re: What are Oscar Hammerstein II's best lyrics? (or... your personal favorites)
Posted by: Chromolume 09:00 am EDT 04/17/24
In reply to: re: What are Oscar Hammerstein II's best lyrics? (or... your personal favorites) - Broadwaywannabe 08:10 am EDT 04/17/24

A line from "The Gentleman Is A Dope" (Allegro) comes to mind immediately - as Emily struggles with the feelings she has for Joe. Slightly drunk, in the rain, trying to get a cab home.

The gentleman is a dope,
He isn't very smart.
He's just a lug
You'd like to hug
And hold against your heart.
The gentleman doesn't know
How happy he could be.
Look at me, crying my eyes out,
As if he belonged to me.
He'll never belong to me.

I would also quote all of "Everybody's Got A Home But Me" from Pipe Dream.
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