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Music of the Eras: 1776 The Musical "Sit Down, John"

Pennsylvania Congress

Video

"1776: Sit Down, John! (1972 Film Version)." YouTube. YouTube, 03 July 2010. Web. 02 Feb. 2014. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqAdlkJDt7k>.

Lyrics

"Sit Down, John" 

Sit down, John! Sit down, John!
For God's sake, John, sit down!
Sit down, John! Sit down, John!
For God's sake, John, sit down!

Someone oughta open up a window!

It's ninety degrees! Have mercy, John, please
It's hot as hell in Philadephia!

Someone oughta open up a window!

Adams:
I say vote yes! Vote yes! Vote for independency!

Congress:
Someone oughta open up a window!

Adams:
I say vote yes!

Congress:
Sit down, John!

Adams:
Vote for independency!

Congress:
Someone oughta open up a window!
No, no, no! Too many flies! Too many flies!
But it's hot as hell in Philadelphia!
Someone oughta open up a window!
Can't we compromise here?

Adams:
Vote yes! 

Congress:
No, too many flies here!

Adams:
Vote yes! 

Congress:
Oh for God's sake, John, sit down! 

Adams:
Oh, good God! Consider yourself fortunate that you have John Adams to abuse, 
for no sane man would tolerate it! 

Congress:
John, you're a bore; we've heard this before
Now for God's sake, John, sit down!

Adams:
I say vote yes! 

Congress:
No! 

Adams:
Vote yes! 

Congress:
No! 

Adams:
Vote for independency! 

Congress:
Someone oughta open up a window! 

Adams:
I say vote yes! 

Congress:
Sit down, John! 

Congress:
Vote for independency! 

Congress:
Will someone shut that man up? 

Adams:
Never!

 

"Sit Down, John Lyrics." Sit Down, John Lyrics. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2014. <http://www.allmusicals.com/lyrics/1776/sitdownjohn.htm>.

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