1. Overture
  2. Where or When
  3. Babes in arms
  4. I Wish I Were In Love Again
  5. Way out west (On west end avenue)
  6. My Funny Valentine
  7. Johnny One Note Lyrics
  8. Ballet - Johnny One Note Lyrics
  9. Imagine
  10. All at once
  11. Ballet - Peter's Journey
  12. Imagine reprise 1
  13. Imagine reprise 2
  14. The Lady is a Tramp Lyrics
  15. You are so fair
  16. Finale
New World Records NW386-2 CD


This is the first recording of the original score from one of Broadway's gems. “My Funny Valentine”, “The Lady is a Tramp Lyrics”, “Johnny One Note Lyrics”, and “I Wish I Were In Love Again” all came from this show (when was the last time you saw a Broadway show with four hit tunes!), an affectionate and mildly satiric look at a fictional town’s adolescent population, abandoned by their parents, who are forced to fend for themselves. More than financial and amorous matters concerned them: these kids wrestled with philosophical, political, and moral issues, sang love duets about psychic phenomena and fought over principles. (Forget about the MGM movie with JUDY and Mickey; the plot was re-written and all but two of the songs were dropped!)

“How luxurious to have one of the most luscious of Rodgers and Hart scores in its near-entirety, with original or near-original orchestrations…this Babes in Arms is a happy delivery, especially with the original sheet music design wrapped tenderly around it.” —Opera News