Opening Chorus

2016 Broadway revival
Shuffle Along the Musical - Opening Chorus Lyrics

ELECTION DAY, ELECTION DAY,
THAT'S THE DAY WHEN EVERYBODY'S HAPPY,
THAT'S THE DAY WHEN EVERYBODY'S GLAD,
ELECTION DAY, ELECTION DAY,
THAT'S THE DAY WHEN YOU FORGET,
ALL THE ACHES AND PAINS YOU HAVE HAD,
YOU GATHER AT THE ELECTION POLLS, AND THERE YOU STAND IN LINE,
ALTHOUGH THE DAY BE DARK AND COLD STILL YOU NEVER MIND,
YOU ARE THINKING OF THE POLITICIANS WHOM LAST YEAR YOU TRUSTED
AND WHEN THEY GOT INTO POSITIONS, PROMISES THEY BUSTED,
YOU WILL TRY NOT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKE-- THIS ELECTION DAY,
HOORAY!  HOORAY!  HOORAY!  HOORAY!

WE STAND FOR EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN GET,
OUR MAN IS FOR THE COUNTRY GOING WET.
WE'LL BRING BACK THE WHISKEY, BEER AND GIN,
WE KNOW THAT STEVE JENKINS WILL WIN.

CHORUS:
THE GANG OF STEVE JENKINS, A LAME AND HUNGRY BUNCH,
THEY'RE GOING TO BRING BACK THE FIVE-CENT BEER END LUNCH,
IF HE'S ELECTED IT SURE WILL BE A SIN,
WE HOPE THAT HE'LL NEVER, NEVER WIN, 

HOORAY!  HOORAY!
WHAT CROWD IS THIS A-COMING?
HOORAY! HOORAY! WITH WHISTLING FIFE AND DRUMMING.
LET'S CLEAR THE WAY FOR A GREAT BIG DEMONSTRATION
THEY WILL CARRY THE DAY WITH A RIOTOUS CONSTERNATION

ME, HIM AND SHE, SHE, HIM, AND ME.
WE'RE THE ONES, WHO WILL ELECT,
FOR OUR MAYOR, WE WILL HAVE SAM PECK,
YOU WILL AGREE, THAT ME, HIM, AND SHE,
WILL TAKE 'EM, MAKE 'EM, SHAKE 'EM, BREAK 'EM,
JUST WE THREE.

CHORUS:
GEE, BUT THEY ARE FUNNY, SHE, HIM AND ME,
IT'S WORTH LOTS OF MONEY SUCH A SIGHT TO SEE,
POOR COX'S ARMY AIN'T, ONE, TWO, THREE,
WITH A BUNCH OF HECKS LIKE OLD SAM PECK'S
ME, HIM AND SHE.

WE'RE FOR HARRY WALTON, HERE WE COME,
WE'LL VOTE FOR HARRY WALTON, OUR FAVORITE SON,
AND WITH BANNERS BLOWING, WE WILL SOON BE SHOWING,
IF WE KEEP STEP WITH THE HEP HEP AND RATTLE OF THE DRUM,
HONOR IS OUR MOTTO, BRIGHT AND GRAND,
JUSTICE IS THE PLATFORM ON WHICH WE STAND,
AND SINCE WE ARE IN IT, WE ARE GOING TO WIN IT,
HARRY WALTON IS THE MAN, 

HE IS THE MAN FOR WHOM WE ALL WILL STAND.

Copyright © 2005 by Rosalyn P. Schenbeck

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