Chin Up, Stout Fellow - sung by Danny Kaye in Merry Andrew

Chin Up, Stout Fellow! song lyrics

Song lyrics to Chin Up, Stout Fellow!‚ 

Lyrics by Johnny Mercer, music by Saul Chaplin, performed by Danny Kaye with Robert Coote (dubbed by William B. Lee) and Rex Evans (dubbed by Ernest Newton) in Merry Andrew

Brother 1: It’s really now or never, son. Fair lady faint heart never won!
Brother 2: We’re with you all the way, old pot! Stiff upper lip, and all that rot.
Brother 1: Chin up, stout fellow!
Brother 2: By George! Good show!
Brother 1: Chest out! And bellow! Pip, pip, eh what?
Brother 1 and 2: What ho! [take Danny Kaye by the arms and lead him forward]
Danny Kaye: But you don’t know what it’s like to talk to father, he’s absolutely irrational!
Brother 1: Balderdash! I shan’t forget that fateful day, I collared him and had my say; I shook him by his blasted ears! It only took me twenty years.
Chin Up, Stout Fellow - sung by Danny Kaye in Merry AndrewBrother 1 and 2: Chin up!
Danny Kaye: Chin up?
Brother 1 and 2: Stout fellow!
Danny Kaye: Stout fellow?
Brother 1 and 2: By George!
Danny Kaye: By George?
Brother 1 and 2: Good show!
Danny Kaye: Good show.
Brother 1 and 2: Stout fellow!
Danny Kaye: Stout fellow.
Brother 1 and 2: [clapping him on the back] And bellow!
Danny Kaye: Look here, sir …
Brother 1 and 2: Pip, pip, eh what?
Danny Kaye: Eh what?
Brother 1 and 2: What ho!
Danny Kaye: What ho!
Brother 1 and 2: Bravo!
Danny Kaye: Bravo!
Brother 1 and 2: All set?
Danny Kaye: Not yet. [turns around to go back, his brothers grab him< and turn him back around]
Brother 1 and 2: Not yet?
Danny Kaye: All set?
Brother 1 and 2: Adjust your flaps!
Danny Kaye: Ta ta, old chaps, it’s into the fray I go!
Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: Ding, dong the glove and take a chance, summon up your nerve and thumb your nerve at circumstance!
Danny Kaye: I’ll beard the lion in his lair, I’ll pull his mane and give his tail a tweak!
Brother 1 and 2: Here, here!
Danny Kaye: I’ll make you fellows proud of me; I’ll employ the tactics that I learned at Larrabee.
Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: [all stop and cover their hearts for a moment] Larrabee!
Danny Kaye: Here goes for country and for school,
Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: Britannia rules the waves but never waves the rules.
Danny Kaye: Watch me annihilate the hun, caution to the wind I’ve got the rascal on the run!
Brother 1 and 2: I say, steady, dear boy, don’t be a silly ass.
Danny Kaye: Pardon?
Brother 1 and 2: You’re talking of the man we love, our pater familias.
Danny Kaye: Slipped out.
Brother 1 and 2: Slipped out?
Danny Kaye: So sorry.
Brother 1 and 2: Indeed.
Danny Kaye: Dear me.
Brother 1 and 2: Dear me.
Danny Kaye: Rum go.
Brother 1 and 2: Rum go.
Danny Kaye: And yet .,,
Brother 1 and 2: And yet?
Danny Kaye: Why worry?
Brother 1 and 2: Why worry?
Danny Kaye: Push on!
Brother 1 and 2: Eh what.
Danny Kaye: Eh what!
Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: What ho!

Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: Chin up, stout fellow! By George, good show! Sing acaapella.
Brother 1 and 2: Fight on …
Danny Kaye: I’ll fight ’til I win! And never give in!
Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: With courage I’ll fight on through thick and thin.
Brother 1 and 2: Chin up, stout fellow.
Danny Kaye: I’ll make you fellows proud of me; I’ll employ the tactics that I learned at Larrabee. Larrabee! Here goes for country and for school, Britannia rules the waves but never waves the rules!
Brother 1 and 2: Pip, pip!
Danny Kaye: Pip, pip!
Brother 1 and 2: Eh, what!
Danny Kaye: Eh what!
Brother 1, 2 and Danny Kaye: What ho!

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