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1776 The New Cast Recording movie - But, Mr. Adams

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Franklin:<br>

Mr. Adams, I say you should write it<br>

To your legal mind and brilliance we defer<br>

Adams:<br>

Is that so? Well, if I'm the one to do it<br>

They'll run their quill pens through it<br>

I'm obnoxious and disliked, you know that, sir<br>

Franklin:<br>

Yes, I know <br>

Adams:<br>

So I say you should write it Franklin, yes you <br>

Franklin:<br>

Hell, no! <br>

Adams:<br>

Yes, you, Dr. Franklin, you<br>

but, you, but, you, but <br>

Franklin:<br>

Mr. Adams, but, Mr. Adams<br>

The things I write are only light extemporania<br>

I won't put politics on paper; it's a mania<br>

So I refuse to use the pen in Pennsylvania <br>

Others:<br>

Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, refuse to use the pen <br>

Adams:<br>

Mr. Sherman, I say you should write it<br>

You are never controversial as it were<br>

Sherman:<br>

That is true <br>

Adams:<br>

Whereas if I'm the one to do it<br>

They'll run their quill pens through it<br>

I'm obnoxious and disliked, you know that, sir<br>

Sherman:<br>

Yes, I do <br>

Adams:<br>

So I say you should write it, Sherman, yes you <br>

Sherman:<br>

Good heavens, no! <br>

Adams:<br>

Yes you, Roger Sherman, you<br>

but, you, but, you, but <br>

Sherman:<br>

Mr. Adams, but, Mr. Adams<br>

I cannot write with any style or proper etiquette<br>

I don't know a participle from a predicate<br>

I am just a simple cobbler from Connecticut<br>

Others:<br>

Connecticut, Connecticut, a simple cobbler he <br>

Adams:<br>

Mr. Livingston, maybe you should write it<br>

You have many friends and you're a diplomat<br>

Franklin:<br>

Oh, that word! <br>

Adams:<br>

Whereas if I'm the one to do it<br>

They'll run their quill pens through it <br>

Others:<br>

He's obnoxious and disliked; did you know that? <br>

Livingston:<br>

I hadn't heard <br>

Adams:<br>

So I say you should write it, Robert, yes you <br>

Livingston:<br>

Not me, Johnny! <br>

Adams:<br>

Yes you, Robert Livingston, you<br>

but you but you but <br>

Livingston:<br>

Mr. Adams, dear Mr. Adams<br>

I've been presented with a new son by the noble stork<br>

So I am going home to celebrate and pop the cork<br>

With all the Livingstons together back in old New York<br>

Others:<br>

New York, New York, Livingston's going to pop a cork <br>

Jefferson:<br>

Mr. Adams, leave me alone! <br>

Adams:<br>

Mr. Jefferson, dear Mr. Jefferson<br>

I'm only 41; I still have my virility<br>

And I can romp through Cupid's Grove with great agility<br>

But life is more than sexual combustibility<br>

Others:<br>

Combustibility, combustibility, combustibili...<br>

Jefferson:<br>

Mr. Adams, damn you Mr. Adams<br>

You're obnoxious and disliked; that cannot be denied<br>

Once again you stand between me and my lovely bride<br>

Oh, Mr. Adams, you are driving me to homicide!<br>

Others:<br>

Homicide, homicide, we may see murder yet!<br>

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