALL THE TIME TO BE.

 

OH, HE’S HAD ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE

SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE, TEN GIRLS BEFORE;

BUT NOW THERE’S ONE, AND I’M THE ONE

THE ONE HE DOES ADORE

 

[repeats]

 

 

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“I’VE GOT TO BE THERE”

WHEN I KEEP SEEING THINGS AND GOING PLACES,

MY LIFE HAS COLOR;

WITHOUT NEW SONGS,

WITHOUT NEW FRIENDS AND FACES,

‘TWOULD BE MUCH DULLER.

 

WHENEVER PEOPLE STEP UP

TO SAY, “LET’S STEP TONIGHT,”

IF I’VE BEEN LOW, I PEP UP;

AGAIN THE FUTURE’S BRIGHT!

WHENEVER THERE’S A PARTY I CAN GO TO

IT MAKES THE WORLD SEEM RIGHT!

 

WHEN MUSIC IS PLAYING

AND COUPLES ARE SWAYING –

SAY! I’VE GOT TO BE THERE!

I’VE GOT TO BE THERE!

 

WHEN JOY’S IN THE MAKING

AND CEILINGS ARE SHAKING

AND THERE’S NEVER A CARE –

I’VE GOT TO BE THERE!

 

CHECK MY HAT

AND THROW THE STUB AWAY!

I’M A LAMB

WHO’S GONE ASTRAY!

 

WHEN BOTTLES ARE POPPING

AND DIGNITY’S DROPPING

AND THE WOMEN ARE FAIR –

I’VE GOT TO BE THERE!

 

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“TREAT ME ROUGH”

TREAT ME ROUGH

MUSS MY HAIR

DON’T YOU DARE TO HANDLE ME WITH CARE

I’M NO INNOCENT CHILD,

BABY KEEP ON TREATING ME WILD.

 

TREAT ME ROUGH

PINCH MY CHEEK

KISS AND HUG AND SQUEEZE ME TILL I’M WEAK

I’VE BEEN PAMPERED ENOUGH, BABY

KEEP ON TREATING ME ROUGH!

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“LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF”

YOU SAY EETHER AND I SAY EYETHER,

YOU SAY NEETHER AND I SAY NYTHER;

 

EETHER, EYETHER,

NEETHER, NYTHER—

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!

 

YOU LIKE POTATO AND I LIKE

PO-TAH-TO

YOU LIKE TOMATO AND I LIKE --

TO-MAH-TO –

 

POTATO -- PO-TAH-TO –

TO-MATO -- TO-MAH-TO –

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!

 

BUT OH, IF WE CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF, THEN

WE MUST PART.

AND OH, IF WE EVER PART, THEN THAT MIGHT BREAK

MY HEART.

 

SO, IF YOU LIKE PAJAMAS AND I LIKE --

PA-JAH-MAS!

I’LL WEAR PAJAMAS

AND GIVE UP PAJAMAS!

 

FOR WE KNOW WE

NEED EACH OTHER, SO WE

BETTER CALL THE CALLING OFF OFF.

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!

SHE SAYS LAUGHTER AND YOU SAY

LAWFTER –

HE SAYS AFTER AND YOU SAY --

AWFTER!

 

LAUGHTER, LAWFTER,

AFTER, AWFTER –

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!

 

YOU LIKE VANILLA AND I LIKE VANELLA,

YOU, SA’S’PARILLA AND I SA’S’PARELLA;

 

VANILLA VANELLA

CHOC’LATE, STRAWB’RY!

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!

 

BUT OH, IF YOU CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF, THEN

YOU MUST PART. AND OH, IF YOU EVER PART, THEN THAT WOULD BREAK MY HEART.

 

SO, IF YOU GO FOR OYSTERS

AND I GO FOR ERSTERS,

I’LL ORDER OYSTERS

AND CANCEL THE ERSTERS.

 

FOR YOU KNOW YOU

NEED EACH OTHER,

SO YOU BETTER CALL THE CALLING OFF OFF.

