[VERSE:] This song is a train song, it's a song about a train Not the Atchison, Topeka, not the Chattanooga Choo-Choo Nor the one that leaves at midnight for the state of Alabam' This song is a train song where the engineer is Uncle Sam [REFRAIN:] Here comes the Freedom Train You better hurry down Just like a Paul Revere It's comin' into your home town Inside the freedom train You'll find a precious freight Those words of liberty The documents that made us great You can shout your anger from a steeple You can shoot the system full of holes You can always question "We the People" You can get your answer at the polls That's how it's always been And how it will remain So long as all of us Keep riding on the Freedom Train [2nd bridge:] You can write the President a letter You can even tell him to his face If you think that you can do it better Get the votes and you can take his place [3rd bridge:] You can hate the laws that you're obeying You can shout your anger to the crowd We may disagree with what you're saying But we'll fight to let you say it loud
[VERSE:] Here's that man again waiting at your garden gate With a bouquet, don't you send me away, have a little pity, Kate Poor me, can't you see I'm in an awful state? [REFRAIN:] How much longer must I wait, Kate Till you let me know my fate, Kate? The sun's down, the moon's out, there's no one in sight My questions need answers, tonight is the night Nine o'clock we had a date, Kate I've been here since half-past eight, Kate I came a little bit early, I couldn't wait Have I come too early, too late?
[VERSE:] Unpredictable, irresponsible Unbelievable, unreliable Ever since the world began Are Cupid and the weather man [REFRAIN:] Love and the weather, birds of a feather Can't be depended upon One day it's sunny, next day the sunshine has gone Love and the weather, always together Planning another surprise Bringing the raindrops just like the tears to your eyes There was I with love close by So cozy and warm Love walked out and so did I Right out of the warm Into a storm Moonlight romances have to take chances That's what I learned with the dawn Love and the weather can't be depended upon [alternate final strain:] Moonlight advances, love's golden chances Rain comes along and they're gone Love and the weather can't be depended upon
[VERSE:] Poets love to sing of Paris in the Spring They say it's something that you can't conceive I don't know a thing of Paris in the Spring I've never been abroad but I believe [REFRAIN:] A beautiful day in Brooklyn is more beautiful Than a beautiful day in any other place When the sun comes shining through Over Flatbush Avenue You wake with a smile on your face The weather man doesn't have to say it's beautiful When you open your window ev'rything's okay If a tree that grows in Brooklyn could speak, it would say "A beautiful day in Brooklyn is a most beautiful day"
Funny when you're left with nothing more to say Suddenly you find you should be on your way Funny how you long for some excuse To remain awhile but it's no use The conversation ends and you've nothing more to say Funny when you're left without a thought on your mind Funny when you search for words you never can find Gone are the pretty speeches that you planned for your lucky day Funny when you're left with nothing more to say
[as sung in film (more or less):] [ASTAIRE:] Happy Easter [PASSERBY:] Happy Easter [ASTAIRE:] Happy Easter [PASSERBY:] Happy Easter [ASTAIRE:] Me oh my, there's a lot to buy There is shopping I must do Happy Easter to you [SALESGIRL:] Here's a hat that you must take home Happy Easter [ASTAIRE:] Happy Easter [SALESGIRL:] Here's a lid for milady's dome Happy Easter [ASTAIRE:] Happy Easter [SALESGIRL:] This one's made for the hat parade on the well-known avenue This one's nice and it's worth the price Happy Easter to you [SALESGIRL:] Here's a hat for a pretty face Happy Easter [ASTAIRE:] Happy Easter [SALESGIRL:] Here is one that is trimmed with lace Happy Easter [ASTAIRE:] Happy Easter [SALESGIRL:] Here's a touch of the quaint old Dutch It's so old it's always new [SALESGIRL:] This in white is exactly right Happy Easter to you [SALESGIRL:] I think that is a lovely hat Maybe you think so too? [ASTAIRE:] I do [SALESGIRLS:] Wrap it up for the chap with a very happy Easter to you [CHORUS:] Never saw such a lovely day Happy Easter Everything seems to come your way Happy Easter My oh me, what a kick to be On the well-known avenue Me oh my, you're a lucky guy Happy Easter to you Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter to you [unused REFRAIN:] Never saw such a lovely gal Happy Easter, Happy Easter Where oh where did you get her, pal? Happy Easter, Happy Easter My oh me, what a hit she'll be On the well-known avenue Me oh my, you're a lucky guy Happy Easter to you Happy Easter Happy Easter Happy Easter to you
[VERSE:] A bunny for my honey A dolly with a curl An aeroplane An electric train And a teddy bear for my girl A kitty for my pretty A castle for my love Gee! What do I see? Brother, if that's a drum That's for me [REFRAIN:] I'm drum crazy, yes I'm drum crazy, yes I'm plumb crazy for drums I've got drumsticks full of hot licks and a roll Loaded with soul, under control First, soft violins Then, sweet saxophones Then, blue clarinets croon When it's my turn I turn into a loon When the drum takes the melody When the drum carries the tune
It only happens when I dance with you That trip to Heaven till the dance is through With no one else do the Heavens seem quite so near Why does it happen, dear, only with you? Two cheeks together can be so divine But only when those cheeks are yours and mine I've danced with dozens of others the whole night through But the thrill that comes with Spring When anything could happen That only happens with you
