CALAMITY JANE (Soundtrack) Songs from the film "Calamity Jane (1953) Starring Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey & Dick Wesson All songs written by Sammy Fain & Paul Francis Webster THE DEADWOOD STAGE / WHIP-CRACK-AWAY / INTROUCING HENRY MILLER Performed by Doris Day & Chorus (Calamity Jane!) (Whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away ) (Whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away ) (Da-da-da-dum-dee-dum-dee-dum-dum-dee-dum-dee-dum-dum-dum) (Whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away ) (The Deadwood Stage!.....The Deadwood Stage!.....The Deadwood Stage!) Oh, the Deadwood stage is a-rolling on over the plains With the curtains flappin’ and the driver a-snappin’ the reins A beautiful sky, a wonderful day Whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away Oh, the Deadwood stage is a-headin’ on over the hills Where the Injun arrows are thicker than porcupine quills Dangerous land, no time to delay So, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away We’re headin' straight for town Loaded down with a fancy cargo Care of Wells & Fargo, Illinois, boy! Oh, the Deadwood stage is a-comin’ on over the crest Like the homing-pigeon that’s a-hankerin’ after its nest Twenty-three miles we’ve covered today So, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away The wheels go turning round, homeward-bound Can’t you hear them hummin’ Happy times are comin’ fer to stay, hey We’ll be home tonight by the light of the silvery moon And my heart’s a-thumpin’ like a mandolin a-plunkin’ a tune When I get home, I’m fixin’ to stay So, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away Whip-crack away, whip-crack-away, whip-crack-away (Here they be, here they be, how’s about a welcome) (A peaceful sorta welcome for the gang.....*Gunshots*) Oh, the Deadwood stage is finally home again (Well, exscuse my stammer, if it ain’t Calamity Jane) (Hiya Calam, what ya’ bring us today?) (New rubber boots, ten-dollar suits?) (Things to crochet?) Beads that sparkle like a prism Snake oil for your rheumatism Calico and gingham for the girls Gumdrops made up in Chicargy Gum drops just a trifle soggy And genuine string of artificial pearls Here’s a hat from Cincinatti Same as Adelina Patti Wore in every famous concert hall Cast your eye on Dr Boer’s Patent-pending hair-restorer Guaranteed to grow hair on a billiard ball Introducin' Henry Miller Just as busy as a fizzy sasparilla Ain’t a showman any smarter Operates the Golden Garter Where the cream of Deadwood City come to dine And I’m glad to say he’s a very good friend of mine Hi Joe, say, where d’ya get them fancy clothes I know, off some fella’s laundry line Hi Beau, aren’t you the prairie rose Smellin’ like a watermelon vine Here’s the man the sheriff watches On his gun there’s more'n twenty-seven notches On the draw there’s no one faster And you’re flirtin' with disaster When Bill Hickok’s reputation you malign And I’m glad to say he’s a very good friend of a friend of mine Oh, my throat’s as dry as a desert thistle in May In the Golden Garter, gonna wet my whistle today Last to the bar’s a three-legged crow Set ‘em up Joe, set ‘em up Joe, set ‘em up Joe (Drinks on the house, drinks on the house) Set ‘em up Joe ********** I'VE GOT A HIVE FULL OF HONEY Performed by Dick Wesson I've got two wonderful arms I've got two wonderful lips I'm over twenty one, and I'm free! Oh, I've got a hive full o' honey For the right kind of honey bee I'm not the glamorous type But I'm the amorous type You'll love the way I fit on your knee. Oh, I've got a hive full o' honey for the right kind of honey bee My daddy owns a railroad and my ma is a millionaire and besides I'm an only child Do you think you could learn to care? If you're the one I adore Come on and get it before Somebody shakes it down from the tree. I've got a hive full o' honey For the right kind of honey bee .. I got two wonderful arms I got two wonderful lips I'm over twenty one, and I'm free! Oh, I've got a hive full o' honey For the right kind of honey bee! ********** I CAN DO WITHOUT YOU Performed by Doris Day & Howard Keel DORIS: In the Summer you're the Winter In the finger you're the splinter In the banquet you're the stew Say, I could do without you HOWARD: In the garden you're the gopher In the Levi's you're the loafer Like an overturned canoe Well, I can do without you DORIS: You