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Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 - NBC

Lyrics by Elsie Simmons
© 1966 by RCA


Through the Looking Glass

Anyone can go through the looking glass
People have been doing it for years
And any time you go through the looking glass
Every marvellous thing you've dreamed about appears

Through the looking glass lies another land
One you won't believe until you see
And things will come to pass in this other land
More enchanting than any dream could ever be

And soon you'll find it's not so strange
You're meeting friends you've known by name
And best of all they'll never change
Their timeless world will always stay the same

Anyone can go through the looking glass
People do it every now and then
But if you want to go through the looking glass
Be a child or become a child at heart again


There Are Two Sides to Everything (production version) - Agnes Moorehead, Nanette Fabray, Ricardo Montalban and Robert Coote

There are two sides to everything
You see what you see
What you don't see is also there as plain as can be
And it's quite immaterial which way you're satisfied
Someone else will always see the other side

There are two sides to everyone
To me and to you
What we are or we aren't is a mere point of view
Though a King is imperial when he's robed and when he's crowned
He's an ordinary fellow turned around

Take a cat
It's a pet around the house
But that cat
Is a monster to a mouse

Take a mouse
Very frightened, very small
But that mouse
To a girl is ten feet tall

Take a girl
To a male she's meek and mild
But that girl
Drives another female wild

Take a rose
You may sniff it all you please
But that rose
Makes another person sneeze

Take a tea
It's a drink the ladies pour
But a tee
Makes the golfer holler "fore!"

Take a trunk
It's a place to put your clothes
But that trunk
To an elephant's a nose

Take a cake
It's delicious to your taste
But that cake
Puts a pound around your waist

Take a pearl
It's a treasure to the rich
But that pearl
To an oyster is an itch

There are two sides to everything
The real and the dream
Things can be what they are or they can be what they seem
And by some lovely miracle the side that's real to you
Is a dream
It's a wonderful dream come true


There Are Two Sides to Everything (popular version) - The Capricorns

There are two sides to everything
You see what you see
What you don't see is also there as plain as can be
And it's quite immaterial which way you're satisfied
Someone else will always see the other side

Take a cat
It's a pet around the house
But that cat
Is a monster to a mouse

Take a mouse
Very frightened, very small
But that mouse
To that girl is ten feet tall

But that girl
To a male she's meek and mild
But that girl
Drives another female wild

Take a rose
You may sniff it all you please
But that rose
Makes another person sneeze

Take the sun
To a flower, very nice
But no fun
To a melting cake of ice

Take the rain
It will make a blossom bud
But the rain
Turns a picnic ground to mud

There are two sides to everything
The real and the dream
Things can be what they are or they can be what they seem
And by some lovely miracle the side that's real to you
Is a dream
It's a wonderful dream come true


I Wasn't Meant to Be a Queen - Nanette Fabray and Judi Rolin

A Queen must be regal
With a sceptre, orb and mace
So when I approach the throne I move with stately grace
I float up the stairs
And fall flat upon my face
I wasn't meant to be a Queen

When we launch a royal ship
The custom must apply
As Queen, I'm the one who lets the champagne bottle fly
I aim for the ship
But hit the captain in the eye
I wasn't meant to be a Queen

When I was just a child
My mother drove me wild
With all the rigmarole of protocol and such
I learned the platitudes
About the attitudes
Of royalty
As you can see
It didn't help me much

When guests come to dine
And to the banquet hall we troop
As Queen, I must give the starting signal to the group
So I nod my head
And then my crown falls in the soup

My noble lord and liege
Says it's noblesse oblige
To wear my diadem and every gem I've got
But though I'm richly dressed
The people aren't impressed
'Cause ermine won't
Determine that
You're regal when you're not

When we're holding court
The King is quite a sight to see
The lords and the ladies bow before His Majesty
They all shout "God save the King!"
But they're looking right at me
I wasn't meant to be a Queen

Yes you were, yes you were, yes you were
I wasn't
Yes you were
I wasn't
Yes you were
I wasn't meant to be a--
Queen!


Come Out, Come Out, Wherever You Are - Judi Rolin

The tortoise hides beneath his shell
His shell protects him very well
But he's so busy taking care
The tortoise never gets anywhere

Come out, come out, wherever you are
And fix your eye on the highest star
The whole wide world is yours today
But not if you run away

The ostrich never makes a stand
He sticks his head down in the sand
Because he doesn't see what's what
The ostrich misses an awful lot

Come out, come out, wherever you are
And fix your eye on the highest star
The whole wide world is yours today
But not if you run away

The mole hides underneath the ground
The mole is safe, the mole is sound
But after all is said and done
The mole can never enjoy the sun

Come out, come out, wherever you are
And fix your eye on the highest star
The whole wide world is yours today
But not if you run away


Keep on the Grass - Roy Castle and Judi Rolin

When you walk in the royal garden
It's a peaceful and lovely scene
You may go your merry way
But the rules you must obey
It's an edict from Her Majesty the Queen

