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TOM SAWYER aka A MUSICAL ADAPTATION OF MARK TWAIN'S TOM SAWYER (Robert B. Sherman / Richard M. Sherman) RIVER SONG Charley Pride & Chorus Chorus Singing: Oh, a river's gonna flow 'Cross the land 'Cross the land Oh, a river's gonna flow To the sea And a boy is gonna grow To a man To a man Only once in his life Is he free Only one golden time In his life Is he free Charley Pride: River runs warm in the summer sun River runs cold when the summer's done But a boy's just a dreamer By the riverside 'Cause the water's too fast And the water's too wide Then the world turns around, And the boy grows tall He hears the song Of the river call The river song sings, "Travel on, Travel on" You blink away a tear, And the boy is gone Charley Pride & Chorus: Oh, a river's gonna flow 'Cross the land 'Cross the land Oh, a river's gonna flow To the sea And a boy's gonna grow To a man To a man Only once in his life Is he free Only one golden time In his life Is he free (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** TOM SAWYER Celeste Holm (Aunt Polly, Joshua Hill Lewis (Cousin Sidney), Susan Joyce (Cousin Mary) Polly: Uncouth, irreverent, wild, That irresponsible child I try to teach him, But who can reach him? He never can be found, Leaves his trash around Just won't learn And he just keeps turnin' away Tom Sawyer The devil's got him in tow Tom Sawyer He's grief and worry and woe He's late for supper And he's late for school He's takin' me for a fool I'll bet Tom Sawyer'll Be the death of me yet Sidney: Tome goes out with Huck, Swimmin' in the nude Tom tears all his clothes And he talks so crude Hides dead snakes and things Underneath the stairs And in Sunday school Never knows this prayers Mary: Tom's a good boy, Tom is kind Tom holds wonders in his mind Tom's an orphan Can't you see? He needs our love and sympathy (Mary and Sidney singing simultaneously) Mary: Tom has gumption Tom is strong Sidney: Tom's so dishonest Always tellin' lies If he breaks his neck It won't be no surprise Mary: He loves to play And fish and swim Sidney: Tom can(`t find his head Every other day Mary: You just wish you were like him Sidney: And when he's around, I wish he'd go away Polly: (Sings alone) Tom Sawyer That Tom in turnin' me gray Tarnation He'll never learn to obey I know that boy to me Can be such a joy to me If he'd only be good But he's always Wastin' his time away Exasperatin' me every day No ambition and no respect He'll be the death of me yet Polly: (Talking) Worms! Oh, Tom Sawyer! (Polly, Sidney and Mary singing simultaneously till end of song) Polly: Tom Sawyer That irresponsible child That Tom, Tom Sawyer Uncouth, irreverent, wild That Tom He's late for supper And late for school And he's takin' me for a fool He just won't learn And he keeps on turnin' I'll bet Tom Sawyer'll Be the death of me I'll bet Tom Sawyer'll Be the death of me yet! Sidney: Tome goes out with Huck, Swimmin' in the nude Tom tears all his clothes And he talks so crude Hides dead snakes and things Underneath the stairs And in Sunday school Never knows this prayers Tom's so dishonest Always tellin' lies If he breaks his neck It won't be no surprise Tom can`t find his head Every other day And when he's around, I wish he'd go away Mary: Tom's a good boy, Tom is kind Tom holds wonders in his mind Tom's an orphan Can't you see? He needs our love and sympathy Tom has gumption Tom is strong He loves to play And fish and swim You just wish you were like him (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** GRATIFACTION Johnny Whitaker (Tom Sawyer) & Boys Chorus Boys Chorus: You call this work? Well, ain't that funny We ain't doin' this for money Heck, it's just a regular Privilege to be occupied It's a source of pride Anyone can swim and fish on a Saturday Anyone can just lay down Layin' in a hammock, Layin' in the grass Like a lazy, no-good hound Tom: They just know that I'm softhearted I was barely getting' started Now I'm givin' all of my fun away They keep beggin' me And I'm generous I mean, when's the last time You could slosh a bucket Full of wash on a mile of fence? Look at them smilin' And havin' a time And all at my expense Boys Chorus: And you