“Re-Generation”

RE-GENERATION Lyrics

DANCING SNOWFLAKES

Dancing snowflakes …
Mystic, swirling …
Twisting, curling …
The season’s most marvelous show!

Twinkling in moonlight,
Winking at midnight,
Blessing our village below,

Brighten the darkness,
Clothe it in splendor!
Never surrender
To deep, chilling moments that threaten our worth!

Dancing snowflakes!

Special, splendid!
Heavenly tended!
Each different, with gifts from above!

Visions descending,
Silent, befriending
Our fragile hearts searching for love …

Blanket the meadows!
Nourish the seeds!
Each thirsting soul needs
The comfort and shelter that fall to the earth.

Dancing snowflakes!

Wonder of winter!
Peacefully enter,
Bringing the center of new joyful mirth …

Strengthen our spirits.
Brighten the dark night.
Whisper of new light.
Christen our lives with rebirth!

HERE COMES GRAMMY CLAUS

KIDS:       Here comes Grammy Claus
Here comes Grammy Claus
Right down Grammy Claus lane
Vixen and Blitzen and all her reindeers
Pulling on the reins …
Hear those sleigh bells jingle jangle
Oh!  What a beautiful sight!
So let’s give thanks to the Lord above
‘Cause Grammy Claus comes tonight!

PETER:      When no one else will listen …
When I’m all upset …
When I get nervous and – clammy …
Who can I talk to?  …  Grammy!

PAUL:        When I’ve lost my best friend
When I’m feeling low
Where can I go?
To see  …  Grammy!

JOANN, JEFFREY, and BRENDA:
When I’m getting hungry
When I want a snack
Who keeps track?  Not  …  Grammy!

DARLENE:     And when I’m getting slee-eepy
You may find me curled
Up with the best damn Grammy in the – whole – wide – world!

PETER:  With the best damn
LOU:  DARN!
PETER:  DARN! Grammy in the whole – wide – world

JEFFREY:       When Mom and Dad are traveling,
Do I miss them?  NO!
Right away I figure out
Where I want to go

KIDS:              Where the frig is always stocked
And the cookie jar is full
The t.v. has no timer
And there are no chores and bull!
Where there’s time to talk and play
And read and laugh and joust!
The only place in all the world
That’s my Grammy’s house!

DARLENE:     And when I’m getting slee-eepy
You may find me curled
JEFFREY:     Up with the best damn Grammy
PARENTS:  DARN!

KIDS:    The best damn (Parents: DARN!) damn! (DARN!) damn (DARN!)
ALL:      The best DAMN GRAMMY in the whole – wide – world!

YOU CAN BE SANTA’S HELPER

CHARLIE:      Santa Claus has lots to do, at the North Pole, all year through!
Who will help him?  Why not you?  —  You can be his helper, too!

Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!  Here we are!  Here we go!

FAMILY:        Here we are!  Here we go!  Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!

CHARLIE:      You can be Santa’s helper, every Christmas, and all year!
Help him change tears to laughter! Help him spread joy and cheer!

FAMILY:        Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!  Here we are!  Here we go!
Here we are!  Here we go!  Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!

CHARLIE:      Santa isn’t rich and handsome, and it’s true — he weighs a ton!
Santa doesn’t make a million — but he’s always number one!

‘Cause he travels all the world, from beginning to the end,
Finding everyone who’s lonely — making everyone his friend!

FAMILY:        Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!  Here we are!  Here we go!
Here we are!  Here we go!  Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!

CHARLIE:      Help your brother and your sister, and don’t wait for their applause …
Help your mother and your father, and you’re helping Santa Claus!

FAMILY:        You can be Santa’s helper, every Christmas, and all year!
Help him change tears to laughter!  Help him spread joy and cheer!

KIDS:              Santa travels all alone, with his reindeer, in his sleigh.
And the love he leaves at your house — is for you to give away!

Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!  Here we are!  Here we go!
Here we are!  Here we go!  Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!

ADULTS:       Help your friend, help your neighbor, and don’t wait for their applause …
When you help someone in trouble — you’re helping Santa Claus!

FAMILY:        Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!  Here we are!  Here we go!
Here we are!  Here we go!  Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!

GRAMMY:     And some year Santa may say, “I need more help this year …
Will you ride with me and Rudolph… help us spread joy and cheer!”