LET’S CALL THE WHOLE THING OFF!

 

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“DO IT AGAIN”

TELL ME, TELL ME, WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME?

I JUST GOT A THRILL THAT WAS NEW TO ME,

WHEN YOUR TWO LIPS WERE PRESSED TO MINE,

 

WHEN YOU HELD ME I WASN’T SNUGGLING

YOU SHOULD KNOW I REALLY WAS STRUGGLING,

 

I’VE ONLY MET YOU, AND I SHOULDN’T LET YOU, BUT ...

OH, DO IT AGAIN

 

I MAY SAY

“NO, NO, NO, NO, NO”

BUT DO IT AGAIN,

 

MY LIPS JUST ACHE TO HAVE YOU TAKE

THE KISS THAT’S WAITING FOR YOU

YOU KNOW IF YOU DO

YOU WON’T REGRET IT, COME AND GET IT.

 

OH, NO ONE IS NEAR

I MAY CRY

OH, OH, OH, OH, OH

BUT NO ONE WILL HEAR

 

MAMA MAY SCOLD ME

‘CAUSE SHE TOLD ME IT IS NAUGHTY, BUT THEN,

OH, DO IT AGAIN,

PLEASE DO IT AGAIN.

[repeats]

 

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“‘S WONDERFUL”

LIFE HAS JUST BEGUN;

JACK HAS FOUND HIS JILL.

DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU’VE DONE,

BUT I’M ALL A-THRILL.

HOW CAN WORDS EXPRESSS

YOUR DIVINE APPEAL?

YOU CAN NEVER GUESS

ALL THE LOVE I FEEL.

FROM NOW ON, LADY, I INSIST,

FOR ME NO OTHER GIRLS EXIST.

 

‘S WONDERFUL! ‘S MARVELOUS –

YOU SHOULD CARE FOR ME!

‘S AWFUL NICE! ‘S PARADISE –

‘S WHAT I LOVE TO SEE!

 

YOU’VE MADE MY LIFE SO GLAMOROUS,

YOU CAN’T BLAME ME FOR FEELING AMOROUS.

OH, S’ WONDERFUL! ‘S MARVELOUS –

THAT YOU SHOULD CARE FOR ME!

 

DON’T MIND TELLING YOU

IN MY HUMBLE FASH

THAT YOU THRILL ME THROUGH

WITH A TENDER PASH.

WHEN YOU SAID YOU CARE

‘MAGINE MY EMOSH;

I SWORE, THEN AND THERE,

PERMANENT DEVOSH.

YOU MADE ALL OTHER BOYS SEEM BLAH;

JUST YOU ALONE FILLED ME WITH AHH!

 

MY DEAR, IT’S FOUR-LEAF CLOVER TIME;

FROM NOW ON MY HEART’S WORKING OVERTIME.

 

OH, S’ WONDERFUL! ‘S MARVELOUS --

THAT YOU SHOULD CARE FOR ME! 

 

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“FASCINATING RHYTHM”

GOT A LITTLE RHYTHM, A RHYTHM, A RHYTHM

THAT PIT-A-PATS THROUGH MY BRAIN;

SO DARN PERSISTENT

THE DAY ISN’T DISTANT

WHEN IT’LL DRIVE ME INSANE

COMES IN THE MORNING

WITHOUT ANY WARNING,

AND HANGS AROUND ME ALL DAY.

I’LL HAVE TO SNEAK UP TO IT

SOMEDAY, AND SPEAK UP TO IT

I HOPE IT LISTENS WHEN I SAY;

 

FASCINATING RHYTHM

YOU’VE GOT ME ON THE GO!

FASCINATING RHYTHM,

I’M ALL A-QUIVER.

 

WHAT A MESS YOU’RE MAKING

THE NEIGHBORS WANT TO KNOW

WHY I’M ALWAYS SHAKING

JUST LIKE A FLIVVER.

