RETURN TO: THE WINDY CITY

RETURN TO: SONGS

 
SCENE: Mayor ‘Big Bill’ Thompson and Illinois Governor Len Small prance gloriously onstage, celebrating their golden positions and nerfarious partnership in boomtown Chicago.
 
BIG BILL, LEN SMALL
 

Big Bill!
Len Small!
the till!
the ball!
together my friend, we’ll touch them al!

Big Bill and Len Small!

he is the guard of the Treasury
he is our handsome new Mayor
you wanna talk–you better be
speaking the language that we share!

Big Bill!
Len Small!
we’ll fill!
the halls!
with talk of our verve and wherewithal!

Big Bill and Len Small!

this is isn’t just about money here
that’s not the message we send
this isn’t all about money, dear
it’s all about money and friends!

Big Bill!
Len Small!
the shill!
the stall!
straighten that portrait on the wall!

Big Bill and Len Small!

there is no sign of beginners, my friend
pour me a drink–make it tall!
let there be saints and be sinners to bend
we are above such a squall

now’s the time for winning, my friend
we’re shakin’ down City Hall!
all the fine wine and steak dinners extend
a Windy City windfall!

Big Bill!
Len Small!
the till!
the ball!
together, my friend we’ll touch them all!

Big Bill and Len Small!

together, my friend we’ll touch them all!

Big Bill and Len Small!