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KISS ME KATE (Soundtrack) Songs from the 1953 MGM Musical "Kiss Me Kate" Starring Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, Keenan Wynn and James Whitmore. All songs originally written by Cole Porter for the Broadway show of "Kiss Me Kate" in 1948, with the exception of "From This Moment On" which was written by Porter for his 1950 musical "Out Of This World", but not used in the final production. SO IN LOVE Performed by Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel KEEL: Strange dear, but true, dear When I'm close to you, dear The stars fill the sky So in love with you am I BOTH: Even without you My arms fold about you GRAYSON: You know, darling, why So in love with you am I KEEL: In love with the night mysterious The night when you first were there GRAYSON: In love with my joy delirious When I knew that you could care KEEL: So taunt me and hurt me GRAYSON: Deceive me, desert me BOTH: I'm yours 'til I die KG: So in love HK: So in love KG: So in love HK: So in love KG: So in love with you, my love HK: So in love BOTH: Am I ******************** TOO DARN HOT Performed by ANN MILLER: Okay, go, boys, go (Go, girl, go!) It's too darn hot It's too darn hot I'd like to sup with my baby tonight Refill the cup with my baby tonight (Crazy, man!) I'd like to sup with my baby tonight Refill the cup with my baby tonight But I ain't to for my baby tonight 'Cause it's too darn hot (Yeah!) It's too darn hot It's too darn hot I'd like to coo with my baby tonight And pitch the woo with my baby tonight, um-hum I'd like to coo with my baby tonight And pitch the woo with my baby tonight But, sister, you fight my baby tonight 'Cause it's too darn hot (It's too darn hot!) Accoding to the latest report Every average girl you know Much prefers her lovey-dovey to court When the temperature is low But when the thermometer goes way up And the weather is sizzlin' hot Mr. Adam, for his madam, is not 'Cause it's too, too, too darn hot (Too darn, too darn hot) It's too darn hot (Too darn, too darn hot) It's too darn hot (Dance Sequence) (Make me know it!) (Go, girl, go!) (Too darn hot, it's too darn hot) (It's too darn hot) (Co-o-o-l!) (Dance Sequence) ******************** KISS ME KATE (Rehearsal) Performed by Ensemble Cast So kiss me, Kate, darling devil divine For now she shall ever be mine, all mine ******************** WHY CAN'T YOU BEHAVE Performed by Ann Miller Why can't you behave? Oh, why can't you behave? After all the things you told me, And the promises that you gave, Oh, why can't you behave? Oh, why can't you be good? And do just as you should? Won't you turn that new leaf over, So your baby can be your slave? Oh, why can't you behave? There's a farm I know near my old home town, Where we two could go and try settlin' down. There I'll care for you forever, 'Cause you're all in the world I crave. But why can't you behave? ******************** WUNDERBAR Performed by Kathryn Grayson and Howard Keel BOTH: Wunderbar, wunderbar KG: There's our fav'rite star above HK: What a bright, shining star BOTH: Like our love, it's wunderbar HK: Gazing down on the Jungfrau KG: From our secret chalet for two HK: Let us drink, liebchen mein KG: In the moonlight benign BOTH: To the joy of our dream come true BOTH: Wunderbar, wunderbar! HK: What a perfect night for love KG: Here am I, here you are HK: Why it's truly wunderbar BOTH: Wunderbar, wunderbar HK: We're alone and hand in glove BOTH: Not a cloud near or far, HK: Why, it's more than wunderbar! KG: Say you care, dear HK: For you madly KG: Say you long, dear HK: For your kiss KG: Do you swear, dear HK: Darling, gladly KG: Life's divine, dear HK: And you're mine, dear BOTH: Wunderbar, wunderbar! HK: There's our fav'rite star above. KG: What a bright, shining star, BOTH: Like our love, it's wunderbar-ah-hah-hah! (Dance Sequence) HK; Wunderbar, wunderbar What a perfect night for love Haere am I, here you are BOTH: Why it's truly wunderbar KG: Wunderbar, wunderbar There's our fav'rite star above BOTH: What a bright, shining star Like our love, it's wunderbar ******************** SO IN LOVE (Reprise) Performed by Kathryn Grayson So taunt me and hurt me Deceive me, desert me I'm yours 'til I die So in love So in love So in love with you, my love, am I ******************** WE OPEN IN VENICE Performed by Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller and Tommy Rall A troup of strolling players are