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GUYS AND DOLLS Songs from the 1955 film "Guys And Dolls" Starring Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson Jean Simmons as Sergeant Sarah Brown Frank Sinatra as Nathan Detroit Vivian Blaine as Adelaide Stubby Kaye as Nicely-Nicely Johnson Johnny Silver as Benny Southstreet Danny Dayton as Rusty Charlie All music and lyrics written by Frank Loesser (except "For He's A Jolly Good Fellow") GUYS AND DOLLS / WOMAN IN LOVE (Opening Credits) Performed by unseen mixed chorus: When you see a guy reach for stars in the sky You can bet that he's doing it for some doll When you spot a John waiting out in the rain Chances are he's insane as only a John can be for a Jane When you meet a gent paying all kinds of rent For a flat that could flatten the Taj Mahal Call it sad, call it funny, but it's better than even money That the guy's only doing it for some doll Your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love And, oh, how they give you away Why try to deny you're a woman in love When I know very well what they say ******************** FUGUE FOR TINHORNS Performed by Stubby Kaye (Nicely-Nicely), Johnny Silver (Benny) and Danny Dayton (Rusty Charlie): NICELY: I got the horse right here The name is Paul Revere And here's a guy that says if the weather's clear Can do, can do This guy says the horse can do If he says the horse can do Can do, can do BENNY: I go for Valentine 'Cause on the morning line The guy has got him figured at five to nine Has chance, has chance This guy says the horse has chance RUSTY: But look at Epitaph He wins it by a half According to this here in the Telegraph NICELY: For Paul Revere I'll bite I hear his foot's all right Of course it all depends if it rained last night BENNY: I know it's Valentine The morning works look fine Besides, the jockey's brother's a friend of mine RUSTY: Now just a minute, boys I got the feed box noise It says the great-grandfather was Equipoise NICELY: I tell you Paul Revere Now this is no bum steer It's from a handicapper that's real sincere BENNY: I'm pickin' Valentine 'Cause on the morning line The guy has got him figured at five to nine RUSTY: So make it Epitaph He wins it by a half According to this here in the Telegraph RUSTY: Epitaph! BENNY: Valentine! NICELY: Paul Revere! ALL: I got the horse right here! ******************* FOLLOW THE FOLD Performed by Jean Simmons and Chorus: Follow the fold and stray no more Stray no more, stray no more Put down the bottle and we'll say no more Follow, follow, the fold Before you take another swallow! Follow the fold and stray no more Stray no more, stray no more Tear up your poker deck and play no more Follow, follow, the fold ******************** THE OLDEST ESTABLISHED (PERMANENT FLOATING CRAP GAME) Performed by Frank Sinatra (Nathan Detroit), Stubby Kaye (Nicely-Nicely), Johnny Silver (Benny) and male chorus: NICELY: The Biltmore garage wants a grand BENNY: But we ain't got a grand on hand NATHAN: And they now have a lock on the door To the gym at Public School 84 NICELY: There's the stock room behind the McCloskey's bar BENNY: But Mrs. McCloskey ain't a good scout. NATHAN: And things being how they are The back of the police station is out NICELY & BENNY: So the Biltmore garage is the spot. NATHAN: But the one thousand bucks we ain't got Why, it's good old reliable Nathan Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Detroit If you're looking for action, he'll furnish the spot Even when the heat is on, it's never too hot Not for good old reliable Nathan For it's always just a short walk To the oldest established, permanent floating Crap game in New York There are well-heeled shooters everywhere, everywhere There are well-heeled shooters everywhere And an awful lot of lettuce For the fella who can get us there NICELY, BENNY & NATHAN: If we only had a lousy little grand We could be a millionaire Good old reliable Nathan Nathan, Nathan, Nathan, Detroit NATHAN: If the size of your bundle you want to increase I'll arrange that you go broke in quiet and peace NICELY & BENNY: In a hideout provided by Nathan NICELY, BENNY & NATHAN: Where there are no neighbors to squawk ALL: It's the oldest established permanent floating Crap game in New York Where's the action? Where's the game? NICELY, BENNY & NATHAN: Gotta have the game or we'll die from shame ALL: It's the oldest established, permanent floating Crap game in New York! ******************** I'LL KNOW Performed by Marlon Brando & Jean Simmons: JEAN: For I've imagined every