Marry Me a Little [From Company]

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Stephen Sondheim

Stephen Joshua Sondheim ( /ˈsɒnd.haɪm/) (born March 22, 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for his contributions to musical theatre. He is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as "now the greatest and perhaps best-known artist in the American musical theater", his most famous works include (as composer and lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Into the Woods. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. more »


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2005
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Marry me a little, 
Love me just enough. 
Cry, but not too often, 
Play, but not too rough. 
Keep a tender distance 
so we'll both be free. 
That's the way it ought to be. 
I'm ready! 
Marry me a little, 
Do it with a will. 
Make a few demands 
I'm able to fulfill. 
Want me more than others, 
Not exclusively. 
That's the way it ought to be. 
I'm ready! 
I'm ready now! 

You can be my best friend, 
I can be your right arm. 
We'll go through a fight or two-- 
No harm, no harm. 
We'll look not too deep, 
We'll go not too far. 
We won't have to give up a thing, 
We'll stay who we are. 
Right? 
Okay, then. 
I'm ready! 
I'm ready now! 

Someone-- 
Marry me a little, 
Love me just enough. 
Warm and sweet and easy, 
Just the simple stuff. 
Keep a tender distance 
So we'll both be free. 
That's the way it ought to be. 
I'm ready! 

Marry me a little, 
Body, heart, and soul. 
Passionate as hell 
But always in control. 
Want me first and foremost, 
Keep me company. 
That's the way it ought to be. 
I'm ready! 
I'm ready now! 

Oh, how gently we'll talk, 
Oh, how softly we'll tread. 
All the stings, 
The ugly things 
We'll keep unsaid. 
We'll build a cocoon 
Of love and respect. 
You promise whatever you like, 
I'll never collect. 
Right? 
Okay, then. 
I'm ready. 
I'm ready now. 
Someone-- 

I'm ready!

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Written by: STEPHEN SONDHEIM

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