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March 1

"This is what you might call a fortuitous circumstance".

 

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Our 5th grade boys basketball team had it's first game cancelled this year due to snow.  It was rescheduled at the end of the season.  Would we have a practice or not? 

The league had initially set us up for a practice this last week, even though we should have already played our last game?

As Dick van Dyke said in Mary Poppins, "That's what you call a fortuitous circumstance!"

 

Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where coincidence or luck has worked in your favor, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

The Lyrics from "Chim Chim Cher-ee"

from

Mary Poppins

 

 

Bert:

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-ee!

A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-oo!

Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

 

Or blow me a kiss and that’s lucky too

 

Now, as the ladder of life ‘as been strung

You might think a sweep’s on the bottommost rung

Though I spends me time in the ashes and smoke

In this ‘ole wide world there’s no ‘appier bloke

 

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-ee!

A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-oo!

Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

 

All:

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-ee!

A sweep is as lucky, as lucky can be

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-oo!

Good luck will rub off when I shakes ‘ands with you

 

Bert:

I choose me bristles with pride, yes, I do

A broom for the shaft and a brush for the flute

Up where the smoke is all billered and curled

‘tween pavement and stars is the chimney sweep world

When there’s ‘ardly no day nor ‘ardly no night

There’s things ‘alf in shadow and ‘alfway in light

On the rooftops of London coo, what a sight!

 

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim-in-ey

Chim chim cher-ee!

When you’re with a sweep you’re in glad company

Nowhere is there a more ‘appier crew

Than them wot sings, “Chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo!”

On the

Chim chim-in-ey, chim chim cher-ee, chim cher-oo!

 

 

 

March 2

"You've got trouble - lots and lots of trouble".

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where trouble or misfortune exists, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

The Lyrics from "Ya Got Trouble"

from

The Music Man

 

 

Harold:

Well, ya got trouble, my friend.

Right here, I say trouble right here in River City

 

Why, sure, I’m a billiard player

Certainly mighty proud to say,

I’m always mighty proud to say it

I consider the hours I spend with a cue in my hand are golden

Help you cultivate horse sense and a cool head and a keen eye

‘Jever  take and try to give an iron clad leave

to yourself from a three-rail billiard shot?

 

But just as I say it takes judgement, brains and

maturity to score in a balk-line game

I say that any boob can take and shove a ball in a pocket

And I call that sloth,

the first big step on the road to the depths of degreda-

I say, first- medicinal wine from a teaspoon, then beer from a bottle

And the next thing you know your son is playin’for money in a pinchback suit

And listenin’ to some big out-o’-town jasper

hear him tell about horserace gamblin’

Not a wholesome trottin’ race, no, but a race where they set down right on the horse

Like to see some stuck up jockey boy sittin’ on Dan Patch?

Make your blood boil, well I should say

 

Now, folks, let me show you what I mean

You got one, two, three, four, five, six pockets in a table

Pockets that mark the difference between a gentleman and a bum

With a capital ‘B’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for ‘pool’

 

And all week long, your River City youth’ll be fritterin’ away

I say, your young men’ll be fritterin’

Fritterin’ away their noontime, suppertime, choretime, too

Hit the ball in the pocket

 

Never mind gettin’ dandelions pulled or the screen door

patched or the beefsteak pounded

Never mind pumpin’ any water ‘til your parents are caught

with a cistern empty on a Saturday night and that’s trouble

 

Oh, ya got lots and lots o’ trouble

I’m thinkin’ of the kids in the knickerbockers shirttails,

young ones peekin’ in the pool hall window after school

Ya got trouble, folks, right here in River City

with a capital ‘t’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that

stands for ‘pool’

 

Now I know all you folks are the right kind of parents

I’m gonna be perfectly frank

Would you like to know what kind of conversation goes on

while they’re loafin’ around that hall

They’ll be tryin’ out Bevo, tryin’ out Cubebs,

tryin’ out tailor-mades like cigarette fiends

And braggin’ all about how they’re gonna cover up

a tell-tale breath with Sen-Sen

Now one fine night they leave the pool hall

headin’ for the dance at the Armory

Libertine men and scarlet women and ragtime

Shameless music that’ll grab your son, your daughter

into the arms of a jungle animal instinct- massteria!

Friends, the idle brain is the devil’s playground, trouble!