bit of him From his strong moral fiber to the wisdom in his head To the homey aroma of his pipe MARLON: You have wished yourself a smalltown Galahad The breakfast-eating, four button type JEAN: And I shall meet him when the time is right. JEAN: I'll know when my love comes along I won't take a chance For, oh, he'll be just what I need Not some fly-by-night Broadway romance MARLON: And you'll know at a glance by the two pair of pants. JEAN: I'll know by his calm steady voice Those feet on the ground. I'll know as I run to his arms That at last I've come home safe and sound. Until then, I shall wait. Until then, I'll be strong. For I'll know when my love comes along. MARLON: Mine will come as a surprise to me. Mine I leave to chance and chemistry. SARAH (spoken) Chemistry? SKY (spoken) Yeah, chemistry Suddenly I'll know when my love comes along I'll know then and there I'll know at the sight of her face How I care, how I care, how I care And I'll stop, and I'll stare. And I'll know long before we can speak I'll know in my heart. I'll know and I won't ever ask Am I right, am I wise, am I smart. But I'll stop and I'll stare at that face in the throng. Yes, I'll know when my love comes along ******************** PET ME POPPA Performed by Vivian Blaine as Miss Adelaide & The Goldwyn Girls as Miss Adelaide's Kittens KITTENS: Meaow! Meaow! Yow! Hello! Purrr! Purrr! Ooh! One meaow, two meaow, three meaow, scat What's the intital of my pet top cat Is it A-B-C-D-E-F-G Is it H-R-J or L-M-N-O-P Is it L-M-N-O-P-Q-R-S-T No, it's you, you're the cat for me Meaow! Meaow! Uh-uh! ADELAIDE: You know you've been mean to me And you know, when you're mean to me How it always makes me wanta roam And you know there's a danger That some gentle stranger Might pick me up and make me feel at home So pet me Poppa, Poppa, pet me nice (Meaow! Meaow!) Ooh, pet me Poppa, Poppa, melt the ice (And you know how) If you don't wan't me out roamin' the city Talk to me pretty, here kitty, kitty And pet me Poppa, Poppa, pet me nice Ooh, pet me Poppa, Poppa, pet me good (Meaow! Meaow!) Umm, pet me Poppa, proper, like you should (And you know how) If you care to keep me home by the fire Especially when it's time to retire Then pet me Poppa, Poppa, pet me good Warm up my saucer of milk and maybe I'll purrrr (Rrrrrrr!) Lay out my cushion of silk, don't rumple my fur (Ssssss!) Just reach over and pet me Poppa, Poppa melt the ice If you don't wan't me out roamin' the city ADELAIDE & KITTENS: Talk to me pretty, here kitty, kitty And pet me Poppa, that's my good advice Pet me Poppa, meaow Pet me Poppa, rrrrrr Poppa, pet me, that'll get me Pet me Poppa, Poppa, pet me nice ******************** ADELAIDE'S LAMENT Performed by Viviane Blaine: It says here The average unmarried female Basically insecure Due to some long frustration may react With psychosomatic symptoms Difficult to endure Affecting the upper respiratory tract. In other words, just from waitin' around for that plain little band of gold A person can develop a cold You can spray her wherever you figure there's streptococci lurk You can give her a shot for whatever's she's got, but it just won't work If she's tired o' gettin' that fish eye from the hotel clerk A person can develop a cold It says here: The female remaining single Constantly in suspense Shows a neurotic tendancy, see note See note? Note hah-hah Chronic organic sydromes Toxic or hypertense Involving the eye, the ear, the nose, and throat In other words, just from wonderin' whether if the wedding is on or off A person can develop a cough You can feed her all day with the vitamin A and the bromofizz But the medicine never gets anywhere near where the trouble is. If she's gettin' a kind of name for herself, and the name ain't his A person can develop a cough And furthur more, just from stalling, and stalling And stalling the wedding trip A person can develop la grippe When they get on the train for Niagara And she can hear church bells chime The compartment is air conditioned And the mood sublime Then they get off at Yonkers Racetrack for the fourteenth time! A person can develop la grippe La grippe La post nasal drip With the wheezes And the sneezes And a sinus that's really a pip! From a lack of community property And a feeling she's getting to old A person can develop a bad, bad cold! ******************** FOLLOW THE FOLD (Reprise) Performed by Jean Simmons, Marlon Brando and Chorus Follow the fold and stray no more Stray no more, stray no more Put down the bottle and we'll say no more Follow........... ******************** GUYS