Bobby and Jackie and Jack lyrics

- Merrily We Roll Along

Bobby and Jackie and Jack lyrics

Bobby and Jackie and Jack

Merrily We Roll Along (1961 - 1960)
COMPANY
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 ?

(variously)
Nineteen sixty-one:
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
CHARLEY
Nineteen sixty ?

BETH
It's nineteen sixty ?

FRANK
And gosh, what a swell year it's been!

ALL THREE
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

BETH
That no one wants to fill ?

ALL THREE
Krushchev stopped screaming
And Librium came in.

CHARLEY
And Nixon didn't win.

ALL THREE
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,
En masse.

CHARLEY
There's Bobby

BETH
And Jackie

FRANK
And Jack.

ALL THREE
And myriads more in the back:
There's Ethel and Teddy and Pat alone,

CHARLEY
Plus Eunice

BETH
And Peter

FRANK
And Jean

TED
And Joan

CHARLEY
And what's-his-name ? ?

BETH
Stephen.

FRANK
And hold the phone ?
The one in the army ?

OTHERS
One in the army?

FRANK
Captain ? major ?

CHARLEY
Sargent!

FRANK
That's it!

ALL THREE
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.

BETH
I'm painting it cream for a start.

ALL THREE
We're making it into a cultural lighthouse
For glamour and beauty and art.

BETH
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."

CHARLEY
Together?

BOTH
Won't it be perfectly swell?

FRANK
We'll have Bernstein play next
On the Bechstein piano

CHARLEY
And Auden read poems and stuff

BETH
And Galina
(making a lot of the pronunciation)
Vishnevskya ?
The Russian soprano ?
Just pronouncing her name is refreshing enough!

ALL THREE
We're bringing back style to the White House,
With casual culture the rule.

FRANK
Let's have Tebaldi ?

CHARLEY
She makes a guy feel good.

BETH
And Oleg Cassini ?
Well, I think he's real good.

CHARLEY
And how about Heifetz?

BETH
And Callas!

FRANK
And Gielgud!

ALL THREE
And later, when everything's cool,
We'll push them all into the pool.

CHARLEY
With Bobby

BETH
And Jackie

FRANK
And Jack,

ALL THREE
The White House is under attack.

FRANK
Eight years is the limit but eight will do,

CHARLEY
By then there'll be Bobby ?

TED
? And Teddy, too ?

BETH
Or Peter or Stephen ?

FRANK, CHARLEY, TED
(to Beth)
? Or even you ?

BETH
? And then there's the colonel ?

BOYS
Colonel?

BETH
? Major??

BOYS
Major?

BETH
You know ? !

FRANK
Sargent.

BETH
Yes.

ALL THREE
Dozens to take up the slack
If anything goes out of whack.

FRANK
And some day elections will be unknown

BETH
'Cause each of our kids will ascend the throne

CHARLEY
And their kids will have more kids of their own ?

FRANK
? It's sort of a family knack ?

ALL THREE
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


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