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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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(p.215) Appendix 3 “On the Street Where You Live” (Original version)

(p.215) Appendix 3 “On the Street Where You Live” (Original version)

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The original lyric was as follows (with the cut passages in bold text):

  • Love appears at the most peculiar places.
  • You can never foresee when it will start.
  • Love attacked me while I was at the races;
  • And I lost my money and my heart.
  • (dialogue with Mrs. Pearce)
  • There’s the tree she rushes under when it starts to rain.
  • See the way it’s filled with bloom.
  • And isn’t there a garland all around that window-pane?
  • That could only be her room!
  • This street is like a garden
  • And her door a garden gate.
  • What a lovely place to wait.
  • I have often walked down this street before;
  • (as published, up to:)
  • No, it’s just on the street where she lives”
  • Some men hate to wait and wait
  • If by chance the girl is late.
  • I don’t mind the waiting part at all.
  • Some get bored and wander on;
  • Curse their fate and soon are gone.
  • I would wait through winter spring and fall.
  • For oh! the towering feeling
  • (etc.)