Keep on the grass, keep on the grass
The grass isn't there just for beauty
Keep on the grass, keep on the grass
To walk upon the grass is your duty

When you stroll in the royal garden
There are flowers all along the way
'Neath the roses on the vine
You will see a little sign
And the little sign will wink at you and say:

"Do pick the flowers, do pick the flowers
They're not growing here just for beauty
Do pick the flowers, do pick the flowers
To make a nice bouquet is your duty"

As you keep going through the garden
You will come to the Queen's little zoo
Full of animals and birds
And a sign that has the words
Of Her Majesty's instructions to you

Do feed the giraffe, do feed the giraffe
And don't just admire his beauty
Do feed the giraffe, do feed the giraffe
To feed the Queen's giraffe is your duty

When you walk in the royal garden
There are so many pleasures in you
Pick the flowers, play and laugh
Feed the gentle, tall giraffe
But the most important thing you have to do

Is keep on the grass, keep on the grass
The grass isn't there just for beauty
Keep on the grass, keep on the grass
To walk upon the grass is your duty


The Backwards Alphabet - The Smothers Brothers and Judi Rolin

ZYX, WVU, TSRQ, PONMLK, JIH, GFEDCBA
We say the backwards alphabet

It's complex, a trouble to learn, too.
But you can do it, put your mind to it
That's the way
Now everybody say it
You can do the backwards alphabet

It's handy to know, for words that may go
Exactly the same, from front to back
How else would you spell "L E V E L"?
On the level, ain't it the devil?
Why don't you give it a whack?

ZYX, WVU, TSRQ, PONMLK, JIH, GFEDCBA
And that's the backwards alphabet

You've got it twisted, I must insist it's
ABC, DEF, GHIJKLMNOP
Oh, no, no, it never could go
So you must learn the backwards alphabet

That's not right, it's terribly impolite
To make me feel this
Stubborn and mulish
Can't you see how odd it would be
For me to do the backwards alphabet?
Take I before E, except after C
Example I quote, "retrieve", "receive"
And yet you apply the E before I
When it's "either", ditto for "neither"
What are you gonna believe?
ZYX and WVU
I think I'll get it, if I just let it
Sink right in
Come on and begin it
You can do the backwards alphabet

ZYXWVUTSRQPONMLKJIHGFEDCBA


Who Are You? - Judi Rolin

Where, oh where are you?
Gaily smiling, so beguiling
So enthralling
Calling, calling me

Oh, how strange and new
How confusing is this musing
All this gladness
Touch of sadness too

Gentle dancer
Won't you answer me?

Who are you? Who am I?
Wish I knew, wonder why
Finding you has changed me so
Made me someone I don't know

Who can tell? Who can say?
Why the spell you cast today
Made this world a magic place
Mirrored in your shining face

If there's a journey I must start someday
Only you can show my heart the way

Now I know who you are
Lovely glow, guiding star
Who am I, I've yet to see
But by and by, you'll come to me
And say "who are you?" and I'll know
Oh my friend, oh my friend
I will know


Alice Is Coming to Tea - Nanette Fabray and Agnes Moorehead

Blow all the bugles and trill the trumpets
Set all the tables with tea and crumpets
Summon the guardsmen to guard the palace
Alice is coming to tea
With me! With me!
Alice is coming to tea

Tidy the ballroom and sweep the throne room
Open the guestroom, she'll have her own room
Give her the gold plate and silver chalice
Alice is coming to tea
With me! With me!
Alice is coming to tea

I'll ask the Red Queen and the Red King
And maybe I might see fit to invite the grandfather's clock
And there'll be Lester, the charming jester
Tweedle Dee, Tweedle Dum, everybody will come
Except the Jabberwock!

Hang up the lanterns and light the tapers
Send the announcements to all the papers
Tell them the White Queen is in her palace
Alice is coming to tea
With me! With me!
Alice is coming to tea

Roll out the carpets and fly the banners
Practise your curtseys and mind your manners
Scatter the roses throughout the palace
Alice is coming to tea
With me! With me! With me! With me! With me!
Alice is coming to tea

Put on the ball-gowns and get the gloves out
Open the cages and let the doves out
Let there be singing within the palace
Alice is coming to tea
With me! With me!
To tea!

Oh, there'll be music, there'll be dancing
The dukes and the lords will rattle their swords, bow to the clock
A coronation, a celebration
It's a joy to the crowd, everybody allowed
Except the Jabberwock!

Let all the bells ring in every steeple
Send the announcement to all the people
Tell them a new Queen is in the palace
Alice is coming to tea
Alice is coming to tea
With me!


Bow to the Queen

When you enter the royal castle
It's a grand and majestic scene
There's excitement everywhere
You can feel it in the air
For today's the coronation of the Queen

All the peers of the realm assemble
All the people are there to see
When the royal coronet
On her golden head is set
Everyone will bow before Her Majesty

Bow to the Queen, bow to the Queen
Queen Alice is truly a beauty
Hail to the Queen, hail to the Queen
For homage to the Queen is your duty


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