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70, Girls, 70

Музыка: John Kander
Стихи: Fred Ebb

1. Old Folks
2. Home
3. Broadway, My Street
4. The Caper
5. Coffee in a Cardboard Cup
6. You and I, Love
7. Do We?
8. Hit It, Lorraine
9. See the Light
10. Boom Ditty Boom
11. Believe
12. Go Visit Your Grandmother
13. 70, Girls, 70
14. The Elephant Song
15. Yes
16. Finale


1. Old Folks

Old folks sit around
By the television set,
With a comforter,
Petulant as they can get,
Always grumbling
"Is the cocoa ready yet?"
Sad but true, folks,
That's what they do, folks.
Old folks don't go out;
Strangers make them ill at ease,
Old folks stay at home,
Nursing their infirmities,
Let the saucer down,
Time to feed the Siamese,
Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty....
And someday
When I'm a little bit older
It's conceivable I may
Be that way too.
Old folks letch a lot,
Though it doesn't mean a thing,
Yawn and stretch a lot,
Rolling on an inner spring,
Cough and kvetch a lot,
Sighing one perpetual sigh.
Go take a look at the old folks,
They're quite an int'resting sight.
But if you want to see old folks,
You're in the wrong hall tonight!

Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty kitty....
And someday
When I'm a little bit older
It's conceivable I may
Be that way too.
Old folks rock a lot,
Cracking on an upper plate,
Interlock a lot
When they want to navigate,
Watch the clock a lot,
Moaning as the minutes go by.
Go take a look at the old folks,
They're quite an int'resting sight.
But if you want to see old folks,
You're in the wrong place --
Go call an usher --
You've caught the wrong cue --
We're very sorry --
You've met the wrong group --
Go get a refund --
You're in the wrong hall tonight!


2. Home

Home is where the heart is,
And I'm home.
I know where my heart is,
I came home.
I've found other faces,
I've filled other spaces,
But no other place is
Quite like home.
So I got a move on,
I came home.
Nothing can improve on
What's back home.
With friends that will need me
And love that will feed me
All paths seem to lead me
Home.

Home to me is pulled-up linoleum,
The creaking of the bannister,
The squeaking of the chair.
Home to me is trapped in the elevator,
Knocking on the radiator,
Tripping down the stair.
Try to get the curtain to go up,
Then try to get the window to go down,
Then try to get the super on the phone,
I've got another leak, oh,
But he's in Puerto Rico.

Home to me is pulled-up linoleum,
The creaking of the bannister,
The squeaking of the chair.
Home to me is trapped in the elevator,
Knocking on the radiator,
Tripping down the stair.
Try to get the curtain to go up,
Then try to get the window to go down,
Then try to get the super on the phone,
When you're in a frenzy,
Write to Mayor Lindsay.

So I got a move on,
I came home.
Nothing can improve on
What's back home.
With friends that will need me
And love that will feed me
All paths seem to lead me
Home.


3. Broadway, My Street

How many times have you heard some performer say,
"Gee, but it's great to be back here on old Broadway?"
That's such a worn and a boring cliche --
Well, steel yourself, you're just about to hear it again.
How many times has the orchestra struck the chords,
Marking the entrance of one of those tired broads
Saying she's thrilled to be back on the boards?
Well, settle back and sweat it out,
The lyrics say beyond a doubt
That you poor folks are just about
To hear it again.

Broadway, my street,
That touch-on-wood or good-to-die street,
Broadway, I know your charms,
So naturally, your baby girl came back to your arms.
Though it's cold out,
Show me a sign that says we're sold out,
And see me clicking my heels
To show the gang how warming it feels
Back here on my beat,
Broadway, my street.

Broadway, my street,
That suicide or riding high street,
Broadway, I'm in a daze,
That's every day at seven plus the two matinees.
My-oh me-oh,
Tell me we're socko at the B.O.,
And see me mopping my eyes
Like I had won one wonderful prize
Back here on my beat,
Broadway, my street.

