Don't Go In The Lion's Cage Tonight And Other Heartrending Ballads And Raucous Ditties Album

Artist(s): Julie Andrews

Tracklist

I Don't Care

length: 2:52

The Honeysuckle And The Bee

length: 3:38

Mother Was A Lady (If Jack Were Only Here)

length: 3:30

Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder?

length: 2:25

Everybody's Doin' It Now

length: 2:04
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin
Honey, honey, can't you hear?
Funny, funny music, dear
Ain't the funny strain goin' to your brain?
Like a bottle of wine, fine
Hon', hon', hon', hon', take a chance
One, one one, one little dance
Can't you see them all swaying up the hall?
Let's be gettin' in line

Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
See that ragtime couple over there
Watch them throw their shoulders in the air
Snap their fingers, honey, I declare
It's a bear, it's a bear, it's a bear, there!

Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Ain't that music touchin' your heart?
Hear that trombone bustin' apart?
Come, come, come, come, let us start
Ev'ry body's doin' it now

Baby, baby, can't you hear?
Funny, funny music, dear
Honey, don't you smile, let us rest awhile
I'm so weak in the chest, rest
Go, go, go, go get a chair
No, no, no, no, leave it there
Honey, if the mob still are on the job
I'm as strong as the rest

Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
See that ragtime couple over there
Watch them throw their shoulders in the air
Snap their fingers, honey, I declare
It's a bear, it's a bear, it's a bear, there!

Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Ev'rybody's doin' it, doin' it, doin' it
Ain't that music touchin' your heart?
Hear that trombone bustin' apart?
Come, come, come, come, let us start
Ev'ry body's doin' it now

Waiting At The Church (My Wife Won't Let Me)

length: 2:38
I'm in a nice bit of trouble, I confess;
Somebody with me has had a game.
I should by now be a proud and happy bride,
But I've still got to keep my single name.
I was proposed to by Obadiah Binks
In a very gentlemanly way;
Lent him all my money so that he could buy a home,
And punctually at twelve o'clock to-day-

There was I, waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church;
When I found he'd left me in the lurch,
Lor, how it did upset me!
All at once, he sent me round a note
Here's the very note,
This is what he wrote:
"Can't get away to marry you today,
My wife, won't let me!"

Lor, what a fuss Obadiah made of me
When he used to take me in the park!
He used to squeeze me till I was black and blue,
When he kissed me he used to leave a mark.
Each time he met me he treated me to port,
Took me now and then to see the play;
Understand me rightly, when I say he treated me,
It wasn't him but me that used to pay.

There was I, waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church;
When I found he'd left me in the lurch,
Lor, how it did upset me!
All at once, he sent me round a note
Here's the very note,
This is what he wrote:
"Can't get away to marry you today,
My wife, won't let me!"

Just think how disappointed I must feel,
I'll be off me crumpet very soon.
I've lost my husband, the one I never had!
And I dreamed so about the honeymoon.
I'm looking out for another Obadiah,
I've already bought the wedding ring,
There's all my little fal-de-riddles packed up in my box
Yes, absolutely two of ev'rything.

There was I, waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church,
Waiting at the church;
When I found he'd left me in the lurch,
Lor, how it did upset me!
All at once, he sent me round a note
Here's the very note,
This is what he wrote:
"Can't get away to marry you today,
My wife, won't let me!"

Don't Go In The Lion's Cage Tonight

length: 2:47

Burlington Bertie From Bow

length: 3:15
composer: William Hargreaves
lyricist: William Hargreaves
I'm Bert, p'raps you've heard of me
Bert, you've had word of me,
Jogging along, hearty and strong
Living on plates of fresh air
I dress up in fashion
And when I am feeling depressed
I shave from my cuff all the whiskers and fluff
Stick my hat on and toddle up West

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at ten thirty
And saunter along like a toff
I walk down the Strand with my gloves on my hand
Then I walk down again with them off
I'm all airs and graces, correct easy paces
Without food so long I've forgot where my face is
I'm Bert, Bert, I haven't a shirt
But my people are well off you know.
Nearly everyone knows me from Smith to Lord Rosebr'y,
I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow.

I stroll with Lord Hurlington,
Roll in The Burlington
Call for Champagne, walk out again
Come back and borrow the ink
I live most expensive
Like Tom Lipton I'm in the swim
He's got so much 'oof', he sleeps on the roof
And I live in the room over him.

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at ten thirty
And saunter along Temple Bar
As round there I skip
I keep shouting 'Pip Pip!'
And the darn'd fools think I'm in my car
At Rothchilds I swank it
My body I plank it
On his front door step with 'The Mail' for a blanket
I'm Bert, Bert, and Rothchild was hurt
He said ' You can't sleep there' I said 'Oh'
He said 'I'm Rothchild sonny!' I said 'That's damn'd funny,
I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow'

I smile condescendingly
While they're extending me
Cheer upon cheer when I appear
Captain with my polo team
So strict are my people
They're William the Conqueror's strain
If they ever knew I'd been talking to you
Why they'd never look at me again

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at ten thirty
And reach Kempton park around three
I stand by the rail, when a horse is for sale
And you ought to see Wooton watch me
I lean on some awning while Lord Derby's yawning
Then he bids two thousand and I bid Good Morning
I'm Bert, Bert, I'd buy one, a cert
But where would I keep it you know
I can't let my man see me in bed with a gee-gee
I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow!

My pose, Tho' ironical
Shows that my monocle
Holds up my face, keeps it in place,
Stops it from slipping away.
Cigars, I smoke thousands,
I usually deal in The Strand
But you've got to take care when you're getting them there
Or some idiot might stand on your hand.

I'm Burlington Bertie, I rise at ten thirty
And Buckingham Palace I view.
I stand in the yard while they're changing the guard
And the queen shouts across "Toodle oo"!
The Prince of Wales' brother along with some other
Slaps me on the back and says "Come and see Mother"
But I'm Bert, Bert, and Royalty's hurt,
When they ask me to dine I say no.
I've just had a banana with Lady Diana
I'm Burlington Bertie from Bow.

Alexander's Ragtime Band

length: 2:20
composer: Irving Berlin
lyricist: Irving Berlin

By The Light Of The Silvery Moon

length: 2:59
lyricist: Edward Madden
composer: Gus Edwards
Place park, scene dark, silvery moon is shining through the trees;
Cast two, me, you, sound of kisses floating on the breeze.
Act one, begun. Dialogue, "Where would you like to spoon?"
My cue, with you, underneath the silvery moon.

By the light of the silvery moon,
I want to spoon, to my honey I'll croon love's tune,
Honeymoon keep a shining in June,
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams, we'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.

Act two, scene new, roses blooming all around the place;
Cast three, you, me, Preacher with a solemn looking face.
Choir sings, bell rings,Preacher: "You are wed for evermore."
Act two, all through, every night the same encore.

By the light, (By the light, By the light),
Of the silvery moon, (The silvery moon).
I want to spoon, (Want to spoon, Want to spoon)
To my honey I'll croon love's tune.
Honeymoon, (Honeymoon, Honeymoon),
Keep a shining in June. (Keep a shining in June)
Your silvery beams will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon.

Your silvery beams will bring love dreams,
We'll be cuddling soon,
By the silvery moon. (The silvery moon).
By the light that's silvery!

Smarty

length: 2:40

She Is More To Be Pitied Than Censured

length: 3:54