FAMILY:        You can be Santa’s helper, every Christmas, and all year!
Help him change tears to laughter!  Help him spread joy and cheer!

Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!  Here we are!  Here we go!
Here we are!  Here we go!  Ha Ha Ha!  Ho Ho Ho!

LOW MONTHLY PAYMENTS

RADIO SONG:      I got “Low Monthly Payments”, easy payments
Low monthly payments, and what do you know
I got a color television, and a C.B. radio
Two rooms full of furniture, and a stereo

(LOU joins)  I got “Low Monthly Payments”, and no matter how I try
I’ll be making easy payments every day until I die
Pay the banker, pay the merchant, pay the mortgage, pay the car
With so many easy payments, I’m not going very far

RADIO:        Drain the piggy banks, the savings, and the future – it’s all gone
The loan shark wants his payment, before the morning dawn
The whole damn pay check’s disappeared, I’m feeling like a fool
Thank God the kids decided not to go ahead in school!

(LOU joins)  I got “Low Monthly Payments”, easy payments
Low monthly payments, and what do you know
I got a color television, and a C.B. radio
Two rooms full of furniture, and a stereo

I got “Low Monthly Payments”, and no matter how I try
I’ll be making easy payments every day until I die

RADIO:        Pay Sears Roebuck and Master Card the minimum amount
And make believe there’s money left, in my bank account

(LOU joins)  Pay the banker, pay the merchant, pay the mortgage, pay the car
With so many easy payments, I’m not going very far
RADIO:        Bought myself a Continental, bought the wife a Cadillac
And those damn low monthly payments, every day they break my back

(LOU joins)  I got “Low Monthly Payments”, and no matter how I try
I’ll be making easy payments every day until I die
I’ll be making easy payments every day until I die

CLOSER AND CLOSER AND CLOSER TO YOU

LOU:     I don’t understand …
I don’t understand …
One minute you’re walking away …
Next minute, you’re holding my hand …
I don’t understand …

Maybe the years are flying too fast …
Today’s soon a memory – tomorrow’s too vast
We’re changing, and flying, and speeding ahead
Wouldn’t we rather – stay here instead?

Where will the road lead?  Heaven knows.
And heaven’s not telling which way the wind blows.
And we, from a distance, can only review
How I flew
Closer and closer and closer to you …
Closer and closer and closer to you

MARTHA:  Why do I still – feel the old flame?
When did we start – feeling the same?
How did we conquer the trials we’ve been through?
I grew
Closer and closer and closer to you …
Closer and closer and closer to you

LOU:     First you laughed, then you winked, then you smiled, and I grew
Closer to you.
Then we kissed, and you sighed, then I left, and you cried,
And I flew
Closer and closer, and closer and closer, and
Closer and closer to you

Then you doubted, and I left you to wonder
How things so close could be torn asunder.
Then sadness, and sorrow
And too many empty tomorrows …
And the world said remember the things you once knew
And the winds blew me closer and closer and closer to you
Closer and closer and closer to you.

BOTH:     Why do I still – feel the old flame?
When did we start – feeling the same?
How did we conquer the trials we’ve been through?
I grew
Closer and closer and closer to you …
Closer and closer and closer to you.

MARTHA:  First you stammered, then you stuttered ­
Leaving me dangling on each word you uttered.
And I grew
Closer to you.

Then you whispered, softly and meekly,
And you touched my hand, rather weakly,
And I knew
I had to be closer and closer to you.

Then you asked me, and I agreed …
And you danced and pranced like a champion steed …
And the dream came true, I was closer to you.

Then you wavered, and I worried.
You were gone, then you called me; I heard, and I hurried
Back to the one thing in life I’ll pursue
Being closer and closer
And closer and closer
And closer and closer and closer to you.

BOTH:          Why do I still – feel the old flame?
When did we start – feeling the same?
How did we conquer the trials we’ve been through?
I grew
LOU:            Closer
MARTHA:  And closer
LOU:            And closer
MARTHA:  And closer
BOTH:          And closer and closer and closer to you!

FATHO MOFEE

DARLENE:  Fatho Mofee …

SANDY:  Darlene — Fa-ther — Mur-phy!

DARLENE:     Fatho Mofee — why did my little cat die?
Fatho Mofee — Fatho Mofee – why?
Fatho Mofee — why did God let him die? Why?
Fatho Mofee — Why?

