The Begat Lyrics. From Musical "Finian's Rainbow"

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The Begat Lyrics


by Finian's Rainbow Cast. From Finian's Rainbow.


The Lord made Adam.
The Lord made Eve.
He made them both,
A little bit na've.

They lived as free
As the summer breeze,
Without pajamas and without chemise.

Until they stumbled
on the apple trees.

Then she looked at him,
(she looked)
And he looked at her,
(he looked)
And they knew immediately
What the world was for...

- He said give me my cane
- He said give me my hat.
- The time has come,
- to begin the begat.


So they begat Caine.
And they begat Abel,
Who begat the rabble
At the Tower of Babel.

They begat the Cohens,
And they begat O'Rourkes.
And they begat the people
Who believed in storks

- Lordy Lordy, how they did begat!
- How they did begat!
- Even more than that

When the begat got
to gettin' under par
They begat the daughters
of the D.A.R.

They begat the Babbits
of the bourgeoisie,
Who begat the misbegotten GOP

It was pleasing to Jezebel
Pleasing to Ruth.
It pleased the League of Women Shoppers
in Deluth.

The movie censors
tried the facts to hide
But the movie goers open up and multiplied.

- Lordy Lordy
- Lordy Lordy

Soon it swept the world
Ev'ry land and lingo.
It became the rage.
It was bigger than bingo.

The Lats and Lithuanians, begat.
The sweeten Pennsylvanians, begat.
Strictly vegetarians, begat.
And honorarium Aryans, begat.
Startin' from the Genesis, they begat.
Heroes and nemesis, begat
Fat Phila-busterers, begat.
Income tax adjusterers, begat.
'Twas naturaler and naturaler, to begat
And sometimes a bachelor, he begat!
It didn't matter which way they begat,
Sons of habitues, begat.

Oh! Bless Them all!
Who go to bat
And heed the call
Of the begat!


[Thanks to Mike Longworth and Fifi for corrections]




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