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The Babbitt And The Bromide Lyrics 

The Babbitt And The Bromide Song Lyrics


Both: A Babbitt met a Bromide on the avenue one day, And held a conversation in their own peculiar way.
They both were solid citizens,
They both had been around,
And as they spoke you clearly saw their feet were on the ground.

Fred: Hello!
Gene: How are you?
Fred: How's the folks?
Gene: What's new?
Fred: I'm great!
Gene: That's good!
Fred: Ha-ha!
Gene: Knock wood!
Fred: Well, well..
Gene: That's life..
Fred: What do you know?
Gene: How's the wife?
Fred: Gotta run...
Gene: Oh my,
Fred: Ta-ta,
Gene: Olive oil,
Fred: Goodbye!

(DANCE BREAK)

Both: Ten years went quickly by for both these substantial men, And then it happened that one day they chance to meet again.
That they had both developed in ten years there was no doubt And so of course they had an awful lot to talk about.

Fred: Hello!
Gene: How are you?
Fred: How's the folks?
Gene: What's new?
Fred: I'm great!
Gene: That's good!
Fred: Ha-ha!
Gene: Knock wood!
Fred: Well, well..
Gene: That's life..
Fred: What do you know?
Gene: How's the wife?
Fred: Gotta run...
Gene: Oh my,
Fred: Ta-ta,
Gene: Olive oil,
Fred: Goodbye!

(DANCE BREAK)

Both: Before they met again some twenty years they had to wait, This time it happened up above inside St Peter's gate.
A harp each one was carrying and both were sprouting wings, And this is what they said as they were strumming on the strings...

Fred: Hello!
Gene: How are you?
Fred: How's the folks?
Gene: What's new?
Fred: I'm great!
Gene: That's good!
Fred: Ha-ha!
Gene: Knock wood!
Fred: Well, well..
Gene: That's life..
Fred: What do you know?
Gene: How's the wife?
Fred: Gotta fly...
Gene: Oh my,
Fred: Ta-ta,
Gene: Olive oil,
Fred: Goodbye!

(DANCE BREAK!)



[Thanks to Ali W for lyrics]


Ziegfeld Follies Song List

Here's To The Girls

Fred Astaire / The M-G-M Studio Chorus 

Bring On Those Wonderful Men

Virginia O'Brien 

Libiamo From La Traviata

James Melton / Marion Bell 

This Heart Of Mine

Fred Astaire 

Love

Lena Horne / The M-G-M Studio Chorus 

If Swing Goes, I Go Too

Fred Astaire 

The Interview

Judy Garland / The M-G-M Studio Chorus 

The Babbitt And The Bromide

Fred Astaire / Gene Kelly 

There's Beauty Everywhere

Kathryn Grayson / The M-G-M Studio Chorus 

Limehouse Blues (Instrumental)

The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 

Liza (All The Clouds'll Roll Away)

Avon Long 

We Will Meet Again In Honolulu

James Melton 

Main Title (Instrumental)

The M-G-M Studio Orchestra 

The Babbitt And The Bromide Lyrics by Fred Astaire / Gene Kelly from Ziegfeld Follies Soundtrack (1946). Rating: 4.2/5 (28 votes)