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EXPERIMENT From the London Stage Musical "Nymph Errant" (1933) (Cole Porter) Moya Nugent (London Stage Production) - 1933 Gertrude Lawrence (London Stage Production) - 1933 Ray Noble & His Orch. (vocal: Al Bowlly) - 1933 Al Bowlly with Lew Stone & His Orch. - 1933 Mabel Mercer - 1954 Tony Bennett - 1975 Irene Kral - 1977 Julie Wilson - 1989 Patricia Hodge (London Concert Production) - 1989 Mandy Patinkin - 1993 Marlene Van Planck - 2003 Kevin Kline ("De-Lovely" Film Soundtrack) - 2004 Also recorded by: Ted Heath & His Orch; Sylvia Syms; Mark Murphy; Natalie Douglas; Piccadilly Dance Orch. Before you leave these portals To meet less fortunate mortals There's just one final message I would give to you You all have learned reliance On the sacred teachings of science So I hope, through life you never will decline In spite of philistine Defiance To do what all good scientists do Experiment Make it your motto day and night Experiment And it will lead you to the light The apple on the top of the tree Is never too high to achieve So take an example from Eve Experiment Be curious Though interfering friends may frown, Get furious Aat each attempt to hold you down If this advice you'll only employ The future can offer you infinite joy And merriment Experiment And you'll see (Transcribed by Bill Huntley - December 2004) ***** Revised lyric written for the proposed, but never made, film "Mississippi Belle" (1943) As I was leaving high school My pet professor of my school Said: My Dear, one parting message I would give to you By now you've learned reliance On the sacred teachings of science So I hope, through life, you never will decline In spite of philistine Defiance To do what all good scientists do Experiment Make it your motto day and night Experiment And it will lead you to the light The apple on the top of the tree Is never too high to achieve So take an example from Eve Experiment Be curious Though interfering friends may frown, Get furious Aat each attempt to hold you down If this advice you'll only employ The future can offer you infinite joy And merriment Experiment And you'll see And now, each one of you, do Let me adapt this ditty to you Experiment Whenever doubtful take a chance Experiment And you'll discover sweet romance When in a state of ignorant bliss Regarding a creature you crave 'Tis folly, my friend, to behave Experiment Be Curious And when you've picked a perfect wife Get furious Till she is yours and yours for life If this you do (and no cock-and-bull) The future may give you a nursery full Of merriment Experiment And you'll see

    


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