Sing For Your Supper

From The Boys From Syracuse
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics published on The Complete Lyrics of Lorenz Hart
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Published October 1938. Introduced by MurieI Angelus, Marcy Westcott, Wynn Murray and ensemble.

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VERSE


Hawks and crows do lots of things,
but the canary only sings.
She is a courtesan on wings-
So I've heard.
Eagles and storks are twice as strong.
All the canary knows is song.
But the canary gets along-
Guilded bird! 


REFRAIN


Sing for your supper,
And you'll get breakfast.
Songbirds always eat
If their song is sweet to hear.
Sing for your luncheon,
And you'll get dinner.
Dine with wine of choice,
If romance is in your voice.
I heard from a wise canary
Trilling makes a fellow willing,
So, little swallow, swallow now.
Now is the time to
Sing for your supper,
And you'll get breakfast.
Songbirds are not dumb,
They don't buy a crumb
Of bread,
It's said.
So sing and you'll be fed.

Sheet music:
The Boys From Syracuse (Vocal Selection)


Cds:

The Boys From Syracuse (1997 Studio Cast)
The Boys From Syracuse (1953 Studio Cast)

The Boys from Syracuse (1963 London Cast)
The Boys From Syracuse (1963 Broadway Revival Cast)