Nothing To Do With Me Part 1 Lyrics. From Musical "Christmas Carol, A"

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Nothing To Do With Me Part 1 Lyrics

by A Christmas Carol Cast. From Christmas Carol, A.

If the poor have to eat
Let the beg upon the street
Or apply at the workhouse door.
If they refuse to earn,
Then let them learn
What a prison’s for!

I abhor how they whine!
How they want whatever’s mine!
Whay should I give a thing for free?
Let them beg till they’re blue!
It has nothing to do with me!
“I say let them die, and decrease the surplus population! Good afternoon!”

Mr. Scrooge, I’m sorry,
But sir, might I go?
Might you pay me early,
Just this once…

(Shouting after the Charity Men)
“Picking a man’s pocket every 25th of December!”

My Tiny Tim is ill, sir.
Youngest son, you know!
Wife and children need me,
Just this one…

People wanting this,
People wanting that,
Spreading bloody cheer!

“It’s only once a year, sir!”

Plucking at your sleeve,
Holding out the hat,
Singing in your ear!

“Oh, I’m sorry, sir, I never meant to…”

Taking off a day,
Asking for their pay,

“Only once a year!”

Only once a year!
Well you can take Christmas
And stuff it with bread!
And if that isn’t perfectly clear…
I do not need to know
Of your family or your woe.
I suggest Tiny Tim drink yea!

“He’s only six!”

Give him tea, give him stew
It has nothing to do
With me!

(Scrooge pays Cratchit grudgingly and starts home. He meets his Nephew Fred on the street.)

Come to Christmas dinner.
We’re inviting you,
Be with family, Uncle,
Just this once.

“No, thank you.”

You’d enjoy it, Uncle.
We’d enjoy it, too.
You’d meet Sally, Uncle,
Just this once.

People taking wives,
Living little lives,
Cozier than mice!

“We want nothing from you.”

Marrying for love,
Push will come to shove,
You’ll be thinking twice.

“I will not get angry, Uncle!”

Asking me to dine,
Breaking open wine,
Taking no advice!

(Getting annoyed despite himself)
“Good God!”

Well, you can have Christmas,
And marriage as well,
And to hell with your trees and your rice!
I will not fill my plate,
Socialize, or celebrate
With a fool and his family.

(Amused at his uncle’s outrageousness)

Let your love see you through
But have nothing to do
With me!

(Fred appeals to Scrooge to reconsider his opinion of Christmas, but Scrooge sends him away. Scrooge is approached by a
street urchin.)

[Thanks to deny for lyrics]

[Thanks to Jeffrey West for corrections]

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