 

Townspeople:

Oh, we got trouble

 

Harold:

Right here in River City

 

Townspeople:

Right here in River City

 

Harold:

With a capital ‘t’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that

stands for ‘pool’

 

Townspeople:

That stands for pool

 

Harold:

We surely got trouble

 

Townspeople:

We surely got trouble

 

Harold:

Right here in River City

 

Townspeople:

Right here

 

Harold:

Gotta figure out a way to keep the young ones

moral after school

 

Townspeople:

‘trouble’

 

Harold:

Mothers of River City,

heed this warning before it’s too late

Watch for the tell-tale signs of corruption

The minute your son leaves the house

does he rebuckle his knickerbockers below the knee?

Is there a nicotine stain on his index finger?

A dime novel hidden in the corncrib?

Is he starting to memorize jokes

from Cap’n Billy’s Whizbang?

Are certain words creeping into his conversation?

Words like... swell?

And... ‘so’s your old man’?

 

Well if so, my friends...

 

Ya got trouble

 

Townspeople:

Oh, we got trouble

 

Harold:

Right here in River City

 

Townspeople:

Right here in River City

 

Harold:

With a capital ‘t’ and that rhymes with ‘P’ and that stands for ‘pool’

 

Townspeople:

That stands for pool

 

Harold:

We’ve surely got trouble

 

Townspeople:

We surely got trouble

 

Harold:

Right here in River City

 

Townspeople:

Right here

 

Harold:

Remember the Maine, Plymouth Rock and the Golden Rule?

Oho, we got trouble

We’re in terrible, terrible trouble

That game with the fifteen numbered balls is the devil’s tool

 

Townspeople:

Devil’s tool

 

Harold:

Yes, we’ve got trouble, trouble, trouble

 

Townspeople:

Oh, yes, we got trouble here, we got big, big trouble

 

Harold:

With a ‘t’

 

Townspeople:

With a capital ‘t’

 

Harold:

And that rhymes with ‘P’

 

Townspeople:

That rhymes with ‘P’

 

Harold:

And that stands for pool

 

Townspeople:

That stands for pool

 

Harold:

Remember my friends, listen to me,

because I pass this way but once

 

 

 

March 3

"Is a Puzzlement!"

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where uncertainty exists, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

 

The Lyrics from "Is a Puzzlement"

from

The King and I

 

 

King:

When I was a boy

World was better spot.

What was so was so,

What was not was not.

 

Now I am a man;

World have changed a lot.

Some things nearly so,

Others nearly not.

 

There are times I almost think

I am not sure of what I absolutely know.

Very often find confusion

In conclusion I concluded long ago.

In my head are many facts

That, as a student, I have studied to procure;

In my head are many facts ...

Of which I wish I was more certain I was sure!

Is a puzzlement...

 

What to tell growing son?

What for instance, shall I say to him of women?

Shall I educate him on the ancient lines?

Shall I tell the boy as far as he is able,

To respect his wives and love his concubines?

 

Shall I tell him everyone is like the other,

And the better of the two is really neither?

If I tell him this I think he won’t believe it;

And I nearly think that I don’t believe it either!

 

When my father was a king

He was a king who knew exactly what he knew,

And his brain was not a thing

Forever swinging to and fro and fro and to

 

Shall I, then be like my father

And be willfully unmovable and strong?

Or is it better to be right?

Or am I right when I believe I may be wrong?

 

Shall I join with other nations in alliance?

If allies are weak, am I not best alone?

If allies are strong with power to protect me,

Might they not protect me out of all I own?

 

Is a danger to be trusting one another,

One will seldom want to do what other wishes;

But unless someday somebody trust somebody

There’ll be nothing left on earth excepting fishes!

 

There are times I almost think

Nobody sure of what he absolutely know.

Everybody find confusion

In conclusion he concluded long ago!

And it puzzle me to learn

That tho’ a man may be in doubt of what he know,

Very quickly he will fight...

He’ll fight to prove that what he does not know is so!

 

Oh-h-h-h-h-h Sometimes I think that people going mad!

Ah-h-h-h-h-h! Sometimes I think that people not so bad!

But not matter what I think

I must go on living life

As leader of my kingdom I must go forth,

Be father to my children and husband to each wife

Etcetera, etcetera, and so forth.

If my Lord in Heaven Buddha, show the way,

Everyday I try to live another day.

If my Lord in Heaven Buddha, show the way,

Everyday I do my best for one-more day!

 

But ... Is a puzzlement!

 

 

March 4

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where you see something likely responsible for lack of success, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

 

The Lyrics from "Why Can't The English"

from

My Fair Lady

 

 

Higgins:

Look at her: a prisoner of the gutters,

Condemned by every syllable she utters,

By right she should be taken out and hung,

For the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue.