we Shakespearean portrayers are we We're just a simple band Who roams about the land Dispensing fol-de-rol frivolity We're folk who give distractions are we No theatre guild attraction are we We're just a crazy group That never seems to troup Around the map of little Italy We open in Venice We next play Verona Then on to Cremona Got some laughs in Cremona! Our next stop is Parma That stingy, dingy menace Then Madua, then Padua Then we open again, where? We open in Venice We next play Verona Then on to Cremona Lotsa quail in Cremona! Our next stop is Parma That artless, heartless menace Then Madua, then Padua Then we open again, where? In Venice! ******************** TOM, DICK OR HARRY Performed by Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van and Bob Fosse FOSSE: I've made a haul in all the leading rackets >From which rip-roarin' rich I happen to be And if thou wouldst attain the upper brackets Marry me, marry me, marry me RALL: My purse has yet to know a silver lining Still lifeless in my wifeless family tree But if for love unending thou art pining Marry me, marry me, marry me VAN: I come to thee a thoroughbred patrician Still spraying my decaying family tree To give a social lift to thy position Marry me, marry me, marry me Marry me! FOSSE & RALL: Marry me! VAN: Marry me! FOSSE & RALL: Marry me! VAN: Marry me! FOSSE: Marry me! RALL: Marry me! MILLER: I'm a maid who would marry And will take with no qualm Any Tom, Dick or Harry Any Harry, Dick or Tom I'm a maid mad to marry And will take double-quick Any Tom, Dick or Harry Any Tom, Harry or Dick FOSSE: I'm the man thou shouldst marry MILLER: Howdy, Pop! FOSSE: Howdy, Mom RALL: I'm the man thou shouldst marry MILLER: Art thou Harry, Dick or Tom? VAN: I'm the man thou shouldst marry MILLER: Howdy, pal! VAN: Howdy, chick! MILLER: Art thou Tom, Dick or Harry? ALL: Call me Tom, Harry or Dick ALL: I'm (She's) a maid who would marry And would no longer tarry I'm (She's) a maid who would marry May my hopes not miscarry! I'm (She's) a maid mad marry And will take double-quick MILLER: Any Tom, Dick or Harry Any Tom, Harry or Dick ALL: A-dicka-dick, a-dicka-dick, a-dicka-dick A-dicka-dick, a-dicka-dick, a-dicka-dick A-dicka-dick, a-dicka-dick (Dance Sequence) MILLER: Any Tom, Dick or Harry Any Tom, Harry or Dick ******************** I'VE COME TO WIVE IT WEALTHILY IN PADUA Performed by Howard Keel and Ensemble KEEL: I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua If wealthily, then happily in Padua If my wife has a bag of gold Do I care if the bag be old I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua ENSEMBLE: He's come to wive it wealthily in Padua. KEEL: I heard you mutter, "Zounds, a loathsome lad you are" I shall not be disturbed one bit If she be but a quarter-wit If she only can talk of clo'es While she powders her doggone nose I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua ENSEMBLE: He's come to wive it wealthily in Padua. KEEL: I heard you say, "Gadzooks, completely mad you are!" 'Twouldn't give me the slightest shock If her knees now and then should knock If her eyes were a wee bit crossed Were she wearing the hair she'd lost Still the damsel I'll make my dame In a brawl they are all the same I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua ENSEMBLE: He's come to wive it wealthily in Padua KEEL: I heard you say, "Good gad, but what a cad you are!" Do I mind if she fret and fuss If she fume like Vesuvius If she roar like a winter breeze On the rough Adriatic seas If she screams like a teething brat If she scratch like a tiger cat If she fight like a raging boar I have oft met a boar before I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua ENSEMBLE: With a hunny, nunny, nunny, and a hey, hey, hey KEEL: Not to mention money, money for a rainy day KEEL & ENSEMBLE: I've come to wive it wealthily in Padua ******************** I HATE MEN Performed by Kathryn Grayson I hate men! I can't abide them, even now and then! Than ever marry one of them I'd rest a maiden rather, For husbands are a boring lot and only give you bother! Of course I'm awfully glad that mother deigned to marry father! But I hate men! Of all the types I've ever met within our democracy, I hate the most the athlete with his manner bold and brassy! He may have hair upon his chest, but sister, so has Lassie! Oh, I hate men! I hate men! They should be kept like piggies in a pen! Don't wear a travelling salesman, though a