I telephone my cronies
In the lobby of the Lambs
That I'll be back on Broadway.
Go polish off the Tonies
And compose the telegrams,
Because I'm back on Broadway.
So let me hear the cymbals crash
And let me hear the trumpets play,
And let me hear that I'm a smash,
'Cause Sardi's seats me right away.
And let me hear my agent brag
There's not a ticket in the rack,
And beat the drum and wave the flag
'Cause hallelu, I'm back
Again
On

Broadway, my street,
That touch-on-wood or good-to-die street,
See me clicking my heels
To show the gang how warming it feels
Back here on my beat,
Broadway, my street.


4. The Caper

Now, S.S. is Sadie's Store
And S.F. is Sadie's Front
And S.B. is Sadie's Back
And O.S. Operational Site.
Now, T-1 is Telephone One,
Which is to the left in S.B.
And over here are 2 and 3,
Telephone Two and Telephone Three.
Now, Telephone Two and Telephone Three
Are over to the right in front of S.S.
And over to the left of the S.S. and the O.S.
See?
You see?
You do?
Let's review:
S.S., Sadie's Store,
S.B., Sadie's Back,
S.F., Sadie's Front,
O.S., Operational Site,
T-1, Telephone One,
T-2, Telephone Two,
T-3, Telephone Three.
Now, let's go on:

Now, R-1 is Rack One,
Which is to the right in S.F.
And R-2 is Rack Two,
Which is to the left in S.F.
According to Eunice, who is X,
Her O.C., Old Coat, hangs on R-2,
To be replaced by N.C., New Coat,
In the shopping bag, O.K.?
A will appear at 11:45
With B, that's Gert, and pass S.F.
If Sadie, S, is alone in S.F.,
Then they will wait till 11:48
When Harry, H, will telephone S
So that S will leave to answer T-1.
Fun?
You see?
You do?
Let's review:
S.S., Sadie's Store,
S.B., Sadie's Back,
S.F., Sadie's Front,
O.S., Operational Site,
T-1, Telephone One,
T-2, Telephone Two,
T-3, Telephone Three,
R-1, Rack One,
R-2, Rack Two,
O-C, Old Coat,
N-C, New Coat,
X, Eunice,
A, Ida,
B, Gert,
S, Sadie,
H, Harry.

Now, if at 11:45
When A and B pass S.F.,
They find a customer, that's C,
In S.F., then immediately
B will go to T-2
Or T-3 to telephone H
To hold the T-4, that's Telephone Four,
And wait at O.P., Operational Point,
Until S.S. is cleared, but A
Can telephone S to answer T-1
And they can proceed on the O.S.
With the caper on this diagram here.
Clear?
You see?
You do?
Let's review:
S.S., Sadie's Store,
S.B., Sadie's Back,
S.F., Sadie's Front,
O.S., Operational Site,
T-1, Telephone One,
T-2, Telephone Two,
T-3, Telephone Three,
R-1, Rack One,
R-2, Rack Two,
O-C, Old Coat,
N-C, New Coat,
X, Eunice,
A, Ida,
B, Gert,
S, Sadie,
H, Harry,
O.P, Operational Point,
T-4, Telephone Four.

So from this diagram right here,
That's the caper, is it clear?
Ready, gentlemen and ladies?
Here we go, on to Sadie's!


5. Coffee in a Cardboard Cup

The trouble with the world today, it seems to me,
Is coffee in a cardboard cup.
The trouble with the affluent society
Is coffee in a cardboard cup.
No one's ever casual and nonchalant,
No one waits a minute in a restaurant,
No one wants a waitress passing pleasantries
Like "How're you, Miss?"
"How're you, Sir?"
"May I take your order please?"
The trouble with the world today is plain to see,
Is everything is hurry up.
It's rush it through, and don't be slow,
And BLT on rye to go,
With coffee (I think she said)
Coffee (I know she said)
Coffee in a cardboard cup.