 

Eliza:

Ah-ah-aw-aw-oo-oo!

 

Higgins:

“Ah-ah-aw-aw-oo-oo” Heavens! what a sound!

 

Higgins:

This is what the British population,

Calls an elementary education.

 

Pickering:

Come, sir; I think you picked a poor example.

 

Higgins:

Did I...?

 

Higgins:

Hear them down in Soho Square,

Dropping “H”s everywhere,

Speaking English anyway they like.

You sir: did you go to school?

 

A Bystander:

What d’ya tike me faw, a fool?

 

Higgins:

Well, no one taught him “take” instead if “tike”.

Hear a Yorkshireman, or worse,

Hear a Cornishman converse;

They’d rather hear a choir singing flat.

Chickens, cackling in a barn;

Just like this one.

 

Eliza:

Garn!

 

Higgins:

“Garn”-I ask you, sir: what sort of word is that?

 

Higgins:

It’s “ow” and “Garn” that keep her in her place,

Not her wretched clothes and dirty face.

Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?

This verbal class distinction, by now, should be antique.

If you spoke as she does, sir, instead of the way you do,

Why you might be selling flowers too.

 

Pickering:

I beg your pardon.

 

Higgins:

An Englishman’s way of speaking absolutely classifies him.

The moment he talks, he makes some other Englishman despise him.

One common language I’m afraid we’ll never get.

Oh why can’t the English learn to-

Set a good example to people, who’s English, is painful to your ears.

The Scotch and the Irish leave you close to tears!

There are even places where English completely disappears,

Why, in America they haven’t used it for years.

Why can’t the English teach their children how to speak?

Norwegians learn Norwegian; the Greeks are taught their Greek.

In France every Frenchman knows his language from “A” to “Zed”-

But the French don’t care what they do, actually, so long as they

pronounce it properly.

Arabians learn Arabian with the speed of summer lightning.

The Hebrews learn it backwards which is absolutely frightening.

Use proper English, you’re regarded as a freak.

Oh why can’t the English-

Why can’t the English learn to speak?

 

 

March 5

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where you see the ridiculous praised while the good is ignored, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

 

The Lyrics from "Make 'em Laugh"

from

Singing in the Rain

Cosmo:

Though the world is so full of a number things,

I know we should all be as happy as

But are we?

No, definitely no, positively no.

Decidedly no. Mm mm.

Short people have long faces and

Long people have short faces.

Big people have little humor

And little people have no humor at all!

And in the words of that immortal buddy

Samuel J. Snodgrass, as he was about to be led

To the guillotine:

 

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?

(Ha ha!)

My dad said “Be an actor, my son

But be a comical one

They’ll be standing in lines

For those old honky tonk monkeyshines”

 

Now you could study Shakespeare and be quite elite

And you can charm the critics and have nothin’ to eat

Just slip on a banana peel

The world’s at your feet

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

 

Make ‘em...

Make ‘em laugh

Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh

My grandpa said go out and tell ‘em a joke

But give it plenty of hoke

 

Make ‘em roar

Make ‘em scream

Take a fall

But a wall

Split a seam

 

You start off by pretending

You’re a dancer with grace

You wiggle ‘till they’re

Giggling all over the place

And then you get a great big custard pie in the face

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

 

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

Don’t you know... all the...wants..?

My dad...

They’ll be standing in lines

For those old honky tonk monkeyshines

 

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

Don’t you know everyone wants to laugh?

 

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha

Ah ha ha ha ha ha

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha

Ah ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Make ‘em laugh, ah ah!

Make ‘em laugh, ah ah!

Make ‘em laugh, ah ah!

 

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh

Make ‘em laugh!

 

 

 

March 6

"The sun'll come out, tomorrow!"

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where times are hard, yet you know they will improve, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

 

The Lyrics from "Tomorrow"

from

Annie

Annie:

The sun’ll come out

Tomorrow

Bet your bottom dollar

That tomorrow

There’ll be sun!

 

Just thinkin’ about

Tomorrow

Clears away the cobwebs,

And the sorrow

‘til there’s none!

 

When I’m stuck a day

That’s gray,

And lonely,

I just stick out my chin

And grin,

And say,

Oh

 

The sun’ll come out

Tomorrow

So ya gotta hang on

‘til tomorrow

Come what may

 

Tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

I love ya

Tomorrow!

 

You’re always

A day

A way!

 

The sun’ll come out

Tomorrow

So ya gotta hang on

‘til tomorrow

Come what may

 

Tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

I love ya

Tomorrow!

