White Christmas Sing-Along

I know this doesn't have anything to do with finances, but remember that being a good steward also involves the stewardship of our time and our talents.  

That said, a few years ago I spent no small amount of time and effort transcribing soundtracks and compiling all the lyrics for a White Christmas Sing-Along.  I was rather surprised to not find it all on the internet, neatly organized and ready to go.  Having gotten the idea for the Sing-Along from a local community event, I can imagine there surely must be others who have had the same idea and would benefit from having all the lyrics, in order, for their own White Christmas traditions.  

So, if you're one of those people, in order to save you quite a bit of time and effort and allow you to share in the benefit of my endeavor, here are all the words to the musical, as performed by the Crosby-Kaye-Ellen-Clooney cast.

NOTE:  I've left out the lyrics to the song White Christmas for two reasons:  1) to save space and 2) because if you're a fan of the movie, you had better already know the words to that song or just go home!   (wink)

UPDATE:  I have since compiled all the words to all the songs in sequential order, and formatted it for printing.  You can order this document for $2.99 and download it right away.  


White

Christmas

Sing-Along

 

 

 

               WHITE CHRISTMAS LYRICS 

 

WHITE CHRISTMAS 
(you should know these words!)



THE OLD MAN


We'll follow the old man wherever he wants to go 
Long as he wants to go -- opposite to the foe 
We'll stay with the old man wherever he wants to stay 
Long as he stays away from the battle's fray 

Because we love him, we love him 
Especially when he keeps us on the ball 
And we'll tell the kiddies we answered duty's call 
With the grandest son of a soldier of them all

 

WALLACE AND DAVIS VARIETY SHOW


We’re havin’ a heat wave -- A tropical heat wave
Well now the temp’rature’s rising -- It isn’t surprising
She certainly can –
CanCan

 

*     *     *     *

 

Let me sing a funny song -- with crazy words that roll along
And if my song can start you laughin’, I’m happy
Happy

 

*    *     *     *

 

Blue skies smilin’ at me
Nothin’ but blue skies, blue skies
Do I see 

Hey Bluebird!  --  Singin’ a song
Nothin’ but blue birds, blue birds
All day long 

(syncopated)
I never saw the sun shinin’ so bright
Never saw things go so right
Noticin’ the days hurryin’ by
When you’re in love
My, my how they fly 

Oh blue days –
All of them gone, long gone
Nothin’ but blue skies
From now on!



SISTERS

 
Sisters, sisters, there were never such devoted sisters 
Never had to have a chaperone, "No sir" 
I'm here to keep my eye on her 

Caring, sharing ev'ry little thing that we are wearing 
When a certain gentleman arrived from Rome 
She wore the dress and I stayed home 

All kinds of weather, we stick together, the same in the rain or sun 
Two diff'rent faces, but in tight places, we think and we act as one
- uh huh… 


Those who've, seen us, know that not a thing could come between us 
Many men have tried to split us up but no one can 
Lord help the mister, who comes between me and my sister 
And Lord help the sister, who comes between me and my man
 


 

THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHILE YOU'RE DANCING


The best things -- Happen while you're dancing
Things that you would not do at home come naturally on the floor
For dancing -- Soon becomes romancing
When you hold a girl in your arms that you've never held before
 

Even guys with two left feet
Come out all right if the girl is sweet
If by chance their cheeks should meet 
While dancing
Proving that the best things happen while you dance




SISTERS (REPRISE)
      (ending) – Sister, don’t come between me and my man!

 

 

SNOW


Snow
Snow
Snow
Snow
Snow -
It won't be long before we'll all be there with snow
Snow
Snow
I want to wash my hands, my face and hair with snow

Snow
I long to clear a path and lift a spade of snow
Snow Oh,
To see a great big man entirely made of snow

Snow
Where it's snowing 
All winter through
That's where I want to be
Snowball throwing
That's what I'll do
How I'm longing to ski
Through the Snow
Those glist'ning houses that seem to be built of snow
Snow Oh,
To see a mountain covered with a quilt of snow


What is Christmas with no -- snow
No white Christmas with no -- snow
Snow, Snow

I'll soon be there with snow
I'll wash my hair with snow
And with a spade of snow
I'll build a man that's made of snow
I'd love to stay up with you but I recommend a little shuteye
Go to sleep 
And dream 
Of snow
Snow
Snow
Snow
Snow!

 

 

MINSTREL NUMBER

 

"I'd Rather See a Minstrel Show"


I'd rather see a minstrel show
Than any other show I know

How those comical folks
With their riddles and jokes


Here is the riddle that I love the best
"Why does a chicken go...?" You know the rest, yes sir!

I'd pawn my overcoat and vest
To see a minstrel show


"Mister Bones"

Mister Bones, Mister Bones
How do you feel, Mister Bones?

Rattlin'!

Mister Bones feels rattlin'!
Ha, ha, --  that's a good one
Tell a little story, Mister Bones


A funny little story, Mister Bones

How can you stop an angry dog from biting you on Monday?

That joke is old, the answer is to kill the dog on Sunday

That's not the way to stop a dog from biting you on Monday

How would you bring the thing about?

Have the doggie's teeth pulled out!

Oh, Mister Bones, that's terrible!

Yes, Mister Bones, that's terrible!


    *     *     *


Mister Interloc'ter

What is wrong with you?