EACH MORNING I GET UP WITH THE SUN –

START A-HOPPING

NEVER STOPPING –

TO FIND AT NIGHT NO WORK HAS BEEN DONE.

I KNOW THAT

ONCE IT DIDN’T MATTER –

BUT NOW YOU’RE DOING WRONG;

WHEN YOU START TO PATTER

I’M SO UNHAPPY.

 

WON’T YOU TAKE A DAY OFF?

DECIDE TO RUN ALONG

SOMEWHERE FAR AWAY OFF –

AND MAKE IT SNAPPY!

 

OH, HOW I LONG TO BE THE MAN I USED TO BE!

FASCINATING RHYTHM

OH WON’T YOU STOP PICKING ON ME?

 

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“BUT NOT FOR ME”

OLD MAN SUNSHINE, LISTEN, YOU

NEVER TELL ME DREAMS COME TRUE,

JUST TRY IT, AND I’LL START A RIOT,

BEATRICE FAIRFAX DON’T YOU DARE

EVER TELL ME HE WILL CARE

I’M CERTAIN, IT’S THE FINAL CURTAIN.

 

DON’T WANT TO HEAR FROM ANY CHEERFUL

POLLYANNAS,

WHO TELL ME FATE SUPPLIES A MATE,

IT’S ALL BANANAS.

 

THEY’RE WRITING SONGS OF LOVE,

BUT NOT FOR ME,

A LUCKY STAR’S ABOVE, BUT NOT FOR ME,

WITH LOVE TO LEAD THE WAY

I FOUND MORE CLOUDS OF GRAY,

THAN ANY RUSSIAN PLAY COULD GUARANTEE.

 

I WAS A FOOL TO FALL, AND GET THAT WAY,

HI HO! ALAS! AND ALSO LACK A DAY!

ALTHOUGH I CAN’T DISMISS

THE MEMORY OF HIS KISS

I GUESS HE’S NOT FOR ME.

 

IT ALL BEGAN SO WELL, BUT WHAT AN END.

THIS IS THE TIME A WOMAN NEEDS A FRIEND.

WHEN EV’RY HAPPY PLOT

ENDS WITH A MARRIAGE KNOT

AND THERE’S NO KNOT FOR ME.

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“BY STRAUSS”

AWAY WITH THE MUSIC OF BROADWAY!

BE OFF WITH YOUR IRVING BERLIN!

OH, I’D GIVE NO QUARTER

TO KERN OR COLE PORTER,

AND GERSHWIN KEEPS POUNDING ON TIN.

HOW CAN I BE CIVIL

WHEN HEARING THIS DRIVEL?

 

IT’S ONLY FOR NIGHTCLUBBING SOUSES.

OH, GIVE ME THE FREE’N’EASY

WALTZ THAT IS VIENNESEY –

AND, GO TELL THE BAND

IF THEY WANT A HAND,

THE WALTZ MUST BE STRAUSS’S.

YA, YA, YA – GIVE ME OOM-PAH-PAH!

 

WHEN I WANT A MELODY

LILTING THROUGH THE HOUSE,

THEN I WANT A MELODY

BY STRAUSS.

IT LAUGHS! IT SINGS! THE WORLD IS IN RHYME,

SWINGING TO THREE-QUARTER TIME.

 

LET THE DANUBE FLOW ALONG,

AND THE FLEDERMAUS!

KEEP THE WINE AND GIVE ME SONG

BY STRAUSS!

BY JO, BY JING! BY STRAUSS IS THE THING!

SO I SAY TO HA-CHA-CHA

HERUAS!

JUST GIVE ME AN OOM-PAH-PAH

BY STRAUSS!

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“DO, DO, DO”

I REMEMBER THE BLISS

OF THAT WONDERFUL KISS

I KNOW THAT A BOY

COULD NEVER HAVE MORE JOY

FROM ANY LITTLE MISS.

 

I REMEMBER IT QUITE

‘TWAS A WONDERFUL NIGHT.

