IRVING BERLIN lyrics - Finale Ultimo: Somebody Handed Us A Ticket To Picket

IRVING BERLIN
"Finale Ultimo: Somebody Handed Us A Ticket To Picket"

[Louisianans:]
Somebody handed us a ticket to picket
They want pickets so here we are

[Loganberry:] Pickets?

[Louisianans:] Yes, pickets!

[Madame Bordelaise:] It's a trick, a trick!

[Jim:]
You know that it's a fact
That since the Wagner Act
The head of labor says
That a candidate for prez
Mustn't cross a picket line

[Louisianans:] Mustn't cross a picket line

[Marina:]
With labor you'll be through
They will never vote for you
If you cross a picket line

[Louisianans:]
If you cross a picket line
Yes, a candidate for president must never cross a picket line

[Madame Bordelaise:]
Don't listen to the pickets, Ollie, dear
Let's go inside, it means your whole career

[Loganberry:]
A candidate can leave his party flat
And wind up on the opposition ticket
He can double-cross his other brother rat
But he mustn't hurt the feelings of a picket

[Louisianans:]
No, he mustn't hurt the feelings of a picket
Louisiana purchase, I told you what it means
So won't you let me sell you New Orleans
Come on, come on
And you all can go to town way down in New Orleans