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Hello Dolly
Music and Lyrics by JERRY HERMAN


  1.Prologue - Call On Dolly
  2.I Put My Hand In There
  3.It Takes a Woman
  4.Put On Your Sunday Clothes
  5.Ribbons Down My Back
  6.Motherhood
  7.Dancing
  8.Before the Parade Passes By
  9.Elegance
 10.Hello, Dolly!
 11.It Only Takes A Moment
 12.So Long Dearie
 13.Finale

     Songs cut from the show
 14.World, Take Me Back
 15.Love, Look In My Window



      1.Prologue - Call On Dolly  
        Orchestra
        [Instrumental]

        CHORUS:
        Call on Dolly!
        She's the one the spinsters recomend
        Just name that kind of man your sister wants...

        CHORUS:
        Just name that kind of man your sister wants
        And she'll snatch them up
        Don't forget to bring your maiden aunts and
        She'll match `em up.
        Call on Dolly!
        If your eldest daughter needs a friend

        CHORUS:
        Call on Dolly!
        (fade out)

         Ambrose Kemper:
         Tell me Missus Levi, what's in all this for you?

         Dolly:
         A living, Mr. Kemper. Some people paint, some sew--
         I meddle--


       2.I Put My Hand In There  

          Dolly
          I have always been a woman who arranges things
          For the pleasure and the profit it derives
          I have always been a woman who arranges things
          Like furniture and daffodils and lives

          (Hands purse to Ambrose)

          When a man with a timid tongue
          Meets a girl with a diffident air
          Why should the tortured creatures beat around the bush
          When heaven knows mother nature always needs a little push
          So I put my hand in here
          I put my hand in there
          And a girl over 6 foot 3
          Loves a man who comes up to her ear
          Surely it's obvious she'll never be seduced
          'Til some kind soul condescends
          To give her beau a little boost
          So I put my hand in there
          I put my hand in here

          I have always been a woman who arranges things
          It's my duty to assist the Lord above
          I have always been a woman who arranges things
          Like luncheon parties, poker games, and love
          My aplomb at cosmetic art
          Turned a frump to a trump lady fair
          She had a countenance a little bit like scrooge  
          But oh today you would swear the Lord himself applied the rouge
          When I put my hand in here
          I put my hand in there!

          (Short dance interlude)

          I put my hand in here
          I twist a little, stir a little
          Him a little, her a little
          Shape a little, mold a little
          Some poor chap gets sold a little
          When I use my fist a little
          Some young bride gets kissed a little
          Pressure with the thumbs
          Matrimony comes
          When, I put my hand in there...

          For when my little pink wiggles
          Some young maiden gets the giggles
          Then I make my knuckles active
          "My" he says "She's so attractive."
          Then I move my index digit
          And they both begin to fidget
          Then I clench my palm
          The preacher reads a psalm
          When I put my hand in there!


       3.It Takes a Woman  
          Vandergelder
          It takes a woman all powdered and pink
          To joyously clean out the drain in the sink
          And it takes an angel with long golden lashes
          And soft dresden fingers
          For dumping the ashes

          Cornelius, Barnaby, & 2 customers
          Yes it takes a woman
          A dainty woman
          A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife
          O yes it takes a woman
          A fragile woman
          To bring you the sweet things in life

          Vandergelder
          The frail young maiden who's constantly there
          For washing and blueing and shoeing the mare
          And it takes a female for setting the table
          And weaving the Guernsey
          And cleaning the stable

          All
          O yes it takes a woman
          A dainty woman
          A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife
          O yes it takes a woman
          A fragile woman
          To bring you the sweet things in life
          And so she'll work until infinity
          Three cheers for femininity
          Rah Rah Rah...Rah Rah Rah
          F. E. M. - I. T. Y

          Vandergelder
          F. E. M. I. T. Y?
          Get out of here!
          And in the winter she'll shovel the ice
          And lovingly set out the traps for the mice
          She's a joy and treasure for practically speaking
          To whom can you turn when the plumbing is leaking?

          Vandergelder, Cornelius, & Barnaby
          To That dainty woman
          That fragile woman
          That sweetheart, that mistress, that wife
          O yes it takes a woman

          Vandergelder
          A husky woman
          Vandergelder, Cornelius, & Barnaby
          To bring you the sweet things in life!

          All
          O Yes it takes a woman
          A dainty woman
          A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife
          O yes it takes a woman, a fragile woman
          To bring you the sweet things in life.


       4.Put On Your Sunday Clothes  
          Cornelius
          Out there
          There's a world outside of Yonkers
          Way out there beyond this hick town, Barnaby
          There's a slick town, Barnaby
          Out there
          Full of shine and full of sparkle
          Close your eyes and see it glisten, Barnaby
          Listen, Barnaby...

