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"Kansas City" is a song featured in the 1955 film Oklahoma! sung by Gene Nelson as Will Parker and Charlotte Greenwood as Aunt Eller with music composed by Richard Rodgers and lyrics written by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Lyrics

Will:
I got to Kansas City on a Frid'y
By Sattidy I larned a thing or two
For up to then I didn't have an idy
Of what the modren world was comin' to

I counted twenty gas buggies goin' by theirsel's
Almost ev'ry time I tuk a walk
'Nen I put my ear to a Bell Telephone
And a strange womern started in to talk

Man 1:
To you?

Man 2:
What next?

Men:
Yeah, what?

Will:
What next?
Gather 'round
Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City

They've gone about as fur as they c'n go
They went and built a skyscraper seven stories high
About as high as a buildin' orta grow

Ev'rythin's like a dream in Kansas City
It's better than a magic lantern show
Y' c'n turn the radiator on whenever you want some heat

With ev'ry kind o' comfort ev'ry house is all complete
You c'n walk to privies in the rain and never wet your feet
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go

Men:
Yes sir!
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go!

Will:
Ev'rythin's up to date in Kansas City
They've gone about as fur as they c'n go
They got a big theayter they call a burleycue
Fer fifty cents you c'n see a dandy show

One of the gals was fat and pink and pretty
As round above as she was round below
I could swear that she was padded
From her shoulder to her heel

But then she started dancin'
And her dancin' made me feel
Every single thing she had was absolutely real
She went about as fur as she could go

Men:
Yes sir!
She went about as fur as she could go

Aunt Eller:
Oh, that's about as fur as I can go

Men:
Yes sir!
And that's about as fur as she can go


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Media
Oklahoma! (Soundtrack/Video)
Characters
Curly McLainLaurey WilliamsWill ParkerAdo AnnieAunt EllerJud FryAli HakimAndrew CarnesIke SkidmoreGertie Cummings
Songs
Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'The Surrey with the Fringe on TopKansas CityI Cain't Say NoMany a New DayPeople Will Say We're in LovePore Jud Is DaidOut of My DreamsThe Farmer and the CowmanAll Er Nuthin'Oklahoma!
Locations
Oklahoma
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