 

You’re always

A day

Away!

 

Tomorrow!

Tomorrow!

I love ya

Tomorrow!

You’re always

A day

Away!

 

 

March 7

"You've got to be carefully taught".

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where hatred, discrimination, or bigotry exists, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

The Lyrics from "Carefully Taught"

from

South Pacific

 

Cable:

You’ve got to be taught

To hate and fear,

You’ve got to be taught

From year to year,

It’s got to be drummed

In your dear little ear

You’ve got to be carefully taught.

 

You’ve got to be taught to be afraid

Of people whose eyes are oddly made,

And people whose skin is a diff’rent shade,

You’ve got to be carefully taught.

 

You’ve got to be taught before it’s too late,

Before you are six or seven or eight,

To hate all the people your relatives hate,

You’ve got to be carefully taught!

You’ve got to be carefully taught!

 

 

March 8

"I have confidence in me!"

 

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Your task, should you decide to accept it (from Mission Impossible):

Identify a circumstance where hatred, discrimination, or bigotry exists, and use this phrase!  Report back with the context!

 

 

The Lyrics from "I Have Confidence"

from

The Sound of Music

 

Maria:

What will this day be like, I wonder

What will my future be, I wonder

It could be so exciting

To be out to the world, to be free

My heart should be wildly rejoicing

Oh, what’s the matter with me

I’ve always long for adventure

To do the things I’ve never dared

And here I’m pleasing adventure

Then why am I so scared

A captain with seven children

What’s so fearsome about that?

 

Oh, I must stop this doubts, all this worries

If I don’t I just know I’ll turn back

I must dream of the things I am seeking

I am seeking the courage I lack

The courage to serve them with reliance

Face my mistakes without defiance

Show them I’m worthy

And while I show them, I’ll show me...

 

So let them bring on all their problems

I’ll do better than my best

I have confidence they’ll put me to the test

But I’ll make them see I have confidence in me

Somehow I will impress them

I will be firm but kind

And all those children, heaven bless them

They will look up to me and mind me

With each step I’m almost certain

Everything will turn out find

I have confidence, the world can all be mine

They’ll have to agree I have confidence in me

 

I have confidence in sunshine

I have confidence in rain

I have confidence that spring will come again

Besides which you see I have confidence in me

Strength doesn’t lie in numbers

Strength doesn’t lie in wealth

Strength lies in nights of peaceful slumbers

When you wake up, wake up!

It’s healthy

All I trust I leave my heart to

All I trust becomes my own

I have confidence, in confidence alone

(Oh help........)

I have confidence, in confidence alone

Besides which you see I have confidence in me.

 

 

 

March 9

What does Mr. Sunshine say to you?  How do ya do!

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When someone's says they're happy to see the sun, be it after a long winter or a series of cloudy days, a good response:  "And what's Mr. Sunshine saying to you?"

When you get the likely "huh" look, respond with:  "How do ya do!  Doris Day?  Calamity Jane?  A Woman's Touch?"

 

 

The Lyrics from "A Woman's Touch"

from

Calamity Jane

 

 

Katie:

A woman’s touch

 

Calamity:

A woman’s touch

 

Katie:

The magic of Aladdin couldn’t do as much

She’s a wizard, she’s a champ

 

Calamity:

And she doesn’t need a lamp

 

Katie:

A woman’s touch can weave a spell

The kind of hocus pocus that she does so well

 

Calamity:

With the magic of a broom

She can mesmerize a room

 

Katie:

With a whisk whisk here and a whisk whisk there

And a dustpan for the cinders

 

Calamity:

With a rub rub here and a rub rub there

She can polish up the winders

Then presto chango

Suddenly, the sun comes shining through

 

Katie:

And what does Mr. Sunshine say to you?

 

Calamity:

How do ya do!

 

Katie:

It makes you blink, to stop and think

 

Calamity:

A woman and a whisk-broom can accomplish so darn much

 

Both:

So never underestimate a woman’s touch

 

Calamity:

A woman’s touch can quickly fill

The empty flower boxes on a winder sill

 

Katie:

One smile from her and zoom

Little buds begin to bloom

 

Katie:

A touch of paint

 

Calamity:

A magic nail

 

Both:

Can turn a kitchen chair into a Chippendale

 

Calamity:

Even make the lamp appear

Like a crystal chandelier

 

Katie:

With a tack tack here and a tack tack there

And a hand around a hammer

With a mop mop here and a mop mop there

You can give a cabin glamour

 

Calamity:

Then gosh almighty, all at once

The cabin that we knew

Becomes a shining castle built for two

 

Both:

Me and you

 

Katie:

The pies and cakes a woman bakes

Can make a fella tell her

That he loves her very much

 

Calamity:

It can?

