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Music Man - Rock Island Lyrics

  • 1st salesman: Cash for the merchandise, cash for the button hooks
  • 3rd salesman: Cash for the cotton goods, csh for the hard goods
  • 1st Salesman: Cash for the fancy goods
  • 2nd salesman: cash for the noggins and the piggins and the frikins
  • 3rd Salesman: Cash for the hogdhead, cask and demijohn. Cash for the crackers and the pickels and the flypaper
  • 4th Salesman: Look whatayatalk. whatayatalk, whatayatalk, whatayataalk, whatayatalk?
  • 5th Salesman: Weredayagitit?
  • 4th Salesman: Whatayatalk?
  • 1st Salesman: Ya can talk, ya can talk, ya can bicker ya can talk, ya can bicker, bicker bicker ya can talk all ya want
  • But is different than it was.
  • Charlie: No it ain't, no it ain't, but ya gotta know the territory.
  • Rail car: Shh shh shh shh shh shh shh
  • 3rd Salesman: Why it's the Model T Ford made the trouble, made the prople wanna go, wanna get, wanna get up and go
  • Seven eight , nine, ten, twelve, fourteen, twent-two, twenty-three milew to the county seat
  • 1st Salesman: Yes sir, yes sir
  • 3rd Salesman: Who's gonna patronize a little bitty two by four kinda store anymore?
  • 4th Salesman: Whaddaya talk, whaddaya talk.
  • 5th Salesman: Where do you get it?
  • 3rd Salesman: Gone, gone
  • Gone with the hogshead cask and demijohn, gone with the sugar barrel, pickel barrel, milk pan, gone with the tub and
  • The pail and the fierce
  • 2nd Salesman: Ever meet a fellow by the name of Hill?
  • 1st Salesman: Hill?
  • Charlie: Hill?
  • 3rd Salesman: Hill?
  • 4th Salesman: Hill?
  • 1st Newspaper Hill?
  • 2nd Newspaper: Hill?
  • 5th Salesman: Hill?
  • 2nd Salesman: Hill?
  • All but Charlie and 2nd Salesman: NO!
  • 4th Salesman: Never heard of any salesman Hill
  • 2nd Salesman: Now he dosen't know the territory
  • 1st Salesman: Dosen't know the territory?!?
  • 3rd Salesman: what's the fellows line?
  • 2nd Salesman: Never worries bout his line
  • 1st Salesman: Never worries bout his line?!?
  • 2nd Salesman: Or a doggone thing. He's just a bang beat, bell ringing, Big haul, great go, neck or nothin, rip roarin,
  • Every time a bull's eye salesman. that's Professor Harold Hill, Harold Hill
  • 3rd Salesman: What's the fellows line?
  • 5th Salesman: what's his line?
  • Charlie: He's a fake, and he dosen't know the territory!
  • 4th Salesman: Look, whaddayatalk, whaddayatalk, whaddayatalk, whaddaystalk?
  • 2nd Saleman: He's a music man
  • 1st Salesman: He's a what?
  • 3rd Salesman: He's a what?
  • 2nd Salesman: He's a music man and he sells clarinets to the kids in the town with the big trombones and the rat-a-tat
  • Drums, big barass bass, big brass bass, and the piccolo, the piccolo with uniforms, too with a shiny gold braid
  • On the coat and a big red stripe runnin . . .
  • 1st Salesman: Well, I don't know much about bands but I do know you can't make a living selling big trombones, no sir.
  • Mandolin picks, perhaps and here and there a Jew's harp ...
  • 2nd Salesman: No, the fellow sells bands, Boys bands. I don't know how he does it but he lives like a king and he dallies
  • And he gathers and he plucks and shines and when the man dances, certinely boys, what else? The piper pays him! Yes sir ,yes
  • Sir,yes sir, yes sir, when the man dances, certinely boys, what else?The piper pays him! Yessssir, Yessssir
  • Charlie: But he dosen't know the territory!

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