It's a Fine Life lyrics

- Oliver

It's a Fine Life lyrics

It's a Fine Life

NANCY

(spoken) Plummy and slam!

FAGIN

(spoken) Nancy! Wake up boys! The ladies is 'ere.

DODGER

(spoken) Ladies?! Cor! 'Ark at him!

NANCY

(spoken) 'Ere, we'll have less of that if you don't mind!
'Ere, so where's the gin, then, Fagin?

FAGIN

(spoken) All in moderation, my dear, all in moderation.
Too much gin can be a dangerous thing for a pure, young girl.

NANCY

(spoken) Ooh, and what's wrong with a bit of danger then, eh, Mr. Fagin?
After all it's about the only excitement we get. And who would deny us
that small pleasure?

(sung) Small pleasures, small pleasures
Who would deny us these?
Gin toddies -- large measuress --
No skimpin' if you please!
I rough it, I love it
Life is a game of chance.
I never tire of it --
Leading this merry dance.
If you don't mind having to go without things
It's a fine life.

ALL

It's a fine life.

NANCY

Tho' it ain't all jolly old pleasure outings...
It's a fine life

ALL

It's a fine life.

NANCY

When you got someone to love
You forget your cares and strife
Let the prudes look down on us
Let the wide world frown on us
It's a fine,

ALL

Fine life!

NANCY

(spoken) Ain't that right, Bet? Go on, you tell 'em girl.

BET

Who cares if straightlaces
Sneer at us in the street?
Fine airs and fine graces

NANCY

Don't have to sin to eat.

BOTH

We wander through London

NANCY

Who knows what we many find?

BOTH

There's pockets left undone
On many a behind.

NANCY

If you don't mind taking it as it turns out,
It's a fine life!

ALL

It's a fine life!

NANCY

Keep the candle burning until it burns out
It's a fine life.

ALL

It's a fine life.

NANCY

Though you sometimes do come by
The occasional black eye
You can always cover one
'Til he blacks the other one
But you don't dare cry.

BET

No flounces, no feathers
No frills and furbelows
All winds and all weathers
Ain't good for fancy clo'es

NANCY

(spoken) That's true.

(sung) These trappings,

BET

These ta'ers

BOTH

These we can just afford.

NANCY

What future?

BET

What ma'ers?

BOTH

We've got our bed and board.

NANCY

If you don't mind having to deal with Fagin
It's a fine life!

ALL

It's a fine life!

NANCY

Though diseased rats threaten to bring the plague in
It's a fine life!

ALL

It's a fine life!

NANCY

But the grass is green and dense
On the right side of the 'fence'.

BOTH

And we take good care of it
That we get our share of it
And we don't mean pence.

No! If you don't mind having to like or lump it...
It's a fine life

ALL

It's a fine life!

NANCY

Tho' there's no tea-supping and eating crumpet
It's a fine life!

ALL

It's a fine life!

NANCY

Not for me, the happy home
Happy husband, happy wife
Tho' it sometimes touches me...
...For the likes of such as me...
Mine's a fine...

ALL

Fine... life!
Last Update: June, 25th 2013


It's a Fine Life
Follow us on  
Musical: Oliver. Song: It's a Fine Life. Broadway musical soundtrack lyrics. Song lyrics from theatre show/film are property & copyright of their owners, provided for educational purposes