 

Both:

So never underestimate a woman’s touch

 

 

 

March 10

"Where should I start?"

"How about the very beginning - it's a very good place to start!"

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How many times do you hear a person who wants to tell you a story or something interesting say, "I don't know where to start".

A good response:  "As they said in The Sound of Music, 'Start at the very beginning - it's a very good place to start!"

 

The Lyrics from "Do Re Me"

from

The Sound of Music

 

 

Maria:

Let’s start at the very beginning

A very good place to start

When you read you begin with

 

Gretl:

A B C

 

Maria:

When you sing you begin with Do Re Mi

 

Children:

Do re mi

 

Maria:

Do Re Mi

The first three notes just happen to be

Do Re Mi

 

Children:

Do Re Mi

 

Maria:

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti

Oh, let’s see if I can make it easier...mmm...

 

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow so

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

 

Maria and children:

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow so

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

 

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow so

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

 

Maria:

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do, So Do

 

Now children, Do Re Mi Fa So and so on are only the tools we use to build a song. Once you have these notes in your heads, you can sing a million different tunes by mixing them up. Like this...

 

So Do La Fa Mi Do Re

Can you do that?

 

Children:

So Do La Fa Mi Do Re

 

Maria:

So Do La Ti Do Re Do

 

Children:

So Do La Ti Do Re Do

 

Maria:

Good...

 

Brigitta:

But it doesn’t mean anything

 

Maria:

So we put in words

One word at every note, like this...

When you know the notes to sing

You can sing most anything

Together!

 

Maria and children:

When you know the notes to sing

You can sing most anything

 

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow so

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

 

Do Re Mi Fa So La Ti Do

Do Ti La So Fa Mi Re

 

Children:

Do Mi Mi, Mi So So, Re Fa Fa, La Ti Ti

 

Maria:

When you know the notes to sing

You can sing most anything

 

Maria and children:

Doe, a deer, a female deer

Ray, a drop of golden sun

Me, a name I call myself

Far, a long, long way to run

Sew, a needle pulling thread

La, a note to follow so

Tea, a drink with jam and bread

That will brink us back to Do (oh oh oh...)

 

Maria:

Do

Re

Mi

Fa

So

La

Ti

Ti Do...o...o

 

Children:

So Do

La Fa

Mi Do

Re

So Do

La Fa

La So Fa Mi Re

Ti Do... So Do

 

 

March 11

"Brother, if that's a drum ... That's for me!"

Classic misdirection ---

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The Lyrics from "Drum Crazy"

from

Easter Parade

 

 

Fred Astaire:

A bunny for my honey

A dolly with a curl

An aeroplane

An electric train

And a teddy bear for my girl

 

A kitty for my pretty

A castle for my love

Gee!

What do I see?

Brother, if that’s a drum

That’s for me

 

I’m drum crazy, yes

I’m drum crazy, yes

I’m plumb crazy for drums

 

I’ve got drumsticks full of hot licks and a roll

Loaded with soul

Under control

First, soft violins

Then, sweet saxophones

Then, blue clarinets croon

 

When it’s my turn I turn into a loon

When the drum takes the melody

When the drum carries the tune

 

 

March 12

"Just You Wait, 'enry 'iggins"

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The Lyrics from "Just You Wait"

from

My Fair Lady

 

Eliza:

Just you wait ‘enry ‘iggins, just you wait!

You’ll be sorry, but your tears’ll be too late!

You’ll be broke and I’ll have money;

Will I help you? Don’t be funny!

Just you wait, ‘enry ‘iggins, just you wait!

Just you wait ‘enry ‘iggins, till you’re sick,

And you screams to fetch a doctor double quick!

I’ll be off a second later,

And go straight to the the-atre!

Ah-ha-ha, ‘enry ‘iggins,

Just you wait!

Oooooh, ‘enry ‘iggins!

Just you wait until we’re swimmin’ in the sea!

Oooooh, ‘enry ‘iggins!

And you get a cramp a little ways from me!

When you yell you’re gonna drown,

I’ll get dressed and go to town!

Oh-ho-ho, ‘enry ‘iggins,

Oh-ho-ho, ‘enry ‘iggins,

Just you wait!

One day I’ll be famous!

I’ll be proper and prim!

Go to Saint James so often I will call it Saint Jim.

One evening the King will say,

“Oh Liza, old thing,

I want all of England your praises to sing.”