FATHER MURPHY:    Why?
Why did God let your favorite cat die?
That’s a good question!  I’ll try …

JEFFREY:       Why did it rain on my birthday?
Why did I get chicken pox?
Why did my cousin hit me …
Just ’cause I put … bugs in her sox?
Why?  Father Murphy?

DARLENE:     Why?  Fatho Mofee?

ALL KIDS:     Father Murphy?  Why?

FATHER MURPHY:    You have lots of good questions
I can see there’s more in your eye
And there’s no bigger word in the world
Than three little letters — W – H – Y ! …
Let me try …

BRENDA:    Father Murphy… Father Murphy
Why do the boys pull my hair all the time?
When we’re at school, every day

FATHER MURPHY:  Every day?

BRENDA:       Yes, every day!
Then why, when I’m trying to be very nice
I smile, and they all run away?

FATHER MURPHY:  I say!  They all run away?

BRENDA:       As fast as they can, they run and they fly
Father … Murphy … Why?

KIDS:              Why?  Why?  …  Why?  Why?  …  Why-y-y?

DARLENE:     Fatho     … Mofee … Why?

ADULTS:       Why?  Why?  Why?  …  Why?  Why?  Why?
All day, Father Murphy … Why?

JOANN:        Why? Why? Why? Why?  …  Why?  Why?  Why?
Father … Murphy … Why?

JOANN:     Why is my sister so beautiful?
And why am I so plain?
Why does everyone think she’s perfect
When I know she’s really a pain?

It’s driving me … insane, Father Murphy
Insane, Father Murphy
Insane!  Insane!  Insane!

Why is she the apple — of our father’s eye?
Father … … Murphy … … Why?  Do you know why?

FATHER MURPHY:    Oh I know — it’s a crime
I hear about little sisters … all the time
And little brothers, too

But I can see — take it from me —
She’s just as beautiful — as you!

PETER:     Father Murphy …
Why does my neighbor, Johnny
Get a new bike every year …
Then come on over, right away
And ask is my rusty old one-speed still here?

Then I go inside … … and hide
And I want to cry
Father Murphy

ALL KIDS:        Father Murphy?

ADULTS:          Father Murphy?

ALL:                  WHY?
Why?  Why?  Why?  Why? Why?  Why?  Why?

DARLENE:       Fatho   … Mofee … Why?

FATHER MURPHY:   Let me say, if I may
Just one thing, or two
All I know is God loves me
Just like He loves you!

I know cats die
And I know children cry
But I’m sixty years old and I still don’t know why!

JEFFREY:  You don’t know why?

BRENDA:       I thought you knew everything?

JOANN:          You don’t know — Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?
Why?  Why?  Why?

DARLENE:     Why don’t … you know … Why?

FATHER MURPHY:    All I know is God loves me
Just as He loves each of you
And it snows, and it rains, and we have growing pains
But if we stop growing, we’re through!

KIDS:                            All I know is God loves me
Just as He loves each of you
And it snows, and it rains, and we have growing pains
But if we stop growing, we’re through!

FATHER MURPHY:    Yes, if we stop growing, we’re through!

So I say, if I may
Let us pray  … Let us pray
That we all may keep growing until we die
Even … if we … never know why!

PETER:                         We may never know why?

FATHER MURPHY:  Even … if we … never know why!

ALL:               Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?
Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?
Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?
Why?  Why?  WHY?

DARLENE:     Fatho … Mofee   …   WHY?

WHO WILL GIVE HER WAY?

Who … will … give her away?
Who … will … give her away?
It could be … it should be … a glorious day
But … who will give her away?

Who … will … give her away?
Too soon she will say
It’s all wrong

She’s too fragile — she’s not strong
Too soon she will say, it’s all wrong

A day that comes once — only once in a lifetime
Joining two in a husband and wife time
A day, like no other day
But … who will give her away?

She should run, she should play
Take off, set sail, fly away, fly away
It should be such a glorious day
And I can’t let you give her away

She’s too young to go on
It’s too soon for her song to be sung
It should be such a glorious day
And I can’t let you give her away

SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG

MARTHA:  Sweep it under the rug

SANDY:       Sweep it under the rug

MARTHA:  Still the thunder …
BOTH:          Sweep it under the rug

MARTHA:  Troubles, worries — heartache, sorrow
Maybe they’ll be … gone tomorrow
Still the thunder …
BOTH:          Sweep it under the rug

SANDY:       Make believing — rosy glasses
“See no evil” … how time passes
What a blunder …
Sweep it under the rug
BOTH:          Sweep it under the rug!

