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It's A Simple Little System

It's A Simple Little System lyrics

It's A Simple Little System

SANDOR
It's a simple little system
Any child can understand.
The composers names, we list 'em
With the racetracks of the land.
With this simple little system, we'll be close by
fortune's door.
And to think that no one ever, ever thought of it
before!
Gentlemen, look at your charts.
What is Beethoven?

GAMBLERS
Belmont Park.

SANDOR
Where's Puccini?

GAMBLERS
Pimlico.

SANDOR
Who is Humperdinck?

GAMBLERS
Hollywood.

SANDOR
What is Beethoven?

GAMBLERS
Beethoven is Belmont Park.

SANDOR
Where is Puccini?

GAMBLERS
Puccini is Pimlico.

SANDOR
Who is Humperdinck?

GAMBLERS
Humperdinck is Hollywood.

SANDOR
That is correct. Turn the page.
What's Tchaikovsky?

GAMBLERS
Churchill Downs.

SANDOR
Who's Mussorgsky?

GAMBLERS
Monmouth Park.

SANDOR
What's Rachmaninov?

GAMBLERS
Rockingham.

SANDOR
What's Tchaikovsky?

GAMBLERS
Tchaikovsky is Churchill Downs.

SANDOR
Who's Mussorgsky?

GAMBLERS
Mussorgsky is Monmouth Park.

SANDOR
What's Rachmaninov?

GAMBLERS
Rachmaninov is Rockingham.

SANDOR
That is correct. Turn the page.

GAMBLERS
It's a simple little system
We're impatient to begin.
It's a simple little system
When the law is listening in.

SANDOR
We will take those record orders in a very cultured
tone,
While we're really booking horses over at
Susanswerphone.

GAMBLERS
We'll be rich, we'll be rich, we'll be rich!
Debussy is Del Mar,
Humperdinck is Hollywood,
Cesar Franck is Fairgrounds,
Sibelius is Sportsmans Park,
Berlioz is Bainbridge,
Hindemith is Hawthorn,
Offenbach is Omaha.

SANDOR
Ev'rybody, all together now!

GAMBLERS
Who is Beethoven? Belmont Park!
(It's a simple little system!)
Where's Puccini? Pimlico!
(Simple little system!)
Who's Tchaikovsky? Churchill Downs!
(We're bookies!)
And Shostakovich is Saratoga.

SANDOR
What is Handel?

GAMBLERS
Hialeah! Hialeah!

SANDOR
Who is Handel?

GAMBLERS
Hialeah! Hialeah!

ALL
Oh, what a system!
Last Update: June, 10th 2013


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