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LEAVE IT TO JANE Title song of the Broadway Show "Leave It To Jane" (1917) (Music: Jerome Kern / Lyrics: P.G. Wodehouse) Edith Hallor, Oscar Shaw & Ann Orr (Broadway Production) - 1917 Victor Light Opera Company - 1917 June Allyson (feat. in the film "Till The Clouds Roll By") - 1946 Jeanne Allen, Angelo Mango & Kathleen Murray (Off-Broadway Prod.) - 1959 As originally performed on Broadway by EDITH HALLOR as Jane, ANN ORR as Bessie and OSCAR SHAW as Stub: BESSIE: Our gentle Jane, when it comes to brain can make a quite a show JANE: It's wicked you know to flatter me so STUB: She's cooler than ice, so take my advice If you've a problem, don't you think twice BESSIE & STUB: Leave it to Jane, Jane, Jane JANE: I don't know why you should make me plot and plan for you BESSIE & STUB: She is the girl with brain JANE: I always try to do ev'rything I can for you BESSIE & STUB: No problem you can wish on her gives a strain She'll tackle gaily a score or more daily If something is on your mind JANE: And I can see that there is not a doubt of it BESSIE & STUB: Comfort you soon will find JANE: Leave it to me, I will soon get you out of it BESSIE & STUB: If you have started worrying, kindly refrain ALL: And just hand over the whole thing to Jane! JANE: I've been that way from a child they say STUB: When she was but two our Jane always knew the right thing to do BESSIE: Her tact and sense were simply immense STUB: That's why we say with fervour intense BESSIE & STUB: Leave it to Jane, Jane, Jane JANE: I don't know why you should make me plot and plan for you BESSIE & STUB She is the girl with brain JANE: I always try to do ev'rything I can for you BESSIE & STUB: No problem you can wish on her gives a strain She'll tackle gaily a score or more daily If something is on your mind JANE: And I can see that there is not a doubt of it BESSIE & STUB: Comfort you soon will find JANE: Leave it to me, I will soon get you out of it BESSIE & STUB: If you have started worrying, kindly refrain ALL: And just hand over the whole thing to Jane! ******************** As performed by JUNE ALLYSON and Chorus in the 1946 film "Till The Clouds Roll By": (Leave it to Jane, Jane, Jane) I don't know why you should make me plot and plan for you (She is the girl with brains) I always try to do everything I can for you (No problem you can wish on her gives her a strain) (She'll tackle gaily a score or more daily) (If something is on your mind) And I can see that there is, not a doubt of it (Comfort you soon will find) Leave it to me, I will soon get you out of it (If you have started worrying, kindly refrain) (And just hand over the whole thing to Jane) (Spoken) (Well Jane, why don't you tell us how do you do it) (Yes, Jane, come on Jane, tell us) Oh well, it's really very simple I just study up on the famous women of history (You mean like Lucrecia Borgia?) Well, no, not exactly, listen ..... (NOTE: Then she goes on to sing "Cleopatterer") (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - May 2017)

    


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