          Put on your Sunday clothes, there's lots of world out there
          Get out the brillantine and dime cigars
          We're gonna find adventure in the evening air
          Girls in white
          In a perfumed night
          Where the lights are bright as the stars!
          Put on your Sunday clothes, we're gonna ride through town
          In one of those new horsedrawn open cars

          Cornelius & Barnaby
          We'll see the shows
          At Delmonico's
          And we'll close the town in a whirl
          And we won't come home until we've kissed a girl!

          Dolly
          Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out
          Strut down the street and have your picture took
          Dressed like a dream your spirits seem to turn about

          Both
          That Sunday shine
          Is a certain sign
          That you feel as fine as you look!

          Dolly & Ambrose
          Beneath your parasol, the world is all a smile
          That makes you feel brand new down to your toes

          Dolly, Ambrose, Cornelius, & Barnaby
          Get out your feathers
          Your patent leathers
          Your beads and buckles and bows
          For there's no blue Monday in your Sunday clothes!

          Townspeople, All
          Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out
          Strut down the street and have your picture took
          Dressed like a dream your spirits seem to turn about
          That Sunday shine is a certain sign
          That you feel as fine as you look!
          Beneath your parasol, the world is all a smile
          That makes you feel brand new down to your toes
          Get out your feathers
          Your patent leathers
          Your beads and buckles and bows
          For there's no blue Monday in your Sunday clothes!

          Beneath your bowler brim the world's a simple song
          A lovely lilt that makes you tilt your nose
          Get out your slickers, your flannel knickers
          Your red suspenders and hose
          For there's no blue Monday in your Sunday clothes!

          Dolly
          Ermengarde, stop sniveling - Don't cry on the valises!
          We haven't missed the train, thank the Lord!
          Lovely, you're improving - Now get all 11  pieces,
          We're 7 minutes late.
          All Aboard!

          All
          All Aboard! All Aboard!
          All Aboard! All Aboard!
          Put on your Sunday clothes there's lots of world out there
          Put on your silk cravat and patent shoes
          We're gonna find adventure in the evening air
          To town we'll trot
          To a smoky spot
          Where the girls are hot as a fuse!
          Put on your silk high hat and at the turned up cuff
          We'll wear a hand made grey suede buttoned glove
          We'll join the Astors
          At Tony Pastor's
          And this I'm positive of
          That we won't come home
          That we won't come home
          No we won't come home until we fall in love!

          Put on your silk high hat and at the turned up cuff
          We'll wear a hand made grey suede buttoned glove
          We'll join the Astors
          At Tony Pastor's
          And this I'm positive of
          That we won't come home
          That we won't come home
          No we won't come home until we fall in love!


       5.Ribbons Down My Back  
          Irene Molly
          I'll be wearing ribbons down my back this summer
          Blue & Green and streaming in the yellow sky
          So if someone special comes my way this summer
          He might notice me passing by
          And so I'll try to make it easier to find me
          In the silliness of July
          Because a breeze might stir a rainbow up behind me
          That might happen to catch the gentleman's eye
          And he might smile and take me by the hand
          This summer
          Making me recall how lovely love can be
          And so I will proudly wear
          Ribbons down my back
          Shining in my hair
          That he might notice me!


       6.Motherhood  
          Dolly
          I know what I stand for! Important things! Like...like...
          Motherhood,
          America,
          And a hot lunch for orphans
          Take off your hat, sir
          While your country's flag is passing
          Do you see him
          On the hill at Gettysburg
          'Neath that great triumphal arch?
          If you see him as he's trampling through the grapes of wrath
          Stand up and march, march, march!

          Mrs. Molloy
          I stand for motherhood,
          America,
          And a hot lunch for orphans
          Take off your hat, sir
          There's a tear-stained eagle passing
          Do you see him
          On the field at Waterloo
          'Neath that great triumphal arch?

          Mrs. Molloy & Mianie
          If you hear him singing Dixie in the sugar cane
          Stand up and march, march, march!

          (The ladies are singing while Dolly is singing)

          I stand for motherhood,
          America,
          And a hot lunch for orphans
          Take off your hat, sir
          While your country's
          Flag is passing
          Do you see him
          On the field at Waterloo
          'Neath that great triumphal arch
          If you see him as he's
          Trampling through the
          Grapes of wrath

          Dolly
          Alamo!
          Remember the Alamo!
          I regret that I've one
          Life to give for my
          Country
          In the words of Lincoln
          One if by land
          And two if by sea
          Yes Dad I chopped
          That cherry tree down

          Dolly, Mrs. Molloy, & Minnie
          Stand up and march march march
          O, Stonewall Jackson
          Glory, glory, hallelujah

          Mrs. Molloy
          Four score and seven years ago!