 

King:

“Next week, on the twentieth of May,

I proclaim Liza Doolittle Day!

All the people will celebrate the glory of you,

And whatever you wish and want

I gladly will do.”

 

Eliza:

“Thanks a lot, King,” says I, in a manner well bred;

“But all I want is ‘enry ‘iggins ‘ead!”

 

King:

“Done,”

 

Eliza:

says the King, with a stroke.

 

King:

“Guards, run and bring in the bloke!”

 

Eliza:

Then they’ll march you, ‘enry ‘iggins, to the wall;

And the king will tell me:

 

King:

“Liza, sound the call.”

 

Eliza:

As they raise their rifles higher,

I’ll shout: “Ready! Aim! Fire!”

Oh-ho-ho, ‘enry ‘iggins,

Down you’ll go! ‘enry ‘iggins!

Just you wait!

 

 

 

March 13

"I'll be danged if I ain't just as good"!

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The Lyrics from "The Famer and the Cowman"

from

OKLAHOMA

Andrew:

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends,

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

One man likes to push a plough,

The other likes to chase a cow,

But that’s no reason why they cain’t be friends.

 

Territory folks should stick together,

Territory folks should all be pals.

Cowboys dance with farmer’s daughters,

Farmers dance with the ranchers’ gals.

 

All:

Territory folks should stick together,

Territory folks should all be pals.

Cowboys dance with farmer’s daughters,

Farmers dance with the ranchers’ gals.

 

Farmer:

I’d like to say a word fer the farmer

 

Eller:

Well, say it!

 

Farmer:

He come out west and made a lot of changes

 

Man:

That’s right!

 

Will:

He come out west and built a lot of fences,

 

Curly:

And built ‘em right across our cattle ranges.

 

Cowboy:

Why don’t you dirt strangers go back to Missouri where you belong?

 

Will:

We got just as much right here!

 

Farmer:

Shut up!

The farmer is a good and thrifty citizen

No matter what the cowman says or thinks

You seldom see ‘im drinkin’ in a bar room

 

Curly:

Unless someboy else’s buyin’ drinks

 

Andrew:

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends,

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

The cowman ropes a cow with ease,

The farmer steals her butter and cheese,

That’s no reason why they cain’t be friends

 

All:

Territory folks should stick together,

Territory folks should all be pals.

Cowboys dance with farmer’s daughters,

Farmers dance with the ranchers’ gals.

 

Eller:

I’d to say a word for the cowboy--

 

Curly:

You would!

 

Eller:

The road he treads is difficult and stoney

He rides fer days on end

With just a poney fer a friend

 

Annie:

I sure feelin’ sorry fer the poney!

 

Eller:

The farmer should be sociable with the cowboy

If he rides by an’ ask fer food an’ water

Don’t treat ‘im like a louse

Make ‘im welcome in your house

 

Ike:

But be sure that you locked up yo’ wife an’ daughters

 

Girls:

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

One man likes to push a plough,

The other likes to chase a cow,

But that’s no reason why they cain’t be friends.

 

Eller:

Ain’t nobody gonna slug out anythin’. This here is a party!

Break it up ya’ two ol’ fools. Alright Andrew sing it!

Dum-dah-dee-um-dum-dum!

 

Andrew:

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends,

 

All:

Oh, the farmer and the cowman should be friends.

One man likes to push a plough,

The other likes to chase a cow,

But that’s no reason why they cain’t be friends.

 

Curly:

And when this territory is a state

An’ joins the Union jus’ like all the others

The farmer, and cowman and the merchant

Mus’ all behave theirselves and act like brothers

 

Eller:

I’d like to teach you all a little sayin’

And learn the words by heart the way you should

I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else,

But I’ll be danged if I ain’t jist as good!

 

All:

I don’t say I’m no better than anybody else,

But I’ll be danged if I ain’t jist as good!

 

Territory folks should stick together,

Territory folks should all be pals.

Cowboys dance with farmer’s daughters,

Farmers dance with the ranchers’ gals!

 

 

 

March 14

You may think "The public may hate them - and ad infinitum", but TRY IT!

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The Lyrics from "Toot Sweets"

from

CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

 

Caractacus:

Don’t waste your pucker on some all day sucker

And don’t try a toffee or cream

If you seek perfection in sugar confection

Well there’s something new on the scene

A mouth full of cheer

A sweet without peer

A musical morsel supreme!

 

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

The candies you whistle, the whistles you eat

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

The eatable, tweetable treats!

