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The Bandwagon

Performed by India Adams (for Cyd Charisse)/Fred Astaire, Jack Buchanan/Nanette Fabray


NEW SUN IN THE SKY

India Adams :
I see a new sun up in a new sky
And my whole horizon has reached a new high
Yesterday my heart sang a blue song
But today hear it hum a cheery new song
I dreamed a new dream
I saw a new face
And I'm spreading sunshine all over the place
With a new point of view here's what greets my eye!
New love, new luck
New sun in the sky!

I GUESS I'LL HAVE TO CHANGE MY PLAN

Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire :
I guess I'll have to change my plan
I should've realized there'd be another man
I overlooked that point completely
Until the big affair began
Before I knew where I was at
I found myself up on the shelf
And that was that.
I tried to reach the moon
But when I got there
All that I could get was the air
My feet are back upon the ground
I've lost the one girl I found.

LOUISIANA HAYRIDE

Nanette Fabray :
Get goin', Louisiana hayride!
Get goin' we all is ready
Start something Louisiana hayride
No use for calling the road
Oh, I like that sport
Sittin' in the hay
Lovin' it away -- oh, oh
For the time is short
Crack your little whip
Get your little ship to go!
Start something, Louisiana hayride
No foolin', we all is happy
Get goin', Louisiana hayride
No use for calling the road!

TRIPLETS

The "Triplets" are Nanette Fabray, Jack Buchanan and Fred Astaire.

Three little unexpected children
Simultaneously, the doctor brought us
And you can see that we'll be
Three forever and a-e-i-o-
You wouldn't know how agonizing
Being triple can be
Each one is individually the victim
Of the clinical day e-i-o-
Every summer we go away to Boden, Boden, Boden
Every winter we come back home to Walla, Walla, Walla

We do everything alike
We look alike
We dress alike, we walk alike
We talk alike
And what is more
We hate each other very much
We hate our folks
We're sick of jokes on what an art it is
To tell us apart!

Fred : If one of us gets the measles
Jack : Another one gets the measles
All : Then all of us gets the measles
And mumps and 'flu.
How I wish I had a gun
A widdle gun
It would be fun to shoot the other two
And be only one.

Fred : Mrs Whipple Poofer loves to talk to
Mrs Hildendorfer of the fatal natal day
She had her silly Willy

Nanette : Mrs Hudson-Cooper loves to talk to
Mrs Golden-Wasser
Of her major operations
When she had her twins.

Jack : But when Mother comes along
She silences the others
She accomplished something
That is very rare in mothers.

All : MGM has got a Leo
But Mama has got a trio
She is proud but says three is a crowd

Oh, we do everything alike
We look alike
We dress alike, we walk alike
We talk alike
And what is more
We hate each other very much
We hate our folks
We're sick of jokes on what an ... apart.

We eat the same kind of vittles
We drink the same kind of bottles
We sit in the same kind of high-chair
High-chair, high-chair!

How I wish I had a gun...be only one.




2. Sweet Music


Sung by Nanette Fabray and Oscar Levant

Nanette :
You are nothing but a good for nothing
All you do is sit in the house all day
We haven't got a cent
And we can't pay the rent.
And you sit there with that old box
And play away...

Oscar :
You don't have to stew about it, sister.
Our poverty will soon depart
When I develop my art

Nanette :
Keep playin' your music box
Keep on playin' your music box
Sweet music to worry the wolf away.
So happy will we appear
He will know he's not wanted here
Your music could worry a wolf away.
So keep on playin' that grand pian-a
Until he's away
He'll have to go if you
Bang those keys away.
Oh, honey, but we will grin
When the money comes rolling in
Sweet music to worry the wolf away.

Oscar :
When I remind you what --- made his fiddle do,
You'll get an inkling of what this kid'll do.

Nanette :
Well, I want to tell you my friend that
You just radiate
When you run your fingers up and down
That eighty-eight.

Both :
We'll sleep on our wedding cake
We'll be two who can really make
Sweet music!
Opera music!
Hot music!

Oscar : Crazy music!
Nanette : Lazy music!
Oscar : Hipster music!
Nanette : Stripster music!
Nanette : Blue music!
Oscar : Low-down music!
Nanette : New music!
Oscar : Hold-down music!

Nanette : Glad music!
Oscar : Pretty music!
Nanette : Mad music!
Oscar : Dirty music!

Sweet music forever more!
To worry (2)
To make him go out and worry
To worry the wolf from our door.

3. That's Entertainment

Sung by Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray,
Fred Astaire and jack Buchanan

Jack :
Everything that happens in life
Can happen in a show
You can make 'em laugh
You can make 'em cry
Anything
Anything can go....

The clown with his pants falling down
Or the dance that's a dream of romance
Or the scene where the villain is mean
That's entertainment!

Nanette : The lights on the lady in tights

Oscar : Or the bride with the guy on the side

Jack : Or the ball where she gives him her all

All : That's entertainment!

Nanette : The plot and the hot simply teeming with sex

Oscar : A gay divorcee who is after her ex
Fred : It could be Oedipus Rex

Jack :
Where a chap kills his father
And causes a lot of bother

Nanette : The clerk who is thrown out of work
Oscar : By the boss who is thrown for a loss
Fred : By the skirt who is doing him dirt

All :
The world is a stage,
The stage is a world of entertainment.
That's entertainment!
That's entertainment!

The doubt while the jury is out
Or the thrill when they're reading the will
Or the chase for the man with the face
That's entertainment!

Nanette : The dame who is known as the flame
Jack : Of the king of an underworld ring

Oscar and Fred :
He's an ape
Who won't let her escape

All : That's entertainment!

It might be a fight like you see on the screen
A swain getting slain for the love of a queen
Some great Shakespearean scene
Where a ghost and a prince meet
And everyone ends in mincemeat.

The gag may be waving the flag
That began with a mystical hand
Hip hooray!
The American way
The world is a stage,
The stage is a world of entertainment


4. Two-Faced Woman

Sung by India Adams (for Cyd Charisse) but cut from THE BANDWAGON (1953)
Originally sung by India Adams for Joan Crawford in TORCH SONG (1953)

I don't know why they scold me
For doing what I'm trying not to do
No man can ever hold me
And yet I never mean to be untrue
Someday I will wake up
Find out what is wrong
With my dual make-up
I don't belong.
I can't help being a two-faced woman
A little bit of boldness
A little bit of sweetness
A little bit of coldness
A little bit of heatness
Don't fall in love with a two-faced woman
Givin' you a warnin'
I'll leave you in the mornin'
Got another lover under cover
I'm like a weather vane
That goes with the breeze
My disposition makes me do as I please
That's why they call me a two-faced woman
A little bit of day
And a little bit of night
A little bit of sad
And a little bit of bright
A little bit of goodness
A little bit of badness
A little bit of wrong and right.
A little bit of day
And a little bit of night
A little bit of sad
And a little bit of bright.
A little bit of boldness
A little bit of sweetness
A little bit of coldness
A little bit of heatness
They call me two-faced woman.


Dancing in the Dark

Dancing in the dark 'til the tune ends
We're dancing in the dark and it soon ends
We're waltzing in the wonder of why we're here
Time hurries by, we're here and we're gone

Looking for the light of a new love
To brighten up the night, I have you love
And we can face the music together
Dancing in the dark

What - though love is old
What - though song is old
Through them we can be young

Hear this heart of mine
Wailin' all the time
Dear one, tell me that we're one

Looking for the light of a new love
To brighten up the night, I have you love
And we can face the music together
Dancing in the dark, dancing in the dark
Dancing in the dark

____________________
...From Russia with love.
Karkusha.


Registered User
Posts: 30
(10/24/01 11:06:25 am)
 Re: The Band Wagon

Hi, maria trinidad. Here are more songs from The Bandwagon:

By myself
Performed by Fred Astaire

Iíll go my way by myself
Like walk under a cloud
Iíll go my way by myself
All alone in the crowd
Iíll try to apply myself
And teach my heart how to sing
Iíll go my way by myself
Like a bird on a wing
And Iíll face the unknown
Iíll build a world of my own
No one knows better than I myself
Iím by myself alone


A Shine On My Shoes
Sang by Fred Astaire
Danced by Fred Astaire, and with La Roy Daniels

When you feel as low
As the bottom of the well
And can't get out of the mood
Do something to perk yourself up
And change your attitude
Give a tug to your tie
Put a crease in your pants
But if you really want to feel fine
Give your shoes a shine
When there's a shine on your shoes
There's a melody in your heart
With the singable happy feeling
A wonderful way to start
To face the world every day
With the deedle dum dee da da
Little melody that is making
The worrying world go by
When you walk down the street
With a happy-go-lucky beat
You'll find a lot in what I'm repeating
When there's a shine on your shoes
There's a melody in your heart
What a wonderful way to start the day
Now, there's a shine that you get in a barbershop
There's a shine that you get in the pullman car
There's a shine that you get in the poolroom
There's s shine that you get in the schoolroom
But it doesn't matter where you get it
It'll do a lot of good if you let it
A little bit of polish will abolish
What's bothering you
When there's a shine on your shoes
A melody in your heart
A singable happy feeling
Wonderful!
Got a shine on my shoes
Got a shine on my shoes
Got a shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
Got a shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
Got a shine on my shoes
Got a shine on my shoes
Shine the shoes,
Shine the shoes,
Shine the shoes
Shine the shoes,
Shine the shoes,
Shine the shoes
Shine the shoes
Shine the shoes
I got to shine the shoes
Shine the shoes
Shine the shoes
Shine the shoes
Shine, shine, shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
I got a shine on my shoes
I got a shoeshine
Got a shoeshine
I got a shoeshine
I got a shoeshine
I got a shoeshine
Got a shoeshine


You And The Night And The Music
Sung by chorus.
Danced by Fred Astaire and Cyd Charisse

You and the night and the music
Fill me with flaming desire,
Setting my being completely
On fire!
You and the night and the music
Thrill me but will we be one
After the night and the music
Are done?
Until the pale light of dawning and daylight
Our hearts will be throbbing guitars...




I love Louisa
Performed by Fred Astaire, Oscar Levant, Nanette Fabray and chorus

Fred
How I love a glass of beer
Oscar
More beer!
Fred
Beer goes very good with beer
Oscar & Nanette
More beer!
Fred
When I´m drinking beer I´m thinking,
Ach! Life is beer.
But there´s someone I love even more than beer.
I love Louisa, Louisa loves me.
When we rode on the merry-go-round,
I kissed Louisa,
And then Louisa, Louisa kissed me.
We were so happy, so happy and free.
Oscar
Ach, ach, Madchense,
Beautiful Louisa
Fred
Ach, when I choose them,
I never want to lose them.
Chorus
Someday Louisa,
Louisa will be
Fred
More than just a fraulein to me.
A Frenchman loves a glass of vine
Chorus
More beer!
Fred
The English think the vhiskey´s fine
Chorus
More beer!
Fred
And when I comb off, all the foam off I drink a toast,
To the Germans and the madchens, I love most.
Ich liebe Louisa, Louisa liebt mich.
Als wir fuhren auf dem wege,
Ich kusste Louisa und dann Louisa, Louisa kusste mich,
Wer waren sehr glucklich, so glucklich und frei.
Chorus
Ach, ach, Madchense,
Beautiful Louisa.
Ach, when I choose them,
I never want to lose them.
Ach, ach, Madchense,
Beautiful Louisa.
Ach, when I choose them,
I never want to lose them.
Someday Louisa,
Louisa will be
More than just a fraulein to me.
More beer!
More beer!
More beer!



Triplets
Performed by Fred Astaire, Nanette Fbray and Jack Buchanan

All
Three little unexpected children
Simultaneously, the doctor brought us
And you can see that weíll be
Three forever and a-e-i-o-
You wouldnít know how agonizing
Being triple can be
Each one is individually the victim
Of the clinical day e-i-o-
Every summer we go away to Baden, Baden, Baden
Every winter we come back home to Walla, Walla, Walla
We do everything alike
We look alike
We dress alike, we walk alike
We talk alike
And what is more
We hate each other very much
We hate our folks
Weíre sick of jokes on what an art it is
To tell us apart!
Fred
If one of us gets the measles
Jack
Another one gets the measles
All
Then all of us gets the measles
And mumps and Ďflu.
How I wish I had a gun
A widdle gun
It would be fun to shoot the other two
And be only one.
Fred
Mrs Whipple Poofer loves to talk to
Mrs Hildendofer of the fatal natal day
She had her silly Willy
Nanette
Mrs Hudson-Cooper loves to talk to
Mrs Golden-Waser
Of her major operations
When she had her twins.
Jack
But when Mother comes along
She silences the others
She accomplished something
That is very rare in mothers
All
MGM has got a Leo
But Mama has got a trio
She is proud but says three is a crowd
Oh, we do everything alike
We look alike
We dress alike, we walk alike
We talk alike
And what is more
We hate each other very much
We hate our folks
Weíre sick of jokes on what an art it is to tell us apart.
We eat the same kind of vittles
We drink the same kind of bottles
We sit in the same kind of high-chair
High-chair, high-chair!
How I wish I had a gun
A widdle gun
It would be fun to shoot the other two
And be only one.


Thatís Entertainment (finale)
Performed by Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse (dubbed by India Adams), Jack Buchanan, Nanette Fabray, Oscar Levant and Chorus

Jack, Nanette and Oscar
A show that is really a show
Sends you out
With a kind of a glow
And you say
As you go on your way
That's entertainment
Fred and Cyd
A song that is winging along
Or a dance
With a touch of romance
Is the art
That appeals to the heart
That's entertainment
Chorus
Admit we're a hit
And we'll go on from there
We played a charade
That was lighter than air
Fred, Cyd, Jack, Nanette and Oscar
A good old-fashioned affair
And we sing this finale
We hope goes up your alley
No death
Like you get in MacBeth
No ordeal
Like the end of Camille
This good-bye
Brings a tear to the eye
The world is a stage
The stage is a world
Of entertainment