[VERSE:] Who am I What's my name Where I'm from How I came Doesn't matter, dear 'Long as I am here [REFRAIN:] I'm just a fella, a fella with an umbrella Looking for a girl who saved her love for a rainy day I'm just a fella, a fella with an umbrella Glad to see the skies of blue have turned into skies of gray Raindrops have brought us together And that's what I long to see Maybe the break in the weather Will prove to be A break for me So I'll be the fella, the fella with an umbrella If you'll be the girl who saved her love for a rainy day [2nd REFRAIN for female, from the soundtrack:] For every fella, each fella with an umbrella There's a girl, a girl who saved her love for a rainy day For every fella, each fella with an umbrella There's a time when skies of blue must turn into skies of gray Raindrops have brought us together That's what they were meant to do Maybe the break in the weather Will turn into A break for you For every fella, each fella with an umbrella There's a time when skies of blue must turn into skies of gray [another female REFRAIN, from sheet music:] I met a fella, a fella with an umbrella Looking for a girl who saved her love for a rainy day I met a fella, a fella with an umbrella Waiting for the skies of blue to turn into skies of gray Raindrops have brought us together And that's what I long to see Maybe the break in the weather Will prove to be A break for me For I told the fella, the fella with an umbrella I could be the girl who saved her love for a rainy day
[PRELUDE:] Here he comes lookin' for his baby It's for sure, sure and not for maybe Don't ask when will the lucky day be Here he comes and let him tell you himself: [VERSE:] If I seem to scintillate It's because I've got a date A date with a package of The good things that come with love You don't have to ask me I won't waste your time But if you should ask me Why I feel sublime I'm [REFRAIN:] Steppin' out with my baby Can't go wrong 'cause I'm in right It's for sure, not for maybe That I'm all dressed up tonight Steppin' out with my honey Can't be bad to feel so good Never felt quite so sunny And I keep on knockin' wood There'll be smooth sailin' 'cause I'm trimmin' my sails With a bright shine on my shoes and on my nails [alternate line: In my top hat and my white tie and my tails] Steppin' out with my baby Can't go wrong 'cause I'm in right Ask me when will the day be The big day may be tonight
We're a couple of swells We stop at the best hotels But we prefer the country far away from the city smells We're a couple of sports The pride of the tennis courts In June, July and August we look cute when we're dressed in shorts The Vanderbilts have asked us up for tea We don't know how to get there, no siree No, siree We would drive up the Avenue, but we haven't got the price We would skate up the Avenue, but there isn't any ice We would ride on a bicycle, but we haven't got a bike So we'll walk up the Avenue Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue And to walk up the Avenue's what we like Wall Street bankers are we With plenty of currency We'd open up the safe but we forgot where we put the key We're the favorite lads Of girls in the picture ads We'd like to tell you who we kissed last night but we can't be cads The Vanderbilts are waiting at the club But how are we to get there, that's the rub That's the rub We would sail up the Avenue, but we haven't got a yacht We would drive up the Avenue, but the horse we had was shot We would ride on a trolley car but we haven't got the fare So we'll walk up the Avenue Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue till we're there We would swim up the Avenue but we haven't any lake So we'll walk up the Avenue Yes, we'll walk up the Avenue Yes, a walk up the Avenue's what we'll take
[VERSE:] "For ev'ry rose that withers and dies Another blooms in its stead A new love waits to open its eyes After the old love is dead" That sounds all right in a careless rhyme But there's seldom a second time [REFRAIN:] Better luck next time That could never be Because there ain't gonna be no next time for me No, siree Made up my mind to make another start I've made my mind up but I can't make up my heart I'd like a new lucky day That would be nice But this comes just once in a lifetime Not twice So don't say Better luck next time That can never be Because there ain't gonna be no next time for me
[Written for the film, not used.] Playing on his slide trombone in a certain monotone He was known as Mister Monotony Any pleasant interlude that would mean a change of mood Didn't go with Mister Monotony Sometimes he would change the key But the same dull melody Would emerge from Mister Monotony Folks for miles would run away Only one prefer'd to stay She would come around and say "Have you got any monotony today?" They got married as they should and around the neighborhood She was known as Missus Monotony They were happy as can be and they raised a family Six or seven little monotonies From another village came a snappy clarineter She heard him play and strange to say she liked him better 'Twas the end of Mister Monotony She refused him when he tried Bringing her back to his side She just answered when he cried: "Have you got any monotony today?" "Haven't got any monotony today Can't play Today Haven't got any monotony today" [alternate lines from the soundtrack:] Soon there came another bride And she snuggled to his side But he answered when she cried: