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Act 1 lyrics

Lyrics from Act 1 of "You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown"
Act One
You're A Good, Man Charlie Brown
Schroeder
Snoopy
My Blanket and Me
The Kite
The Doctor Is In
Book Report
***Words in italics indicate talking and words without italics are sung!***

You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown

Linus:
I really don't think you have anything to worry about Charlie Brown.
After all science has shown a persons character isn't really established until at he's at least 5 years old.

Charlie Brown:
But I am 5 ! I'm more than 5!

Linus:
Oh well, that's the way it goes.

All:
You're a good man, Charlie Brown...

Sally:
The only thing wrong with Charlie Brown is his lack of confidence. His inferiority and his lack of confidence. His clumsiness his inferiority and his lack of confidence. His stupidity his clumsiness His inferiority and his lack of confidence....

All:
You're a good man Charlie Brown.

Lucy:
Charlie Brown

All:
You're the kind of reminder we need.

Schroeder:
Did you know that Charlie Brown has never pitched a winning baseball game? Never been able to keep a kite in the air? Never won a game of checkers? And never successfully punted a football? Sometimes I marvel at his consistency.

All:
You have humility, nobility and a sense of honor that is very rare indeed.

Lines:
I think Charlie Brown have very nice hands.

Snoopy:
It is truly a dogs life. A life of challenges. Charlie Brown never brings me coffe in the morning!

All:
You're a prince and a prince to could be king...

Lucy:
Now Linus I want you to take a good look at Charlie Brown's face. Would you please hold still a minute Charlie Brown. I want Linus to study your face. Now, this is what you call a failure face, Linus. Notice how it has failure written all over it. Study it carefully Linus you rarely see such a good example. Notice deep lines. The dull vacant look in his eyes. Yes I would say this is the finest example of failure face your liable to see in a long while.

All :
You're a good man. You're a good man.

Charlie :
Some days I wake up early and watch the sun rise.
And I think how beautiful it is.
How my life lies before me.
And I get very positve.
Like this morning for instance.
The sky is so clear and the sun is so bright.
How can anything go wronge on a day like this? *alarms clock rings*
I'm LATE!!!

All (Except Charlie Brown):
You're a good man, Charlie Brown.
You're the kind of reminder we need.
You have humility, nobility and a sense of honor.
That is very rare indeed.
You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
And we know you will go very far.
Yes, it's hard to believe,
Almost frightening to conceive,
What a good man you are.

Linus:
You are kind.

All:
You are kind to all the animals
And every little bird.
With a heart of gold you believe what you're told.

Lucy:
Every single solitary word.

All:
You bravely face adversity,
You're cheerful through the day,
You're thoughtful, brave and courteous.

Lucy:
And you also have some faults,
but for the moment let's just say....

All:
That you're a good man, Charlie Brown,
You're a prince, and a prince could be king.
With a heart such as yours
You could open any doors,
You could go out and do anything.
You could be king, Charlie Brown,
You could be king!

Schroeder:
Get on the bus.

Lucy:
Get on the bus.

Linus:
Go ahead, get on the bus, Charlie Brown.

Sally:
Don't wanna be late for school.

All:
That's right!

Charlie Brown:
Don't wanna be late.

All:
Don't wanna be late for school!
You're a good man, Charlie Brown,
You're a prince, and a prince could be king.
With a heart such as yours
You could open any doors,
You could go out and do anything.
You could be king, Charlie Brown,
You could be king!

Lucy:
If only you weren't so wishy-washy.

Schroeder

Lucy :
You know something Schroeder?
I think they way you play the piano is nice.
You know something eles?
It's always been my dream, that I'd marry a man who plays the piano.
At parties he plays something nice like April Showers.
I'm sure you could play something nice like April Showers.
Or even Frere Jacques...Beethoven's nice too.
Just imagine...
what would you think if someday you and I should get married?
Wouldn't you like that if some day we two should get married.

(Schroeder hides under the piano)

Lucy:
My Aunt Marian was right.
Never try to discuss marriage with a musician!

Snoopy

Snoopy:
They like me,
I think they're swell.
Isn't it remarkable
How things turn out so well?
Pleasant day, pretty sky,
Life goes on, here I lie
Not bad, not bad at all.
Cozy home, board and bed,
Sturdy roof beneath my head.
Not bad, not bad at all.
Faithful friends always near me,
Bring me bones, scratch my ear.
Little birds come to cheer me,
Every day
Sitting here
On my stomach
With their sharp little claws
Which are usually cold
And occasionally painful
And sometimes there are so many
That I can hardly stand it
Rats!
I feel every now and then that I gotta bite someone.
I know every now and then what I wanna be,
A fierce jungle animal crouched on the limb of a tree.
La la la la la la la la la la la la
I'd stay very very still 'til I see a victim come.
I'd wait, knowing very well every second counts,
And then, like the fierce jungle creature I am,
I would pounce.
I would pounce.
And I'd pounce.
And I'd...ay yi yi...
You know, I never quite realized it was so far down to the ground from up here.
Hmmm.
Let me see, where was I?
Oh, that's right.
The pretty sky.
Not bad, not bad at all.
Cozy home, board and bed,
Sturdy roof beneath my head.
Not bad, not bad at all.
Not bad, not bad at all.
I wonder if it will snow tonight.
Aroooooo.

