[Horace:] Hello, Dolly! Well, hello, Dolly! It's so nice to have you here Where you belong I never knew Dolly Without you, Dolly Life was awfully flat And more than that Was awfully wrong [Dolly:] Here's my hat, Horace! I'm staying where I'm at, Horace! Dolly will never go away...
[Horace:] Wonderful woman!
[Both:] Again. . .
[Townspeople:] Put on you Sunday clothes When you feel dawn and out Strut down the street and have your picture took Dressed like a dream your spirits seem to turn about That Sunday shine is a certain sign That you feel as fine as you look!
Take the someone whose arms you're in Hold onto her tight and spin And one two three, one two three, one two three Look!
[Cornelius:] I held her For an instant But my arms felt sure and strong
[All:] It only takes a moment To be loved a whole life long...
[Men:] Yes, it takes a woman A dainty woman A sweetheart, a mistress, a wife Oh yes, It takes a woman A fragile woman To bring you the sweet things In life!
[All:] Well, well, hello, Dolly! Well, hello, Dolly! It' so nice to have you back Where you belong You're looking swell, Dolly! We can tell, Dolly! You're still glowin' You're still crowin' You're still goin' strong You'll see the crowd swayin' For the band's playin' One of your old favorite songs From way back when
Dolly Wow, wow, wow, fellas Look at the old girl now, fellas!
[Chorus:] Dolly, you'll never go away Dolly, you'll never go away Dolly, you'll never go away Again!