The trouble with the helter-skelter life we lead
Is coffee in a cardboard cup.
The trouble, the psychologists have all agreed,
Is coffee in a cardboard cup.
Tell me, what could possibly be drearier
Than seafood from the Belnord cafeteria?
Seems to me a gentleman would much prefer
"Afternoon!"
"How've you been?"
"Would you like the special, sir?"
The trouble with the world today is plain to see,
Is everything is hurry up.
There's ready-wear, and instant tea,
And minute rice, and my oh me,
There's coffee (I think she said)
Coffee (I know she said)
Coffee in a cardboard cup.

The trouble with the world today, beyond a doubt,
Is coffee in a cardboard cup.
The trouble is the way we like to take things out,
Like coffee in a cardboard cup.
No one knows the meaning of utopia
Is dining at the corner cornucopia,
Seems to me we wouldn't be such nervous wrecks
With "Hello, there!"
"Be right back!"
"Would you care for separate checks?"
The trouble with the world today is plain to see,
Is everything is hurry up.
It's all become looney tunes
With sugar packs and plastic spoons
And coffee (I think she said)
Coffee (I know she said)
Coffee (I'm sure she said)
Coffee (She must have said)
Coffee in a cardboard cup.


7. Do We?

Do you see that lady in the mezzanine?
And do you see that couple on the aisle?
And what about those hippies in the balcony?
Do you see the way they look at us and smile?
We always get a ton of them at matinees,
From out of town, the ones those buses bring.
For no matter what the nature of the audience,
They always seem concerned with just one thing:

Do we? Do we?
That's what you want to know,
Isn't it?
Do we? Do we?
That's what disturbs you so,
Isn't it?
You sit there wondering:
"What are those two all about?"
Do we?
That's for us to know and you to find out!

He looks ancient,
Chewing his Gelusil,
Doesn't he?
She was famous
Nursing at Bunker Hill,
Wasn't she?
You sit there wondering
If we really ring that bell.
Do we?
Eat your hearts out, kids, 'cause we'll never tell.

Would they?
Could they?
Well, sir, there are certain things that we'll never tell.

Do we? Do we?
Doesn't that make this turn
Int'resting?
With no tallow,
How doth the candle burn?
Int'resting!
Do his pajama tops
Compliment her negligee?
Well, sir, there are certain things --
Well, miss, there are private things --
Well, son, there are pers'nal things
That a lady and a gentleman won't say!


8. Hit It, Lorraine

We're gonna take this town
And turn it upside down,
Go on and hit it, Lorraine.
To celebrate the glee
That's bubbling up in me,
Go on and hit it, Lorraine.
If there's a soul in here
To crab the atmosphere,
I won't permit it, Lorraine.
I'm not alone, at last,
All that's past,
And now that I'm no longer gloomy,
Let me hear you sock it to me.
I was a sorry sight,
A little too uptight,
But now I'm right as the rain.
The kind of fun I've found
Has caused a happy sound
To spin around in my brain.
I was in pain, Lorraine,
It was a strain, Lorraine,
But now the future's looking fine.
I'm gonna stop and shout,
So get that bullseye out,
And watch me hit it, Lorraine.

We're walking side by side
Like Bonnie did with Clyde,
Go on and hit it, Lorraine.
You'll hear a stinkin' noise
Just like the Dalton boys,
Go on and hit it, Lorraine.
You've got a built-in cheek
If you're a good antique,
Why not admit it, Lorraine?
We've got a goin' group,
Quite a troupe,
So don't be calm and noncommittal,
Let it loose and wail a little.
The sorry days that were
Will never reoccur,
Let's make it perfectly plain.
And play upon those keys
As easy as you please
A bright and breezy refrain.
No weathervane, Lorraine,
Says hurricane, Lorraine,
It's an event to underline.
So hit it!
Go on and hit it
For that slam-bang gang of mine!

