Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
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Johnny could only sing one note
And the note he sings was this

Poor Johnny one-note 
sang out with "gusto"
And just overlorded the place
Poor Johnny one-note 
yelled willy nilly
Until he was bleu in the face
For holding one note was his ace

Couldn't hear the brass
Couldn't hear the drum
He was in a class
By himself, by gum!

Poor Johnny one-note
Got in Aida
Indeed a great chance to be brave
He took his one note
Howled like the North Wind
Brought forth wind that made critics rave,
While Verdi turned round in his grave!

Couldn't hear the flute
Or the big trombone
Ev'ry one was mute
Johnny stood alone.

Cats and dogs stopped yapping
Lions in the zoo
All were jealous of Johnny's big trill
Thunder claps  stopped clapping,
Traffic ceased its roar,
And they  tell us  Niag'ra stood still.
He stopped the  train whistles,
Boat whistles,  
steam whistles,
Cop  whistles, 
all  whistles  bowed to his skill

Sing  Johnny One-Note,
Sing out  with "gusto" and
Just overwhelm all the crowd
So sing Johnny One-Note, out loud!!
Sing  Johnny One-Note
Sing  Johnny One-Note out loud!
Sheet music:

Babes in Arms (Vocal Score Series)

Babes in Arms - Studio Cast 1990
Babes in Arms - Studio Cast 1999

Babes in Arms - 1951

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