AND DOLLS Performed by Frank Sinatra (Nathan Detroit), Stubby Kaye(Nicely-Nicely) & Johnny Silver (Benny): NATHAN: What's playin' at the Roxy? I'll tell you what's playin' at the Roxy A picture about a Minnesota man so in love with a Mississippi girl That he sacrifices everything and moves all the way to Biloxi That's what's playin' at the Roxy! BENNY: What's in the Daily News? I'll tell you what's in the Daily News Story about a guy who bought his wife a small ruby With what otherwise would have been his union dues That's what's in the Daily News! NICELY-NICELY: What's happenin' all over? I'll tell you what's happenin' all over Guy sitting home by a television set Who used to be something of a rover That's what's happening all over! ALL: Love is the thing that has licked 'em NATHAN: And it looks like I'm just another victim NATHAN: Yes, sir, when you see a guy reach for stars in the sky You can bet that he's doin' it for some doll NICELY: When you spot a John waitin' out in the rain Chances are he's insane as only a John can be for a Jane BENNY: When you meet a gent payin' all kinds of rent For a flat that could flatten the Taj Mahal NATHAN: Call it sad, call it funny, but it's better than even money That the guy's only doin' it for some doll BENNY: When you see a Joe savin' half of his dough, You can bet there'll be mink in' it for some doll NICELY-NICELY: When a bum buys wine like a bum can't afford ALL: It's a cinch that the bum is under the thumb of some little broad BENNY: When you meet a mug lately out of the jug And he's still liftin' platinum fol-de-rol ALL: Call it hell, call it heaven, it's a probable twelve to seven That the guy's only doin' it for some doll BENNY: When you see a sport and his cash has run short You can bet that he's been blowin' it on some doll NICELY-NICELY: When a guy wears tails with the front gleaming white Who the heck do you think he's ticklin' pink on Saturday night? NATHAN: When some lazy slob takes a good steady job And he smells from Vitalis and Barbasol ALL: Call it dumb, call it clever, ah, but you can give odds forever That the guy's only doin' it for some doll, some doll, some doll The guy's only doin' it for some doll! ******************* FOR HE'S A JOLLY GOOD FELLOW (Traditional) Performed by Johnny Silver (as Benny) and B.S. Pully (as Big Jule): BENNY: For he's a jolly good fellow For he's a jolly good fellow For he's a jolly good fellow BIG JULE: Which nobody cannot deny ******************** ADELAIDE Performed by Frank Sinatra & Male Chorus: Unaccustomed as I am to getting married I am taking this occasion here to say That me and Adelaide are finally naming the day Though she knows deep in her heart I'm a phoney and I'm a fake She wants five children to start Five's a difficult point to make, but.... Adelaide, Adelaide, ever-lovin' Adelaide Is takin' a chance on me Takin' a chance I'll be respectable and nice Give up cards and dice, and go for shoes and rice So gentlemen, deal me out, do not try to feel me out I got no more evenings free Since Adelaide, Adelaide, ever lovin' Adelaide Is takin' a chance, talk about your long shots Takin' a chance on me (Dialogue) Adelaide, Adelaide (Ever-lovin' Adelaide) Is takin' a chance on me Takin' a chance I'll be respectable and nice (Give up cards and dice) (And go for shoes and rice) So gentlemen, deal me out, do not try to feel me out (You got no more evenings free) You may scratch me Since Adelaide, (Adelaide), ever lovin' Adelaide Is takin' a chance (Talk about your long shots) Takin' a chance on me ******************** A WOMAN IN LOVE Performed seperately by unknown group and Renee Renor: Alli en tu mirar cierta luz del amor La luz que quieres apagar Yo se, si yo se, es la luz del amor Cuando alumbra tu senda con amor Porque, porque ignorar este amor sin igual Porque este amor ocultas Alli en tu mirar cierta luz del amor Y brillare para mi en total Y brillare para mi en total ******************** IF I WERE A BELL Performed by Jean Simmons: Ask me how do I feel Ask me now that we're cosy and clinging Well sir, all I can say is If I were a bell I'd be ringing! From the moment we kissed tonight That's the way I just got to behave Boy, if I were a lamp I'd light And if I were a banner I'd wave Ask me how do I feel Little me with my quiet upbringing Well sir, all I can say is If I were a gate I'd be swinging And if I were a watch I'd start popping my spring Or if I were a bell I'd go "Ding-Dong-Ding-Dong-Ding!" Ask me how do I feel From this chemistry lesson I'm learning (BRANDO: