Lyrics published on The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
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Dropped before the New Y ork opening. Intended for Act II, Scene
Alternate title: "Life! Liberty! And the Pursuit of You" It was sung in the New Haven and Boston tryouts by Jack Haley, Shirley Ross, and ensemble.
It was replaced by "I'm Afraid".
VERSE In seventeen hundred and seventy-six Hancock put his Hancock On some hist'ry-making tricks. In nineteen-forty I want to make it known I have a doctrine of my own. REFRAIN Life! Liberty! And the pursuit of you! I pledge allegiance to two eyes of blue. Life! Liberty! And the escape of me! I couldn't use them, I'd refuse them- Never set me free. My folks, and their descendants, Were all Yanks, and how! I make my Declaration of Dependence Right here and now! Take my life! Liberty! And my devotion, too. I belong to you!