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SIDESTEP, THE From the Broadway Musical "The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas" (1978) (Carol Hall) Jay Garner (Broadway Production) - 1978 Patrick Hamilton (Broadway Revival) - 1982 Charles Durning (Film Soundtrack) - 1982 Harry Groener (Broadway Benefit Concert) - 2006 Fellow Texans, I am proudly Standing here to humbly say I assure you and I mean it Now, who says I don't speak out as plain as day And fellow Texans, I'm for progress And the flag, long may it fly I'm a poor boy, come to greatness So, it follows that I cannot tell a lie Oooh, I love to dance a little sidestep Now they see me, now they don't, I've come and gone And oooh, I love to sweep around the wide step Cut a little swath and lead the people on Now, my good friends, it behoves me To be solemn and declare I'm for goodness and for profit And for living clean and saying daily prayer And now my good friends You can sleep nights I'll continue to stand tall For I promise I shall keep a watchful eye upon ya'll Oooh, I love to dance a little sidestep Now they see me, now they don't, I've come and gone And oooh, I love to sweep around the wide step Cut a little swath and lead the people on Now, Miss Mona, I don't know her Though I've heard the name, oh yes But, of course, I've no close contact So, what she is doing I can only guess And now Miss Mona, she's a blemish On the face of that good town I am takin' certain steps so Someone somewhere's gonna have to close her down Oooh, I love to dance a little sidestep Now they see me, now they don't, I've come and gone And oooh, I love to sweep around the wide step Cut a little swath and lead the people on Oooh, I love to dance a little sidestep Oooh, I love to sweep around the wide step Cut a little swath and lead the people on (Transcribed by Mel Priddle - December 2012)

    


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