OH, HOW I’D ADORE IT

IF YOU WOULD ENCORE IT.

OH –

 

DO, DO, DO

WHAT YOU’VE DONE, DONE, DONE

BEFORE, BABY.

DO, DO, DO

WHAT I DO, DO, DO

ADORE, BABY.

 

LET’S TRY AGAIN,

SIGH AGAIN

FLY AGAIN TO HEAVEN.

BABY, SEE,

IT’S A B C –

I LOVE YOU AND YOU LOVE ME.

 

I KNOW, KNOW, KNOW

WHAT A BEAU, BEAU, BEAU

SHOULD DO, BABY;

SO DON’T, DON’T, DON’T

SAY IT WON’T, WON’T, WON’T

COME TRUE, BABY.

MY HEART BEGINS TO HUM –

DUM DE DUM DE DUM-DUM-DUM,

SO DO, DO, DO

WHAT YOU’VE DONE, DONE, DONE

BEFORE.

 

YOU DEAR, DEAR, DEAR

LITTLE DEAR, DEAR, DEAR

COME HERE –

SNAPPY!

 

AND SEE, SEE, SEE

LITTLE ME, ME, ME MAKE YOU

HAPPY!

 

MY HEART BEGINS TO SIGH –

DI DE DI DE DI-DI-DI

SO DO, DO, DO

WHAT YOU’VE DONE, DONE, DONE

BEFORE.

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“LOOKING FOR A BOY”

I AM JUST A LITTLE GIRL

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BOY

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A GIRL TO LOVE.

 

TELL ME, PLEASE, WHERE CAN HE BE,

THE LOVING HE WHO’LL BRING TO ME

THE HARMONY I’M DREAMING OF?

IT’LL BE GOODBYE, I KNOW, TO MY TALE OF WOE

WHEN HE SAYS, “HELLO!”

SO, I AM JUST A LITTLE GIRL

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BOY

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A GIRL TO LOVE.

 

YOU ARE JUST A LITTLE GIRL

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BOY

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A GIRL TO LOVE.

 

TELL ME, PLEASE, WHERE CAN HE BE,

THE LOVING HE WHO’LL BRING TO ME

THE HARMONY I’M DREAMING OF?

 

IT’LL BE GOODBYE, I KNOW, TO MY TALE OF WOE

WHEN HE SAYS, “HELLO!”

I AM JUST A LITTLE GIRL

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A LITTLE BOY

WHO’S LOOKING FOR A GIRL TO LOVE!

JUST A LITTLE GIRL LOOKING FOR LOVE!

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“BLAH, BLAH, BLAH”

I’VE WRITTEN YOU A SONG

A BEAUTIFUL ROUTINE.

(I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.)

 

MY TECHNIQUE CAN’T BE WRONG:

I LEARNED IT FROM THE SCREEN.

(I HOPE YOU LIKE IT.)

 

I STUDIED ALL THE RHYMES THAT ALL THE LOVERS

SING

THEN JUST FOR YOU I WROTE THIS LITTLE THING:

 

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, MOON,

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, ABOVE

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, CROON

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, LOVE.

 

TRA LA LA LA, TRA LA LA LA LA, MERRY MONTH OF MAY;

TRA LA LA LA, TRA LA LA LA LA, ‘NEATH THE CLOUDS OF GRAY.

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, YOUR HAIR,

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, YOUR EYES;

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, CARE,

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, SKIES.

 

TRA LA LA LA, TRA LA LA LA LA, COTTAGE FOR TWO—

BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, BLAH, DARLING WITH YOU.

 

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“WILL YOU REMEMBER ME?”

WHEN I GO MY WAY,

ALONG SOME HIGHWAY,

WILL YOU REMEMBER ME?

WHEN YOU ARE LONESOME,

I’D LIKE TO OWN SOME

PLACE IN YOUR MEMORY.

I KNOW THAT YOU’LL PLAY A PART

IN MY HEART WHEN I START;

THAT’S SOMETHING I CAN GUARANTEE.

