2012 Broadway revival
The Mystery of Edwin Drood - Don't Quit While You're Ahead Lyrics
The song is written by Rupert Holmes.
Once I bet my last ten pence - and won
Twice as rich then, friends said, "Call it done!"
"How sad", I said.
"So that's your wildest dream, eh, then...
Twenty pence instead of ten?"
I doubled up my bet again!
In life you start the same as when you're done:
If you lose, you're just where you've begun -
If you've won, don't quit while you're ahead,
Just press your blessed luck instead!
Don't try to think what move might be best;
Use the heart that beats within your breast.
Never rest! Don't quit while you're ahead.
Datchery & Puffer:
"There's more in store for me!"
Bazzard & Durdles:
I see my dream ship fin'lly comin' in
Like a steam ship anch'rin in to win!
Puffer & Datchery:
Lift your chin! Remember what I said
Don't quit while you're ahead, let go!
Rosa & Helena:
I know there must be love that's yet to be
Only just three winks away from me
Puffer, Datchery, Bazzard & Durdles:
Don't quit while you're ahead!
Don't worry how you tread! Who cares?
Neville & Crisparkle:
And there's the chance! One pipe dream
that is mine
A romance just ripe on the vine
Rosa & Helena:
Neville, Crisparkle, Rosa, Helena, Alice & Beatrice:
No victor ever fled!
Puffer, Datchery, Bazzard, Durdles:
Don't quite you're ahead to stay!
Bang it, bash it, Hoo-ray-ha-rah!
Clang it, clash it, oo-la-dee-dah!
Don't quite while you're ahead!
Don't say "I'm off to bed, farewell!"
Full well I know!
Don't let the moment go to waste
Not with the vic'try close enough to taste!
Chairman & Jasper:
Heed the call with all due haste!
For God's own sake!
So raise the stake, you struck a lucky vein!
Never break through any lucky chain!
The refrain: "Don't quit while you're ahead,"
As eas'ly done as said, you'll see:
Bang it, bash it, oo, glory be!
Clang it, clash it, oo-lah-dee-dee!
Don't quit while you're ahead
Sing out, "There's more in store for me!"
Read more: The Mystery of Edwin Drood Lyrics
Don't Quit While You're Ahead Lyrics
The Mystery of Edwin Drood the Musical Lyrics
There You Are
A Man Could Go Quite Mad
The Wages of Sin
Both Sides of the Coin
No Good Can Come from Bad
Never The Luck
Off to the Races
Settling Up the Score
Don't Quit While You're Ahead
The Garden Path to Hell
Out on a Limerick
The Writing on the Wall