MARTHA:   Every burden — every blunder
Can be swept … under the rug

BOTH:          Still the thunder …
Sweep it under the rug!

SANDY:       Patience, patience — persevering
Storms pass over … then the clearing
Rainbows bring wonder
But guess what’s still under … the rug?

MARTHA:   Still the thunder
SANDY:       Still the thunder
MARTHA:   Sweep it under
SANDY:       Sweep it under
BOTH:         Rainbows bring wonder
But guess what’s still under … the rug!

MARTHA:  Sweep it under the rug!
SANDY:       Sweep it under the rug!
BOTH, slowly:  Sweep it under the rug!

COMPUTER LESSON

LOU,(singing):  Listen, kids, in t.v. land
Today, when I am done
I hope you’ll all agree, that
Computers can be fun

Look around, and you will see
Computers everywhere
Big ones, and little ones
Look!  There’s one right there!  (he points to notebook)

I’ll tell you how it works, and
I’m sure you’ll throw a fit
When learning a computer starts
With just a little “bit”

(#1)  A bit is either “on” or “off”
That’s all computers know
Then you supply the smarts to make
Those little “bits” – grow-ow-ow

KIDS:                A bit is either “on” or “off”
That’s all computers know
And we supply the smarts to make
Those little “bits” – “grow-ow-ow”

LOU:            You take six little “bits”
(#2)  And you make one “byte”
And a byte is quite – a “character”

KIDS:                You take six little “bits”
And you make one “byte”
And a byte is quite – a “character”

LOU:     Then you take some “bytes”
And it sounds absurd
“Bits” make a “byte”, and
(#3)  “Bytes” make a “word”

KIDS (singing): Then you take some “bytes”
And it sounds absurd
“Bits” make a “byte”, and
“Bytes” make a “word”

LOU:      And you put all the words
Your computer needs to know
In a line that’s called
(#4)  A “record”, or a “row”

KIDS         And you put all the words
Your computer needs to know
In a line that’s called
A “record”, or a “row”

LOU:        You get numbers and letters
And names, and places
All collected in –
(#5)  “Data Bases”

KIDS:        You get numbers and letters
And names, and places
All collected in –
“Data Bases”

LOU:        Now we’ve told the computer
What’s what, and who’s who.
Next we’ll write a little
(#6)  “Program”, or two –
And that’s how we’ll tell
The computer what to do

KIDS:       We’ll write a little
“Program”, or two
And that’s how we’ll tell
The computer what to do

LOU:          The program says
(#7)  “Tell me something new”
When you type something in
The computer follows through

But it’s hard to explain
So follow, if you will
And I’ll show you what happens when
You pay a doctor’s bill!

The secretary says,
(#8)  “Here’s a check from Mrs. Jones”
(#9)  And reads the record
It’s for Johnny’s broken bones

It cost four hundred dollars
­That’s a very large amount
And the check is for one hundred
So we’ll find the new amount

(#10)  We take away,
From four hundred dollars, one
(#11)  And we tell the secretary
Just exactly what we’ve done

(#12)  Then we write the record back
In the data base
(#13)  And go on, and on
‘Til we’ve finished every case

Now you know what I know
And the lesson’s done
And everybody knows
“Computers can be fun!”

KIDS:         Now we know what you know
And the lesson’s done
And everybody knows
“Computers can be fun!”

ON STAGE:      BOOT IT!  BOOT IT!
When it warms up – COMPUTE IT!
ON FLOOR:      BOOT IT!  BOOT IT!
When it warms up – COMPUTE IT!

ANDY:         Fatten your profits!  Flatten your risks!
ANDREA:   Run your whole business, on two floppy disks!  Just …
ALL:       BOOT IT!  BOOT IT!  —  When it warms up – COMPUTE IT!

