Tom, Dick Or Harry from Kiss Me Kate

“Tom, Dick Or Harry” from Kiss Me Kate | Day 297

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“Tom, Dick Or Harry” from Kiss Me Kate, oh man, this brings back a lot of memories of one of my first college musicals I was involved as a chorus member.

Tom, Dick Or Harry from Kiss Me Kate“Tom, Dick Or Harry” is a quartet sung by three men who are anxiously trying to get Kate to marry them.  Each one of them tries to give their reasons why Kate should choose them.  I was neither Tom, Dick or Harry, but how I knew the song is an interesting story.

On one of the rehearsals, my friend, Neil Tapp, who was playing the part of Hortensio came down with laryngitis.  We were in desperate need to get the scene rehearsed and, as they say in the theatre, the show must go on.  Neil was getting nervous because he didn’t’ want to be cut (which, in retrospect, was silly, he would have still been in the show).  When his part came up and he began to sing, I knew that he couldn’t do it, so I, having a very similar voice quality as well as being able to project, sang his part stage right.  He gave me a quick glance and lip-synced the whole part.  I had heard this part so many time, I did it by memory.  Neil was happy and he performed well later on.

Only 68 days left…

Lyrics:

Verse
GREMIO:
I’ve made a haul in all the leading rackets
From which rip-roarin’ rich I happen to be,
And if thou wouldst attain the upper brackets,
Marry me, marry me, marry me.

LUCENTIO:
My purse has yet to know a silver lining,
Still lifeless in my wifeless family tree,
But if for love unending thou art pining,
Marry me, marry me, marry me.

HORTENSIO:
I come to thee a thoroughbred patrician
Still spaying my decaying family tree.
To give a social goose to thy position,
Marry me, marry me, marry me.
Marry me!

GREMIO & LUCENTIO:
Marry me!

HORTENSIO:
Marry me!

GREMIO & HORTENSIO:
Marry me!

LUCENTIO:
Marry me!

GREMIO:
Marry me!

3 SUITORS:
Marry me!

BIANCA:
I’m a maid who would marry
And will take with no qualm
Any Tom, Dick or Harry,
Any Harry, Dick or Tom,
I’m a maid mad to marry
And will take double-quick
Any Tom, Dick or Harry,
Any Tom, Harry or Dick.

GREMIO:
I’m the man thou shouldst marry.

BIANCA:
Howdy, Pop!

GREMIO:
Howdy, Mom.

LUCENTIO:
I’m the man thou shouldst marry.

BIANCA:
Art thou Harry, Dick or Tom?

HORTENSIO:
I’m the man thou shouldst marry.

BIANCA:
Howdy, pal!

HORTENSIO:
Howdy, chick!

BIANCA:
Art thou Tom, Dick or Harry?

3 SUITORS:
Call me Tom, Harry or Dick.

BIANCA & SUITORS:
I’m (She’s) a maid who would marry
And would no longer tarry,
I’m (She’s) a maid who would marry,
May my hopes not miscarry!
I’m (She’s) a maid mad to marry
And will take double-quick
BIANCA:
Any Tom, Dick or Harry,
Any Tom, Harry or Dick.
BIANCA & SUITORS:
A dicka dick,
A dicka dick,
A dicka dick,
A dicka dick!
A dicka dick,
A dicka dick,
A dicka dick…
BIANCA:
Any Tom, Dick or Harry,
Any Tom, Harry or Dick!

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