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LoverlyThe Life and Times of My Fair Lady$

Dominic McHugh

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.001.0001

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Appendix 1 “Without You” (early versions)

Appendix 1 “Without You” (early versions)

Source:
Loverly
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

Copyist

Bennett

There’ll be spring every year without you.

There’ll be spring every year without you.

England still will be here without you.

England still will be here without you.

There’ll be fruit on the tree and a shore by the sea;

There’ll be fruit on the tree and a shore by the sea;

There’ll be crumpets and tea without you!

There’ll be crumpets and tea without you!

I can thrill to a play without you;

I can thrill to a play without you;

Take a bath ev’ry day without you.

Take a bath ev’ry day without you.

I can still have a dream and it’s liable to seem

I can still have a dream and it’s liable to seem

Even more like a dream without you.

Even more like a dream without you.

I can do without you!

I can do without you!

The world without your smiling face,

The world without your smiling face,

Still will be a highly agreeable place!

Still will be a highly agreeable place!

They can still rule the land without you;

They can still rule the land without you;

Windsor Castle will stand without you.

Windsor Castle will stand without you.

And without much ado

And without much ado

We can all muddle through without you!

We can all muddle through without you!

Without your pulling it, the tide comes in.

Without your pulling it, the tide comes in.

Without your twirling it, the earth can spin.

Without your twirling it, the earth can spin.

Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by.

Without your pushing them, the clouds roll by.

If they can do without you, ducky, so can I!

If they can do without you, ducky, so can I!

There’ll be fog ev’ry year without you;

There’ll be fog ev’ry year without you;

When it clears, it’ll clear without you.

When it clears, it’ll clear without you.

And there still will be rain on the plain down in Spain;

And there still will be rain on the plain down in Spain;

Even that will remain without you!

Even that will remain without you!

I can laugh till it hurts without you;

Order fat’ning desserts without you!

I can prosper and thrive, and be glad I’m alive;

Be the mother of five without you.

I can do without you!

I can do without you!

You, dear friend, can jolly well

You, dear friend, can jolly well

Plumb go straight to Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire!

Plumb go straight to Hartford, Hereford and Hampshire!

I can carve out a niche without you!

I can carve out a niche without you!

Even scratch where I itch without you.

Even scratch where I itch without you.

So go back in your shell, I can do bloody well without you!

So go back in your shell, I can do bloody well without …

(Higgins interrupts with “By George, I really did it!”)

(Higgins interrupts with “By George, I really did it!”)

(p.212)