          All
          March, March, March

          Dolly
          Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!

          All
          March, March, March!


       7.Dancing  
          Dolly
          Put your hand on her waist and stand
          With her right in your left hand
          And one two three, one two three, one two three
          Cornelius
          Look I'm dancing!
          Well, I was.
          Dolly
          Of course you were, Mr. Hackl!
          Take the someone whose arms you're in
          Hold onto her tight and spin
          And one two three, one two three, one two three
          Cornelius
          Wow, I'm dancing!
          Dolly
          Turn around and turn around, try floating through the air
          Can't you be a little more aesthetic?
          Cornelius
          Don't you think my dancing has a polish and a flair?
          Dolly
          The word I think I'd use is athletic!
          Cornelius
          Well my heart is about to burst
          My head is about to pop
          And now that I'm dancing who cares if I ever stop!
          ...Look at lne, everybody! I, Cornelius Hackl...Sport
          ...Am dancing!
          Dolly
          You're next, Mr. Tucker!
          Glide and step and then step and glide
          Barnaby
          And everyone stand aside!
          Cornelius
          He's dancing!
          Dolly
          You could learn to polka if you worked a week or so
          Or the tango filled with passion seething
          Barnaby
          I might join the chorus of the castle garden show
          Dolly
          Whatever you do for gosh shakes keep breathing
          Barnaby, Dolly and Cornelius
          For my heart is about to burst
          My head is about to pop
          And now that I'm dancing who cares if I ever stop!
          Mrs. Molloy
          When there's someone you hardly know
          But wish you were closer to
          Remember that he can be near to you
          While you're dancing
          Though you've only just said "hello"
          He's suddenly someone who
          Can make all your daydreams appear to you
          While you're dancing
          Make the music weave a spell
          Whirl away your worry
          Things look almost twice as well
          When you're slightly blurry
          Dolly
          As around and around you go
          Your spirits will hit the top
          Dolly, Cornelius, & Mrs. Molloy
          And now that we're dancing
          Who cares if we ever stop
          Mrs. Molloy, Barnaby, Dolly and Cornelius
          One-two-three
          One-two-three
          One-two
          And now that we're dancing
          Who cares if we ever stop


       8.Before the Parade Passes By  
          DollyAll
          When the parade passes by
          Listen and hear that brass harmony growing
          When the parade passes by
          Pardon me if my old spirit is showing
          All of those lights over there
          Seem to be telling me where I'm going
          When the whistles blow
          And the cymbals crash
          And the sparklers light the sky
          I'm gonna raise the roof
          I'm gonna carry on
          Give me an old trombone
          Give me an old baton

          Before the parade passes by!

          I'm gonna raise the roof
          I'm gonna carry on
          Give me an old trombone
          Give me an old baton
          Before the parade passes by!


       9.Elegance  
          Cornelius & Barnaby
          Yes, New York
          It's really us
          Barnaby and Cornelius
          Mrs. Molloy & Minnie
          All the guests of Mr. Hackl are
          Feelin' great and look spectacular
          All
          What a knack
          There is to that
          Acting like a born aristocrat
          We got elegance
          If you ain't got elegance
          You can never ever carry it off
          Cornelius
          All who are
          Well-bred agree
          Minnie Fay
          Has pedigree
          Mrs. Molloy
          Exercise your wildest whims tonight
          We are out with diamond Jims tonight
          Minnie
          Could they be
          Misleading us?
          Cornelius & Barnaby
          Silver spoons were used for feeding us
          We got elegance
          If you ain't got elegance
          All
          You can never ever carry it off
          Middle class
          Don't speak of it
          Savoir Faire
          We reek of it
          Some were born with rags and patches but
          We use dollar bills for matches and
          Minnie
          Vanderbilt
          Kowtows to us
          Cornelius
          J.P. Morgan scrapes and bows to us
          All
          We've got elegance
          We were born with elegance
          Cornelius
          Have you noticed when I hold my cup
          The saucer never moves
          Mrs. Molloy
          And the way I keep my pinky up
          Indubitably proves
          All
          That we got elegance
          We got built in elegance
          And with elegance...elegance...
          Elegance...elegance...elegance
          We'll carry it off!

          (THEY exit a moment, and THEY re-enter, now exhausted)

          We got elegance
          If you ain't got elegance
          You can never ever carry it off
          We got Elegance...