can go to Philadelphia Take a hack to Hackensack Hey, I'll never ring a bell fer yer Or yell fer yer to come back HOWARD: In the question you're the why In the ointment you're the fly DORIS: Though I know some things are indispensible Like a buck or two If there's one thing I can do without I can do without you HOWARD: In the barrel you're a pickle In the goldmine you're a nickel You're the tack inside my shoe Yes, I can do without you DORIS: In my bosom you're a dagger You're a mangy carpetbagger In the theatre you're the 'boo' I can do without you HOWARD: You got charms, they ain't bewitchin' me You've a face no one would paint DORIS: I got the darndest itch in me To be wherever you ain't HOWARD: In the bullfrog you're the croak DORIS: In the forest, poison oak HOWARD: Though I know somethings are necessary My half-pint buckaroo If there's one thing I can do without I can do without..... DORIS: You're a knothead! HOWARD: You're a faker! DORIS: You're a bonehead! HOWARD: Troublemaker! BOTH: I can do without you! ********** IT'S HARRY I'M PLANNING TO MARRY Performed by Gale Robbins Reprised by Allyn McLerie When you turn to the subject of Harry That's a horse from a different safari. He can box like a fox, he's as dumb as an ox But it's Harry I'm planning to marry (Yes, it's Harry she's plannin' to marry) My heart's twined around his suspenders He's the one that I truly adore I'm numb, I succumb when he renders The face on the bar room floor When he flexes his muscles, I flutter Like a butterfly caught in a shutter When he calls me his mate I just disintegrate Since the world first began (Since the world first began) Never been such a man (Never been such a man) Who could love like he can So it's Harry I'm planning to marry! ********** WINDY CITY Performed by Doris Day Boys, Chicagy's the biggest noise in Illinoise.....Listen... I just blew in from the windy city The windy city is mighty purty But they ain't got what we got, no sirree They got shacks up to seven storeys Never see any morning glories But a step from our doorway We got 'em fer free They've got those minstrel shows Purty ladies in the big chapeaus Private lawns, public parks For the sake of civic virtue They've got fountains there that squirt you I just blew in from the windy city The windy city is mighty purty But they ain't got what we got. I'm telling you, boys, We got more life in Deadwood city than in all of Illinois! On the street was a dancin' feller All dressed up in a suit of yeller Aand the dance that he did there Went somethin' like this... Whistle! (whistling) More! (Dance Interlude) You shoulda seen me a-winder shopping A-winder shopping with eyes a-poppin' At the sights that you see there, yes sirree! Press a bell and a moment later Up you go in an elevator Just as fast as a polecat a-climbin' a tree I heard claim hundreds came To a thing they call a baseball game! Cigar stores, revolving doors Men wear sideburns and they oughter 'Cause a haircut costs a quarter I just blew in from the windy city, The windy city is mighty purty But they ain't got what we got. I'm tellin' ya, boys I ain't a-swappin' half of Deadwood for the whole of Illinois! ********** KEEP IT UNDER YOUR HAT Performed by Allyn McLerie Well, now, if you've got a cutie who's a real sweet patootie better keep it under your hat Just remember curiousity in fables of old Killed the curious cat Supposin' you love a laddie who's a sweet sugar daddy Better take in the welcoming mat Remember there's a dozen dolls for every Dan You're not the only sweet pea in the can So, if you wanna know the way to keep your man Keep it under your hat Keep it under your hat! If you wanna know the way to keep your man Keep it under your hat Keep it under your hat! Keep it under your hat! ********** HIGHER THAN A HAWK Performed by Howard Keel My heart is higher than a hawk my love is deeper than a well I'm thinkin' in a little while My love and I'll be doin' very well An owl is givin' me the eye The wind is blowin' me a kiss I wouldn't be at all surprised If I were only dreamin' all of this And when I strut about like a Sunny Jim Dressed in yeller and red Folks'll shout, "Take a look at him! He's tetched in the head!" I said that I would never fall I laughed at others when they fell And here I'm falling, higher than a hawk And deeper than a well .. And when we're all rigged out like a birthday cake Eyes'll pop everywhere. Folks'll