ONCE

CHARLIE:        Once …
I was handsome as he is …
As strong as tomorrow …
Yielding to no one

SANDY:             Once …
I was known as a beauty …
Sought after by many …
In charge of my world

MARTHA AND LOU:    Once …
We were fresh as the sunrise …
Surrounding each other …
Learning what love was

ALL:                 Then …
CHARLIE:        Came a house and a mortgage …
SANDY:            A son and a daughter …
MARTHA:        A hundred commitments
CHARLIE:        A job going nowhere …

SANDY:             A prayer never answered …
CHARLIE:         A pain never healing
LOU:                  A circus, a treadmill …
MARTHA:         A once joyful burden …
CHARLIE:         No hope of escaping …

ALL:                   Now…
Now… 

SANDY:              Here they are with their smiles
MARTHA:          They need only each other …
LOU:                   We’re present, but not really here

MARTHA:           We can’t go forth with them ..
.CHARLIE:          They’re tuned into romance …
SANDY:               Long gone from our shores
ALL:                    We cannot turn back …
We cannot return …
But maybe – can we – follow ­
Once?

WHY?

CHARLIE:      Why, Daddy, Why?
Why did you leave me?
I wasn’t ready!
Why did you go?
Why, Daddy?  Why, Daddy?  Why, Daddy? – Why?

Everything was good …
Everything was fine …
I was your best pal …
And you were mine!

You smiled when I smiled!
You cried when I cried!
Then someone told me …
My Daddy died!
Why, Daddy?  Why, Daddy?
Why, Daddy? – Why?

GRAMMY:      Why, Gerry?  Why?
Why, Gerry?  Why?

Why did you leave me?
I wasn’t ready!
Why did you go?
Why, Gerry?  Why, Gerry?
Why, Gerry? – Why

Everything was good …
Everything was fine …
I was your best friend …
And you were mine!

You smiled when I smiled!
You cried when I cried!
Then someone told me …
My Gerry died!
Why, Gerry?  Why?
Why, Gerry?  Why?
Why, Gerry?  Why, Gerry? – Why, Gerry? – Why?

FATHO MOFEE Reprise

 ALL:  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why?
Father – Murphy – WHY?

ALL:  FATHER – MURPHY – WHY?

JEFFREY:       My Game Boy broke!
LOU:               My body broke!
SANDY:         My water broke!
CHARLIE:      And that’s no joke!

PETER:           I have bad dreams!
JOANN:          My knees are sore!
CHARLIE:      My spirit’s sore!
GRAMMY:     I feel alone …
In all this crowd!

ADULTS:                      There’s too much noise!
GIRLS:                          Too many boys!
BOYS:                           The girls are loud!
FATHER MURPHY:    We should be proud!

JOHNNY:  I do!  (Sings …)  I’m in love!
KAREN (echoing):  I’m in love!

GROWING PAINS!

KIDS:                            Growing pains!
(echo)  ADULTS:         Growing pains!
Aches and strains!
Winter rains!
Grassy stains!
Sad refrains!
ALL:                              Nobody’s got the same …
Growing pains!

KIDS:                            Hurting tears!
(echo)  ADULTS:         Passing years!
Nightmares!  Fears!
Shifting gears!
No one hears!
Darkness nears!
ALL:                              Nobody’s got the same … growing pains!

FATHER MURPHY:     Prayer and love!
(echo)  ALL:                 Prayer and love!
FATHER MURPHY:     Love and prayer!
(echo)  ALL:                 Love and prayer!

FATHER MURPHY:    What if that’s all that’s there?
ALL:                              What if that’s all that’s there?

FATHER MURPHY:    All I know is God loves me …
Just as He loves each of you!
And it snows, and it rains
ALL:                             And it snows, and it rains
FATHER MURPHY:    And we have growing pains
ALL:                             And we have growing pains

FATHER MURPHY:    But if we stop growing? …
ALL:                              We’re through!

KIDS:                             River flows!
(echo)  ADULTS:         No more woes!
Seedling grows!
Phantom foes!
Candle glows!
Mercy shows!

ALL:                              Through the losses and gains
And the echoing strains
KIDS:                            Growing pains!
ADULTS:                      Growing pains!
ALL:                              Growing pains!

FATHER MURPHY:    So I say, if I may …
Let us pray!
ALL:                             Let us pray!  Let us pray!
That we all may keep growing until we die …
Even – if we – never know why!

FATHER MURPHY:  Why?  Why?  Why?  Why? – Why?  Why?  Why?

DARLENE:  Fatho – Mofee – Why?

(END OF ACT I)

SOMETHING DIFFERENT

JOHNNY:  THUNDER AND LIGHTNIN’!
SHARP!  BRIGHT!  AND FRIGHT’NIN’!
Something eyes couldn’t see
Something strange – something free
Something stronger than me
Something … (pace slows) different … in my heart!

