Bright Star - Please, Don't Take Him Lyrics

Song from the Broadway Musical (2016)
Bright Star the musical - Please, Don't Take Him Lyrics

Original song 'Please Don't Take Him' performed by Michael Mulheren (Mayor Dobbs), Carmen Cusack (Alice), Stephen Lee Anderson (Daddy Murphy), Dee Hoty (Mama Murphy), Stanford Adams, Ensemble from the Broadway musical Bright Star.

Mayor Dobbs:
Don't deny him a better way of life when he can grow up with pride.
Folks will laugh and talk behind his back if you bring home a bastard child.

Alice:
You can't take him, he's my baby. You can't take my baby boy.
Daddy, don't you let him, momma, don't let him.
You can't take my baby boy.

Mayor Dobbs:
Don't be foolish, why would you want to do this?
Don't you want what's best for him?

Doctor:
I know people wealthy and agreeable who would like to take him in.

Alice:
You can't take him, NO don’t take him. You can’t take my baby boy.

Alice and Mamma Murphy:
Daddy, don't you let him,

Alice:
Momma, don't let him. You can’t take my baby boy.

Daddy Murphy:
Don’t be selfish, let ‘em go and help him leave behind a world of shame.
If he’s ridiculed and they may bother him at school
You’ll only have yourself to blame.

Alice:
Please don’t take him!

Mamma Murphy:
He’s our Grandson

Alice:
No, don’t take him

Mamma Murphy:
He’s our only one

Alice:
You can’t take my baby boy.

Ensemble:
Noooo (x7)

Mayor Dobbs:
I’m doing you a favor, you can thank me later for making your life easier.

[Thanks to Grace for lyrics]

Read more: Bright Star the Musical Lyrics
Please, Don't Take Him lyrics from Bright Star the musical