The Begat lyrics - Finian's Rainbow

The Begat lyrics

The Begat

The Lord made Adam.
The Lord made Eve.
He made them both,
A little bit naive.

They lived as free
As the summer breeze,
Without pajamas and without chemise.

Until they stumbled
on the apple tree.

Then she looked at him,
(hum, hum)
And he looked at her,
(hum, hum)
And they knew immediately
What the world was fer...

- He said give me my cane
- He sais give me my hat.
- The time has come,
to begin the begat.
- The begat!
- The begat!
- That's it!

So they begat Caine.
And they begat Abel,
Who begat the rabble
At the Tow'r of Babel.

They begat the Cohens,
And they begat O'Rourkes.
And they begat the people
Who believed in storks.

- Holly Lordy, how they did begat!
And Lordy, Lordy, what they did begat!

When the begat got
to gettin' under par
They begat the daughters
of the D.A.R.

They begat the babbits
of the bourgeoisie,
They begat the misbegotten G.O.P.

It was a-pleasin't to Jezebel,
a-pleasin' to Ruth,
It pleased the League of Women Shoppers
in Duluth

Tho' the movie censors
tried the facts a hide
the movie goers open up and multiplied.

- Holly Lordy, how they multiplied!
- How they multiplied!
- How they multiplied!

Soon it swept the world
Ev'ry land and lingo.
It becanme the rage.
It was bigger than bingo.

The Whites begat, the Reds begat,
The folks who should have stood in bed begat.
The Greeks begat, the Swedes begat
Why, even Britishers in tweeds begat.

And, Lordy Lordy, what the seeds begat!

The Lats and Lithuanians, begat.
Scranton Pennsylvanians, begat .
Strictly vegetarians, begat.
And honorary Aryans, begat.
Startin from Genesis, they begat.
Heroes and menaces, begat
Fat filibusterers, begat.

Income tax adjusterers begat
To vetuler unnatelor to begat.
And sometimes a bachelor, he begat!
And didn't matter which-a-way they begat,
Son of a bitch away, begat.

Oh! Bless them Lord!
Who know do that,
And heed the call
of the begat!

(Alternative: last verse according to the movie)

Oh! Bless Them all!
Who go to bed.
And its the cause
Of the begat!
Last Update: June, 11th 2014

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Musical: Finian's Rainbow. Song: The Begat. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes