"Elegance" is a song featured in the 1969 film Hello, Dolly! sung by Michael Crawford as Cornelius Hackl, Danny Lockin as Barnaby Tucker, E. J. Peaker as Minnie Fay, and Marianne McAndrew as Irene Molloy.

Lyrics

Cornelius & Barnaby:
Yes, New York
It's really us
Barnaby and Cornelius

Irene & Minnie:
All the guests of Mr. Hackl are
Feelin' great and look spectacular

All:
What a knack there is to that
Acting like a born aristocrat
We got elegance, if you ain't got elegance
You can never ever carry it off

Cornelius:
All who are well-bred agree
Minnie Fay has pedigree

Irene:
Exercise your wildest whims tonight
We are out with diamond Jims tonight

Minnie:
Could they be misleading us?

Cornelius & Barnaby:
Silver spoons were used for feeding us

All:
We got elegance, if you ain't got elegance
You can never ever carry it off
Snobs that slobs throw roses at
We look down our noses at

Minnie:
Pity all the other girls around
When I swing my perfect pearls around

Barnaby
Snubbing folks is chic to us

Cornelius:
Sometimes we don't even speak to us

All:
If you ain't got elegance
You can never, ever carry it off

The Dog's Owner, spoken:
If you please

All:
Middle class, don't speak of it
Savoir Faire, we reek of it
Some were born with rags and patches but
We use dollar bills for matches and

Minnie:
Vanderbilt kowtows to us

Cornelius:
J.P. Morgan scrapes and bows to us

All:
We've got elegance, we were born with elegance

Barnaby:
I behave like Walter Raleigh when the streets are full of mud

Minnie:
And the bluest huckleberry isn't bluer than my blood

Irene:
Have you noticed when I hold my cup
The saucer never moves

Cornelius:
And the way I keep my pinky up
Indubitably proves that

All:
We got elegance, we got built-in elegance

Minnie:
And with elegance

Barnaby:
Elegance

Irene:
Elegance

Cornelius:
Elegance

All:
Elegance
We'll carry it off

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