I LIKE LIFE
From "Scrooge" (1970)
The Ghost of Christmas Present (G) and Scrooge (S)
(all lines sung except where indicated)
Ebenezer Scrooge, the sins of man are huge!
A never-ending symphony of villainy and infamy,
duplicity, deceit and subterfuge.
And no one's worse than Ebenezer Scrooge!
Though man's a handy candidate for Hell,
I must admit life sometimes has
its brighter side as well!
I like life! Life likes me!
Life and I fairly fully agree
Life is fine! Life is good!
'Specially mine which is just as it should be!
I like pouring the wine and why not?
Life's a pleasure that I deny not
I like life here and now
Life and I made a mutual vow
Till I die, life and I,
We'll both try to be better somehow
And if life were a woman she would be my wife
(S says) Why?
(G) Why? Because I like life!
(S says) That's all very well for you but not for me. I hate life.
(G says) Scrooge, you're an even bigger fool than I took you for!
Now you listen to me.
(G) I like life.
(G says) Well, go on!
(S) I like life
(G says) That's better!
(G) Life likes me
(S) Life likes me
(G says) Good! Good!
(G) I make life a perpetual spree
(S) Perpetual spree
(G) Eating food
(S) Drinking wine
Thinking who'd like the privilege to dine me
I like drinking the drink I'm drinking
(G says) That's better, Scrooge!
(G) I like thinking the thoughts I'm thinking
I like songs, I like dance
I hear music and I'm in a trance
(S) Tra la la!
(both) Chances are we shall get up and prance
(G) Where there's music and laughter happiness is rife
(G) Why?Because I like life!
(both) Where there's music and laughter happiness is rife
Why? Because I like life
See how much we like life!
(Transcribed by Holly Tooker - December 2003)