I Was the Most Beautiful Blossom lyrics

- Of Thee I Sing

I Was the Most Beautiful Blossom lyrics

I Was the Most Beautiful Blossom

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


I Was the Most Beautiful Blossom
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