BYE, BYE, BIRDIE (Soundtrack) Songs from the film "Bye Bye Birdie" (1963) Music by Charles Strouse / Lyrics by Lee Adams Starring Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell, Jesse Pearson, Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche and Maureen Stapleton BYE, BYE, BIRDIE (Opening Titles) Performed by Ann-Margret & Female Chorus Bye, bye, Birdie I'm gonna miss you so Bye, bye, Birdie Why'd ya have to go (Bye,bye) No more sunshine (Sunshine) It's followed you away (You away) I'll cry, Birdie (Birdie) Till you're home to stay (Home to stay) I'll miss the way you smile As though it's just for me And each and ev'ry night I'll write to you faithfully Bye, bye, Birdie, It's awful hard to bear Bye, bye, Birdie Guess I'll always care Guess I'll always ca-a-a-a-are Guess I'll always care! ****** WE LOVE YOU, CONRAD Performed by Female Chorus We love you, Conrad Oh, yes, we do We love you, Conrad And we'll be true When you're not near us We're blue Oh, Conrad, we love you We love you, Conrad Oh, yes, we do We love you, Conrad And we'll be true When you're not near us We're blue Oh, Conrad, we love you ****** THE TELEPHONE HOUR Performed by Male & Female Chorus Hi, Nancy! Hi, Ursula! What's the story, morning glory? What's tale, nightingale? Tell me quick about Hugo and Kim! Hi, Margie! Hi, Alice! What's the story, morning glory? What's the word, humming bird? Have you heard about Hugo and Kim? Did they really get pinned? Did she kiss him and cry? Did he pin the pin on? Or was he too shy? Well, I heard they got pinned Yeah! Yeah! I was hopin' they would! Uh-huh! Now they're livin' at last, Goin' steady for good! Hello, Mister Henkel, this is Harvey Johnson, Can I talk to Penelope Ann? Is it true about Kim? Penelope! I just knew it somehow About the Prom... I must call her right up! Saturday I can't talk to you now! Goin' steady You know it, man! Goin' steady It's crazy, man! Goin' steady You know it It won't last! Not at all! He's too thin! She's too tall! Hello, Missus Miller, this is Harvey Johnson, Can I speak to Debra Sue? Hiya, Hugo! Hiya, stupid! What ya wanna go get pinned for? You don't know how to live Oh, you meathead You'd get pinned if you could Lost your marbles Kim and I are in love Are you nutty Goin' steady for... Hello, Mrs Garfein, is Charity home from school yet? Did they really get pinned? Goin' steady? We was hopin' they would He's gone Now they're livin' at last She nailed him If you gotta go, that's the way to go, When they got you hooked, Then you're really cooked Whatcha gonna do? Whatcha gonna do? Well, I heard they got pinned Oh, man! I was thinking they would Oh, man! Now they're livin' at last Goin' steady for good Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, steady for good Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, steady for good He's in love with Kim Kim's in love with him! Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady! That's the way it should be! Oh yeah! They'll be happy, I know! Oh yeah! Goin' steady for me Oh yeah! That's the way it should go Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, steady for good Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, steady for good Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, goin' steady Goin' steady, goin' steady for... Goin' steady! Oooooooh Yeah!!! ****** HOW LOVELY TO BE A WOMAN Performed by Ann-Margret When you're a skinny child of fifteen Wired with braces from ear to ear You doubt that you will ever be appealing Then Hallelujah! You are sixteen And the braces disappear And your skin is smooth and clear And you have that happy grown-up female feeling How lovely to be a woman The wait was well worthwhile How lovely to wear mascara And smile a woman's smile How lovely to have a figure That's round instead of flat Whenever you hear boys whistle You're what they're whistling at It's wonderful to feel The way a woman feels It gives you such a glow just to know You're wearing lipstick and heels How lovely to be a woman And have one job to do To pick out a boy and train him And then when you are through You've made him the man you want him to be How lovely