Track Title:               Utopia

Prime Artist:              Olin Howland
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)
Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  Vincent Youmans

Vocal:                     Julia Kelety
From the Show:             Two Little Girls In Blue  1921 (S)

Verse 1

I often feel I'd like to get away
To a golden land
That I have planned.
Yes, there I'd like to hike
This very day.
No dream was ever so enthralling;
Utopia, I hear you calling.

Refrain 1

I'd have no roughneck taxi drivers there.
Ticket speculators all would get the air.
There you'd find no politicians
And no jumping jazz musicians.
Of the blue laws not a sign
In that land divine.
You can bet I'd make it my one mission
To prohibit Prohibition
In that dream Utopia of mine.

Verse 2

It isn't on the map of land or sea.
Just the same, I'm king
'N' ev'rything.
And I'd live in the lap
Of luxury
And have a new queen ev'ry day there.
Oh, please don't wake me while I stray there.

Refrain 2

Oh, it would be an earthly paradise.
Summertime, no one would raise the price of ice.
And there'd be no hatcheck pirate
In hotels to make you irate.
There the sun would always shine
And no heart would pine;
For the girls would be a bunch of dollies
All imported from the Follies
In that dream Utopia of mine.

Refrain 3

The stocks you buy will go up ev'ry day.
And no income tax you'll ever have to pay.
No police will be officious
When your motor gets ambitious.
You'll have music everywhere,
Floating through the air,
But you'll hear no songs about that Mammy
Way down south in Alabammy
In that dream Utopia of mine.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle