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MISS LIBERTY (Stage Show) Songs from the Broadway Musical "Miss Liberty" (1949) Starring Eddie Albert, Allyn McLerie and Mary McCarty All songs written by Irving Berlin EXTRA, EXTRA Performed by Ensemble Cast (as 'Newsboys', 'Herald Readers' and 'World Readers) NEWSBOYS: Extra! Extra! Morning, Noon, and Night we yell Trying very hard to sell Mr. Bennett's Morning Herald, Mr. Pulitzer's Morning World Extra! Extra! Every day the same old grind Getting worse because we find That it's gard to sell the Herald, while it's easy to sell the World That isn't good for Mr. Bennett, so it's driving him nuts And the result is Mr. Bennett hates Mr. Pulitzer's guts They're a-feudin' and a-fussin' and a-fussin' and a-feudin' and it don't seem to make much sense Mr.Bennett's usin' the kind of words that we wouldn't write on a fence Extra! Extra! Who will win is hard to tell In the meantime we must sell Mr. Bennett's morning Herald, Mr. Pulitzer's morning World READERS: Give me a World! Give me a World! Give me a Herald! Give me a World! Give me a World! Give me a Herald! NEWSBOYS: Extra! HERALD READERS: I like the Herald filled with stock market news Smart social items and conservative views It's quite amazing how we always agree I'm for the Herald 'cause the Herald's for me! WORLD READERS: Couldn't eat a meal without the World That's the way we feel about the World It's the people's paper, yes indeed With the kind of news we like to read Circulation bigger every day, 'Spite of what the other papers say! 'Spite of accusations that are hurled Never was a paper like the World HERALD READERS: Couldn't eat a meal without the World That's the way we feel about the World It's the people's paper, yes indeed With the kind of news we like to read WORLD READERS:I like the Herald filled with stock market news Smart social items and conservative views HERALD READERS: Circulation bigger every day, 'Spite of what the other papers say! 'Spite of accusations that are hurled Never was a paper like the World WORLD READERS: It's quite amazing how we always agree! I'm for the Herald 'cause the Herald's for me!) ALL:: Extra! Extra! Soon they'll/we'll all be getting hell Just because they/we couldn't sell Mr. Bennett's morning Herald, And they're/our jobs will be imperiled when he hearsHow many they/we sold of Mr. Pulitzer's morning World Extra! Extra! ********** WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET MY PICTURE TOOK? Performed by Mary McCarty & Eddie Albert I'd like my picture took What do I have to do to get my picture took? Who do I have to be to get my picture took with you? I'd like to spark with you Having a plate develop in the dark with you Nothing I wouldn't do to get my picture took with you Me sittin' down, you standin' up Lookin' at the birdie will be fun Hands in my lap, yours on your chest Just like Napoleon And someday we'll take a look Into a family album or a memory book 'Stead of a boring evening, we'll be laughing at The picture that I took with you ********** THE MOST EXPENSIVE STATUE IN THE WORLD Performed by Philip Bourneuf, Charles Dingle, Donald McClelland and Emile Renan Citizens of New York, I greet you With the hundred thousand dollar check The money that my readers have contributed For the pedestal of the statue Citizens of New York, I greet you With the news that soon our flag will be unfurled On the most expensive statue in the world On the most expensive statue in the world When it's finally installed, tell us, what will it be called? When it's finally installed, tell us, what will it be called? When we finally install it What's the diff'rence what we call it? It's the best that money can buy And will stand three hundred feet high And I understand before we're through the cost may not be known A hundred thousand dollars for the pedestal alone And our flag will soon be unfurled On the most expensive statue in the world On the most expensive statue in the world When it finally is claimed, tell us, what will it be named? When it finally is claimed, tell us, what will it be named? When at last we come to claim it What's the diff'rence what we name it? What's important is the expense What it means in dollars and cents >From the French across the ocean it was sent to me and you And now I'd like to call upon and hear a word or two >From our friend the French ambassador Your honor, I speak not for my government, but my people For it is not my government, but my people who give this statue Creation of the genius of Bartholdi May it arise in your harbor and give the light of Liberty, equality, fraternity Finally, when we install it, why don't we call it "Liberty"? "The Statue of Liberty"! "The Statue of Liberty"! And the most expensive statue in the world! And the most expensive statue in the world! ********** A LITTLE FISH IN A BIG POND Performed by Eddie Albert (as Horace Miller) and Mary McCarty (as Maisie Doll) HORACE: A little fish in a big pond has plenty of room to swim But swimming around are big fish all ready to pounce on him Back to his little pond he starts to roam The little fish spreads his fins and begins to swim back home That's me, a little fish in a big pond, all wrong That's me, a little fish where a little fish don't belong A little man in a big town gets butterflies in his dome I'm ready to spread my fin and begin to swim back home To the little pond where a little fish and a little man belong MAISIE: A little fish in a big pond has gotta have lots of heart For swimming around are big fish, but if he's the least bit smart Back to his little pond he doesn't go The little fish spreads his fins and begins to grow, grow, grow That's you, a little fish in a big pond, all right Me too, a little fish, but we gotta stand up and fight A little man in a big town don't have to get out and roam Stop taking it on the chin and begin to feel at home In the bigger pond where the bigger fish and the bigger men belong ********** LET'S TAKE AN OLD FASHIONED WALK Performed by Eddie Albert (as Horace Miller) & Allyn McLerie (as Monique DuPont) HORACE:Some couples go for a buggy ride When they start caring a lot Others will bicycle side by side Out to some romantic spot But when you haven't a sou There's only one thing to do Let's take an old-fashioned walk I'm just bursting with talk What a tale could be told If we went for an old fashioned walk Let's take a stroll through the park Down a lane where it's dark And a heart that's controlled May relax on an old fashioned walk I know for a couple who seem to be miles apart There's nothing like walking and having a "heart to heart" I know a girl who declined Couldn't make up her mind She was wrapped up and sold Coming home from an old-fashioned walk MONIQUE: I used to dream of a millionaire Handsome and rich from the States Taking me out for a breath of air Saying, "The carriage awaits" But since you haven't a sou And I have nothing to do Let's take an old-fashioned walk I'm just bursting with talk What a tale could be told If we went for an old fashioned walk Let's take a stroll through the park Down a lane where it's dark And a heart that's controlled May relax on an old fashioned walk I know for a couple who seem to be miles apart There's nothing like walking and having a "heart to heart" I know a girl who declined Couldn't make up her mind She was wrapped up and sold Coming home from an old-fashioned walk ********** HOMEWORK Performed by Mary McCarty I'm so tired of working in an office And it's making me blue There is work that don't require an office That I'm anxious to do Homework, I want to do homework Instead of an office, I want to work home Staying at home and crocheting And meekly obeying The guy who comes home A cozy kitchen to be in there pitchin' Is the thing I'm longing to do To be there learning when a steak needs turning And just what goes into a stew Homework, I want to do homework A genius who sits and plans with pots and pans at home A genius who bakes a pie that keeps a guy at home Homework, I want to do homework Instead of an office, I want to work home Messing around with French dressing And slightly impressing The guy who comes home I long to settle with a steaming kettle And a frying pan and a pot And be the keeper of a carpet sweeper That's the one ambition I've got Homework, I want to do homework A genius who has a way that makes him stay at home A genius who has what takes that makes or breaks a home Homework, I want to do homework Instead of an office, I want to work home Patching his trousers and matching The part that keeps scratching The guy who comes home A table wiper who can change a diaper Is the thing I'd like to be best And be the master of a mustard plaster When the cold goes down to his chest Homework, I want to do homework A genius who does her part so he don't start to roam A genius who earns her keep that makes him sleep at home ********** PARIS WAKES UP AND SMILES Performed by Allyn McLerie & Tommy Rall When the sun goes down Paris wakes up Fills up her cup And smiles When the lights are low Paris is high Lights up the sky For miles When they stop playing shop On the Rue de la Paix Count their stock And they lock up their styles When the busy town Goes home to sup Paris wakes up And smiles ********** ONLY FOR AMERICANS Performed by Ethel Griffies (as The Countess) & Eddie Albert (as Horace Miller) HORACE: Countess, you're my pal. Hey, we gotta celebrate! COUNTESS: What? HORACE: Yeah, first to Montmartre! Then the Moulin Rouge! The Folies Bergere! COUNTESS: Not at all.... HORACE: Not Montmartre? COUNTESS: No. HORACE: Not the Moulin Rouge? COUNTESS: No. HORACE: Not the Folies Bergere? COUNTESS: No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. They are... Only for Americans The midnight life in gay Paree The Frenchman he would never see It's only for Americans The prices in the smart café The Frenchman he would never pay The price that's more is only for Americans from