The Happiest House on the Block

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The Happiest House on the Block

Lyrics By Oscar Hammerstein II  Music By Richard Rodgers

Fauna reads the inscription inside the Bear Flag Café’s annual Christmas card as the girls coo over the photo on the front.

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“The Happiest House on the Block” LYRICS

Fauna:
Merry Christmas from me and the family—
Remember if ever you’re blue
This little frame house on the corner
Will always be open to you.

The happiest house on the block
Is quietly sleeping all day,
But after eleven
Our little blue heaven
Is friendly and foolish and gay.

The roses that grow ’round our door
Will welcome you in when you knock.
You’ll meet everyone in
The town having fun in
The happiest house on the block.

Becky:
What a beautiful holiday greeting!

Mabel:
Look at Santa Claus blowin’ a kiss!

Emma:
It makes a girl proud to be part of
An organization like this.

Fauna:
The happiest house on the block,
Where nothing’s too good for a guest.

Girls:
Our parlor is cheery,
There’s rest for the weary,
The weary who don’t want to rest!

Fauna:
A home for the brave and the free,
Where nobody punches a clock—

Girls:
Alone on that basis
Our own little place is
The happiest house on the block.

Fauna:
There’s a friend who drops in very often,
He is kind of mixed up in his life:
He longs for a home and a woman
Whenever he’s home with his wife.

The happiest house on the block
Is quietly sleeping all day,
But after eleven
Our little blue heaven
Is friendly and foolish and gay.

The roses that grow ’round our door
Will welcome you in when you knock.
You’ll meet everyone in
The town having fun in
The happiest house on the block.