“WHAT DID YOU MAKE TODAY?”

BACK TO INTRODUCTION OF RIO

RIO

SCENE FOUR

“WHAT DID YOU MAKE TODAY?”

Trumpet intro–C, C#, D

 

Boy 1                                      So tell us what did you make today?

Waterbug                                More than I’d dare to ever say now.

Boy 2                                      Can you afford to eat?

Waterbug                                I can survive on the street.

 

(chorus woh-oh)                      There’s so much money all around us.

Decadence surrounds us.

And do they really care for you and me?

 

Boy 2                                      So tell us what did you make today?

Waterbug                                I tell you both that crime does pay now.

Boy 1                                      But aren’t you committing a sin?

Waterbug                                Look at the shape that we’re in

 

(chorus woh-oh)                      Maybe money can’t buy happiness

But money can bring us success

and this would make me happier indeed.

 

Intro music

 

Trio boys                                 So tell us what did you make today?

Waterbug                                As much as I ever need to play now.

Boys                                        But when you steal don’t you feel afraid?

Waterbug                                Not when you’re good at your trade.

 

So let me show you how to clean-up.

They’ll never miss their green stuff.

Why suck it up when we can get it free?

 

Intro music, John Hawthorne walks outside the hotel, near the flower shop.

Horn part on strings.

Others are passing by being harassed by the boys.

Trio boys                                 Hey mister, shine your shoes?

Trio o boys                              Hey mister, shine your shoes?

Trio boys                                 Hey mister, shine your shoes?

Trio boys                                 Hey mister, shine your shoes?

 

Trio boys                                 Hey mister, shine your shoes?

Hawthorne                              I didn’t know that they were dirty

(Water bug tries to sneak up behind to steal Hawthorne’s wallet from his back pocket)

Trio boys, duet                        Hey mister shine your shoes?

Waterbug                                If your fingers are fast, it sure beats working

Trio boys (crescendo)              Hey mister shine your shoes?

Waterbug                                In the wink of an eye, I’ll soon be richer

Trio boys (crescendo)              Hey mister shine your shoes?

Hawthorne (knows what is happening, and reaches behind to grab Waterbug’s hand)

Ask your friend behind me if he’d take our picture!

 

(dramatic pause)

 

Waterbug (slowly retreating) It’s not            what you may think

Boys                                        NO, NO, NO

Waterbug                                It’s not like me to sneak.

Boys                                        NO, NO, NO

WB                                          I came to help them shine

Boys                                        AI   AI    AI

WB                                          If you were so inclined

Boys                                        AI   AI    AI

 

Hawthorne                              So were seeking tips!

Boys & WB                            YO  YO  YO

Hawthorne                              Too bad your fingers slipped!

Boys & WB                            NO  NO  NO

Waterbug                                It’s just that I am shy

Boys                                        AI  AI  AI

Waterbug                                And now I must say bye!

Boys                                        BYE BYE BYE!

 

(all BOYS run away, and an old man is accidentally knocked over.  Hawthorne goes over to help him get up)

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