to be a woman like me How wonderful to know The things a woman knows How marvelous to wait for a date In simply beautiful clothes How lovely to be a woman And change from boys to men To go to a fancy nightclub And stay out after ten How lovely to be so grown-up and free Life's lovely when you're a woman like me! ****** WE LOVE YOU, CONRAD (Reprise) Performed by Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell & Chorus GIRLS: We love you, Conrad Oh, yes we do We love you, Conrad And we'll be true When you're not near us, we're blue Oh, Conrad, we love you! BOYS: We hate you, Conrad Oh, yes we do We don't hate anyone As much as you Your singing makes us say "P.U." Oh, Conrad, we hate you GIRLS: We love you, Conrad Oh, yes we do BOYS: We don't hate anyone As much as you GIRLS: When you're not near us, we're blue Oh, Conrad BOYS: Oh, Conrad GIRLS: We love you / BOYS: We hate you ****** HONESTLY SINCERE Performed by Jesse Pearson You gotta be sincere You gotta be sincere You gotta feel it here 'Cause if you feel it here Well, then you're gonna be honestly sincere If what you feel is true You really feel it, you Make them feel it too Write this down, now You gotta be sincere Honestly sincere Man, you gottta to be sincere If you're really sincere If you're really sincere If you feel it in here Then it's gotta be right Oh, baby! Oh, honey! Hug me! Ah, Suffer! In ev'rything I do Why, my sincerity shows through Yeah, I look you in the eye I don't even have to try It's automatic I'm sincere When I sing about a tree I really feel that tree Yeah, when I sing about a girl I really feel that girl I mean I really feel sincere Why, If you're really sincere If you're really sincere If you feel it in here Then it's gotta be right Oh, baby! Oh, honey! Hug me! Ah Suffer! Yeah, here we go now! Why, you gotta be sincere Oh, oh, you gotta feel it here Oh, my baby, oh, my baby, oh yeah! Oh, my baby, oh yeah! Go girl, go! Are you gonna be sincere Are you gonna be sincere (Yeah!) Are you gonna be sincere Are you gonna be sincere (Yeah!) Are you gonna be sincere Are you gonna be sincere (Yeah!) Oh, my baby Oh yeah! Oh, my baby Oh yeah! Are you gonna be sincere Are you gonna be sincere Oh, my baby Oh yeah! Oh, my baby Oh yeah! Oh, my baby Oh yeah! Oh, my baby Oh yeah, yeah, yeah....YEAH! ****** HYMN FOR A SUNDAY EVENING Performed by Ann-Margret, Paul Lynde, Mary LaRoche & Bryan Russell PAUL: Me on the Ed Sullivan show? Ed Sullivan Me, Harry McAfee appearing with Ed Sullivan PAUL & MARY: E-e-e-e-ed, Ed Sullivan PAUL, MARY & ANN MARGRET: E-e-e-e-ed, Ed Sullivan ALL: Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Ed Sullivan Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah Ed Sullivan Ed, Ed, Sull, Sull Ed Sullivan, Ed Sullivan We're gonna be on Ed Sullivan MARY & ANN-MARGRET: How could any family be Half as fortunate as we ALL: We'll be coast to coast With our fav'rite host Ed Sullivan Ed Sullivan, Ed Sullivan We're gonna be on Ed Sullivan PAUL: I've got a wonderful wife Two swell kids A good business And now this! Hah-hah-hah-hah-hah ALL: Someday we'll recall The greatest day of all PAUL: Ed, I love you! ALL: Ed Sullivan! ****** ONE BOY Performed by Ann-Margret, Bobby Rydell & Janet Leigh ANN-MARGRET: One boy One special boy One boy to go with To talk with And walk with One boy That's the way it should be BOBBY (Spoken): Yeah, yeah! That's the way it should be ANN-MARGRET: One boy One certain boy One boy to laugh with To joke with Have Coke with One boy Not two or three One day you'll find out This is what life is all about You need someone who Is living just for you BOBBY: One boy One steady boy One boy to be with Forever and ever One boy That's the way it should be BOTH: That's the way it should be (Dialogue) ANN-MARGRET: One day you'll find out This is what life is all about BOBBY: You need someone who Is living just for you BOTH: One boy One steady boy One boy to be with Forever and ever One boy That's the way it should be That's the way it should be (Dialogue) JANET: When will he find out This is what life is all about Will he ever see I need him and he needs me JANET: One boy ANN-MARGRET: One special