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DIANA:
I was the most beautiful blossom
In all the Southland;
I was sent up North to enter the contest
With the understanding that the winner
Was to be the President's wife.
The Committee examined me.
My lily-white body fascinated them.
I was chosen.
It was the happiest moment of my life.

ENSEMBLE:
Yes, yes, go on!
Yes, yes, go on!

DIANA:
Suddenly the sky fell.
Suddenly, for no reason at all,
No reason at all,
This man rejected me.
All my castles came tumbling down.
And so I am serving him with a summons*
For breach of promise!
[*THIS AND THE NEXT LINE WERE REVISED FOR THE 1952 REVIVAL:
He may be the President - But he'll suffer
For having tricked me.]

ENSEMBLE:
What! What!
The water's getting hot!
She said he made a promise,
A promise he forgot.

DIANA:
It's true! It's true!

JUDGES:
The day he's getting married.
You put him on the spot!
It's dirty work of Russia,*
A communistic plot!

[*1952 VERSION:
She says that only she was
His true forget-me-not!]

WINTERGREEN:
Please understand,
It wasn't that I would jilt or spurn 'er;
It's just that there was someone else.

ENSEMBLE:
Whom?

WINTERGREEN:
"Who!"
Mary Turner!

CHIEF JUSTICE:
We're having fits!

ENSEMBLE:
We're having fits!

CHIEF JUSTICE:
The man admits...

ENSEMBLE:
The man admits...

CHIEF JUSTICE:
This little sinner...

ENSEMBLE:
This little sinner...

CHIEF JUSTICE:
Was really winner!

ENSEMBLE:
Was really winner!

DIANA:
I couldn't see...

ENSEMBLE:
She couldn't see...

DIANA:
His jilting me.

ENSEMBLE:
His jilting she.

DIANA:
And so I'm doing...

ENSEMBLE:
And so I'm doing...

DIANA:
A bit of suing.

ENSEMBLE:
A bit of suing.

MEN:
And if it's true she has a claim,
You should be called a dirty name!

GIRLS:
And if it's true she has a claim,
Then you're a dirty, dirty name!

MARY:
John, no matter what they do to hurt you,
The one you love won't desert you.

DIANA:
I'm a queen who has lost her king!
Why should she wear a wedding ring?
Last Update: June, 24th 2013

Of Thee I Sing Lyrics

  1. Act 1
  2. Wintergreen for President
  3. Who Is the Lucky Girl to Be?
  4. Dimple on My Knee
  5. Because, Because
  6. As the Chairman of the Committee / How Beautiful / Never Was There a Girl So Fair / Some Girls Can Bake a Pie
  7. Love Is Sweeping the Country
  8. Of Thee I Sing
  9. Here's a Kiss for Cinderella
  10. I Was the Most Beautiful Blossom
  11. Some Girls Can Bake a Pie (Reprise)
  12. Act 2
  13. Hello, Good Morning
  14. Who Cares?
  15. Garc,on, S'il Vous Plai't / Illegitimate Daughter / We'll Impeach Him Who Cares? (Reprise)
  16. The (Senatorial) Roll Call
  17. Jilted
  18. Who Could Ask for Anything More?
  19. Posterity Is Just Around the Corner
  20. Trumpeter Blow Your Horn / Finale

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