I was in pain, Lorraine,
It looked like rain, Lorraine,
But now the skies are looking fine.
So hit it!
Go on and hit it
For that old, old, old, old gang of mine!


9. See the Light

I used to know a lady known as Emma Finch,
Emma Finch, Emma Finch,
She had a kleptomania that made her pinch
Any article she saw.
She liked to spend the afternoon at Bloomingdale's,
Bloomingdale's, Bloomingdale's,
But Emma's way of going to the bargain sales
Was a bit beyond the law.
Emma took along a shopping bag,
Emma took along a shopping list,
Emma thought whatever Bloomie's lost
Bloomie's never missed.
She couldn't see the light,
She wouldn't see the light,
Emma never knew wrong from right,
Which left her in the dark, unable to see the light.

Emma saw a poochie
And Emma cleared the bin,
Emma Finch walked out of Bloomie's
Weighing ten pounds more than when Emma walked in.
Emma, like a lemur,
Would tiptoe left to right.
Emma's one dilemma
Was the poor kid never could see the light.

But things are never easy when you're at the top,
At the top, at the top,
Emma got to thinking that she oughta stop,
Oughta check her goals again.
"This penny-ante pilfering is just a bore,
Such a bore, quite a bore,
I really think I oughta use my talents more."
So she started lifting men.
Emma took along a shopping bag,
Emma took along a shopping list,
Any man at all who wasn't hers
She could not resist.
She couldn't see the light,
She wouldn't see the light,
Emma never knew wrong from right,
Which left her in the dark, unable to see the light.

But one of Emma's fellas made her very blue,
Mighty blue, black and blue,
Later in the clinic where they brought her to,
She began to comprehend.
"I've been an awful sinner in the way I stole,
I mean the clothes I stole, and the men I stole.
The Devil's reaching out, about to take my soul,
I'd better make the Lord my friend."
Emma put away her shopping bag,
Emma got herself another plan,
Emma went and put the poochies back
And she returned that man.
She cried "I see the light!
Oh, yeah, I see the light!"
Emma figured out wrong from right,
Despite her swollen jaw, she finally saw the light!

And now on Thursday night,
Come down on Thursday night,
Her talks are dynamite,
Pray with Sister Emma, mister, and see the light!


10. Boom Ditty Boom

Boom ditty boom ditty boom ditty ditty ditty
Boom ditty boom ditty boom ditty ditty boom
Boom boom ditty boom boom ditty boom boom
Did he do it, ditty, did he ever do it, ditty ditty...


11. Believe

Believe,
You must believe,
When days are dark and dim,
You must believe.
Faith,
You must have faith,
Put all your trust in Him
And just believe.
Forth,
You must go forth,
Northwest or south or east,
It doesn't matter in the least
If you believe,
If you believe,
If you believe.


12. Go Visit Your Grandmother

Go visit your grandmother,
Go tell your granny that you care.
Don't you know how glad she would be
To look up and see
You standing there?
So go visit your grandmother,
Go tell her everything's all right.
At the end of the play,
Call a cabbie and say:
"Take me to granny tonight."

Go visit your grandmother,
And you might even bring her flowers.
Go and take her out for a walk,
Or maybe you'll talk
For hours and hours.
Go visit your grandmother
As soon as you applaud the play.
Give her her due,
Sonny, you owe it to
Every granny in the U.S.A.

Don't be a louse like your brother Miltie
He doesn't know the meaning of guilty.
He likes to call her an alte kakker,
Someday he'll shock her off her rocker.
Just you be nicer than he is,
Go give the little lady a laugh.
You went to Fire Island this summer,
For God's sake, show her the photograph!
One thing I'm going to tell you,
This truth is plainer than day:
If it wasn't for that little old darling,
Where the hell would you be today?

So give her her due,
Sonny, you owe it to
Every granny in the U.S.A.,
Every granny in the U.S.A.
(And write one hell of a note!)


