"It's a Fine Life!" by Lionel Bart

(4/4 time. 4 bar intro)

[NANCY]

Small pleasures, small pleasures

Who would deny us these?

Gin toddies -- large measures --

No skimpin' if you please!

I rough it, I love it

Life is a game of chance.

I'll never tire of it --

Leading this merry dance.

If you don't mind

Having to go without things

It's a fine life.

[ALL]

It's a fine life. 

[NANCY]

Tho' it ain't all jolly old pleasure outings...

It's a fine life 

[ALL]

It's a fine life. 

[NANCY]

When you got someone to love

You forget your cares and strife

Let the prudes look down on us

Let the wide world frown on us

It's a fine, 

[ALL]

Fine life! 

[BET]

No flounces, no feathers

No frills and furbelows

All winds and all weathers

Ain't good for fancy clothes 

These trappings, 

[NANCY]

These tatters 

[BOTH]

These we can just afford. 

[NANCY]

What future? 

[BET]

What ma'ers? 

[BOTH]

We've got our bed and board.

 

[NANCY]

If you don't mind

having to deal with Fagin

It's a fine life! 

[ALL]

It's a fine life! 

[NANCY]

Though diseased rats

Threaten to bring the plague in

It's a fine life! 

[ALL]

It's a fine life! 

[NANCY]

But the grass is green and dense

On the right side of the 'fence'. 

[BOTH]

And we take good care of it

That we get our share of it

And we don't mean pence. 

slowing...

[NANCY]

Not for me, the happy home

Happy husband, happy wife

Tho' it sometimes touches me...

...For the likes of such as me...

Mine's a fine... 

[ALL]

Fine... life!