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It’s Today

It’s Today lyrics, written by Jerry Herman, performed by Lucille Ball in Mame

Mame: Light the candles,
Get the ice out,
Roll the rug up,
It’s today.
Though it may not be anyone’s birthday,
And though it’s far from the first of the year,
I know that this very minute has history in it, we’re here!

All: It’s a time for making merry,
And so I’m for making hay.

Mame: Tune the grand up,
Dance your shoes off,
Strike the band up,
It’s today!

All: And we’re living
And we’re well gang,
So raise hell gang.
While we make.

Mame: Call the cops out,
Raise the rackets,
Pull the stops out,

All: Pull out the stops,
It’s today
Light the candles,

Fill the punch bowl,
Throw confetti,
It’s today.

Girls: Life can also be lived on a weekday,
So don’t depend on a holiday date,
If you need New Year’s to bubble,
Then order a double and wait.
Doo doo doo doo dah

All: There’s a “thank you” you can give life,
If you live life all the way.
Pull the stops out,
Hold the roof down,

Mame: Fellows watch out,
It’s today.

All: It’s a time for making merry,
And so I’m for making hay.
Tune the grand up,
Call the cops out,
Strike the band up,
Pull the stops out,
Hallelujah!
It’s today!