      10.Hello, Dolly!  
          Dolly
          Hello, Harry
          Well, Hello Louie
          It's so nice to be back home where I belong
          You're looking swell, Manny
          I can tell, Danny
          You're still glowin', you're still crowin'
          You're still goin' strong
          For the band's playin'
          One of my old favorite songs from way back when
          So bridge that gap, fellas
          Find me an empty lap, fellas
          Dolly'll never go away again

          Waiters
          Hello Dolly!
          Well, Hello Dolly!
          It's so nice to have you back where you belong
          You're looking swell, Dolly,
          We can tell, Dolly,
          You're still glowin', you're still crowin'
          You're still goin' strong.
          We feel the room swayin'
          For the band's playin'
          One of your old fav'rite songs from 'way back when

          Dolly
          So here's my hat fellas
          I'm stayin' where I'm at, fellas

          Waiters
          Promise you'll never go away again

          Dolly
          I went away from the lights of Fourteenth Street
          And into my personal haze
          But now that I'm back in the lights of l4th Street
          Tomorrow will be brighter than the good old days

          Waiters
          Those good old days
          Hello, Well Hello Dolly
          Well hello, hey look there's Dolly

          Dolly
          Glad to see you Hank, let's thank my lucky star

          Waiters
          Your lucky star

          Dolly
          You're lookin' great, Stanley
          Lose some weight, Stanley?
          Dolly's overjoyed and overwhelmed and over par

          Waiters
          I hear the ice tinkle
          See the lights twinkle
          And you still get glances from us handsome men
          So...

          Dolly
          Golly gee, fellas
          Find me a vacant knee, fellas

          Waiters
          Dolly'll never go away again

          (A DANCE follows Dolly and the waiters)

          Waiters
          Well, well hello, Dolly
          Well hello, Dolly
          It's so nice to have you back where you belong
          You're lookin' swell, Dolly
          We can tell, Dolly
          You're still glowin', you're still crowin'
          You're still goin' strong
          I hear the ice tinkle
          See the lights twinkle
          And you still get glances from us handsome men
          So...

          Dolly
          Wow wow wow, fellas

          Waiters
          Hey, Yeh!

          Dolly
          Look at the old girl now, fellas

          Waiters
          Wow!
          All
          Dolly'll never go away again.


      11.It Only Takes A Moment  
          Cornelius
          It only takes a moment
          For your eyes to meet and then
          Your heart knows in a moment
          You will never be alone again

          I held her for an instant
          But my arms felt sure and strong
          It only takes a moment
          To be loved a whole life long...

          Clerk
          I missed a few words back there, Mr Jackl. Right after 'it only'--

          All
          [in docket]
          ...Takes a moment!
          For your eyes to meet and then
          Your heart knows in a moment
          You will never be alone again

          He held her for an instant
          But his arms felt sure and strong
          It only takes a moment--

          Mrs. Molloy
          He held me for an instant
          But his arms felt safe and strong
          It only takes a moment
          To be loved a whole life long

          Cornelius
          And that is all
          That love's about

          Mrs. Molloy
          And we'll recall when time runs out

          Both
          That it only took a moment
          To be loved a whole life long!


      12.So Long Dearie  
          Dolly
          [Spoken]
          Well, Horace, it looks as if there's nothing more for me to say, but--
          [Sung]
          Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye.
          Goodbye, Goodbye, Goodbye.
          Don't try to stop me Horace please...
          Wave your little hand and whisper
          So long dearie
          You ain't gonna see me anymore
          But when you discover that your life is dreary
          Don't you come a knockin' at my door
          For I'll be all dolled up
          And singin' that song
          That says you dog, I told you so
          So wave your little hand and whisper
          So long dearie
          Dearie, should have said so long
          So long ago

          Because you've treated me so rotten and rough
          I've had enough of feelin' low
          So wave your little hand and whisper
          So long dearie
          Dearie would have said so long
          So long ago

          For I can hear that choo choo callin' me on
          To a fancy new address
          Yes, I can hear that choo choo callin' me on
          On board that happiness express
          I'm gonna learn to dance and drink and smoke a cigarette
          I'm go'n as far away from Yonkers as a girl can get

          [Spoken]
          And on those cold winter nights, Horace...
          You can snuggle up to your cash register.
          It's a bit lumpy but it rings!

          [Sung]
          Don't come a knockin'
          I'll be all dolled up
          And singin' that song
          That says you dog, I told you so
          So Horace, you will find your life a sad old story
          When you see your Dolly shuffle off to glory
          Oh I should have said so long...
          So Long ago!


