'Opening Act I'; aka 'A Wonderful Trip')

Prime Artist:              Stanley Jessup
Lyrics by:                 Arthur Francis (pseudonym for Ira Gershwin)

Lyrics by:                 Ira Gershwin     (b. Israel Gershvin)
Music by:                  Vincent Youmans
Vocal:                     The Tomson Twins
Vocal:                     Chorus

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

All hands are aboard,

The cargo is stored;
We're ready to get under way.
The hour is near
For leaving the pier,
And soon we'll be gliding off;
Soon we'll be riding off.
We have said good-bye to all
Our ladyloves on shore.
All in all, we had to call
Upon a score or more.
And now that we're through,
We've nothing to do
Excepting to get under way.

What have I forgotten?
Well, now, let me see.
It's very clear
My purse is here,
But with my feminine memory,
I cannot be too careful.
So I'll look once more,
For it's too late
To investigate
When the ship leaves shore.

Have you lost you senses?
Why this awful fuss?

We want to find
What's left behind

But, oh, why worry?
Just look at us-
We've left our bills behind us,
IOU's galore,
Yet you can bet
We will never fret
When the ship leaves the shore.

The weather is fine
For crossing the brine.
We're off on a wonderful trip.
There's no place like home,
But life on the foam
Will always appeal to us.
Romance is real to us.
When the angry waves appear
And tell in awful tones
That we're all so very near
The home of Davy Jones.
Excitement galore
For us is in store:
We're off on a wonderful trip.

Contributed by Carlene Bogle