Lyrics by Lorenz Hart, music by Richard Rodgers
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Introduced by Leila Ernst and Vivienne Segal.

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LINDA:  He was a cutie - I admit I used to care.
	but it's my duty to myself to take the air.
	I won't prevent you from eloping if you wish
	may I present you with this tasty dish


	Take him, you don't have to pay for him
	Take him, it's free
	Take him, I won't make a play for him
	he's not for me.
	He has no head to think with
	true that hi heart is asleep.
	But he has eyes to wink with.
	You can have him cheap.
	Keep him and just for the lure of it
	marry him too.
	Keep him, for you can be sure of it
	he can't keep you.
	So take my old jalopy
	Keep him from falling apart.
	Take him, but don't ever take him to heart.


VERA:	Thanks little mousey, for the present and all that
	but in this housy, I would rather keep a rat
	Only a wizard could reform that class of males
	thay say a lizard can not change his scales.


	Take him, I won't put a price on him
	Take him, he's yours
	Take him, pajamas look nice on him.
	But how he snores!
	Thought he is well adjusted
	Certan things make him a wreck.
	Last year his arm was busted
	Reaching from a check.
	His thoughts are seldom consecutive
	he just can't write.
	I know a movie executive 
	who's twice as bright,
	Lots of good luck, you'll need it
	and you'll need aspirin, too
	Take him, but don't ever lat him take you.


BOTH:	I hope that things will go well with him;
	I bear no hate.
	All i can say is the hell with him
	he gets the gate.
	So take my benedition,
	Take my old benedict, too
	Take him away, it's too good to be true.
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