the U.S.A. A Montmartre lady drops her hanky And slyly winks her eye That's only for the Yankee The Frenchman wouldn't buy Only for Americans The Frenchmen on the boulevards Don't buy those dirty postal cards They're only for Americans The little holes for peeping through To see what naughty people do The French would bore, they're only for Americans from the U.S.A. Only for Americans The shops with many real antiques Antiques as old as seven weeks They're only for Americans The bed on which a king made love Which there are sev'ral dozen of The French pooh pooh, we sell them to Americans from the U.S.A. Those old Napoleon brandy labels That recently were made They're not for Frenchmen's tables They're for the Yankee trade Only for Americans The Frenchman gets his kisses free But those for which there is a fee Are only for Americans You'll find two prices on a dress One that is extremely less The price that's more is only for Americans from the U.S.A. Only for Americans A Frenchman's food is very plain Those fancy sauces with ptomaine Are only for Americans A Frenchman seldom eats the snails With little ulcers on their tails And all that cheese was made to please Americans from the U.S.A. While the American carouses Where crimson shadows creep The French avoid those houses They go to bed to sleep Only for Americans A Frenchman wouldn't be impressed To see a show with girls undressed That's only for Americans The French don't go to naked shows They've seen what's underneath the clothes And each encore is only for Americans from the U.S.A. Only for Americans The Frenchmen don't keep company With south of France society That's only for Americans The Frenchman hasn't large amounts To pay for Barons, Dukes and Counts That you adore, they're only for Americans from the U.S.A. We like to keep the good relations That nothing must upset We give you decorations That Frenchmen seldom get Only for Americans Our finest art is in the Louvre The ones the experts don't approve Are only for Americans We keep an artist by the gate To sign the paintings while you wait Before they're dry, they're purchased by Americans from the U.S.A. But we can't do without them We're simply mad about them The Americans The Americans The Americans from the U.S.A. ********** JUST ONE WAY TO SAY I LOVE YOU Performed by Eddie Albert & Allyn McLerie Why search for flowery phrases Quoting what poets have said Why talk in circles around it Why not be simple instead Let's hit the nail on the head I love you, I love you, there's no other way Just one way to say I love you I love you, I love you, and try as I may That's all I can say, I love you Much more could be said if I thought with my head But I only can think with my heart I love you, I love you, and yearn for the day The day when you'll say "I love you" I could be oh, so indiff'rent With very little success I could continue pretending But I'm afraid you would guess So why not simply say, "Yes" I love you, I love you, there's no other way Just one way to say I love you I love you, I love you, and try as I may That's all I can say, I love you Much more could be said if I thought with my head But I only can think with my heart I love you, I love you, and this is the day The day when we'll say "I love you" ********** MISS LIBERTY Performed by the Full Company Liberty, Miss Liberty, we welcome you here to our shores Liberty, Miss Liberty, the key to the city is yours Liberty, Miss Liberty, you're not just the symbol of a statue that we love But the most beautiful girl in the world Would you like to dine some evening at the Astors? ....... I'd love to Would you like to play a week at Tony Pastor's? ....... I'd love to Would you like to come to Trinity on Sunday? ....... I'd love to Would you like to launch a battleship on Monday? ....... I'd love to Here's some orchids fresh with dew from the President to you Here's some winter flannels from the nation's mothers Here's some tickets for our ball, you'll be welcome at the hall Here's some cough drops from the famous bearded brothers I represent Pratt's Astral Oil The finest application for a pimple or a boil We'll pay you handsomely for very little toil Your picture with a bottle of Pratt's Astral Oil I thank you, I thank you, I'm grateful to be sure Like money in the bank, you have made me feel secure Your Congress, your Senate, your President, so dear But mostly Mister Bennett, the man who brought me here ********** THE TRAIN Performed by Allyn McLerie (as Monique DuPont) , Joe Milan (as The Train) & Company CROWD: There she is! MAYOR: Liberty, Miss Liberty, we're happy you came to Detroit CROWD: Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! MAYOR: Liberty, Miss Liberty, you honor the name of Detroit CROWD: Wheeeeee! MONIQUE: I thank you MAN: She thanks you TRAIN: She thanks you MONIQUE: I thank you from the bottom of my heart CROWD: From the bottom of her heart MONIQUE: I thank you CROWD: You're welcome! Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! MONIQUE: Goodbye! CROWD: There she is! CLUB WOMAN: Liberty, Miss Liberty, we're happy you came here to Duluth CROWD: Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! CLUB WOMAN: Liberty, Miss Liberty MONIQUE: I thank you TRAIN: She thanks you MONIQUE: I thank you from the bottom of my heart CROWD: Hooray! Hooray! Hooray! MONIQUE: Goodbye! MONIQUE: From the bottom of my heart, Goodbye! Goodbye! Goodbye! ********** YOU CAN HAVE HIM Performed by Mary McCarty (as Maisie Doll) & Allyn McLerie (as Monique DuPont) MAISIE: You can have him I don't want him He's not worth fighting for Besides there's plenty more where he came from I don't want him You can have him I'm giving him the sack And he can go right back where he came from I could never make him happy He'd be better off with you I'm afraid I never loved him All I ever wanted to do was Run my fingers thru his curly locks Mend his underwear and darn his socks Fetch his slippers and remove his shoes Wipe his glasses when he read the news Rub his forehead with a gentle touch Mornings after when he's had too much Kiss him gently when he cuddled near Give him babies one for ev'ry year, so you see I don't want him, you can have him You can have him, I don't want him For he's not the man for me MONIQUE: You can have him I don't want him He's not worth fighting for Besides there's plenty more where he came from I don't want him You can have him He isn't my concern And he can just return where he came from I would look a trifle silly Taking him away from you That was never my intention All I ever wanted to do was Close the window while he soundly slept Raid the icebox where the food is kept Cook a breakfast that would please him most Eggs and coffee and some buttered toast Wake him gently with a breakfast tray After breakfast clear the things away Bring the papers and when they've been read Spend the balance of the day in bed, so you see I don't want him, you can have him You can have him, I don't want him For he's not the man for me ********** THE POLICEMAN'S BALL Mary McCarty (as Maisie Doll) & Tommy Rall (as The Dandy) Tickets for one and all For the Policemen's Ball Fifty cents for a gent and his bundle Will admit you to the Policemen's Ball Fifty cents and you're all set to trundle Arm in arm and dance all around the hall Dancin' 'round, gettin' hot 'neath the collar If it starts to wilt from the lack of starch There'll be six you can buy for a dollar And you'll have a spare for the big Grand March All evening they'll be tripping the light fantastic Watch their suspenders stretching the old elastic Each dress'd up in a suit made of cotton Patent leather shoes that are much too small But who cares? That'll soon be forgotten Dancing at the Policemen's Ball Come on let's go to the Policemen's Ball ********** ME AND MY BUNDLE Performed by Eddie Albert & Allyn McLerie ********** FALLING OUT OF LOVE CAN BE FUN Performed by Mary McCarty Crocodile tears will not be shed They're not for a lady like I'm I can recall what my aunt said When she married for the twentieth time Falling out of love can be fun After love is over and done It's an awful blow and although it's upsetting So much you can do while you're forgetting Falling out of love can be fun When you've find your lover has gone Get your second wind and go on There's an old affair that is there for renewing In your grief, do you know what you're doing? Falling out of love can be fun Soon, you'll be swinging in a hammock on a porch One arm wrapped around someone else The other arm carrying a torch Love can give a lady a clout And she may be down but not out Get yourself a date, don't you wait for the count of ten, then Falling out of love can be falling in love again Falling out of love can be fun Someone else can soon be the one By another name, he's the same as his brother Close your eyes and one is like the other Falling out of love can be fun When he goes before you have wed And the stork is over your head Soon you're gonna be with a she or a laddie Smile as you go shopping for a daddy Falling out of love can be fun Soon, you'll be losing all your troubles and your fears One eye winking at someone else The other eye filling up with tears When you find your lovin' romance Gets a sudden kick in the pants Get yourself surrounded and bounded with lots of men, then Falling out of love can be falling in love again ********** GIVE ME YOUR TIRED, YOUR POOR Performed by Allyn McLerie (From the poem "The New Colossus" by Emma Lazarus) Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore Send these the homeless tempest-tost to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door! Give me your tired, your poor Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free The wretched refuse of your teeming shore Send these the homeless tempest-tost to me I lift my lamp beside the golden door! ********** (Contributed by Mel Priddle - October 2007)

    


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