[Ads-l] Wednesday is Eliza Doolittle Day

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 19 17:16:35 UTC 2015


Just You Wait
Lerner & Loewe
from "My Fair Lady <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Fair_Lady>"
*(The video <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vbdVvIbB1KU> is from the
movie. My headcanon of the song is from the stage album, but I couldn't get
a recording from that to include here.)*

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Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins, just you wait
You'll be sorry but your tears'll be too late
You'll be broke and I'll have money
Will I help you? Don't be funny
Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins, just you wait

Just you wait, 'enry 'iggins, till you're sick
And you'll scream to fetch a doctor double quick
I'll be off a second later and go straight to the the-a-tre
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins, just you wait

Ooo 'enry 'iggins
Just you wait until we're swimmin' in the sea
Ooo 'enry 'iggins
And you get a cramp a little ways from me

When you yell you're going to drown
I'll get dressed and go to town
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins,
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins,
Just you wait

One day I'll be famous, I'll be proper and prim
Go to St. James so often I will call it St. Jim
One evening the king will say, "Oh, Liza, old thing
I want all of England your praises to sing

*Next week on the twentieth of May I proclaim Liza Doolittle Day *
All the people will celebrate the glory of you
And whatever you wish and want I gladly will do"

"Thanks a lot, king" says I, in a manner well bred
" But all I want is 'enry 'iggins' 'ead"

"Done," says the king with a stroke
" Guard, run and bring in the bloke"

Then they'll march you, 'enry 'iggins, to the wall
And the king will tell me, "Liza, sound the call"

As they raise their rifles higher,
I'll shout "Ready, aim, fire"
Oh ho ho, 'enry 'iggins
Down you'll go , 'enry 'iggins,
Just you wait

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