Hello, St. Louis

Genre: Children, Musical
Original Story by: Richard Collins
Year:
1954
115 Views


St. Louis

You high and mighty, bright and shiny

fabulous place, St. Louis

St. Louis

You busy, dizzy, razzle-dazzle

scandalous place, St. Louis

Guys with easy money

tryin' to blow it

Dolls with hidden talent

dyin' to show it

Take off for TV Shows

by taxi, by subway

And land on the town

A merry-go-round

St. Louis

Where millionaires and Cinderellas

rendezvous at the Stork

St. Louis Park romantic babies

and their fellas rendezvous in the dark

Crazy city with its hat

on the steeple

Noisy city with

its millions of people

Doorway to glory

and fortune and fame

You'll never get your fill of it

never forget the thrill of it

Glorious, glamorous

wonderland

St. Louis

INT. STIFEL THEATRE - 1944 - NIGHT

Sally Lodger:
With my high-starched collar and my high-top shoes and my hair piled high upon my head

Simon:
I went to lose a jolly hour on the trolley and lost my heart instead

Andy Williams:
with my light brown derby and my bright green tie

Jane Lodger:
You were quite the handsomest of men

Violet Lodger:
I started to yen

So I counted to ten

Ernest Williams:
Then I counted to ten again

Lodgers Sisters:
Clang, clang, clang went the trolley

Williams Brothers: Ding, ding, ding went the bell

Lodger-Williams Siblings: Zing, zing, zing went my heartstrings from the moment I saw him I fell

Williams Brothers: Chug, chug, chug went the motor

Lodgers Sisters:
Bump, bump, bump went the brake

Lodger-Williams Siblings: Thump, thump, thump went my heartstrings when he smiled I could feel the car shake

Sally Lodger:
He tipped his hat and took a seat

Simon Williams:
He said he hoped he hadn't stepped upon my feet

Charlotte Lodger: He asked my name, I held my breath

Carl Williams:
I couldn't speak because he scared me half to death

Williams:
Chug, chug, chug went the motor

Lodgers:
Flop, flop, flop went the wheels

Lodger-Williams Siblings: Stop, stop, stop went my heartstrings as he started to go then I started to know

Simon Williams and Sally Lodger: How it feels

Andy and Jane:
When the Universe reels

Lodger-Williams Siblings: The day was bright, the air was sweet

The smell of honeysuckle charmed you off your feet

You tried to sing, but couldn't squeak

In fact you loved him so you couldn't even speak

Sally Lodger:
Buzz, buzz, buzz went the buzzer

Simon Williams:
Plop, plop, plop went the wheels

Sally Lodger:
Stop, stop, stop went my heart strings

Sally Lodger and Simon Williams: As he started to leave

I took hold of his sleeve with my hand

And as if it were planned

He stayed on with me and it was grand just to stand

With his hand holding mine to the end of the line

INT. STIFEL THEATRE - 1947 - NIGHT

Simon Williams:
Fiddle up, fiddle up on your violin

Lay right on it, rest your chin upon it

Doggone you better begin

And play an overture upon your violin

Hurry up, hurry up with your violin

Make it sooner, don't you stop to tune 'er

Fid, fid, fid, fiddle the middle of your ragtime violin

Sally Lodger And Simon Williams: All night long he calls her snookey ookum, snookey ookums.

All they do is talk like babies.

Jane:
She's his jelly elly roll.

Andy:
He's her sugey ugar bowl.

Andy And Jane:
Hear the way they bill and coo, poogywoo, poogywoo, poogywoo?

All night long he calls her snookey ookums, snookey ookums.

All nigh long the neighbors shout "Cut it out! Cut it out! Cut it out!"

They cry, "For goodness sake don't keep us all awake

with your snookey, ookey, ookey , baby talk!"

Simon Williams:
Don't let it bother you

When things go wrong.

If you're glum, just hum this song,

Good luck will come along!

Don't let it bother you

If, now and then,

You may stumble,

Never grumble,

Count from one to ten!

Sally Lodger:
A frown's a smile upside down,

Turn that frown upside down!

Then smile! Sing!

La-de-da-de-da-de-da, sing sing sing!

Don't let it bother you

If skies are grey.

Learn to grin,

Take it on the chin,

Simon and Sally:
Everything will be okay!

Regina Williams:
Sally and my son were having so much fun but hate their spoiling

INT. STIFEL THEATRE - 1948 - NIGHT

Jane Lodger:
Times have changed

And we've often rewound the clock

Since the Puritans got a shock

When they landed on Plymouth Rock.

If today

Any shock they should try to stem

'Stead of landing on Plymouth Rock,

Plymouth Rock would land on them.

Lodger-Williams Siblings: In olden days, a glimpse of stocking

Was looked on as something shocking.

But now, God knows,

Anything goes.

Good authors too who once knew better words

Now only use four-letter words

Writing prose.

Anything goes.

If driving fast cars you like,

If low bars you like,

If old hymns you like,

If bare limbs you like,

If Mae West you like,

Or me undressed you like,

Why, nobody will oppose.

When ev'ry night the set that's smart is in-

Truding in nudist parties in

Studios.

Anything goes.

When Missus Ned McLean (God bless her)

Can get Russian reds to "yes" her,

Then I suppose

Anything goes.

When Rockefeller still can hoard en-

Ough money to let Max Gordon

Produce his shows,

Anything goes.

The world has gone mad today

And good's bad today,

And black's white today,

And day's night today,

And that gent today

You gave a cent today

Once had several chateaux.

When folks who still can ride in jitneys

Find out Vanderbilts and Whitneys

Lack baby clo'es,

Anything goes.

If Sam Goldwyn can with great conviction

Instruct Anna Sten in diction,

Then Anna shows

Anything goes.

When you hear that Lady Mendl standing up

Now turns a handspring landing up-

On her toes,

Anything goes.

Just think of those shocks you've got

And those knocks you've got

And those blues you've got

From that news you've got

And those pains you've got

(If any brains you've got)

From those little radios.

So Missus R., with all her trimmin's,

Can broadcast a bed from Simmons

'Cause Franklin knows

Anything goes.

Sally Lodger:
The world is lyrical

Because a miracle

Has brought my lover to me

Though she's some other place, her face I see

Simon Williams:
At night I creep in bed

And never sleep in bed

But look above in the air

And to my greatest joy, my love is there

Sally Lodger:
She dances overhead

On the ceiling near my bed

In my sight

All through the night

Simon Williams:
I try to hide in vain

Underneath my counterpane

But there's my love

Up there above

Sally Lodger and Simon Williams: I whisper, "Go away, my lover

It's not fair"

But I'm so grateful to discover

That she's still there

I love my ceiling more

Since it is a dancing floor

Just for my love

Sally Lodger and Simon Williams: Honey, did you see that bill

Pasted there on yonder hill?

Kindly pay attention

To what the letters mention

'Twill give you a wonderful thrill

Chase away those weary blues

Ain't you heard the happy news?

INT. STIFEL THEATRE - 1950 - NIGHT

Lodger-Williams Siblings: 'Circus is coming to town

'Circus is coming to town

Two dozen acrobats from o'er the foam

And Salome

Hip-hip-hippodrome

Come see the comical clown

Turning himself upside-down

Come and purchase a photograph

Of the freaks and the big giraffe

Open your dining room and start to laugh

The circus is coming to town

Lodger-Williams Siblings: Come and see the big parade

Jazzy music will be played

Just before we're seated

I'll see that you are treated

To peanuts and red lemonade

Barnum had the right idea

Come and give him one big cheer

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