boy JANET: One special boy ANN-MARGRET: One boy to be with always forever JANET: One boy to be with forever and ever ANN-MARGRET: I love him JANET: One boy ANN-MARGRET: Love him, I love him so JANET: That's the way it should be ANN-MARGRET: That's the way it should be JANET: That's the way it should be ****** PUT ON A HAPPY FACE Performed by Dick Van Dyke and Janet Leigh DICK: Why look so awf'ly tragic Put on a happy face Smiling can work like magic Put on a happy face Take off the gloomy mask of tragedy It's not your style You look so good that you'll be glad You decided to smile Pick out a pleasant outlook Stick out that noble chin Wipe off the full of doubt look Slap on a happy grin And spread sunshine all over the place Just put on a happy face Flowers? Put on a happy face Put on a happy face Why do you mope around so sourly It's such a strain I always try to chuckle hourly It clears the brain JANET: I knew a girl so gloomy She'd never laugh or sing She wouldn't listen to me Now she's a mean old thing DICK: So spread sunshine all over the place Put on a happy... (Dance Routine) BOTH: So put on a happy face ****** KIDS Performed by Paul Lynde, Maureen Stapleton, Dick Van Dyke & Bryan Russell PAUL: Kids! I don't know what's wrong with these kids today! Kids! Who can understand anything they say? Kids! They are disobedient, disrespectful oafs! Noisy, crazy, sloppy, lazy, loafers! And while we're on the subject Kids! You can talk and talk till your face is blue! Kids! But they still just do what they want to do! Why can't they be like we were Perfect in every way What's the matter with kids today? MAUREEN: Kids! I've tried to raise you the best I could Kids! All the things I've done were for your own good Kids! Can't you once appreciate how I've sacrificed Working, slaving, scrimping, saving pennies And livin' with your Father Kids! No one knows the burdens I've had to bear, and in my condition Kids! I'm a poor sick woman and does he care? Ha! Go on, go on and kill me That's what it's coming to When a mother has kids like you! PAUL: Kids! MAUREEN: All the chicken soup that I made for you DICK (Spoken): Mama, take it easy PAUL: Kids! MAUREEN: Now you throw mw out like a worn-out shoe DICK (Spoken): Not in front of ev'rybody, Mom DICK: After all, I haven't been such an awful son I never sass you back or leave a ring around the bathtub And don't I always phone you MAUREEN: Kids! You can give your life to 'em night and day PAUL: Kids! Then they go get married MAUREEN (Spoken): MARRIED! PAUL: And go away DICK & Bryan (Spoken): Who's gettin' married? MAUREEN & PAUL: Why do we have these children? PAUL: Better to have a pet (PAUL (Spoken): You know where you stand with a pet MAUREEN: I never asked for nothin' PAUL: Nothin' is what you'll get MAUREEN & PAUL: What's the matter with kids to... MAUREEN (Spoken): I tried, Lou, but I failed. DICK (Spoken): Oh, you didn't, Mama, you didn't. MAUREEN (Spoken): Don't try to pay me back, Sonny. I forgive ya. So what if you're an ingrate? So long as you're happy. DICK (Spoken): I don't wanna be happy. MAUREEN (Spoken): Don't feel guilty. Just make believe I'm an old used car. Junk me. Leave me in the gutter. DICK (Spoken): I'll never leave ya, never! MAUREEN (Spoken): You heard him. You're a witness. DICK (Spoken): I promise, Mama. I never broke a promise to my Mama. PAUL (Spoken): Good boy! MAUREEN & PAUL: Why can't they be like Albert? DICK: Perfect in every way BRYAN (Spoken): What's the matter with kids? DICK (Spoken): Yeah, what's the matter with kids? ALL: Nothing's the matter with kids today! ****** ONE LAST KISS Performed by Jesse Pearson Oh, one last kiss Give me one last kiss It never felt like this No, baby, not like this You know I need your love Oh-Oh-Oh! Give me one last kiss One last kiss Mmm, baby, one more time It really is sublime Ah baby, so sublime You know I need your love Oh-Oh-Oh! Give me one last kiss One last kiss Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-by, gi-i-ive me one last kiss Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-by, gi-i-ive me one last kiss Oooh, one last kiss Give me one last kiss It never felt like