Joseph Taylor, Junior

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Joseph Taylor, Junior

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

When Joseph Taylor Jr. is born, it’s the happiest day of his mother’s life. His equally joyful father, Dr. Joseph Taylor, returns home to share the town’s overwhelming excitement for the new parents.

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“Joseph Taylor, Junior” LYRICS

All:
The lady in bed is Marjorie Taylor,
Doctor Joseph Taylor’s wife.

A Soprano:
Except for the day when she married Joe,
This is the happiest day of her life!

All:
Except for the day when she married Joe,
This is the happiest day of her life!

Boys:
His hair is fuzzy, his eyes are blue.
His eyes may change— they often do.
He weighs eight pounds and an ounce or two—
Joseph Taylor, Junior!

Girls:
When he wakes up he wants to eat,
And when he sleeps he wets his seat,
But you’d forgive anyone as sweet
As Joseph Taylor, Junior!

Drunks:
His hair is fuzzy, his eyes are blue
His eyes may change— they often do.
He weighs eight pounds and an ounce or two—
Joseph Taylor—hic—Junior!

Choir:
Ring out, ring out, oh bells of joy,
And all the ships at sea, ahoy!
The doctor’s wife has a bouncing boy,
Joseph Taylor, Junior!

Children:
See what Mrs. Taylor’s done!
Had herself an eight-pound son!
Hail him! Hail him, ev’ryone!
Joseph Taylor, Junior!

Ensemble:
Joseph Taylor, Junior!
Ring, oh bells of joy
For Joseph Taylor, Junior,
Marjorie’s eight-pound boy!

Dr. Joseph Daylor:
Joseph Taylor, Junior,
Marjorie’s eight-pound boy!

(Reprise:)

You must forgive him if he looks new.
He may grow older— they often do.
He weighs one hundred and fifty-two,
Joseph Taylor, Junior.