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Carousel is a 1945 stage musical by Richard Rodgers (music) and Oscar Hammerstein II (book and lyrics) that was adapted from Ferenc Molnar's play Liliom. The original production, which was directed by Rouben Mamoulian, opened at Broadway's Majestic Theatre on April 19, 1945 and closed on May 24, 1947 after playing 890 performances.

“Say, Billy!”

“Yeah, what do you want?”

“I just came to tell you, there’s trouble.”

“Yeah, what did I do now?”

“Oh, not you, I can’t tell you where I heard it, but I heard there was some trouble with your kinfolk on Earth.”

“What kind of trouble?”

“I don’t know exactly.”

“Well, isn't that just dandy, here you take the trouble to tell me there’s trouble, but you can’t tell me what trouble it is, oh, go bother someone else, while I finish these stars.”

“I just thought you might wanna go down there, maybe help.”

“Wait a minute, hey, hey, wait a minute, you gone looney or something?”

“Well, everyone has the right to go back for one day, that’s the only reason I told you.”

“Well, just in case I’m interested, who gives out this permission?”

“The starkeeper.”

“Him huh, well, I’ll think about it.”

  • "Simmer down now, Billy; you're forgettin' - here there *is* no time; this is the beginning and the end." ~ Starkeeper

Billy ~ "Yeah, I wanted to bust Jigger's head, still seems like a good idea."

Starkeeper ~ "You won't find him down there any more."

Billy ~ "What, you mean he's here?"

Starkeeper ~ "No, he did'nt even get this far."

Billy ~ "Tell me, what have you got him doing?"

Starkeeper ~ "That's not your concern."

  • [to Mrs. Mullin] "Put on a new coat of paint. You're startin' to peel, old pleasure-boat!" ~ Jigger Craigin



"Fresh and alive and gay and young,

June is a love song, sweetly sung,

June is bustin' out all over,

The saplings are bustin' out with sap,

Love has found my cousin Junior,

And my sister's even loonier,

And my ma is gettin' kittenish with Pat,

"June is bustin' out all over!

The sheep aren't sleepin' anymore!

All the rams that chase the ewe-sheep

Are determined there'll be new sheep

and the ewe-sheep aren't even keepin' score!"

Because it's June, June, June, June, June,

Just because it's June, June ----

March went out like a lion,

A-whippin' up the water in the bay,

Then April cried and stepped aside,

And along come pretty little May,

May was full of promises,

But she did'nt keep 'em quick enough for some,

And a crowd of doubtin' Thomases,

Was predictin' that the summer'ed never come.

June is bustin’ out all over,

The ladies the men are paying court,

All their ships are kept at anchor,

Just because the captains hanker,

For the comforts they can only get in port.

June is bustin’ out all over,

The moonlight’s shining on the shore,

All the girls who were contrary,

With the boys in January,

Are’nt nearly so contrary any more".



"When you walk through a storm

Hold your head up high

And don't be afraid of the dark.

At he end of the storm

Is a golden sky

And the sweet silver song of a lark.

Walk on through the wind,

Walk on through the rain,

Tho' your dreams be tossed and blown.Walk on, walk on

With hope in your heart

And you'll never walk alone,

You'll never walk alone."

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