Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Johnny One-Note

Johnny One-Note
music by Richard Rodgers (left)
lyric by Lorenz Hart (right)

Johnny could only sing one norte and the note he sang was this:

Poor Johnny One-Note sang out with gusto and just overlorded the place.
Poor Johnny One-Note yelled willy-nilly until he was blue in the face---
For holding one note was his ace.

Couldn't hear the brass, couldn't hear the drum.
He was in a class by himself, by gum.

Poor Johnny One-Note got in Aida indeed a great chance to be brave.
He took his one note, howled like the North Wind---
Brought forth wind that made critics rave, while Verdi turned round in ghis grave!

Couldn't hear the flute or the big trombone.
Ev'ryone was mute. Johnny stood alone.

Cats and dogs stopped yapping, lions in the zoo
All were jealous of Johnny's big trill.
Thunderclaps stopped clapping.
Traffic ceased its roar, and they tell us Niag'ra stood still.
He stopped the train whistles, boat whistles, steam whistles, cop whistles,
All whistles bowed to his skill.

Sing Johnny One-Note, sing out with gusto and just overwhelm all the crowd.
So sing, Johnny One-Note, out loud!
Sing, Johnny One-Note!
Sing, Johnny One-Note, out loud!


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