      13.Finale  
          Horace:
          Hello, Dolly!
          Well, hello, Dolly!
          It's so nice to have you here
          Where you belong
          I never knew Dolly
          Without you, Dolly
          Life was awfully flat
          And more than that
          Was awfully wrong

          Dolly:
          Here's my hat, Horace!
          I'm staying where I'm at, Horace!
          Dolly will never go away...

          Horace:
          Wonderful woman!

          Both:
          Again...

          Townspeople:
          Hello, Dolly!
          Well, hello, Dolly!  
          It's so nice to have you back
          Where you belong

          You're looking swell, Dolly!
          We can tell, Dolly!
          You're still glowin'
          You're still crowin'
          You're still goin' strong

          Take the someone whose arms you're in
          Hold onto her tight and spin
          And one two three, one two three, one two three
          Look, I'm dancing!
          As around and around you go
          Your spirits will hit the top
          And now that we're dancing
          Who cares if we ever stop

          He held her for an instant
          But his arms felt sure and strong
          It only takes a moment
          To be loved a whole life long...

          Put on your Sunday clothes when you feel down and out
          Strut down the street and have your picture took
          Dressed like a dream your spirits seem to turn about
          That Sunday shine is a certain sign
          That you feel as fine as you look!
          Beneath your parasol, the world is all a smile
          That makes you feel brand new down to your toes
          Get out your feathers
          Your patent leathers
          Your beads and buckles and bows
          For there's no blue Monday in your Sunday clothes!

          Well, well, well
          Hello, Dolly!
          Well, hello, Dolly!  
          It's so nice to have you back
          Where you belong
          So...

          Dolly:
          Wow, wow, wow, fellas.
          Look at the old girl now, fellas!

          All
          Dolly'll never go away again.


      14.World, Take Me Back  
          Dolly
          I've sliced my slice of life a little thin
          Haven't I, Ephraim?
          I've been on the outside looking in
          Haven't I, Ephraim?
          Well, from now on, Ephraim,
          All that's going to change.

          The world is full of wonderful things,
          a bushel of wonderful things for me to believe in
          So world, take me back
          I want to be part of the human race again

          And bid good-bye to all my trouble and tears
          I've wasted so many odd years
          It's time to get even
          So world, take me back
          I want to let laughter light up my face again

          Oh, no more peeking through the keyhole
          I intend to have my own key
          No more sneaking past the parlor
          From now on, it's me sitting on the settee.

          Oh, today's a day to holler about
          for after just sitting life out
          since heavens know when.

          My step has a spring and a drive
          I'm suddenly young and alive
          You wonderful world,
          Take me back again!

          The world is full of Aprils & Junes
          Red roses and yello' balloons
          For me to hang onto
          So world, take me back
          I want to be
          part of those good old days again!

          Whatever happened to those wonderful days
          night-away nights, oh where have they gone to?
          So world, take me back,
          I want to be
          there when the gas light flames again!
          Oh, no more watching from the sidelines
          I intend to star in the show
          No more reaching for tomorrow
          from now on, I stand with today in my hand.

          For today the world is ripe as a peach,
          it's going to be mine till I reach a 110.

          My step has a spring and a drive
          I'm suddenly young and alive
          You wonderful world,
          Take me back again!


      15.Love, Look In My Window  
          Dolly
          Love, look in my window
          Love, knock on my door
          It's years since you've called on me

          How I would love hearing your laughter once more
          So if you should ever be in the neighborhood
          Let's talk about old times.
          Love, pull up a chair
          How I miss your friendly smile

          Love, look in my window
          Love, knock on my door
          Oh, love, come in and stay awhile

          Oh, Ephraim, let me go!
          It's been long enough, Ephraim.
          Every evening for all these years,
          I've put out the cat.
          I've locked the door.
          I even made myself a little rum toddy.
          And before I went to bed, I said a prayer,
          Thanking God that I was independent
          That no one else's life was mixed up with mine.
          But Ephraim,
          I need someone else's life mixed up with mine.
          So if you should ever be in the neighborhood,
          Let's talk about old times.
          Love, pull up a chair,
          How I miss your friendly smile

          Love, look in my window
          Love, knock on my door
          Oh, love, come in and stay awhile

          Oh, Ephraim, let me go!
          It's  been long enough, Ephraim.
          Every evening for all these years,
          I've put out the cat.
          I've locked the door.
          I even made myself a  little rum toddy.
          And before I went to bed, I said a prayer,
          Thanking God that I was independent
          That no one else's life was mixed up with mine.
          But Ephraim,
          I need someone else's life mixed up with mine.
          So if you should ever be in the neighborhood,
          Let's talk about old times.
          Love, pull up a chair,
          How I miss your friendly smile

          Love, look in my window
          Love, knock on my door
          Oh, love, come in and stay awhile!