 

Truly:

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

The toot of a flute with the flavor of fruit!

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

No longer need candy be mute!

 

Caractacus:

Don’t waste your pucker on some all day sucker

 

Truly:

And don’t try a toffee or cream!

If you seek perfection in sugar confection

 

Caractacus:

Well, there’s something new on the scene:

 

Both:

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

A bon-bon to blow on at last has been found

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets,

With eatable, tweetable sound!

 

Lord Scrumptious:

Oh! Take that muck away!

 

Caractacus:

Their values intrinsic,

 

Truly:

Surpass any mint stick

 

Children:

Or marshmallow mouthful you munch

 

Caractacus:

Though licorice is chewy

 

Truly:

And gum drops are gooey

 

Children:

And chocolate is charming to crunch

 

Caractacus and Truly:

That sugary fife,

 

Women:

That sweet of your life

Kids and factory workers

It’s clearly the best of the bunch

 

All:

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

The candies you whistle, the whistles you eat

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

The eatable, tweetable treat!

 

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

A bon-bon to blow on at last has been found

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

With eatable, tweetable sound

 

Scrumptious:

The public will hate them

And ad infinitum

Returns will repeat and repeat

They look rather freaky

They’re squeaky and leaky

In brief, I reject them, tout de suite

 

I won’t risk my name

My wealth and my fame

On candies that no one will eat

 

Truly:

But father! Listen to them play!

 

All:

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

A bon-bon to blow on at last has been found

Toot Sweets!

Toot Sweets!

The treat that’s so tweetable

lusciously eatable

With that unbeatable sound!

 

 

 

March 15

 

"You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"

 

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The Lyrics from "You're Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile"

from

ANNIE

 

 

 

Healy:

Hey, hobo man

Hey, Dapper Dan

You’ve both got your style

But Brother,

You’re never fully dressed

Without a smile!

 

Your clothes may be

Beau Brummelly

They stand out a mile,

But Brother,

You’re never fully dressed

Without a smile!

 

Who cares what they’re wearing

On Main Street,

Or Saville Row,

It’s what you wear from ear to ear

And not from head to toe that matters!

 

So, Senator,

So, Janitor,

So long for a while

Remember,

You’re never fully dressed

Without a smile!

 

Healy:

Ah, the lovely Boylan Sisters

 

Boylan Sisters:

Doo doodle-oo doo

Doo doodle-oo doo

Doo doo doo doo

Doo doo doo doo

 

Your clothes may be

Beau Brummelly

They stand out a mile

But, bother

You’re never fully dressed

You’re never dressed

Without an

 

Connie Boylan:

S-

 

Bonnie Boylan:

M-

 

Ronnie Boylan:

I-

 

Connie Boylan:

L-

 

All Three:

E. Smile darn ya smile.

 

Healy:

Who cares what they’re wearing

On Main Street,

Or Saville Row,

It’s what you wear from ear to ear

And not from head to toe that matters...

 

Tessie:

So, for all of the “Hours of Smiles” Family, this is Bert Healy saying...

Hey hobo man,

Hey Dapper Dan,

You’ve both got your style

 

All Orphans:

But brother, you’re never fully dressed

Without a smile

Your clothes may be Beau Brummelly

They stand out a mile

But brother you’re never fully dressed

Without a smile

 

Judy:

Who cares what they’re wearing on Main

Street or Saville Row

It’s what you wear from ear to ear

And not from head to toe.

 

Molly:

That matters

 

Tessie:

Ah. the lovely Boylan Sisters.

 

Duffy, Kate and Pepper

Doo doodle-oo doo

Doo doodle-oo doo

Doo doo doo doo

Doo doo doo

 

All Orphans:

So, Senator, so, janitor

So long for a while

Remember you’re never fully dressed

Though you may wear the best

You’re never fully dressed without a

Smile

Smile

Smile

Smile darn ya, smile!

 

 

March 16

 

"I love to laugh - loud and long and clear"

 

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The Lyrics from "I Love To Laugh"

from

MARY POPPINS

 

Uncle Albert:

I love to laugh

Loud and long and clear

I love to laugh

It’s getting worse ev’ry year

 

The more I laugh

The more I fill with glee

And the more the glee

The more I’m a merrier me

It’s embarrassing!

The more I’m a merrier me!

 

Mary Poppins:

Some people laugh through their noses

Sounding something like this “Mmm...”

Some people laugh through their teeth goodness sake

Hissing and fizzing like snakes

 

Bert:

Some laugh too fast

Some only blast - ha!