MANNY, JORGE, and SAMMY echo, jamming to the words:
THUNDER AND LIGHTNIN’!
SHARP!  BRIGHT!  AND FRIGHT’NIN’!
Something eyes couldn’t see!
Something strange!  Something free!
Something stronger than me-e-e-e!
Something … different? … in my heart?

JOHNNY:  Something different
Someone caring
Not just taking …
But – sharing

Strange, tender feelings,
Even when we’re apart …
Something different
In my heart

Someone dreaming …
Is this me?
With my eyes closed
I can see …
Thoughts I never had known before
Thoughts I wanted – more and more

Some new presence
More than pretty
A living work of art …
Something different … in my heart!

Strange, tender feelings, even when we’re apart …
Something different … in my heart!

YO HO!

GERRY:     I’m smellin’ salt water, I’m tastin’ the foam –
Best lock up your daughter, I’m on me way home!
YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!

ECHOES:  YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!

GERRY:     Been far out to sea, too long to remember
I’ll stay in bed – all through December
So stoke up the fire, lad, I’ll have burnin’ embers!
So get me a lady – and “shiver me timbers!”
YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!

ECHOES:  YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!

GERRY:     YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! HO!
ECHOES:  YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! HO!

CHORUS:  Been far out to sea, too long to remember
I’ll stay in bed – all through December

GERRY:     Oh a whale and a shark, and a swordfish, and flounder
They’re lovely out there, but I need something sounder
I’ll tell the fair lady I’m lucky I found her …
YO!  HO!  –  YO! HO! HO! HO!

ECHOES:  YO!  HO!  –  YO! HO! HO! HO!
CHORUS:  YO!  HO!  HO!  –  YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! HO!
YO!  HO!  HO!  –  YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! HO!

GERRY:     I’ll leap over starboard when I hit the harbor
YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!
ECHOES:  YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!

GERRY:     Out there with the marlin and tuna and cod
Nothin’ but sun, and wind, stars, and God
And wave after wave on the long lonely ocean
All the while thinkin’ one fabulous notion
That soon I’ll be home, lad, so mix me a potion!
YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!
ECHOES:   YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!

GERRY:     I won’t need a push, lad – I won’t need a shove
Just show me a lady – and she’ll be my love!
YO!  HO!  –  OH! OH!  YO! HO!
ECHOES:  YO!  HO!  –  OH! OH!  YO! HO!

CHORUS:  Been far out to sea, too long to remember
But I’ll stay in bed, from now to December
YO!  HO!
YO!  HO! HO! HO!
YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! – YO! HO! HO! HO!

HERE’S TO THE LADIES THAT DO!

 GERRY:  “Here’s to the Ladies that Do!”
CROWD:  Yeah!  Yeah!
GERRY:    And – “Here’s to the ladies that don’t!”
CROWD:  Boo!  No way!  (Thumbs down.)
GERRY:  “Here’s to the ladies that will!” (Crowd cheers.)
GERRY:  “And Here’s to the ladies that won’t!” (Crowd boos.)

GERRY, singing:
Oh a lady’s a lady – a lady’s a lady
A lady’s a lady – a lady – a – o

Here’s to the ladies that drink!  (Yeah!)
Here’s to the ladies that think!  (Boo!)
Here’s to the girls I desire!       (Yeah!)
And here’s to the girls I admire! (Boo!)
Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew …
The ladies who don’t!  (BOO!)
And the ladies who do!  (YEAH!)

GERRY:     Here’s to the ladies overt!      (Yeah!)
Here’s to the ladies beguiled!   (Boo!)
Here’s to the grown-up-to-soon!  (Yeah!)
Here’s to the lingering child!   (Boo!)

Here’s to the slight!  Here’s to the stout!  (Now all cheers)
Here’s to the whisper!  Here’s to the shout!
Here’s to the princess!  Here’s to the broad!
Here’s to the perfect!  Here’s to the flawed!

CHORUS:   Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew …
The ladies who don’t!  And the ladies who do!
Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew …
The ladies who don’t!  And the ladies who do!

GERRY:     Here’s to the buxom!  Here’s to the flat!
I love whichever’s wherever I’m at!
Here’s to the ladies that wait for one man!
Or get it whenever, wherever they can!

