Monday, September 17, 2007

Baby, Thanks for the New, Old Memories

The Wizard of Oz. My 2 1/2 year-old knows this movie by heart! It’s better than Barney the Dinosaur. She can act out the whole movie. I was terrified of the flying monkeys when I was 10; to her, they are just part of a musical. The more I watch this classic, the more I appreciate it. This movie came on TV only once a year before the advent of the VCR and cable. See if you can read the words of this song and envision each singer singing.

Lyrics: http://thewizardofoz.warnerbros.com/movie/cmp/r-lyrics.html


Songs From Munchkin Land
(Glinda) Come out, come out wherever you are And meet the young lady who fell from a star She fell from the sky, she fell very far And Kansas she says is the name of the star


(Munchkins) Kansas she says is the name of the star


(Glinda) She brings you good news, or haven't you heard When she fell out of Kansas a miracle occurred


(Dorothy) It really was no miracle What happened was just this: The wind began to switch the house to pitch And suddenly the hinges started to unhitch Just then the witch, to satisfy an itch Went flying on her broomstick thumbing for a hitch


(Munchkin Man) And oh what happened then was rich


(Munchkins) The house began to pitch, the kitchen took a slitch It landed on the wicked witch in the middle of a ditch Which was not a healthy situation for the wicked witch The house began to pitch, the kitchen took a slitch It landed on the wicked witch in the middle of a ditch Which was not a healthy situation for the wicked witch Who began to twitch, and was reduced to just a stitch Of what was once the wicked witch


(Munchkin 1) We thank you very sweetly for doing it so neatly (Munchkin 2) You've killed her so completely That we thank you very sweetly


(Glinda) Let the joyous news be spread The wicked, old witch at last is dead


(Munchkins) Ding-dong the witch is dead Which old witch? The wicked witch Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead Wake up you sleepyhead Rub your eyes, get out of bed Wake up the wicked witch is dead She's gone where the goblins go Below - below - below Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead


(Mayor) As mayor of the Munchkin City In the county of the land of Oz I welcome you most regally (Judge) But we've got to verify it legally To see... (Mayor) To see... (Judge) If she... (Mayor) If she... (Judge) Is morally, ethically (Munchkin 1) Spiritually, physically (Munchkin 2) Positively, absolutely (Munchkin Men) Undeniably and reliably dead (Coroner) As Coroner , I thoroughly examined her And she's not only merely dead She's really most sincerely dead (Mayor) Then this is a day of independence for all the munchkins And their descendants Yes, let the joyous news be spread The wicked old witch at last is dead


(Munchkins) Ding-dong the witch is dead Which old witch? The wicked witch Ding-dong the wicked witch is dead Wake up you sleepyhead Rub your eyes, get out of bed Wake up the wicked witch is dead She's gone where the goblins go Below - below - below Yo-ho, let's open up and sing and ring the bells out Ding Dong' the merry-oh, sing it high, sing it low Let them know the Wicked Witch is dead


(Lullaby League) We represent the Lullaby League The Lullaby League, the Lullaby League And in the name of the Lullaby League We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land


(Lollipop Guild) We represent the Lollipop Guild The Lollipop Guild, the Lollipop Guild And in the name of the Lollipop Guild We wish to welcome you to Munchkin Land


(Munchkins) We welcome you to Munchkin Land Tra la la la la la la la la la la la (Munchkin 1) From now on you'll be history (Munchkin 2) You'll be his... (Munchkin 3) You'll be his... (Munchkin 4) You'll be history (Munchkin 1) And we will glorify your name You will be a bust... (Munchkin 2) Be a bust... (Munchkin 3) Be a bust... (All) In the hall of fame Tra la la la la la la la la la la Tra la la la la la la Tra la la la la la la la la la la Tra la la la la la la
Wicked Witch appears…


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