Many a New Day

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Many a New Day

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

After Laurey becomes annoyed by Curly and declines his invitation to the box social, Gertie Cummings plans to go instead. To show “how little she keers,” Laurey sings this anthem of feminine independence.

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“Many a New Day” LYRICS

Why should a womern who is healthy and strong
Blubber like a baby if her man goes away?
A-weepin’ an’ a-wailin’ how he’s done her wrong—
That’s one thing you’ll never hear me say!

Never gonna think that the man I lose
Is the only man among men.
I’ll snap my fingers to show I don’t care.
I’ll buy me a brand-new dress to wear.
I’ll scrub my neck and I’ll bresh my hair,
And start all over again!

Many a new face will please my eye,
Many a new love will find me.
Never’ve I once looked back to sigh
Over the romance behind me.
Many a new day will dawn before I do!

Many a light lad may kiss and fly,
A kiss gone by is bygone;
Never’ve I asked an August sky,
“Where has last July gone?”
Never’ve I wandered through the rye,
Wonderin’ where has some guy gone—
Many a new day will dawn before I do!

Many a new face will please my eye,
Many a new love will find me.
Never’ve I once looked back to sigh
Over the romance behind me.
Many a new day will dawn before I do!

Never’ve I chased the honeybee
Who carelessly cajoled me;
Somebody else just as sweet as he
Cheered me and consoled me.
Never’ve I wept into my tea
Over the deal someone doled me—

Many a new day will dawn,
Many a red sun will set,
Many a blue moon will shine, before I do!