13. 70, Girls, 70

I went down to the tennis courts
Lookin' good in pleated shorts,
The girl I played was twenty-three
But not at all a match for me.
I gave a backhand, then a slice,
I aced her once, then aced her twice,
She staggered through the clubhouse door,
But me, I played for three sets more.
And I am seventy, girls, seventy, girls,
Seventy, girls, seventy, yes I am.
Yes, I am seventy, girls, seventy, girls,
Seventy, girls, but playful as a lamb.

I took a shave and then a tub,
I went down to the friendship club,
The ladies came as to a shrine,
All hollering "This dance is mine."
I danced with seven, maybe eight,
I stayed till it was kinda late,
And then I simply left the hall,
I figured I'd prevent a brawl.
And I was seventy, girls, seventy, girls,
Seventy, girls, seventy, at the time.
Yes, I was seventy, girls, seventy, girls,
Seventy, girls, but really in my prime.

You're gonna love it when
You turn threescore and ten,
You get a feeling there and then
Your life's beginning all over again.

A college student that I knew
Just loves the Saturday Review,
He likes to do the puzzles there
Although they make him tear his hair.
He says his brain is at his peak,
But he can't finish one all week,
I pick 'em up at ten to one,
At quarter-past, I've got 'em done.
And I am seventy, girls, seventy, girls,
Seventy, girls, seventy, may I say.
Yes, I am seventy, girls, seventy, girls,
Seventy, girls, if I am a day.

You're gonna love it when
You turn threescore and ten,
You get a feeling there and then
Your life's beginning all over again.


14. The Elephant Song

Well, I think we ought to talk about death.
Old people do, you know, and so far we've avoided any mention of it.
So now I'd like to sing this death song.
Don't worry, it's not your ordinary death song. Lorraine...?

When a person dies, he's put in the ground
And his friends and relatives gather around
And he gets a little stone and he gets a little mound
Where the ivy likes to grow.
Tell me, how many graves have you seen so far?
When you're riding by in your motor-car,
You can spot where all dead people are,
But here is what I'm dying to know:

Where does an elephant go?
Where does an elephant go?
When an elephant gets so old and grey
That the poor thing's got to be put away,
Well, if somebody knows, won't somebody say
Where does an elephant go?
Where does an elephant go?
Now, when Hannibal's elephants made that track
Way over the Alps to the Roman sack,
Surely one of them had a heart attack,
Where did that elephant go?

When the Pharaohs roamed in a Biblical land
To keep those Nubians well in hand,
There were lots of elephants, I understand,
Everywhere you'd go.
There've been elephants came from Kipling's pen,
There've been elephants here since God knows when,
So a hell of a lot must have died since then,
And here is what I'm longing to know:

Where does an elephant go?
Where does an elephant go?
When a Pharaoh finally met his doom,
They would lay him out in a swanky tomb,
But an elephant takes so damn much room,
Where does an elephant go?

Listen, I'd like to tell you something that happened
to me once. Every day of my life, I used to go up to
the zoo, you know, in Central Park, and I especially
liked to feed this elephant. Oh, I'd buy salted
peanuts and things, and I'd feed her, and she was so
cute, and I really enjoyed it. And then one day I went
up there, and that elephant was missing. Missing!
Well, naturally I was so upset and nervous that I just
hollered out: "Mr. Billings! Mr. Billings!" -- he's
the zookeeper -- I said, "Mr. Billings, what's
happened to Patsy? Where is she?" Well, Mr. Billings
said, "Patsy died. She had a coronary thrombosis and
she's dead." I said, "Where did you take her? Where
did you put her? What did you have up here, the
Santini Brothers or something?" Well, suddenly Mr.
Billings got very busy. He had to run off and feed the
snakes and the hippopotami and everything, and there I
am, yelling after him: "Mr. Billings! Mr. Billings...

