Oliver lyrics




Oliver

MR. BUMBLE

For what you are about to receive
May the Lord make you truly thankful.

BOYS

Amen!

OLIVER

(spoken) Please, Sir, I want some more.

MR. BUMBLE

(spoken) What?!

OLIVER

(spoken) Please, Sir, I want some... more.

MR. BUMBLE

(spoken) More!?

WIDOW CORNEY

Catch him!

MR. BUMBLE

Snatch him!

WIDOW CORNEY

Hold him!

MR. BUMBLE

Scold him!

WIDOW CORNEY

Pounce him!
Trounce him!
Pick him up and bounce him!

MR. BUMBLE

Wait!
Before we put the lad to task
May I be so curious as to ask
His name?

BOYS (whispering)

O-li-ver.

WIDOW CORNEY AND MR. BUMBLE

Oliver! Oliver!

MR. BUMBLE

Never beofre has a boy wanted more!

MR. BUMBLE AND WIDOW CORNEY

Oliver! Oliver!

WIDOW CORNEY

Won't ask for more when he knows what's in store.

MR. BUMBLE

There's a dark, thin, winding stairway
Without any bannister
Which we'll throw him down, and feed him on
Cockrouches served in a canister

ALL

Oliver! Oliver!

MR. BUMBLE

What will he do when he's turned black and blue?
He will curse the day
Somebody named him

ALL

O-li-ver!

MR. BUMBLE

Oliver! Oliver!
Never before has a boy wanted more!
Oliver! Oliver!

WIDOW CORNEY

Won't ask for more
When he knows what's in store.

MR. BUMBLE

There's a sooty chimney
Long overdue for a sweeping out
Which we'll push him up,
And one day next year with the rats he'll be creeping out.

ALL

Oliver! Oliver!

MR. BUMBLE

What will he do?
In this terrible stew?
He will rue the day somebody named him...

ALL AND WIDOW CORNEY

O-li-ver!

GOVERNORS

Oliver!
Oliver!
Never before has a boy asked for more
Oliver!
Oliver!

CHAIRMAN

Pray some decorum restore, I implore...
Let us face this case, it's
Unprecedented, quite utterly.

GOVERNORS

He's disgraced this place.

LARGE GOVERNOR

And encouraging others to swallow in gluttony.

ALL

Oliver!...Oliver!
Lock him in gaol
And then put him on sale,
For the highest bid
Glad to be rid
Of
O-li-ver!

WIDOW CORNEY

(spoken) Lock him up! Collect his belongings then bring him back to me
when you've done. To bed, all of you!








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