You are here:

Oldies/Vintage song lyrics

Advertisement


Question
Where can I get the name of, and lyrics for, a song with this line in it:   Will everyone here kindly step to the rear.......     Thanks!

Answer
Hi Marge

"Step To The Rear" was written for the 1967 Broadway musical, "How Now, Dow Jones". Carolyn Leigh wrote the lyrics and Elmer Bernstein wrote the melodies.
The lyrics are:

Will everyone here kindly step to the rear
and let a winner lead the way.
Here's where we separate the notes from the noise,
the men from the boys,
the rose from the poison ivy.

Back in the bunch I came up with a hunch
this was your up-and-at-'em day.
It's one of those spells when you hear the right bells
And your horoscope tells you to say:
Will everyone here kindly step to the rear
and let a winner lead the way.

I hear those trumpets begin to blare
and now I'm Washington upon the Delaware.

Will everyone here kindly step to the rear
and let a winner lead the way.
Here's where we separate the duck from the quack,
the ace from the pack,
the pip from the macintoshes.

Back in the group I came up with a scoop
this was the time to rise and say:
I've got in my eye such a jubilant sky
that the Fourth of July will seem gray.
Will everyone here kindly step to the rear
and let a winner lead the way.

As our investments begin to grow
to quote from Davy Crockett at the Alamo:
Will everyone here kindly step to the rear
and let a winner lead the way.

Here he comes and things are thumbs-up.
He shows the bums up all down the way.
Here he comes, a heckuva fella,
I'd follow his smeller. I'd say OK.

There he goes, and boy, it shows ya,
Up on your toes you can't go astray.
So get in step behind a rep for vim and pep
and sheer old-fashioned guts and gumption.
Caviar and pheasant for dinner,
a winner will lead the way.

Thanks for asking,

Lou

Oldies

All Answers


Answers by Expert:


Ask Experts

Volunteer


Lou Simon

Expertise

I can answer questions about many artists, songs or records from 1940-1990. I can often help with song lyrics, artist bio or other information requested

Experience

I have programmed oldies radio stations about the USA and have written for radio networks that specialize in oldies programming.

©2016 About.com. All rights reserved.