On the Twentieth Century - The Legacy Lyrics

1978 Broadway
On the Twentieth Century the Musical - The Legacy Lyrics

You may feel bad for a while.
But it's better far this way.
For I am much too good a showman
To dwindle like a snowman
Melting down one sunny day.
My office one overflowed
With celebrities galore.
I ruled Broadway like a king
But now what lies in store?
(spoken) Boys, can't you see it? Oh God.
(sung) I can see a lonely shuffling figure
Haunting Shubert Alley.
(spoken) "It's Crazy Oscar", hear them cry!
"Get Officer O'Malley"!
I meant no harm. Please help me up!
Where are my pencils? Where are my cup?
Oh thankyou lad, I'll move along.
(sung) Pencils. Pencils. Who'll buy my pencils?
Crazy OscarТs song.
You wouldn't want to see me that way.
Boys, I know when I've had my day
My story ends.
The dramaТs through.
I leave my worldly possessions to you.

To you I leave my cape and my fedora.
To you I leave my mustache wax.
To you I leave an ostrich fan from Flora Dora.
To you I leave my unpaid income tax.
To you I leave my bust of Henry Irving.
To you I leave my headache pills.
To you, my set of Theodore Dreiser
My portrait of the Kaiser
And a ten foot stack of unpaid bills.
And when you hear a lonely whistle blowing
Some future time while riding through the night
Could be that whistle is your dear departed Oscar
Calling "Boys letТs meet at Luchow's for a bite".
To you I leave my Japanese kimono
To you I leave my cane and spats
To you I leave a worn out record of "Ramona"
To you I leave my gravy stained cravats
To you I leave my letters to the critics,
To you I leave a large false nose
To you my bowl of red wax cherries
A wig of Ellen TerryТs
And some ticket stubs from УAbieТs Irish Rose

(spoken) Boys, boys, dry your eyes.
I don't want to see you weeping.
I want smiles!
And pride in the memories of your association with me.
Some day in the future,
When you are feeling low...
I want you to go to your closet,
And when you open that door...

(sung) Take out my cape and my fedora
And put it on and think of me
And call to mind my charismatic aura
And the legacy I left to thee!

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Life is Like a Train
I Have Written a Play (reprise 1)
Five Zeros
I Have Written a Play (reprise 2)
She's a Nut
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The Legacy
Lily, Oscar