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Reviewing the Situation Karaoke - Oliver! (musical)

This title is a cover version of Reviewing the Situation as made famous by Oliver! (musical)
Broadway Cast Version (Clive Revill)

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Tempo: variable (around 120 BPM)

In the same key as the original: Fm

Duration: 04:50 - Sample at: 02:46

Release date: 1963
Genres: Musicals & Broadway, In English
Original songwriter: Lionel Bart

All files available for download are backing tracks, they're not the original music.

Lyrics Reviewing the Situation

A man's got a heart hasn't he?
Joking apart hasn't he?
And tho' I'd be the first one to say that I wasn't a saint
I'm finding it hard to be really as black as they paint
I'm reviewing the situation
Can a fellow be a villain all his life?
All the trials and tribulations
Better settle down and get myself a wife
And a wife would cook and sew for me
And come for me and go for me
And go for me and nag at me
The fingers she would wag at me
The money she would take from me
A misery she'd make from me
I think I'd better think it out again
A wife you can keep anyway
I'd rather sleep anyway
Left without anyone in the world and I'm starting from now
So how to win friends and to influence people so how?
I'm reviewing the situation
I must quickly look up everyone I know
Titled people with a station
Who can help me make a real impressive show
I will own a suite at Claridges and run a fleet of carriages
And wave at all the duchesses with friendliness as much as is
Befitting of my new estate good morrow to you magistrate
I think I'd better think it out again
So where shall I go somebody?
Who do I know? nobody
All my dearest companions have always been villains and thieves
So at my time of life
I should start turning over new leaves?
I'm reviewing the situation
If you want to eat you've got to earn a bob
Is it such a humiliation for a robber to perform an honest job?
So a job I'm getting possibly
I wonder who my boss'll be?
I wonder if he'll take to me?
What bonuses he'll make to me?
I'll start at eight and finish late at normal rate and all but wait
I think I'd better think it out again
What happens when I'm seventy?
Must come a time seventy
When you're old and it's cold and who cares if you live or you die
Your one consolation's the money you may have put by
I'm reviewing the situation
I'm a bad 'un and a bad 'un I shall stay
You'll be seeing no transformation
But it's wrong to be a rogue in every way
I don't want nobody hurt for me
Or made to do the dirt for me this rotten life is not for me
It's getting far too hot for me don't want no one to rob for me
But who will find a job for me? there is no in between for me
But who will change the scene for me?
I think I'd better think it out again

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