My Blanket and Me

Linus:
Delightful...
Sucking your thumb without a blanket is like eating a cone without ice cream.

Mmmmmmmmmmmmm(humming to the song)
My blanket and me.

(does a little dance)

Lucy:
Look at my little baby brother Linus and his little baby blanket.

Sally:
There's your baby brother with his silly little blanket.

Lucy:
Well, you know how babies are with their blankets.

Linus:
What do you mean?
It's a cozy sanctuary but it's far from necessary.
Cause I'm just as self-reliant as before.
As a simple demonstration of my independent station.
I will go and leave my blanket on the floor.
Yes, I'll walk away and leave it,
Though I know you won't believe
I'll just walk away and leave it on the floor.
La la la la la la la la la la la...
I'll just walk away and leave it on the.....
WAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! (jumps to blanket)
Don't ever let me do that again.

Lucy:
You're a hopeless case Linus.

Linus:
I though I could do it. I really thought I could do it! (sucks hus thumb again)
(Blanket begins 'dancing' with him)
(everyone else comes out with a blanket dancing)

Linus:
It's foolish, I know it,
I'll try to outgrow it,
But meanwhile
It's my blanket and me.

Lucy:
And me...

Sally:
And me...

Charlie Brown:
And me...

Schroeder :
And me...

Linus:
(while sucking his thumb)And me.

The Kite

Charlie Brown:
Little more speed, little more rope,
Little more wind, little more hope,
Gotta get this stupid kite to fly.
Gotta make sure it doesn't snag,
Doesn't droop, doesn't drag,
Gotta watch out for every little
Whoops!
Little less speed, little more tack,
Little less rise, little more slack,
Gotta keep my wits about me now.
Gotta make sure it doesn't get the best of me
Til I get it in the air somehow.
Millions of little kids do it every day,
They make a kite and poof, it's in the sky.
Leave it to me to have the one fool kite
Who likes to see a little kid cry.
Little less talk, little more skill,
Little less luck, little more will,
Gotta face this fellow eye to eye.
Now that I've seen you chasing moles,
Climbing trees, digging holes,
Cathcing your string on everything passing by,
Why not fly?
Wait a minute.
What's it doing?
It isn't on the ground,
It isn't in a tree,
It's in the air!
Look at that,
it's caught the breeze now,
It's past the trees now, with room to spare.
Oh, what a beautiful sight.
And I'm not such a clumsy guy,
If I really try
I can really fly a kite. AH! (kite lands in tree)

The Doctor Is In

Charlie Brown:
I'm not very handsome, or clever, or lucid.
I've always been stupid at spelling and numbers.
I've never been much playing football or baseball
Or stickball or checkers or marbles or ping-pong.
I'm usually awful at parties and dances.
I stand like a stick or I cough
Or I laugh
Or I don't bring a present
Or I spill the ice cream
Or I get so depressed that I stand and I scream
Oh, how could there possibly be
One small person as thoroughly,
totally, utterly blah as me?

Lucy:
Well, that's okay for a starter.

Charlie Brown:
A starter?

Lucy:
Well, sure.
You don't think that mentioning these few superficial failings is going to do any good, do you?
Why, Charlie Brown, you really have to dig deep.

You're stupid, self-centered and moody.

Charlie Brown:
I'm moody.

Lucy:
You're terribly dull to be with.

Charlie Brown:
Yes, I am.
And nobody likes me.
Not Frieda, or Shermy, or Linus, or Schroeder...

LUCY:
Or Lucy.

Charlie Brown:
Or Lucy.

Lucy:
Or Snoopy.

Charlie Brown:
Or Snoopy...
Now wait a minute. Snoopy likes me!

Lucy:
He only pretends to like you because you feed him.
That doesn't count.

Charlie Brown:
Or Snoopy.
Oh, why was I born just to be
One small person as thoroughly, totally, utterly...

Lucy:
Wait!
You're not very much of a person.

Charlie Brown:
That's certain.

Lucy:
And yet there is reason for hope!

Charlie Brown:
There's hope?

Lucy:
For although you are no good at music, like Schroeder.
Or happy like Snoopy.
Or lovely, like me.
You have the distinction to be
No one else but the singular, remarkable, unique Charlie Brown.

Charlie Brown:
I'm me!

Lucy:
Yes, it's amazingly true.
For what ever it's worth, Charlie Brown
You're you.

