Mornin’ is Smearin’
Jamie: Come along, Alfie.
Doolittle: How much time do I have left?
Jamie, Harry and Friends:
There’s just a few more hours.
That’s all the time you’ve got.
A few more hours
Before they tie the knot.
[Doolittle bows his head in despair]
I’m getting married in the morning!
Ding dong! the bells are gonna chime.
Pull out the stopper!
Let’s have a whopper!
But get me to the church on time!
[The Crowd pulls out a stopper and has a whopper; a final street dance of farewell. When it’s over, dawn begins to make her presence known through the glass roof. Doolittle’s friends line up to bid him a formal good-bye]
Harry and Everyone:
Starlight is reelin’ home to bed now.
Mornin’ is smearin’ up the sky.
Daylight is breakin’.
Good luck, old chum,
Good health, good-bye.
[Solemnly shakes hands with all. In deepest gloom]
I’m gettin’ married in the mornin’
Ding dong! The bells are gonna chime…
Hail and salute me
Then haul off and boot me…
And get me to the church,
Act 2 : Scene 3 of My Fair Lady by Alan Jay Lerner