Note E0801

I'd Do Anything

This song is, of course, from the musical "Oliver!". The original lyrics are those used in the film, rather than the original stage version. The song was written by Lionel Bart. The music was played by a 'music box', which fitted in with Nicholas's bent for toys and machines; and also provided variety of musical style. Although the song is supposed to be funny, I did want to show Sophie as 'terrified, loving, sad'

I'd Do Anything
Dodger I'd do anything
For you dear, anything
For you mean everything to meI know that
I'd go anywhere
For you smile, anywhere
For your smile everywhere I'd see
 
Nancy Would you climb a hill
Dodger Anything
Nancy Wear a daffodil
Dodger Anything
Nancy Leave me all your will
Dodger Anything
Nancy Even fight my Bill?
Dodger What fisticuffs?
I'd risk everything
For one kiss, everything
Yes I'd do anything
Nancy Anything?
Dodger Anything for you!
Nancy I'd do anything
For you dear anything
For you mean everything to me
I know that...
Niccie I'd do anything
For you dear anything
For you mean ev'rything to me
I know that
I'd go anywhere
For your smile anywhere
For your smile ev'rywhere I'd see
Oliver I'd go anywhere
For your smile, anywhere
For your smile everywhere I'd see
Bet Would you lace my shoe? Sophie Would you tie my shoe?
Oliver Anything Niccie Anything
Nancy Paint your face bright blue? Sophie Ride a Ostrich too?
Oliver Anything Niccie Anything
Bet Catch a kangaroo   Die your hands bright blue?
Oliver Anything Niccie Anything
Nancy Go to Timbuctoo   Go to Timbuktu?
Oliver

And back again
I'd risk everything
For one kiss, everything
Yes I'd do anything

Niccie

And back again
I'd do anything
For one smile anything
Yes I'd do anything

Nancy/
Bet
Anything? Sophie Anything?
Oliver Anything for you Niccie Anything for you
Boys

I'd go anywhere
For your smile, anywhere
For you smile everywhere I'd see
I know that I'd do anything
For you dear anything
For you mean everything to me
To me!
To me!
To me!
To me! me! me! me! me!
I'd do anything
For you dear anything
Yes I'd do anything

 
Fagin Anything?
Boys Anything for you!
Fagin Would you rob a shop?
Sophie Will you play the game?
Boys Anything Niccie Anything
Fagin Would you risk the drop? Sophie Will you gain great fame?
Boys Anything Niccie Anything
Fagin Though your eyes go pop? Sophie Will you clear my name?
Boys Anything Niccie Anything
Fagin When you come down plop Sophie And wipe out my shame?
Boys Hang everything!
We'd risk life and limb
To keep you in the swim
Yes we'd do anything
Niccie Oh utterly!
I'd risk life and limb
To see you smile again
Yes I'd do anything
Fagin Anything? Sophie/FFJ
Anything?
Boys Anything for you Niccie Anything for you
Updated 06 Jan 2002
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