Bobby and Jackie and Jack lyrics
Bobby and Jackie and Jack
Merrily We Roll Along (1961 - 1960)
Travelling's the fun,
Flashing by the countryside.
Merrily we roll along, roll along,
Catching at dreams.
Yesterday is done.
See the pretty countryside,
Everybody merrily, merrily ?
Some roads are easy,
Some roads are breezy,
Some roads the ride gets out of control,
Grinds to a halt and ends in a hole.
Some roads you stall before you can roll ?
Bobby and Jackie and Jack
Nineteen sixty ?
It's nineteen sixty ?
And gosh, what a swell year it's been!
So many blessings,
Such wonders it has brought,
You hardly know where to begin:
There's Xerox and lasers,
The Twist and the Pill,
A city in Brazil
That no one wants to fill ?
Krushchev stopped screaming
And Librium came in.
And Nixon didn't win.
Good bye then to Ike and the brass,
To years that were cozy but crass.
It's true Ike was icky,
But better him than Dicky ?
Now meet the first First Family with class,
And myriads more in the back:
There's Ethel and Teddy and Pat alone,
And what's-his-name ? ?
And hold the phone ?
The one in the army ?
One in the army?
Captain ? major ?
So many cards in the pack,
You want to know how to keep track?
Well, one is good looking and young and rich
While one is good looking and young and rich,
The rest are good looking and young and rich ?
There isn't a lot that they lack,
Not Bobby and Jackie and Jack
And Ethel and Ted and Eunice
and Pat and Joan and Steve and Peter and Jean and Sarge ?
There's probably dozens of others at large,
God knows ?
And Joe and Rose.
We're bringing back style to the White House.
I'm painting it cream for a start.
We're making it into a cultural lighthouse
For glamour and beauty and art.
Evenings of the Budapest playing Vivaldi
And Munch doing bits of Ravel.
I'll get Leontyne Price to sing her
Medley from "Meistersinger"
And Margot Fonteyn to dance "Giselle."
Won't it be perfectly swell?
We'll have Bernstein play next
On the Bechstein piano
And Auden read poems and stuff
(making a lot of the pronunciation)
The Russian soprano ?
Just pronouncing her name is refreshing enough!
We're bringing back style to the White House,
With casual culture the rule.
Let's have Tebaldi ?
She makes a guy feel good.
And Oleg Cassini ?
Well, I think he's real good.
And how about Heifetz?
And later, when everything's cool,
We'll push them all into the pool.
The White House is under attack.
Eight years is the limit but eight will do,
By then there'll be Bobby ?
? And Teddy, too ?
Or Peter or Stephen ?
FRANK, CHARLEY, TED
? Or even you ?
? And then there's the colonel ?
You know ? !
Dozens to take up the slack
If anything goes out of whack.
And some day elections will be unknown
'Cause each of our kids will ascend the throne
And their kids will have more kids of their own ?
? It's sort of a family knack ?
Till half of the nation's
Made up of relations
Of Bobby and Jackie and Jack
And Ethel and Ted and Eunice and Pat and Joan
and Steve and Peter and Jean and Sarge
And Joe and Rose and rows and rows and rows
And rows and rows and rows and rows ?
The decade is starting anew,
And maybe the country is, too. Last Update: June, 12th 2013