That's my cigar You'll steal another Hey bummers we got work to do Since when did you become me mother Ah stop your bawling Hey, who asked you?!
Try Bottle Alley or the harbor Try Central Park it's guaranteed Try any bank or bum or barber They almost all knows how to read!
I smell money You smell foul Met this girl last night Move your elbow Pass the towel For a buck I might
Aint it a fine life Carrying the banner through it all A mighty fine life, carrying the banner tough and tall Every morning we goes where we wishes Wes as free as fishes Sure beats washing dishes What a fine life, carrying the banner home-free all
It takes a smile as sweet as butter The kind that ladys can't resist It takes an orphan with a stutter Who aint afraid to use his FIST
Summer stinks and winters waiting Welcome to New York Boy aint nature fascinating When yous gotta walk
So it's a fine life carrying the banner with me chums Its a fine life carrying the banner with me chums A mighty fine life, blowin' every nickel as it falls A mighty fine life, blowin' every nickel as it falls
I'm no snoozer Sitting makes me ancy I likes livin' chancy Harlen to Delancey What a fine life Carrying the banner through the slums
Blessed children Though you wander lost and depraved Jesus loves you, you shall be safe
(The two next are sang together)
Patrick? Darling? Since you left me I am undone Mother loves you, god save my son
Just gimme half a cup Something to wake me up I gotta find an angle I gotta sell more papes Papers is all I got Wish I could catch a breeze Sure hope the headline's hot All I can catch is fleas God, help me if it's not Somebody help me, please
If I hate the headlines I'll make up the headline And I'll say anything I have to 'Cause at two for a penny If I take too many Weasel just makes me eat 'em after
Look! They're puttin' up the headline What's it say You call that a headline That won't pay I get better stories From the copper on the beat So where's your spot I was gonna start at twenty God, it's hot Now a dozen'll be plenty Will ya tell me Tell me, how'm I gonna make ends meet
We need a good assassination We need an earthquake or a war How 'bout a crooked politician Hey stupid that aint news no more Uptown to Grand Central Station Down to City Hall We improves our circulation Walking till we fall
(The next two are sung together )
Still we'll be out there Carrying the banner man to man! We'll be out there Soakin' every sucker that we can! See the headline: Newsies on a mission! Kill the competition Sell the next edition While we're out there Carrying the banner is the
Look, they're puttin' up the headline They call that a headline? The idiot who wrote it Must be workin' for the Sun! Did ya hear about the fire?
(Next two sang together)
It's a fine life Carrying the banner through it all A mighty fine life Carrying the banner tough and tall See the headline Newsies on a mission Kill the competition Sell the next edition What a fine life Carrying the banner It's a fine life Carrying the banner It's a fine life Carrying the banner It's a fine life Carrying the banner It's a fine life Carrying the banner It's a Go!
Would you look at that headline You call that a headline I get better stories From the copper on the beat I was gonna start with twenty Now a dozen'll be plenty Would you tell me how'm I ever Gonna make ends meet Hitched it on a trolley Meetcha Forty-fourth and Second Little Italy's a secret Bleecker's further than I reckoned By the courthouse Near the stables On the corner someone beckoned! Go get 'em Cowboy You got 'em now, boy Go get 'em, Cowboy You got 'em now, boy Go!