tempting Tom he may be, For on your wedding night he may be off to far Araby! While he's away in Mandalay, 'tis thee who'll have the baby! Oh, I hate men! If thou should'st wed a businessman, be wary, oh, be wary He'll tell you he's detained in town on business necessary His business is the business with his pretty secretary Oh, I hate men! I hate men! Though roosters they, I will not play the hen If you espouse an older man through girlish optimism, He'll always stay at home at night and make no criticism; Though you may call it love, the doctors call it rheumatism! Oh, I hate men! >From all I've read alone in bed from A to Zed about them, Since love is blind, then from the mind all womankind should rout them! But ladies, you must answer too, what would we do without them? Still I hate men! ******************** WERE THINE THAT SPECIAL FACE Performed by Howard Keel Of all the men alive I never yet beheld that special face Which I could fancy more than any other Were thine that special face The face which fills my dreaming Were thine the rhythmed grace Were thine the form so lithe and slender Were thine the arms, so warm, so tender Were thine the kiss divine Were thine the love for me The love which fills my dreaming When all these charms are thine Then you'll be mine, all mine Were thine the love for me The love which fills my dreaming When all these charms are thine Then you'll be mine, all mine ******************** KISS ME KATE Performed by the Chorus: So kiss me, Kate, darling angel divine For now she shall ever be mine, all mine ******************** I'VE COME TO WIVE IT WEALTHILY IN PADUA (Reprise) Performed by Howard keel I came and wived it wealthily in Padua Yes, thankfully and happily in Padua My wife has a bag of gold And the bag isn't very old I came and wived it wealthily in Padua In Padua, in Padua, in Padua, in Padua ******************** WHERE IS THE LIFE THAT LATE I LED Performed by Howard Keel When at first aware of masculinity I began to finger feminine curls I became the toast of my vicinity For I always had a multitude of girls But now that a married man, at last, am I How aware of my dear, departed past am I Where is the life that late I led? Where is it now? Totally dead! Where is the fun I used to find? Where has it gone? Gone with the wind! A married life is just a pain And raising an heir could never compare With raising a bit of Cain So I repeat what first I said, Where is the life that late I.......hah-hah-hah-hah In dear Milano, where are you, Momo? Still selling those pictures of the Scriptures in the Duomo And, Carolina, where are you, Lina? Still peddling your pizza in the streets o' Taormina And in Firenze, where are you, Alice? Still there in your pretty, itty-bitty Pitti Palace And sweet Lucretia, so young and gay-ee What scandalous doin's in the ruins of Pompeii Where is the life that late I led? Where is it now? Totally dead! Where is the fun I used to find? Where has it gone? Gone with the wind! The marriage game is quite all right Yes, during the day it's easy to play But, oh, what a bore at night So I repeat what first I said Where is the life that late I....... Where is Rebecca, my Becki-weckio Could still she be cruising that amusing Ponte Vecchio Where is Fedora, the wild virago It's lucky I missed her gangster sister from Chicago Where is Venetia, who loved to chat so Could still she be drinking in her stinking pink palazzo And lovely Lisa, where are you, Lisa? You gave a new meaning to the leaning tower of Pisa Where is the life that late I led? Where is it now? Totally dead! Where is the fun I used to find? Where has it gone? Gone with the wind! I've oft been told of nuptial bliss But what d'ya do a quarter-to-two With only a shrew to kiss So I repeat what first I said Where is the life that late I led? ******************** I HATE MEN (Reprise) Performed by Kathryn Grayson I hate men! I can't abide them, even now and then! Of course I'm awfully glad that mother deigned to marry father! But I hate men! Of all the types I've ever met within our democracy, I hate the most the athlete with his manner bold and brassy! He may have hair upon his chest, but sister, so has Lassie! Oh, I hate men! ******************** WERE THINE THAT SPECIAL FACE Performed by The Chorus (unseen) Were thine that special face The face which fills my dreaming Were thine the rhythmed grace Were thine the form so lithe and slender Were thine the arms, so warm, so tender Were