Charlie Brown:
Gosh, Lucy, I'm beginning to feel better already.
You're a true friend, Lucy, a true friend.

Lucy:
That'll be five cents, please.

"Book Report"

All:
Homework...YUCK!

Lucy:
A book report on 'Peter Rabbit.'

Linus:
A book report on 'Peter Rabbit.'

Schroeder:
A book report on 'Peter Rabbit.'

Charlie Brown:
A book report on 'Peter Rabbit.'

Lucy:
'Peter Rabbit' is this stupid book
About this stupid rabbit who stole vegetables from other people's gardens.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight,
nine, ten, eleven, tweleve, thirteen,
fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, seventeen.
Eighty-three to go.

Schroeder:
The name of the book about which
This book report is about is
'Peter Rabbit' which is about this rabbit
I found it very...
I liked the part where...
It was a...
It reminded me of "Robin Hood."
And the part where Little John jumped from the rock
To the Sheriff of Nottingham's back.
And then Robin and everyone swung from the trees
In a sudden surprise attack.
And they captured the Sheriff and all of his goods,
And they carried him back to their camp in the woods,
And the Sheriff was guest at their dinner and all, But he wriggled away and he sounded the call
And his men rushed in and the arrows flew
Peter Rabbit did sort of that kind of thing too.

Lucy:
The other people's name was MacGregor.
Eighteen, nineteen,twenty,
twenty-one,twenty-two,twenty-three.
Hmmm.

Linus:
In examining a work such as Peter Rabbit,it is important that the superficial characteristics of its deceptively simple plot should not be allowed to blind the reader to the more substantial fabric of its deeper motivations. In this report I plan to discuss the sociological implications of family pressures so great as to drive an otherwise moral rabbit to perform acts of thievery which he consciously knew were against the law. I also hope to explore the personality of Mr. MacGregor in his conflicting roles as farmer and humanitarian. Peter Rabbit is established from the start as a benevolent hero ...

Charlie Brown:
If I start writing now
When I'm not really rested
It could upset my thinking
Which is not good at all.
I'll get a fresh start tomorrow
And it's not due till Wednesday,
So I'll have all of Tuesday
Unless something should happen.
Why does this always happen
I should be outside playing,
Getting fresh air and sunshine,
I work best under pressure
And there'll be lots of pressure
If I wait till tomorrow,
I should start writing now.
But if I start writing now when I'm not really rested,
It could upset my thinking which is no good at all.

Lucy:
The name of the rabbit was Peter.
Twenty-four, twenty-five, twenty-six,
Twenty-seven, twenty-eight, twenty-nine,
Thirty.

Schroeder:
Down came the staff on his head
Smash!
And Robin fell like a sack full of lead
Crash!
The Sheriff laughed and he left him for dead
Ha!
But he was wrong.

Lucy:
Thirty-five,thirty-six,
Thirty-seven, thirty-eight,
Thirty-nine, Forty.

Schroeder:
Just then an arrow flew in.
Whing!
It was the sign for the fight to begin
Zing!
And then it looked like the Sheriff would win
Ah!
But not for long.
Away they ran.
Just like rabbits,
Who run a lot,
As you can tell
From the story
Of 'Peter Rabbit.'
Which this report Is about.

Sally and Snoopy :
RABBITS RABBITS RABBITS RABBITS

Charlie Brown:
How do they expect us to write a book report...

Lucy:
There were vegetables in the garden....

Charlie Brown:
...of any quality In just two days.

Lucy:
Such as carrots and spinach and onions and...

Charlie Brown:
How can they
Conspire to make life so miserable
And so effectively
In so many ways.

Lucy:
Lettuce and turnips and
Parsley and okra and cabbage and string beans and parsnips,
Tomatoes, potatoes, asparagus,
Cauliflower, rhubarb, and chives.

Linus:
Not to mention the extreme pressure exerted on him by his deeply rooted rivalry with Flopsy, Mopsy, and Cottontail.

Lucy:
'Peter Rabbit.' is this
Stupid book
About a stupid rabbit
who steals vegetables
from other people's gardens.
Gardens, gardens.
Seventy-five, seventy-six,
Seventy-seven, seventy-eight,
Seventy-nine, Eighty
Eighty-one, Eighty-two.

Charlie Brown:
If I start writing now
When I'm not really rested
It could upset my thinking
Which is not good at all.
Not good at all.
Oh
First thing after dinner
I'll start.

Schroeder:
The name of this book about which
This book report is about is
"Peter Rabbit, Peter Rabbit."
All for one,
Every man does his part.
Oh

Lucy:
And they were very, very, very, very
Very, very happy to be home.

Schroder:
The end.

Lucy:
Ninety-four, ninety five. The very, very, very end.

Linus:
Amen.

Charlie Brown:
A book report on "Peter Rabbit."

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