“In My Own Little Corner”

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Richard Rodgers

Richard Charles Rodgers (June 28, 1902 – December 30, 1979) was an American composer of music for more than 900 songs and for 43 Broadway musicals. He also composed music for films and television. He is best known for his songwriting partnerships with the lyricists Lorenz Hart and Oscar Hammerstein II. His compositions have had a significant impact on popular music down to the present day, and have an enduring broad appeal. more »


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I'm as mild and as meek as a mouse
When I hear a command I obey
But I know of a spot in my house
Where no one can stand in my way

In my own little corner
In my own little chair
I can be whatever I want to be
On the wing of my fancy
I can fly anywhere
And the world will open its arms to me

I'm a young Norwegian princess or a milkmaid
I'm the greatest prima donna in Milan
I'm an heiress who has always had her silk made

By her own flock of silkworms in Japan!
I'm a girl men go mad for, love's a game I can play
With a cool and confident kind of air
Just as long as I stay
In my own little corner
All alone
In my own
Little chair

I can be whatever I want to be

I'm a thief in Calcutta
I'm a queen in Peru
I'm a mermaid dancing upon the sea
I'm a huntress on an African safari
(It's a dangerous kind type sport and yet it's fun)

In the night I sally forth to seek my quarry
And I find I forgot to bring my gun!

I am lost in the jungle
All alone and unarmed
When I meet a lioness in her lair!
Then I'm glad to be back
In my own little corner
All alone
In my own
Little chair

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  • ShadowBane
    I love this movie and song, but after listening to the movie I noticed that "Norwegian princess" should actually be "Egyptian princess". Thank you for posting it anyways though. :)
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