thine the kiss divine ******************** WHY CAN'T YOU BEHAVE (Reprise) / ALWAYS TRUE TO YOU IN MY FASHION RALL: Why can't you behave? Oh, why can't you behave? MILLER: Tell me how can you be jealous When you know, baby, I'm your slave I'm just mad for you and I'll always be But naturally.......... MILLER: When a custom tailored vet asks me out for somethin' wet When the vet begins to pet. I shout, "Hooray!" But I'm always true to you, darlin', in my fashion Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way RALL: There's a lush from Baltimore who is rich, but such a bore MILLER: When the bore falls on the floor, I let him lay But I'm always true to you, darlin', in my fashion Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way RALL: Waht about that Mister Thorn, calls you up from night till morn MILLER: Mister Thorn once cornered corn and that ain't hay, hah-hah-hah! But I'm always true to you, darlin', in my fashion Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way RALL: Saw you out with Mister Fritz, you were dining at the Ritz MILLER: Mister Fritz invented Schlitz and Schlitz must pay But I'm always true to you, darlin', in my fashion Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way MILLER: I could never curl my lip at a dazzling diamond clip RALL: S'pose the clip means let 'er rip MILLER: I'd not say, "Nay" RALL: Yeah, I know, oh, you're always true to me, darlin', in your fashion MILLER: Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way RALL: Mister Harris Plutocratz wants to give yout cheek a pat MILLER: If a Harris pat means a Paris hat, bay-bee, oh, lah-lah, mais je suis, toujours petit, darling, in my fashion J'ai, je suis, toujours petit, darling, in my way MILLER: Mister Gable RALL: You mean Clark? MILLER: Wants me on his boat to park If the Gable boat means a sable coat RALL: I know, anchors away! MILLER: But I'm always true to you, darlin', in my fashion Yes, I'm always true to you, darlin', in my way ******************** BRUSH UP YOUR SHAKESPEARE Performed by Keenan Wynn & James Whitmore The girls today in society Go for classical poetry So to win their hearts you must quote with ease Aeschylus and Euripides But the poet of them all Who will start 'em simply ravin' Is the poet people call The Bard of Stratford on Avon Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow Just declaim a few lines from "Othella" And they'll think you're a heck of a fella If your blonde won't respond when you flatter 'er Tell her what Tony told Cleopatterer And if still to be shocked she pretends well Just remind her that "All's Well That Ends Well" Brush up your Shakespeare And they'll all kowtow (Dance Sequence) Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow If your girl is a Washington Heights dream Treat the kid to "A Midsummer's Night Dream" If she fights when her clothes you are mussing What are clothes? "Much Ado About Nussing" If she says your behavior is heinous Kick her right in the "Coriolanus" Brush up your Shakespeare And they'll all kowtow And they'll all kow-tow - Thinkst thou? And they'll all kow-tow - I trou' And they'll all kowtow (Dialogue) Brush up your Shakespeare Start quoting him now Brush up your Shakespeare And the women you will wow (Dance Sequence) Brush up your Shakespeare And they'll all kowtow! ******************** FROM THIS MOMENT ON Performed by Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van and Bob Fosse RALL: >From this moment on You for me dear MILLER: Only two for tea dear RALL: >From this moment on RALL: >From this happy day No more blue songs MILLER: Only hoop-de-doo songs RALL: >From this moment on VAN: For you've got the love I need so much FOSSE: Got the skin I love to touch VAN: Got the arms to hold me tight BOTH: Got the sweet lips to kiss me goodnight RALL: >From this moment on You and I babe We'll be ridin' high babe Every care is gone >From this moment on (Dance Sequence) ******************** KISS ME KATE Performed by Howard Keel and Ensemble KEEL: So, kiss me, Kate, and quite surprise 'Ere we start living in paradise ALL: So kiss me, Kate, darling angel divine KEEL: Come, Kate, and we'll to bed Hah-hah-hah-hah, a pox upon the life that late I led ALL: For now I shall ever be thine, all thine ******************** All songs transcribed and/or verified by Mel Priddle - March 2013) ******************** (Contributed by Mel Priddle - March 2013)

    


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