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[Peddler]
Oh!
Trapped!...
Tricked! ...
Hoodwinked! ...
Ambushed! ...

[Men]
Friend,
Whut's on yer mind?
Why do you walk
Around and around,
With yer hands
Folded behind,
And yer chin scrapin' the ground?

[Peddler]
[Speaking]
O fellars I don't believe it!

[Singing]
Twenty minutes ago I am free like the breeze,
Free like a bird in the woodland wild,
Free like a gypsy, free like a child,
I'm a happy man!

[Additional Verse]
I'm unattached!
Twenty minutes ago I can do what I please,
Flick my cigar ashes on a rug,
Dunk with a donut, drink from a jug-

[Peddler]
I'm minding my own business like I oughter
Ain't meanin' no harm to anyone.
I'm talking to a certain farmer's daughter-
Then I'm looking into the muzzle of a gun!

[Men]
It's getting so you cain't have any fun!
Every daughter has a father with a gun!
It's a scandal, it's an outrage!
How a gal gits a husband today!

[Peddler]
If you make one mistake when the moon is bright,
Then they tie you to a contract,
So you'll make it ev'ry night!

[Men]
It's a scandal, it's an outrage!
When her fambly surround you and say:
"You gotta make an honest womern outta Nell!"

[Peddler]
To make you make her honest, she will lie like hell!

[Men]
It's a scandal, it's an outrage!
On our manhood, it's a blot!
Where is the leader who will save us?
And be the first man to be shot?

[Peddler]
Me?

[Men]
It's a scandal, it's an outrage!
Jist a wink and a kiss and you're through!

[Peddler]
You're in a mess, and in less than a year, by heck!
There's a baby on your shoulder making bubbles on your neck!

[Men]
It's a scandal, it's an outrage!
Any farmer will tell you it's true.

[Peddler]
A rooster in a chickencoop is better off'n men.
He ain't the special property of just one hen!

[Men]
It's a scandal, it's an outrage!
When it's gonna be the day
We're gonna lead the liberation
And we will lead the way?

[Alternative Verse]
[Men]
It's a problem we must solve
We gotta start a revolution!

[Girls]
All right, boys! Revolve



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    Mel JohalFeb 11, 2013 at 1:41 pm
    Excellent fun song from Oklahoma - performing at the Lichfield Garrick Theatre 26th - 30th March 2013. Please come along and enjoy this brilliant classical, energetic and upbeat musical.

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