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By Jerry Herman

Jerry Herman is considered one of Broadway's so much celebrated composers and lyricists, this e-book comprises early lyrics from Herman's first Broadway revues and exhibits, songs reduce from his best-loved indicates, and new lyrics.

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I’d like anything that’s left! Chin up, ladies Look around the horizon Head high, ladies Don’t give up the ship Look for the silver lining You gotta go on with the show Climb ev’ry mountain To find your Mister Snow So always hip hup, ladies There’s a brighter tomorrow Stiff upper lip up, ladies Do or die is the plan Don’t ever be discouraged Don’t ever be perplexed There’s always another country Russia may be next So keep your chin up, ladies Somewhere over the rainbow there’s a man With a vevo and a vivo and a vevo vivo vum With a cheer up an a clear up and a don’t be, won’t be glum With a smile whenever you’re able and a laugh whenever you can ‘Cause ladies, somewhere over the rainbow there’s a man Hup!

And will anyone of a certain age ever forget the clever use of the title song for Lyndon Johnson’s presidential campaign? Once Channing left the show, producer Merrick engaged a notable list of subsequent Dollys: Ginger Rogers, Martha Raye, Betty Grable, Pearl Bailey, Phyllis Diller, and Ethel Merman (along with the two songs Carol and I instantly became lifelong friends and her loyalty and devotion to Hello, Dolly! H. 44 HELLO, DOLLY! Jerry had written for her). Merrick breathed new life in the show with the casting of Pearl Bailey and Cab Calloway along with an almost allblack cast.

What about the tensions, Political dissensions? And no one ever mentions That the scenery is barren and torrid and arid and horrid How about the border when the Syrians attack? How about the Arab with the rifle in your back? How about the water? What there is of it is brine But this lovely land is mine MILK AND HONEY I wanted my flag-waving title song to have a darker side that would give it a ring of truth. I used Adi, a disgruntled Israeli, to contradict all those shiny, positive images. H. ” THERE’S NO REASON IN THE WORLD There’s no reason in the world Why you should even look at anyone like me 24 MILK AND HONEY But I’m so glad you did So very glad you did Although I don’t know what there was to see And there’s no reason in the world For you to be here now and watch the days go by But I’m so glad you are So very glad you are Although I must admit I don’t see why For there are wiser men and younger men I wouldn’t blame you if you walked away But I feel wiser now and younger now And so with all my heart I ask you “stay” For we have so much more to see And so much more to say and so much more to do I think you ought to know, if I never let you go That I’d have ev’ry reason in the world… You!

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