get that deep down inside gratifaction Gratifyin' satisfac— Well, I mean that deep-down inside gratifaction Oh, how good you feel When your shoulder's to the wheel You don't need nothin' except ambition Elbow grease for ammunition And bang, what a righteous glow you get From honest sweat, It's a natural bet Anyone who puts his Nose to the grindstone Is gonna get a great reward Your eyes will see the glory of The coming of the Lord And you get that deep-down inside gratifaction Pure enjoyment from employ— Well, I mean that deep-down inside gratifaction Oh, how good you feel When your shoulder's to the wheel You don't need nothin' except ambition Elbow grease for ammunition And bang, what a righteous glow you get From honest sweat, It's a natural bet Anyone who puts his Nose to the grindstone Is gonna get a great reward Your eyes will see the glory of The coming of the Lord And you get that deep-down inside gratifaction And you get that deep down inside gratifaction Gratifyin' satisfac— Well, I mean that deep-down inside gratifaction Oh, how good you feel When your shoulder's to the wheel (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** A MAN'S GOTTA BE (WHAT HE'S BORN TO BE) Warren Oates (Muff Potter), Johnny Whitaker (Tom Sawyer), Jeff East (Huckleberry Finn) Muff: Take a look at the folks you've knowed Young or growed Some keep trivin' And some keep strivin' in vain It's a matter of destiny Who you'll be The judge or the preacher Or pitiful creature They's hangin' from a tree Whoa, a man's gotta be What he's born to be So just sit back and wait Be it soon or late, He'll be small or great Yeah, a man's gotta be What he's born to be Just sit back and wait Soon or late, Small or great There ain't no fightin' fate Doesn't matter what you may try By and by Some get lucky, And some get stuck in the mud That's the way the ol' world behaves Why make waves? Sooner or later, Just as a potater We're planted in our graves Whoa, a man's gotta be What he's born to be So just sit back and wait Be it soon or late, He'll be small or great Yeah, a man's gotta be What he's born to be So just sit back and wait Soon or late, Small or great There ain't no fightin' fate Where's the future In plans and schemes When it seems That ol' grim reaper Will soon, be a-leapin' on you? When it's over, You'll know you're bound To be found Wearin' your Sunday clothes, Sleepin' in sweet repose Six feet under ground Muff and Tom: Whoa, a man's gotta be What he's born to be So just sit back and wait Be it soon or late, He'll be small or great Yeah, a man's gotta be What he's born to be Just sit back and wait Soon or late, Small or great There ain't no fightin' fate No, Sir, there ain't no fightin' fate Muff, Tom and Huck: Whoa, a man's gotta be What he's born to be So just sit back and wait Be it soon or late, He'll be small or great Yeah, a man's gotta be What he's born to be Just sit back and wait Soon or late, Small or great There ain't no fightin' fate No, Sir, there ain't no fightin' fate! (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** HOW COME ? Johnny Whitaker (Tom Sawyer) How come I hear the sun Laughin' Up in the skies? How come I see the grass Growin' Before my eyes? Crazy What's happenin'? Feel like I'm ten feet high Nothin' Is impossible If I try I could fly Wonderin' What's just begun Tinglin' Yet sorta numb How come? How come? How come? (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** IF'N I WAS GOD Johnny Whitaker (Tom Sawyer) Also recorded by : Colorado Children's; Bobby Goldsboro; Michael Jackson. If'n I was God Well, just for spite I wouldn't set the sun at night Till everyone was treated right By everyone else they see If'n I was God I'd fix it so without explainin' Folks would know , They'd know what's goin' on inside Of everyone else like me Nobody'd hurt nobody else I wouldn't let it be Nobody'd have a need to pray Except, for thankin' me If'n I was God I'd make us wise So's everyone could realize That everywhere beneath the sun Everyone needs everyone And, God, that ain't half what I would do (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - 2004) ***** FREEBOOTIN' Johnny Whitaker (Tom Sawyer) & Jeff East (Huckleberry Finn) Tom and Huck: