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From: “Kurt Weill Songs: A Centennial Anthology, Volume 2”

The Saga of Jenny


from “Lady In The Dark”

by

KURT WEILL

Lyrics by IRA GERSHWIN

Published Under License From

Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

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THE SAGA OF JENNY
From “Lady in the Dark”
Lyrics by C Music by
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IRA GERSHWIN KURT WEILL


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There once was a girl named

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Jen - ny, Whose vir-tueswere var-ied and many,
- Ex - cept - ing that she was in -

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With which you can-not quar-rel, As you will find.–

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Refrain (leisurely)
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1. Jen - ny made her mind up when she was
J three, She, her - self, was going to trim the
2. Jen - ny made her mind up when she was twelve, That in - to for - eign lan -guag - es
3. Jen - ny made her mind up at twen - ty - two, To get her - self a hus -band was the
4. Jen - ny made her mind up at thir - ty - nine, She would take a trip to the
5. Jen - ny made her mind up at fif - ty - one, She would write her mem-oirs be -

G bb : #ÏÎ . Ï Ï . Ï ÏÎ j Ï Ï nÏj nbÏÏ bÏÏ ÏÏ ÏÏ Ï nÏ Ï #ÏÎ . nÏ bÏ . Ï ÏÎ Ï nÏÏ Ï


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Christ
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delve,
do,
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But

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at
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on
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she lit
en - teen
her - self
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the can - dles, tossed
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she was

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done,
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ta - pers a - way. Lit - tle Jen - ny was an or - phan on Christ - mas day.
quite a blow That in twen - ty sev - en lan -guag - es she could -n’t say no.
sat - ins and furs, And she got her - self a hus -band, but he was - n’t hers.
Lat - ins a - gree, Jen - ny was the one who start - ed the Good Neigh-bor Pol - i - cy.
his - t’ry re - lates

G bb bÏ Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï nÏÏ Ï #ÏÏ Ï nÏÏj Ï nÏÏ Ïj bÏÏ Ï ÏÏ ÏÏ úú


There were wives who shot their hus-bands in some thir - ty - three states.

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G bb ú Ïj Ï . bÏj Ï Ïj Ïj Ï Ïj nÏ Ï Ï Ï Ï Ï
Poor Jen - ny! Bright as a pen - ny! Her e - qual would be hard to
Poor Jen - ny! Bright as a pen - ny! Her e - qual would be hard to
Poor Jen - ny! Bright as a pen - ny! Her e - qual would be hard to
Poor Jen - ny! Bright as a pen - ny! Her e - qual would be hard to
Poor Jen - ny! Bright as a pen - ny! Her e - qual would be hard to

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find. She lost one dad and moth - er, A sis - ter and a broth -er, But she

find. To Jen - ny I’m be - hold - en, Her heart was big and gold - en, But she
find. De - served a bed of ros - es, But his - to - ry dis - clos - es, That she
find. Oh, pas - sion does -n’t van - ish, In Port - u -gese or Span -ish, But she
find. She could give cards and spade-ies, To man - y oth - er la - dies, But she

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would make up her mind.
would make up her mind.
would make up her mind.
would make up her mind.
would make up her mind.

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6. Jen - ny made her mind up at sev - en - ty - five,

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She would live to be the old - est wom - an
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sense. Jen - ny and her sa - ga, Prove that you are ga - ga,

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you don’t keep sit - ting on

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fence. Jen - ny and her sto - r y

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Point the way

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An - y-on e with vi - sion, Comes to this de - ci - sion, Don’t make up, you should-n’t make up, You
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must-n’t make up, oh nev-er make up An - y- one with vi - sion, Comes to th is de - ci - sion,
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Don’t make up your mind!

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