On the Twentieth Century Lyrics

Broadway revival (2015)
On the Twentieth Century the musical - On the Twentieth Century Lyrics

OWEN
(spoken) Back at the hotel, I’ll keep ‘em busya t the desk!

OLIVER
(spoken) I’ll sneak the bags out the back…

OWEN & OLIVER
(spoken) Right!
(sung) Let down the drawbridge while you keep the motor racing,
Maybe we’ll have to swim the river.
Working for Jaffee, though continually bracing,
also destroys the heart and liver!
What’s new today?
We’re gonna sneak away
Through a shower of rotten eggs
With our tails between our legs
On the Twentieth Century
On the Twentieth Century
In Drawing Room “A”!
Hey! Hey! Hey!

CHORUS (PORTERS, CONDUCTOR, PATRONS)
We point with the deepest pride
To the grandest ride
On the New York Central Railroad:
The aristocrat of locomotive trains.
New York in sixteen hours,
Anything can happen in those sixteen hours
On that mighty, ride-the-night-y
Miracle of engineering brains
On the Twentieth Century
On the Twentieth Century
On the luxury liner of locomotive trains!

TWO CONDUCTORS
All the service you enjoy while stationary
When you are at home or at a swell hotel
Now is yours at fifty miles an hour
From a staff that jumps to serve you when you ring your bell

LETITA PRIMROSE
All aboard leave your cares behind you,
Say goodbye to the ties that bind you.

CONDUCTORS, PORTERS AND PASSENGERS
Have your pants pressed, have your hair curled.
Nothing but the best on this eighth wonder of the world!

OLIVER
How much time before we go?

OWEN
No time left before we go.

OLIVER
Will Oscar make it?

OWEN
How will he make it?

OLIVER & OWEN
I don’t know!

CHORUS (ALL)
Our heart with emotion reels
When the Prince of wheels
Starts to make its daily journey
Either Chi N.Y.
Or else N.Y. to Chi…
New York in sixteen hours,
Anything can happen in those sixteen hours
As in flight a-
-cross the night A-
-merica the Beautiful rolls by
On the Twentieth Century
On the Twentieth Century
On the luxury liner between N.Y. and Chi,
Life and love and luck may be changed
Hope renewed and fate rearranged
On the Twentieth Century
On the Twentieth Century
On the luxury liner between N.Y. and Chi.
Life and love and luck may be changed
Hope renewed and fate rearranged
On the Twentieth Century
On the Twentieth Century
On the luxury liner between N.Y. and Chi.

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