"Where did the elephant go?
Where did the elephant go?"
When the coffin's shut and the lid is firm,
A man's consigned to the pine and worm,
But what kind of box fits a pachyderm?
Where does an elephant go?
When an elephant sees his final dawn,
When an elephant's final breath is drawn,
It's a cinch there ain't no Forest Lawn --
Lorraine, think about that next time you're tickling
the ivories!
Where does an elephant --
Where does an elephant --
Where does an elephant --
Where does an elephant go?


15. Yes

Yes,
Say "Yes."
Life keeps happening every day,
Say "Yes."
When possibilities come your way,
You can't start wondering what to say
You never win if you never play --
Say "Yes."
There's mink and marigold right outside
And long white Cadillacs you can ride
But nothing's gained when there's nothing tried --
Say "Yes."
Don't say "Why,"
Say "Why not?"
What lies beyond what is,
Is not.
So what?
Say "Yes."
Yes, I can, yes, I will,
Yes, I'll take a sip, yes, I'll touch.
Yes, of course, yes, why not,
Yes, I'll happily, thank you very much,
Yes.
Come on, say yes.

There's lots of chaff but there's lots of wheat,
Say "Yes."
You might get mugged as you walk the street
But on the other hand you might greet
That handsome stranger you've longed to meet,
Say "Yes."
Don't say "Why,"
Say "Why not?"
What lies beyond what is,
Is not.
So what?
Say "Yes."
Yes, I'll walk, yes, I'll look,
Yes, I'd love to do such and such.
Yes, I'll fly,
Yes, I'll dare,
Yes, I'll try,
Yes, I'll care,
Yes, I'll happily, thank you very much,
Yes.
Oh, yes.

You can't look back on a chance that's lost,
Say "Yes."
The dice mean nothing unless they're tossed,
The throw is usually worth the cost,
The hope of summer denies the frost,
Say "Yes."
Yes, I am,
Yes, I'll be,
Yes, I'll go,
Oh,
Yes.

 

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0 # sklep golfowy poznań 2016-10-26 07:43
Czapeczki, spodnie, buty, rękawiczki, koszulki czy kije golfowe - to wszystko wpływa
na zwiększenie atrybutów naszego Mii.
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sklepy golfowe wrocław
0 # sklepy golfowe wrocław 2016-10-26 08:22
Ten dolnobawarski klub jest centrum golfa
numer 1 w Europie: goście znajdą tu największy kompleks golfowy na kontynencie oraz największą szkołę golfową świata, w której można pobierać nauki u 36 profesjonalnych instruktorów tego sportu.
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sklep golfowy rajszew
0 # sklep golfowy rajszew 2016-10-26 10:43
Przede wszystkim, nacisk chcę położyć na krótką grę oraz puttowanie.
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sprzęt golfowy kraków
0 # sprzęt golfowy kraków 2016-10-27 00:47
Opinie klientуw, Ceny, Dane kontaktowe, Godziny apaszki, architektura wnetrz
- artykuly Dekoracje, kupony, szaliki, Zaslony - Detal, szale,
Tkaniny.
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sklep fotograficzny fotokam.pl
0 # sklep fotograficzny fotokam.pl 2016-10-27 05:03
Na szczęście we Wrocławiu od jakiegoś czasu jest wreszcie porządny sklep fotograficzny.
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pole golfowe
0 # pole golfowe 2016-10-27 14:39
Istniejące w Polsce pola golfowe wybudowane zostały na podstawie projektów z
tzw.
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piłki do golfa range
0 # piłki do golfa range 2016-10-27 16:58
Piłki te nie lecą tak daleko jak piłki dwuczęściowe, ale
pozwalają na większą kontrolę nad piłką.
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0 # usługi informatyczne cennik bydgoszcz 2016-10-27 20:04
Realizacja zadań wynikających z konieczności właściwego nadzoru nad stale rozrastająca się infrastrukturą informatyczną oraz prowadzeniem polityki
jej bezpieczeństwa i prawidłowego rozwoju niejednokrotnie przerasta możliwości klientów, którzy nie dysponują
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lub nie dysponujących odpowiednimi budżetami na ten cel.
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