shout, "Don't you think they make a wonderful pair?" I said that I would never fall But if you promise not to tell My love for you is higher than a hawk And deeper than a well ********** A WOMAN'S TOUCH Performed by Doris Day & Allyn McLerie ALLYN: A woman's touch DORIS: A woman's touch ALLYN: The magic of Aladdin couldn't do as much ALLYN: She's a wizard, she's a champ DORIS: And she doesn't need a lamp ALLYN: A woman's touch can weave a spell The kind of hocus pocus that she does so well DORIS: With the magic of a broom She can mesmerize a room ALLYN: With a whisk whisk here and a whisk whisk there And a dustpan for the cinders DORIS: 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 ALLYN:And what does Mr Sunshine say to you? DORIS: Howdy-do! ALLYN: It makes you blink, to stop and think DORIS: A woman and a whisk-broom can accomplish so darn much BOTH: So never underestimate a woman's touch DORIS: A woman's touch can quickly fill The empty flower boxes on a winder sill ALLYN: One smile from her and zoom Little buds begin to bloom ALLYN: A touch of paint DORIS: A magic nail BOTH: Can turn a kitchen chair into a Chippendale DORIS: Even make the lamp appear Like a crystal chandelier ALLYN: 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 DORIS: Then gosh almighty, all at once The cabin that we knew Becomes a shining castle built for two BOTH: Me and you ALLYN: The pies and cakes a woman bakes Can make a fella tell her That he loves her very much DORIS: It can? BOTH: So never underestimate a woman's touch ********** BLACK HILLS OF DAKOTA Performed by Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie, Philip Carey & Chorus HOWARD: Take me back to the Black Hills The Black Hills of Dakota To the beautiful Indian country That I love DORIS: Lost my heart in the Black Hills The Black Hills of Dakota Where the pines are so high That they kiss the sky above ALL: And when I get that lonesome feelin' And I'm miles away from home I hear the voice of the mystic mountains Callin' me back home DORIS & HOWARD: So, take me back to the Black Hills The Black Hills of Dakota To the beautiful Indian country That I love (Take me back to the Black Hills ) (The Black Hills of Dakota) (To the beautiful Indian country) (That I love) HOWARD: Lost my heart in the Black Hills DORIS & HOWARD: The Black Hills of Dakota Where the pines are so high That they kiss the sky above DORIS & HOWARD: And when I get that lonesome feelin' And I'm miles away from home I hear the voice of the mystic mountains Callin' me back home ALL: So take me back to the black hills The black hills of Dakota To the beautiful Indian country That I love DORIS & HOWARD: To the beautiful Indian country That I love ********** SECRET LOVE Performed by Doris Day Once I had a secret love That lived within the heart of me All too soon my secret love Became impatient to be free So I told a friendly star The way that dreamers often do Just how wonderful you are And why I'm so in love with you Now, I shout it from the highest hills Even told the golden daffodils At last my hearts an open door And my secret love's no secret anymore Now, I shout it from the highest hills Even told the golden daffodils At last my hearts an open door And my secret love's no secret anymore ********** FINALE MEDLEY Performed by Doris Day, Howard Keel, Allyn McLerie & Chorus DORIS: Now I shout it from the highest hills, even told the golden daffodils. At last my heart's an open door, and my secret love's no secret anymore. ALLYN: Ain't going back to the windy city, the windy city is mighty pretty, but it ain't got what I've got, I'm telling you boys, I wouldn't trade this golden nugget for the whole of Illinois. HOWARD: My heart is higher than a hawk, my love is deeper than a well, I'm thinkin' in a little while my love and I'll be doin' very well HOWARD: We'll be home tonight by the light of the silvery moon. DORIS: And my hearts a-thumpin' like a mandolin a-plunkin' a tune BOTH: When we get home we're fixin' to stay, so whipcrack away, whipcrack away, whipcrack away! (Oh, the Deadwood stage is a-rollin' on over the plains) (With the curtains flappin' and the driver slappin' the reins) (A beautiful sky! A wonderful day!) (Whipcrack away, whipcrack away, whipcrack away!) (Whipcrack away, whipcrack away, whipcrack away!) ********** (All songs transcribed and/or verified by Mel Priddle - October 2007) **********