Well, I know of a doctor

Tell about him, do

Sad to say, one day he fell
Right into a great big well

Oh, That's too bad

Oh, not at all!

Why speak in such a tone?

He should have attended to the sick
And let the well alone



That's a joke, that was told
In the minstrel days we miss
When Georgie Primrose used to sing
And dance to a song like this:


"Mandy”


Mandy, oooooo
Mandy! --- Mandy!

Mandy, There's a minister handy
And it sure would be dandy
If we'd let him make a fee

So don't you linger
Here's a ring for your finger
Isn't it a humdinger?
Come along and let the wedding chimes
Bring happy times
For Mandy and me

Mandy!  What a gal!

Oh, Mandy, There's a minister handy
And it sure would be dandy
If we'd let him make a fee
He’s got his rent to pay so don’t delay it’s not a day to linger
Here's a ring for your finger
Isn't it a humdinger?
To live and love and honor and obey, before he gets away,
Making Mandy and me.

The wedding chimes
Bring happy times
For Mandy and me.


(long dance sequence)

 

So don't you linger
Here's a ring for your finger
Isn't it a humdinger?

Come along and let the wedding chimes
Bring happy times
For Mandy and me

Ahhhh!

 

  

COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS INSTEAD OF SHEEP

 
When I'm worried and I can't sleep 
I count my blessings instead of sheep 
I fall asleep 
Counting my blessings 


When my bankroll is gittin’ small 
I think of when I had none at all 
And I fall asleep 
Counting my blessings
 

I think about a nursery and I picture curly heads 
And one by one I count them as they slumber in their beds
 

If you're worried and you can't sleep 
Just count your blessings instead of sheep 
And you'll fall asleep 
Counting your blessings 


 

CHOREOGRAPHY


The theatuh, the theatuh
What's happened to the theatuh?
Especially where dancing is concerned

Chaps –
Who did taps
Aren't tapping anymore
They're doing choreography

Chicks –
Who did kicks
Aren't kicking anymore
They're doing choreography

Heps –
Who did steps
That would stop the show in days that used to be

Through the air they keep flying
Like a duck that is dying
Instead of dance
It's choreography

 

  

THE BEST THINGS HAPPEN WHILE YOU’RE DANCING (REPRISE)

 

  

LOVE, YOU DIDN'T DO RIGHT BY ME

 
Love, you didn't do right by me 
You planned a romance that just hadn't a chance 
And I'm through 

Love, you didn't do right by me 
I'm back on the shelf and I'm blaming myself 
But it's you 

My one love affair didn't get anywhere from the start 
To send me a Joe who had winter and snow in his heart 
Wasn't smart 
Love, you didn't do right by me 
As they say in the song 
"You done me wrong!" 


My one love affair didn't get anywhere from the start 
To send me a Joe who had winter and snow in his heart 
Wasn't smart 
Oh Love, you didn't do right by me 
As they say in the song 
"You done me wrong!" 
Yes, Mister Love
You done me wrong!


 

WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH A GENERAL? 

When the war was over, why, there were jobs galore 
For the G.I. Josephs, who were in the war 
But for generals things were not so grand 
And it's not so hard to understand 

What can you do with a general 
When he stops being a general? 
Oh, what can you do with a general who retires? 
Who's got a job for a general 
When he stops being a general? 
They all get a job but a general no one hires 


They fill his chest with medals
While he's across the foam 
And they spread the crimson carpet
When he comes marching home 
The next day someone hollers
When he comes into view 
"Here comes the general"
And they all say "General who?" 
They're delighted that he came 
But they can't recall his name 


Nobody thinks of assigning him 
When they stop wining and dining him 
It seems this country never has enjoyed 
So many one and two and three and four star generals 
Unemployed 


THE OLD MAN (REPRISE)

 

GEE, I WISH I WAS BACK IN THE ARMY 


When I was mustered out 
I thought without a doubt 
That I was through with All my care and strife 
Well, I thought that I was then 
The happiest of men 
But after months of tough civilian life 

Whoop-dee-doo!  Hup!

Gee, I wish I was back in the Army 
The Army wasn't really bad at all 
Three meals a day – three!
For which you didn't pay 
Uniforms for winter, spring and fall 

There's a lot to be said for the Army 
The life without responsibility 
A soldier out of luck 
Was really never stuck 
There's always someone higher up where you can pass the buck 
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army 

Gee, I wish I was back in the Army 
The Army was the place to find romance 
Soldiers and WACS 
The WACS who dressed in slacks 
Dancing cheek to cheek and pants to pants 

There's a lot to be said for the Army
 
A gal was never lost for company 
A million handsome guys 
With longing in their eyes 
And all you had to do was pick the age, the weight, the size 
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army 



Gee, I wish I was back in the Army 
The shows we got civilians couldn't see 
How we would yell for Dietrich and Cornell 
Jolson, Hope and Benny all for free 

There's a lot to be said for the Army 
The best of doctors watched you carefully 
A dentist and a clerk 
For weeks and weeks they'd work 
They'd make a thousand dollar job and give it to a jerk 
Oh, gee, I wish I was back in the Army

 

Three meals a day for which you didn’t pay
A million handsome guys, with longing in their eyes.
I thought that I was through with all my care and strife,
But after months and months of tough civilian life
Oh Gee!  I wish I was back in the army
Now!


 

WHITE CHRISTMAS - FINALE






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