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SONG: Sing! MUSICAL: A Chorus Line. The Music of Marvin Hamlisch.

Song: Sing! From the Broadway Musical "A Chorus Line" - The Music of Marvin Hamlisch
Song: Sing! From the Broadway Musical “A Chorus Line” — The Music of Marvin Hamlisch

The human struggle behind the songs:

Every kid who ever came to New York to work in and around the theater, or anybody who dances for a living in that milieu, will immediately connect with the stories of the characters of A Chorus Line, and upon listening to them will say, “That’s me.” Which may explain why this is such an emotional show for so many people.

LISTEN: Song: Sing! Musical A Chorus Line. Original Cast:

SING! Lyrics (Musical: A Chorus Line)

[KRISTINE]
See I really couldn’t sing
I could never really sing

[AL]
…Sing!
..Note.
..Throat.
…Thing.

[KRISTINE]
What I couldn’t do was…
I have trouble with a…
It goes all around my…
It’s a terrifying…
See, I really couldn’t hear
Which not was lower or was…
If someone says, “Let’s start a…

[AL]
…Higher
…Choir.

[KRISTINE]
Hey, when I begin to…
It’s a cross between a…
And a quiver or a…
It’s a little like a…
Or the record player…
What its doesn’t have is…

[AL]
…Shreik.
…Squeak.
…Moan.
…Croak.
…Broke.
…Tone.

[KRISTINE]
Oh I know you’re thinking
What a crazy…
But I really couldn’t…
I could never really…
What I couldn’t do was…

[AL]
…Dingaling.
…Sing.
…Sing.
…Sing!

[AL]
Three blind mice.

[KRISTINE (Off‐Key)]
Three blind mice.
[Spoken]
It isn’t intentional…

[AL (Spoken)]
She’s doing her best,
Jingle bells, jingle bells…

[KRISTINE]
Jingle bells, jingle bells…
[Spoken]
It really blows my mind

[AL (Spoken)]
She gets depressed
But what I lack in pitch I sure

[AL]
Make up in…
…Power.
And all my friends say I am

[KRISTINE]
Perfect for the
Shower.
Still,
I’m terrific at a…
Guys are comin’ in their…
I’m a birdie on the…
But when I begin to…
They say, “who’s the little…
…Goin’ ‘pong’ instead of…

[AL]
…Dance.
…Pants.
…Wing.
…Chirp.
…Twerp
…Ping.
And when Christmas comes and
All my friends go…

[ALL]
Caroling,

[KRISTINE]
It is so dishearten…
It is so disquiet…
It is so discourag…
Darling, please stop answer…

[AL]
…-Ning.
…-Ting.
…-Ging.
…-Ring!
…Sing.
…Sing.

[KRISTINE]
See, I really couldn’t…
I could never really…
What I couldn’t do was…
[ALL (In parts with Al conducting)]
Do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti, do
Do, ti, la, sol, fa, mi, re, do
La

[KRISTINE (Off Key)]
La…

[ALL]
La

[KRISTINE]
La…

[GIRLS]
Sing, sing
Sing a sing a sing sing
Sing, sing
Sing, Sing

[BOYS]
Never sing a note.
Please never,
Never sing a note,
Don’t ever…

[KRISTINE (Off key)]
…Sing.

[ALL]
Sing!

Songwriters: MARVIN HAMLISCH, EDWARD KLEBAN. © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

A Chorus Line Soundtrack 1975:

Track 1: I hope I get it
Track 2: I can do that
Track 3: at the ballet
Track 4: sing!
Track 5: hello twelve, hello thirteen, hello love
Track 6: nothing
Track 7: the music and the mirror
Track 8: dance ten, looks three
Track 9: one
Track 10: what I did for love
Track 11: one (reprise) finale

VIDEO: Song: SING! (A Chorus Line Revival. Broadway, 2006)


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