Chemistry?) Yeah, chemistry! All I can say is If I were a bridge I'd be burning Yes, I knew my moral would crack From the wonderful way that you looked Boy, if I were a duck I'd quack Or if I were a goose I'd be cooked Ask me how do I feel Ask me now that we're fondly caressing How, if I were a salad I know I'd be splashing my dressing Ask me how to discribe This whole beautiful thing Well, if I were a bell I'd go "Ding-Dong-Ding-Dong-Ding!" ******************** A WOMAN IN LOVE Performed by Marlon Brando as Sky Masterson and Jean Simmons as Sarah Brown: SKY: Your eyes are the eyes of a woman in love And, oh, how they give you away Why try to deny you're a woman in love When I know very well, what I say I say no moon in the sky ever lent such a glow Some flame deep within made them shine Those eyes are the eyes of a woman in love And may they gaze evermore into mine Tenderly gaze evermore into mine SARAH: And what about you? It's got you too Your eyes are the eyes of a man who's in love SKY: That same flame deep within made them shine SARAH: Your eyes are the eyes of a man who's in love SKY: Woman in love BOTH: And may they gaze evermore into mine Crazily gaze evermore into mine ******************* TAKE BACK YOUR MINK Performed by Viviane Blaine & The Goldwyn Girls He bought me the fur mink five Winters ago And the gown the following Fall Then the necklace, the bag, the hat, and the shoes Oh, what generous gifts, I recall Then last night in his apartment He tried to remove them all And I said as I ran down the hall Take back your mink, take back your pearls What made you think that I was one of those girls Take back the gown, the shoes and the hat I may be down, but I'm not flat as all that I thought that each expensive gift you'd arranged Was a token of your esteem Now, when I think of what you want in exchange It all seems a horrible dream So, take back your mink To from whence it came And tell them to shorten the sleeves For some other dame Take back your mink, take back your pearls What made you think that I was one of those girls I'm screaming! Take back the gown, take back the hat I may be down, but I'm not flat as all that I thought that each expensive gift you'd arranged Was a token of your esteem But when I think of what you want in exchange It all seems a horrible dream Oow! Take back your mink Those old worn out pelts And go shorten the sleeves For somebody else (Dance Routine) Well, wouldn't you? ******************** LUCK BE A LADY Performed by Marlon Brando & Male Chorus: They call you Lady Luck But there is room for doubt At times you have a very Unladylike way of runnin' out You're on this date with me The pickin's have been lush And yet before this evening is over You might give me the brush You might forget your manners You might refuse to stay And so the best that I can do is pray Luck be a lady tonight Luck be a lady tonight Luck if you've ever been a lady to begin with Luck be a lady tonight Luck let a gentleman see How nice a dame you can be I know the way you've treated other guys you've been with Luck be a lady with me A lady doesn't leave her escort It isn't fair, it isn't nice A lady doesn't wander all over the room And blow on some other guy's dice So, let's keep this party polite Never get out of my sight Stick with me, baby, I'm the fellah you came in with Luck be a lady Luck be a lady Luck be a lady tonight A lady wouldn't flirt with strangers She'd have a heart, she'd have a soul A lady wouldn't make little snake-eyes at me When I bet my life on this roll So, let's keep the party polite (Why don't he shoot, why don't he shoot) Never get out of my sight (Come on, quit stallin') Stick with me, baby, I'm the fellah you came in with Luck be a lady (The guy's turnin' yellah) Luck be a lady (What're ya scared of) Luck be a lady (What's the matter, roll the dice) Tonight (Comin' up, comin up, comin' up, comin' up, Hah!) ******************** SUE ME Performed by Frank Sinatra (Nathan) & Vivian Blaine (Adelaide): ADELAIDE: That is the biggest and most unforgivable lie you have ever told me! NATHAN: It's true, I promise you! ADELAIDE: You promise me this, you promise me that You promise me ev'rything under the sun But you give me a kiss And you're grabbin' your hat And you're off to the races again When I think of the time gone by NATHAN: Adelaide, Adelaide! ADELAIDE: And I think of the way I try NATHAN: Adelaide! ADELAIDE: I could honestly die NATHAN: Call a lawyer and sue me, sue me What can you do me? I love you Give a holler and hate me, hate me Go ahead hate