Others, they twitter like birds

Then there’s the kind

What can’t make up their mind

 

Uncle Albert:

When things strike me as funny

I can’t hide it inside

And squeak - as the squeakelers do

I’ve got to let go with a ho-ho-ho...

And a ha-ha-ha...too!

 

All:

We love to laugh

Loud and long and clear

We love to laugh

So ev’rybody can hear

The more you laugh

The more you fill with glee

And the more the glee

The more we’re a merrier we!

 

 

 

March 17

 

"Whistle a happy tune (whenever you feel afraid)"

 

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The Lyrics from "I Whistle A Happy Tune"

from

THE KING AND I

 

 

Anna:

Whenever I feel afraid

I hold my head erect

And whistle a happy tune

So no one will suspect

I’m afraid.

 

While shivering in my shoes

I strike a careless pose

And whistle a happy tune

And no one ever knows I’m afraid.

 

The result of this deception

Is very strange to tell

For when I fool the people I fear

I fool myself as well!

 

I whistle a happy tune

And ev’ry single time

The happiness in the tune

Convinces me that I’m not afraid.

 

Make believe you’re brave

And the trick will take you far.

You may be as brave

As you make believe you are!

 

You may be as brave

As you make believe you are!

 

Louis and Anna:

The result of this deception

Is very strange to tell

For when I fool the people I fear

I fool myself as well!

I whistle a happy tune

And ev’ry single time

The happiness in the tune

Convinces me that I’m not afraid.

 

Make believe you’re brave

And the trick will take you far.

You may be as brave

As you make believe you are-

You may be as brave

As you make believe you are!

 

 

March 18

 

"Everything's up to date in ___"

 

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The Lyrics from "Kansas City"

from

OKLAHOMA

 

Will:

I got to Kansas City on a Frid’y

By Sattidy I larned a thing or two

‘Coz up to then I didn’t have an idy

Of whut the modren world was comin’ to!

I counted twenty gas buggies goin’ by theirsel’s

Almost ev’ry time I tuk a walk.

‘nen I put my ear to a Bell Telephone

And a strange womern started in to talk!

 

Man 1:

To you?

 

Man 2:

Whut next!

 

Men:

Yeah whut!

 

Will:

Whut next?

Gather ‘round!

Ev’rythin’s up to date in Kansas City

They’ve gone about as fur as they c’n go!

They went and built a skyscraper seven stories high,

About as high as a buildin’ orta grow.

Ev’rythin’s like a dream in Kansas City,

It’s better than a magic lantern show!

Y’ c’n turn the radiator on

Whenever you want some heat.

With ev’ry kind o’ comfort

Ev’ry house is all complete.

You c’n walk to privies in the rain

And never wet your feet!

They’ve gone about as fur as they c’n go,

 

Men:

Yes sir!

They’ve gone about as fur as they c’n go!

 

Will:

Ev’rythin’s up to date in Kansas City

They’ve gone about as fur as they c’n go!

They got a big theayter they call a burleeque.

Fer fifty cents you c’n see a dandy show.

 

Man 1:

Gals?

 

Will:

One of the gals was fat and pink and pretty,

As round above as she was round below.

I could swear that she was padded

From her shoulder to her heel,

But latter in the second act

When she began to peel

She proved that ev’rythin’ she had was absolutely real!

She went about as fur as she could go,

 

Men:

Yes sir!

She went about as fur as she could go!

 

 

March 24

 

"Trouble Won't Stay - if You Shake it Away"

 

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The Lyrics from "Shakin' the Blues Away"

from

EASTER PARADE

 

Ann Miller:

There’s an old superstition

Way down South

Everybody believes that trouble won’t stay

If you shake it away.

 

When they hold a revival

Way down South

Everybody with care and trouble that day

Tries to shake it away.

 

Shakin’ the blues away

Unhappy news away

If you were blue, it’s easy to

Shake off your cares and troubles

 

Tellin’ the blues to go

They may refuse to go

But as a rule, they’ll go if you

Shake ‘em away!

 

Do like the voodoos do

Listen to a voodoo melody

They shake their bodies so

To and fro

 

With every shake

A lucky break

Provin’ that there’s a way

To chase your cares away

If you would lose your weary blues

Shake ‘em away

Shake ‘em away!

 

Chorus:

Shaking the blues away

Unhappy news away

If you are blue

It’s easy to

Shake off your

Shake off your cares

And shake off your troubles

Provin’ that there’s a way

To chase your cares away

If you would lose

Your weary blues

Shake them away

Shake them away

Away, away

Shake them away