Freebootin', Freebootin' Kickin' up our feet in the sand Freebootin', Freebootin' Livin' off the fat of the land Got no doors to shut us in We got no ties that bind Rollin' down the road to sin Without no never mind Huck: Like a big fat cow A-chewin' on her cud Tom: Like a cat fish grubbin' In the bottom of the mud Huck: We're happy as a coot, And we don't give a hoot Tom and Huck: Ain't we fine? Freebootin', Freebootin' Kickin' up our feet in the sand Freebootin', Freebootin' Livin' off the fat of the land Nobody's tellin' us when to rise Or when to sleep or eat Nobody's here to criticize Or whack us on the seat Like a hog in the slime, We're wallerin' our time Doin' what we're doin', And it ain't no crime We don't give a dang Let the world go hang Ain't life sweet? Freebootin', Freebootin' Kickin' up our feet in the sand Freebootin', Freebootin' Livin' off the fat of the land We're thick as thieves And tough as mules We don't know wrong from right Got no bounds, Got no rules We don't know day from night We got no worries, We just don't care Mean as a buzzard And hungry as a bear Better steer clear, And you better beware We may bite! (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** AUNT POLLY'S SOLILOQUY Celeste Holm (Aunt Polly) Tom Sawyer That irresponsible child Tom goes off with Huck Swimmin' in the nude Tom hold wonders in his mind But he just won't learn And he just keep turnin' away Tom Sawyer The devil's got him in tow Raises Cain in school If he'll ever go Though he tries my poor heart so Oh, Lord, please spare him And, Lord, take care of My Tom (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - April 2004) ***** HANNIBAL, MO ... SOURI ! Sung by Full Cast and Picnickers Load up the vittles, pickles, and hams Melons, and cherry pie Fritters and dumplin's, Turkeys and yams Pack in a big supply Apples and peaches, Soda to sip Cider is gonna flow With a hey and a ho And away we go On a holiday in Hannibal, Mo… …souri! Latch up the windows, Lock up the doors Gotta get on the go Line up the buggies, Wagons, and rigs Meet all the folks you know You bring the fiddle You bring the drum You bring the old banjo And a hey and a ho And away we'll go On a holiday in Hannibal, Mo… …souri! Lady: Who brung the watermelons? Man: I done Lady: Put them in the buggy By the box of red plums Who brung the lemonade? Lady: Ask her Man: It's here in the wagon With the buttermilk churn Where's Mary? Man: With Nellie Boys: Standin' guard on the jams and jelly Boy: Where's all the fireworks? Boy: Don't know Kids: But you're gonna see `em All the way from here to St. Jo All: Better get ready The time is right We'll be gone all day And half of the night The road is rugged, So hold on tight No time for lollygaggin', Everybody on the wagon Driver: Giddap! All: Get up the horses Give `em the reigns They know the way to go Down by the river, Over the ridge Into the old meadow Oh, what a feelin', Oh, what a day Bright as a daisy glow With a hey and a ho And away we go On a holiday in Hannibal, Mo… …souri! [Orchestra plays as wagons, buggies, and rigs travel to picnic] Oh, what a feelin', Oh, what a day Bright as a daisy glow With a hey and a ho And away we go On a holiday in Hannibal, Mo… …souri! [Orchestra plays while games are being played at picnic] [Night time has fallen, and the picnickers all sit around the fire and sing softly] Oh, what a feelin', Oh, what a day Bright as a daisy glow With a hey and a ho And away we go On a holiday in Hannibal, Missouri (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - July 2004) ***** RIVER SONG (Reprise) Sung by Charley Pride and Chorus Charley Pride: And the world turns around And the boy grows tall He hears the song of the river call The river song sings, "Travel on, travel on" You blink away a tear, And the boy is gone Charley Pride and Chorus: Oh, a river's gonna flow `Cross the land `Cross the land Oh, a river's gonna flow To the sea And the boy is gonna grow To a man To a man Only once in his life Is he free Only one golden time in his Life is he free (Transcribed by Carlene Bogle - 2004) ***** FINALE Instrumental by Orchestra ***** EXIT MUSIC Instrumental by Orchestra

    


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