Here’s to the short!  (Echo)  Here’s to the short!
Here’s to the tall!   (Echo)  Here’s to the tall!
I love ’em all!       (Echo)  I love ’em all!
I love ’em all!       (Echo)  I love ’em all!

CHORUS:     Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew
The ladies who don’t!  And the ladies who do!

Here’s to the short!  Here’s to the tall!
I love ’em all!  I love ’em all!
Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew …
The ladies who DON’T!  …
And the ladies who DO!

HERE’S TO THE FELLAS THAT DO!

MARGARITA:   Here’s to the fellas that do!   (Cheers)
Here’s to the fellas that don’t!  (Boos)
Here’s to the fellas that will!   (Cheers)
Here’s to the fellas that won’t!  (Boos)

Here’s to the stuffy!  Here’s to the brave!
You’ll be alone when you land in your grave!
So don’t let a moment go by – have a ball!
Here’s to the fellas!  I love ’em all!

CHORUS:          Here’s to the stuffy!  Here’s to the brave!
You’ll be alone when you land in your grave!
So don’t let a moment go by – have a ball!
Here’s to the fellas!  I love ’em all!

MARGARITA     Here’s to the guys who go dutch!     (Boos)
and                     Here’s to the guys you can’t touch!  (Boos)
ANGELA:           Here’s to the fellas in ne-ee-eed!   (Boos)
Here’s to the fellas in deed!      (Cheers)

MARGARITA:    Here’s to the tigers – fiercer and bolder!   (Cheers)
Here’s to the wimps who just cry on your shoulder!  (Boos)
Here’s to the fellas who wait for just one!   (Cheers)
Here’s to the fellas who chase all the fun!    (Boos)
Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew
The fellas who don’t!  And the fellas who do!

LUANA:              Here’s to the guys you impress!  (No reaction)
Here’s to the guys you undress!  (Guys cheer)
Here’s to the sinner!  Here’s to the saint!
Here’s to the guys who have lots of restraint!  (Mixed cheers and boos)
And here’s to the guys – who ain’t!  (Groans)

MARGARITA,    Here’s to the prince!  (Cheers)
Here’s to the rake! (Boo)
ANGELA,           Here’s to the guy with his foot on the brake!  (Mixed)
and                     Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew …
LUANA:              The fellas who DON’T! … And the fellas who DO!

MARGARITA:    Here’s to the fellas who ride!  (Cheers)
Here’s to the fellas who drive!  (Cheers)
Here’s to the guys half asleep!  (Cheers)
Here’s to the fully alive!   (Cheers)

WOMEN:           Here’s to the fabulous few-ew-ew ..
.                           The fellas who DON’T! … And the fellas who DO!

MEN AND WOMEN:  Here’s to the stuffy!  Here’s to the brave!
You’ll be alone when you land in your grave!
So don’t let a moment pass by – have a ball!
Here’s to the ladies/fellas!  I love ’em all!
Here’s to the LADIES/FELLAS!  I LOVE ‘EM ALL!

SOMETHING DIFFERENT Reprise

 Something different … Some new spirit
I hear it, and I cannot leave
Strong and forceful, right from the start
Something different … in my heart

Someone daring, laughing freely
Not caring what might never be
Sending feelings I never had felt before …
Feelings I want – more and more

Some new presence
Making me feel – more alive, than smart
With something different  …  In my heart

Strong and forceful
Right from the start
Something different
Captured my heart!

COMPUTER LESSON Reprise

AHMAD:  And every little bit,
Helps build a mighty byte!
And bytes make bigger –
Words and files!
And all that’s missing –
Is the smiles!

So you provide the thoughts
And you provide the brains
The computer does just what it’s told
And never once complains!

It never goes on strike …
Unless the power’s out!
It never even takes a break!
It doesn’t whine or pout!

It adds, subtracts, and multiplies
And draws some grand designs!
And lets you shop and home and never
Stand in grocery lines!

It networks all around the world
Its uses have no end
But don’t forget – it’s just a tool …
It can’t replace … a friend!

CHORUS:  It adds, subtracts, and multiplies
And draws some grand designs!
And lets you shop and home and never
Stand in grocery lines!

It networks all around the world
Its uses have no end
But don’t forget – it’s just a tool …
It can’t replace … a friend!

