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Music Man – The Wells Fargo Wagon lyrics

O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin' down the street,
Oh please let it be for me!
O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin' down the street,
I wish, I wish I knew what it could be!

First Voice:
I got a box of maple sugar on my birthday.

Second Voice:
In March I got a gray mackinaw.

Third Voice:
And once I got some grapefruit from Tampa.

Fourth Voice:
Montgom'ry Ward sent me a bathtub and a cross-cut saw.

O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin' now
Is it a prepaid surprise or C. O. D.

Fifth Voice:
It could be curtains!

Sixth Voice:
Or dishes!

Seventh Voice:
Or a double boiler!

Eighth Voice:
Or it could be

Yes, it could be
Yes, you're right it surely could be

Eighth Voice:
Somethin' special

Somethin' very, very special now

Eighth Voice:
Just for me!

O-ho the Wells Fargo Wagon is a-comin' down the street.
Oh, don't let him pass my door!
O-ho the Wells Fargo
Wagon is a-comin' down the street
I wish I knew what he was comin' for.

Ninth Voice:
I got some salmon from Seattle last September.

Tenth Voice:
And I expect a new rockin' chair.

Eleventh Voice:
I hope I get my raisins from Fresno.

The D. A. Are. Have sent a cannon for the courthouse square.

Winthrop (lisp):
O-ho the Wellth Fargo Wagon ith a-comin' now,
I don't know how I can ever wait to thee.
It could be thumpin' for thumone who is
No relation but it could be thump'n thpethul
Just for me!

O-ho, you Wells Fargo Wagon keep a-comin'
O-ho, you Wells Fargo
Wagon, keep a-comin'.
O-ho you Wells Fargo Wagon, Don't you dare Mae a stop
Until you stop for me!

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  • Delibird
    Here we see a very early example of product placement (in this case for Wells Fargo) in a musical which later became a movie. Though this is probably the most famous cinematic Wells Fargo reference, the second most famous would have to be the appearance of the Wells Fargo stagecoach in Back to the Future Part III (which again was product placement). Google Wells Fargo wagon logo and view Google Images to see earlier versions of the company logo that displayed the iconic horse-drawn wagon/stagecoach.

    In addition to the above product placement in this song, there's also a reference to Montgomery Ward, proving that Bucky the cat from "Get Fuzzy" was wrong when he claimed that there were no product placements in musicals!
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