"Oliver! Oliver!" by Lionel Bart

(6/8 time. 4 bar intro)

 

(MR/MRS BUMBLE)

Oliver! Oliver! Never before

Has a boy wanted more!

Oliver! Oliver! Won't ask for more

When he knows what's in store!

There's a dark, thin, winding

Stairway without any bannister

Which we'll throw him down

And feed him on cockroaches

Served in a canister!

Oliver! Oliver! What will he do

When he's turned black and blue?

He will rue the day

Somebody named him...

Oliver!

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Oliver! Oliver! Never before

Has a boy wanted more!

Oliver! Oliver! Won't ask for more

When he knows what's in store!

There's a dark, thin, winding

Stairway without any bannister

Which we'll throw him down

And feed him on cockroaches

Served in a canister!

Oliver! Oliver! What heavens pray

Will the governors say?

They will lay the blame

On the one who named him...

Oliver!