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2011 broadway cast of anything goes – the crew song lyrics


i want to row on the crew, mama
that’s the thing i want to do, mama
to be known throughout yale as i walk about it
get a boil on my tail and then talk about it

[he picks up the phone.]

operator, get me stateroom 1616, mrs. evangeline harcourt. evangeline? it’s eli! eli whitney. listen, i just had a swell idea. i’m all alone down here and you’re all alone up there. at least i hope you are. so what, who cares what time it is, my turtle dove? i think of you and time stands still. why, your face alone would stop a clock.

[pause. he listens.]

h-llo? … must be on her way!

i’d like to be a big bloke, mama
and learn that new argentine stroke, mama
you’ll see your slim son
putting crimps in the crimson
when i row on the varsity crew