YOU COULD HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE

 GRAMMY:
 You could have been … one of the beautiful people!
Ambassador — surgeon — or star!
You could have had spotlights, and floodlights, and sun light
Shine on you, wherever you are!

You could have been … one of the world’s great romantics
!A hazard to any girl’s heart!
You could have had palaces, castles, or mansions …
Collecting the world’s greatest art!

FATHER MURPHY:    Then, didn’t you hear what I was saying?
Margaret … (holding her hand)

You are one of God’s beautiful people!
His Princess!  His Beauty!  His Song!
You’re one of the world’s great creations!
Gentle — faithful — and strong!

You are one of God’s beautiful people!
The proof of His love here on earth!
A jewel — eternal — and priceless
No treasure can measure your worth!

No love is too weak …
No person too small
No one deserves it,
But God loves us all!

No greater story has ever been told …
We see the glitter -­God sees the gold!

GRAMMY:
You are one of God’s beautiful people!
The proof of His love here on earth!
A jewel — eternal — and priceless!
No treasure — can measure — your worth!

BOTH:
No greater story has ever been told …
We see the glitter — God sees the gold!

EVERYBODY HAS THE RIGHT TO SMILE 

GRAMMY:  “Every human person
Hears this simple call
Saint or sinner – loser, winner …
Powerful, or small …

“Each with his own cross to bear …
Each with her own trial …
Everybody has the right to smile!

“Every man and woman,
Elder, babe, or youth
Hears inside his heart
This one, eternal truth …

Each with his own gifts to share
Each with her own style …
Everybody has the right to smile!

WHO KNOWS WHAT LOVE IS?

SANDY:         Who knows what love is?
Who can define?
KAREN:         Passion!
MARTHA:     Commitment!
CHARLIE:     Acceptance!
GERRY:          Combine!
FATHER MURPHY:    Just as water – once became wine
KAREN:          A gift!
SANDY:           A miracle!
MARTHA:       Divine!

MARTHA AND LOU:        Who knows what love is?
Words just confine.
CHARLIE AND SANDY:    Hearts have their own words…
Can you hear mine?
GERRY:                                Just as the water – once became wine
KAREN AND JOHNNY:      A gift!  A miracle!  Divine!

FATHER MURPHY:    What is a family?
GRAMMY:                   Who really knows?
Today – paint a picture
Tomorrow – it grows

KIDS:                            Sisters and brothers
Laugh, fight, and bleed
ALL:                             Aunts, Uncles, “Grammies”
FATHER MURPHY:    And others in need

MARCUS:                     God bless this family
God help them share
This spirit, that some
Know only in prayer

FATHER MURPHY:    God give us all, the courage to be
MEN:                            A brother
WOMEN:                     A sister
ALL:                             To all we can see

ALL:                             God give us all the courage to be
A brother – a sister – to all we can see

GROWING PAINS Reprise

JEFFREY:          My Game Boy broke!
LOU:                  My arm is broke!
GRAMMY:        My leg is broke …
And that’s no joke!

ADULTS:           There’s too much noise!
GIRLS:              Too many boys!
BOYS:               The girls are loud!
FATHER MURPHY:    WE SHOULD BE PROUD!

KIDS:                 Growing pains!
ADULTS:           Growing pains!
Aches and strains!
Winter rains!
Grassy stains!
Sad refrains!
ALL:                  Nobody’s got the same …
Growing pains!

FATHER MURPHY:    Prayer and love!  Love and prayer!
ALL:                             Prayer and love! Love and prayer!
FATHER MURPHY:    What if that’s all that’s there?
ALL:                              What if that’s all that’s there?

FATHER MURPHY:    All I know is God loves me
Just as He loves each of you!

ALL:                              And it snows, and it rains
And we have growing pains
But if we stop growing – we’re through!

FATHER MURPHY:    So I say …
ALL:                              So I say …
FATHER MURPHY      If I may …
ALL:                              If I may, if I may. If I may
FATHER MURPHY      Let us pray …
ALL:                              Let us pray … Let us pray … Let us pray
ALL:                              That we all may keep growing until we die …
Even – if we – never know why!

DARLENE:                   We may never know why?
FATHER MURPHY:    We may never know why!
ALL:                              Even – if we – never know why!

WHY?  WHY?  –  WHY?  WHY?
WHY?  WHY?  –   WHY?
KIDS:                             FATHOH – MOFEE – WHY?

(END OF ACT II)

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