this Nah, baby, not like this You know I need your love Oh-Oh-Oh! ****** A LOT OF LIVING TO DO Performed by Jesse Pearson, Ann-Margret & Bobby Rydell JESSE: There are chicks just ripe for some kissin' And I mean to kiss me a few Man, those chicks don't know what they're missin' I got a lot o' living to do Sizzlin' steaks all ready for tastin' And there's Cadillacs all shiny and new Gotta move, 'cause time is a-wastin' I got a lot o' livin' to do There's music to play Places to go, people to see Ever'thing for you and me Life's a ball, if only you know it And it's all just waitin' for you You're alive, so come on and show it Yeah, we got a got a lot o' livin' to do ANN-MARGRET: There are men with childhood behind them Handsome men from Yale or Purdue Older men and I'm gonna find 'em I got a lot o' livin' to do I-I-I'm a-gonna have fun Gonna be wild, have my own way I may break a heart a day Drink Champagne as if it were water Pink Champagne and after a few Daddy dear, you won't know your daughter She's got a lot o' livin' to do BOBBY: Think I'll be a ring-a-ding drummer Make each week a thousand or two Gorgeous girls will beg for my number Hey, I've got a lot of livin' to do Yes, I'm gonna break out Gonna take off, gonna be free This town is awfully square for a cat like me Or I'll be a super jet pilot Fly me high way out in the blue Then they'll see I'm no shrinkin' violet Hey, I've got a lot of livin' to do (Dance Routine) JESSE: I got a lot o' livin' to do (Dance Routine) JESSE: There's music to play, places to go ANN-MARGRET: People to see BOBBY: Ah, everything for you and me JESSE: Life's a ball, if only you know it Yeah, and it's all just waitin' for you Ah, you're alive, so come on and show it Yeah, we got a lot o' livin' Such a lot o' livin' Tonight's the night we're gonna fly Let's kick this hick town into high I want a taste of ever'thing Let's live it up and really swing Got a lot of livin' livin' Livin' livin' livin' to do LIVE! ****** ROSIE Performed by Janet Leigh Ev'rything is Rosie Cha, cha, cha 'Cause my name is Rosie Fi-fi-fi, huh! ****** ONE LAST KISS (Reprise) Performed by Jesse Pearson Oh, one last kiss Give me one last kiss It never felt like this Nah, baby, not like this You know I need your love Oh-Oh-Oh! Give me one last kiss One last kiss Oh, one more time Mmm, baby, one more time It really is sublime Ah, honey, so sublime Oh-Oh-Oh! Give me one last kiss One last kiss Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-by Gi-i-i-ve me one last kiss Ba-a-a-a-a-a-a-a-by Gi-i-i-ve me one las... ****** ROSIE Performed by Dick Van Dyke, Janet Leigh, Ann-Margret & Bobby Rydell DICK: Everything is Rosie Since I found my Rosie JANET (Spoken): Same old words DICK: With a girl like Rosie BOTH: How could I be blue JANET (Spoken): Same eight bars. Now what? DICK: Hand in hand we'll mosey Me and little Rosie We will be so cozy By a fire built for two JANET (Spoken): Oh, Albert, you're too much DICK: Oh, I once heard a poem that goes A rose is a rose is a rose But I don't agree, take it from me There's one rose sweeter than any that grows And that's my Rosie I'm so glad she chose me Life is one sweet, beautiful song to me ANN-MARGRET: Everything is Hugo I will go where you'll go With a boy like Hugo How could I be blue BOBBY: We will be so cozy Just like Al and Rosie BOTH: But we're gonna mosey In a hot rod built for two DICK: And that's my Rosie JANET: Gee, how delighted we'll be DICK: I'm so glad she chose me JANET: When you are cozy with me BOTH: Life is one sweet, beautiful song When love is right, then what could be wrong Life is one sweet, beautiful song to me ****** BYE, BYE, BIRDIE (Finale) Performed by Ann-Margret Bye, bye, Birdie The Army's got you now I'll try, Birdie To forget some how No more sighing Each time you move those lips No more dying When you twich those hips Your swivel and your sway Your super-duper class There's nothing left to say But Conrad, you're a gas Bye, bye, Birdie Ta-ta, ol' sweetie-pie Bye, bye, Birdie Time for me to fly Time for me to fly Time to say goodbye Bye now! ****** All songs transcribed and/or verified by Mel Priddle - Oct 2008) ******