NEWSIES - King of New York Lyrics

Broadway production 2012
Newsies the Musical - King of New York Lyrics


RACE (spoken):
Ya don't need money when you're famous. They gives ya whatever ya want gratis!

HENRY (spoken):
Such as...?

RACE:
A pair of new shoes with matchin' laces...

ROMEO:
A permanent box at the sheepshead races...

HENRY:
Pastrami on rye with a sour pickle...

FINCH:
My personal puss on a wooden nickle..

RACE:
Look at me: I'm the king of New York!
Suddenly I'm respectable, staring right at' cha, lousy with sta'cha.

ALBERT:
Nobbin' with all the muckety- mucks, I'm blowing my dough and goin' deluxe.

RACE:
And there I be! Ain't I pretty?

RACE & HENRY:
It's my city. I'm the king of New York!

JO JO:
A solid gold watch with a chain to twirl it...

LES:
My very own bed and a indoor terlet...

MUSH:
A barbershop haircut that costs a quarter...

DAVEY (indicating KATHERINE):
A regular beat for the star reporter!

RACE:
Am-scray, punk, She's the king of New York!

KATHERINE:
Who'd'a thunk! I'm the king of New York!

NEWSIES:
We was sunk, pale and pitiful,

KATHERINE:
Bunch of wet noodles,

KATHERINE & NEWSIES:
Pulitzer's poodles.

LES:
Almost about to drown in the drink,

BUTTONS:
When she fished us out

RACE:
And drowned us in ink!

KATHERINE:
So let's get drunk!

NEWSIES:
Yeah!

KATHERINE:
Not with liquor. Fame works quicker when your king of New York.

NEWSIES:
I gotta be either dead or dreamin', 'cause look at that pape with my face beamin'.
Tomorrow they may wrap fishes in it, but I was a star for one whole minute!

NEWSIES & KATHERINE:
Look at me: I'm the king of New York!
Wait and see: this gonna make both Delanceys pee in their pant-sies.
Flashpots are shootin' bright as the sun!
I'm one hihfallutin' son-of-a-gun!
I guarantee: though I crapped out, I ain't tapped out!
I'm the king of New-
Friends may flee. Let 'em ditch 'ya!
Snap one pit'cha, you're the king of New-
History! Front page story, guts and glory, I'm the king of New York!

[Thanks to Brooke for corrections]


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