BUT WHEN I STRAY OFF,

SOMEWHERE AWAY OFF –

WILL YOU REMEMBER ME?

 

NOW THAT I AM STARTING

I CANNOT DENY

I’D PREFER A ‘SEE YOU LATER’

TO A MERE GOODBYE.

BUT BEFORE DEPARTING

DO I HOPE IN VAIN?

SOMETHING MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER

YOU’LL FORGET ME ALTOGHER

IF WE NEVER MEET AGAIN.

 

WHEN YOU GO YOUR WAY

OUT THROUGH MY DOORWAY

WILL YOU REMEMBER ME?

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“I’VE GOT A CRUSH ON YOU”

HOW GLAD A MILLION LADDIES

FROM MILLIONAIRES TO CADDIES,

WOULD BE

TO CAPTURE ME.

 

BUT YOU HAD SUCH PERSISTENCE

YOU WORE DOWN MY RESISTANCE;

I FELL –

AND IT WAS SWELL.

YOU’RE MY BIG AND BRAVE AND HANDSOME ROMEO.

HOW YOU WON ME I SHALL NEVER, NEVER

KNOW.

 

IT’S NOT THAT YOU’RE ATTRACTIVE –

BUT OH, MY HEART GREW ACTIVE

WHEN YOU

CAME INTO VIEW ...

 

YOU’VE GOT A CRUSH ON ME, SWEETIE PIE

ALL THE DAY AND NIGHTTIME, HEAR YOU SIGH.

I NEVER HAD THE LEAST NOTION

THAT YOU COULD FALL WITH SO MUCH EMOTION.

 

COULD YOU COO,

COULD YOU CARE

FOR A CUNNING COTTAGE WE COULD SHARE?

 

THE WORLD WILL PARDON YOUR MUSH

‘CAUSE YOU’VE GOT A CRUSH,

MY BABY, ON ME!

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“THEY ALL LAUGHED”

THEY ALL LAUGHED AT CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS

WHEN HE SAID THE WORLD WAS ROUND;

THEY ALL LAUGHED WHEN EDISON RECORDED SOUND.

 

THEY ALL LAUGHED AT WILBUR AND HIS BROTHER

WHEN THEY SAID THAT MAN COULD FLY;

THEY TOLD MARCONI

WIRELESS WAS PHONY –

IT’S THE SAME OLD CRY!

 

THEY LAUGHED AT ME WANTING YOU,

SAID I WAS REACHING FOR THE MOON;

BUT OH, YOU CAME THROUGH

NOW THEY’LL HAVE TO CHANGE THEIR TUNE.

 

THEY ALL SAID WE NEVER COULD BE HAPPY,

THEY LAUGHED AT US – AND HOW!

BUT HO, HO, HO –

WHO’S GOT THE LAST LAUGH NOW.

 

THEY ALL LAUGHED AT ROCKEFELLER CENTER

NOW THEY’RE FIGHTING TO GET IN

THEY ALL LAUGHED AT WHITNEY AND HIS COTTON GIN.

 

THEY ALL LAUGHED AT FULTON AND HIS STEAMBOAT

HERSHEY AND HIS CHOC’LATE BAR.

FORD AND HIS LIZZE

KEPT THE LAUGHERS BUSY –

THAT’S HOW PEOPLE ARE!

 

THEY LAUGHED AT ME WANTING YOU –

SAID IT WOULD BE HELLO! GOODBYE!

BUT OH, YOU CAME THROUGH –

NOW THEY’RE EATING HUMBLE PIE.

 

THEY ALL SAID WE’D NEVER GET TOGETHER –

DARLING, LET’S TAKE A BOW,

FOR HO, HO, HO

WHO’S GOT THE LAST LAUGH

HE, HE, HE –

LET’S AT THE PAST LAUGH –

HA, HA, HA –

WHO’S GOT THE LAST LAUGH NOW?

 
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