me, I love you ADELAIDE: The best years of my life I was a fool to give to you NATHAN: All right already, I'm just a nogoodnick All right already, it's true, so nu So, sue me, sue me, what can you do me I love you! ADELAIDE: You gamble it here, you gamble it there You gamble on everything, all except me And I'm sick of you keepin' me up in the air Till you're back in the money again When I think of the time gone by NATHAN: Adelaide, Adelaide! ADELAIDE: And I think of the way I try NATHAN: Adelaide! ADELAIDE: I could honestly die NATHAN: Serve a paper and sue me, sue me What can you do me? I love you ADELAIDE: Atchoo! NATHAN: Give a holler and hate me, hate me Go ahead hate me, I love you ADELAIDE: When you wind up in jail Don't come to me to bail you out NATHAN: All right already, so call a policeman! All right already, it's true, so nu So, sue me, sue me, what can you do me I love you! ADELAIDE: You're at it again, you're running the game I'm not gonna play second fiddle to that I'm sick an' and I'm tired of stalling around I'm telling you now that we're through When I think of the time gone by NATHAN: Adelaide, Adelaide! ADELAIDE: And I think of the way I try NATHAN: Adelaide! ADELAIDE: I could honestly die NATHAN: Sue me, sue me, shoot bullets through me I love you ADELAIDE: Atchoo! ******************** SIT DOWN YOU'RE ROCKIN' THE BOAT Performed by Stubby Kaye (Niceley-Nicely) & Chorus: I dreamed last night I got on the boat to Heaven And by some chance I had brought my dice along And there I stood, and I hollered "Someone fade me," But the passengers they knew right from wrong For the people all said, "Sit down, sit down, you're rockin' the boat" (People all said, "Sit down, sit down, you're rockin' the boat") And the devil will drag you under By the sharp lapel of your checkered coat Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down Sit down, you're rockin' the boat I sailed away on that little boat to Heaven And by some chance found a bottle in my fist And there I stood nicely passin' out the whiskey But the passengers were bound to resist For the people all said, "Beware!" (People all said, "beware, beware!") "You're on a heavenly trip" People all said, "Beware!" (People all said, "Beware!") "Beware, you'll scuttle the ship" And the devil will drag you under By the fancy tie 'round your wicked throat Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down Sit down, you're rockin' the boat And as I laughed at those passengers to Heaven Hah-hah-hah! A great big wave came and washed me overboard And as I sank, and I hollered "Someone save me" That's the moment I woke up, thank the Lord! (Thank the Lord, thank the Lord!) And I said to myself, "Sit down" (Said to himself, "Sit down, sit down") "Sit down, you're rockin' the boat" Said to myself, "Sit down" (Said to himself, "Sit down") "Sit down, you're rockin' the boat" And the devil will drag you under (And the devil will drag you under) With a soul so heavy you'd never float Sit down, sit down, sit down, sit down, Sit down, you're rockin' the boat Sit down, you're rockin' Sit down, you're rockin' Sit down, sit down, you're rockin' the boat Sit down, sit down, you're rockin' the boat Sit down, sit down, you're rockin' the boat Sit down you're rockin' the boat! ******************** FOLLOW THE FOLD (Reprise) Performed by Mixed Chorus: Follow the fold and stray no more Stray no more, stray no more Put down the bottle and we'll say no more Follow, follow, the fold ******************** GUYS AND DOLLS / WOMAN IN LOVE (Closing Credits) Performed by unseen mixed chorus: When you see a guy reach for stars in the sky You can bet that he's doing it for some doll When you spot a John waiting out in the rain Chances are he's insane as only a John can be for a Jane When you meet a gent paying all kinds of rent For a flat that could flatten the Taj Mahal Call it sad, call it funny, but it's better than even money That the guy's only doing it for some doll ******************** Songs written for the original Broadway show, but not used in the film version: A BUSHEL AND A PECK MY TIME OF DAY I'VE NEVER BEEN IN LOVE BEFORE MORE I CANNOT WISH YOU MARRY THE MAN TODAY Songs written specially for the film version: PET ME POPPA A WOMAN IN LOVE ADELAIDE ******************** All songs transcribed and/or verified by Mel Priddle - May 2013) Except the Spanish version of "A Woman In Love", which was transcribed by Margot Fernandez ******************** (Contributed by Mel Priddle - May 2013)

    


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